Orcas and whale safari, from Lofoten to Vesterålen

Difficulty Level
Lofoten, Norway
/ Person
/ Child
Trusted local partner
Claudia G
Short Version
During Winter whales and killer whales gather in the Norwegian sea to feed. It is a spectacular show. The orcas, the biggest of the dolphins, are social and playful so this sea safari will be an exciting experience.
  • variety of Arctic fauna
  • experienced crew
  • Rib experience, max 12 people on board
What you can expect
Living in a matriarchal society, it is very common to meet killer whales in big groups; males, females and calves together traveling, feeding, resting or socialising. Socialising is a moment of joy and happiness and you will be the spectator of one the most interesting and joyful moment of these creatures’ life.
Being the norwegian sea biologically very productive, it is the perfect winter feeding ground for many other whales as well. The Humpback whales are very common in these waters in wintertime. Huge and social, it is a real pleasure to encount them while swimming. Big cetaceans need deep waters to dive and killer whales feed mostly on herring. That is the two reasons why both can be observed in Andenes, Vesterålen archipelago.

Where do we go?
Andenes is about 200 kilometres north of Svolvær and it takes about 3 hours by car and ferry to reach it one way.
We can consider this transport a good and unique opportunity to get a general idea of an another area further north. The guide will give you all the information and, if possible, we will try to do our best to take some unexpected pictures.

We organize the safari by RIB boat (rigid inflatable boat, 12 seats). It is s an “Arctic Experience” you will never forget.
What to Bring
  • Your camera
  • warm clothes
Group Size
6 - 14
Nanook Experience Category:
Boat trip, Whale Watching, Wildlife safari
Nanook Package Type:
Day Tour package
Activity Name
Killer Whale SafariPerson10 hours
Killer Whale SafariChild10 hours
Availability and Schedule
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Dates are shown as month day, year.
Check in Time
Daily, until Mar 31, 20187:30 AMPick up and dropp off athe Hotel
Terms & Conditions
Might be cancelled due to weather conditions. Please provide your mobile number.

Child is defined under 11 y.o.

There is no guarantee for Orcas
3 reviews   0 comments
(5.0 of 5)
Provider info Review
Beautiful place with very nice people
Claudia and Maurizio are like friends taking you on beautiful trip. They take you to most beautiful and scenic places on Lofoten Island and to where your interest is.They are very knowledgable and share experiences and information with you. They took as to fishing villages,scenic places, nice cafe with best cakes we had in our 3 weeks in Norway. Also interesting candle workshop and premises with glass ... more and ceramic art. You can watch artists(girls) to make beautiful things.Also they are very nice and helpful people and go out of their way to make you happy. You can hardly find better tour guides.Visited February 2016
Provider info Review
Beautiful people
We had a great day out with Claudia @ Maurizio traveling around to some beautiful areas around the islands. They were extremely friendly and receptive, having even greeted us off our cruise the night before and walking us to our hotel which was only couple hundred metres away. The tour was very informative and they went out of their way to ensure we got plenty of great photos.I had an injury from ... more a fall a few days earlier that was giving me trouble and they insisted we go to a doctor even taking us there after the tour and waiting with us till I was seen to and taking us back to our hotel. Turns out I had a couple of fractured ribs so was good I got the medication needed before I risked any more damage with other activities. Overall it was a great day and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in sight seeing and nature.
Provider info Review
Professional and friendly
If you wish to spend some days in Svolvaer, do not hesitate in contacting Claudia and Maurizio. Professional and friendly at the same time, they can provide you with high quality services. I call them at the very last minute, but they were able to arrange a very nice tour for my group. They took care of us from our arrival to the departure, giving us information and suggestions. Highly recommended