Whale watching in summer

Difficulty Level
Lofoten, Norway
/ Person
/ Child
Trusted local partner
Claudia G
Short Version
There are approximately 75 species of whales in Norway, where they are a part of the marine ecosystem of the North Sea. They either eat fish, or they compete with fish for their food. Most whales need to eat the equivalent of approximately five per cent of their body weight every day. They are beautiful and gentle giants.
  • Professional staff
  • Unique experience
  • Arctic wildlife
What you can expect
The North Sea is a very rich food source. Here whales can feed all year round; these waters are the perfect habitat for many types of cetaceans such as sperm whales, humpback whales, pilot whales, minke whales, fin whales and killer whales.

In summer time the Norwegian sea is populated mostly by sperm whales. They spend the summer in the cold Atlantic waters before starting their migration towards warmer waters again in the autumn.

The whales are gentle marine mammals and observing them is a moment of joy and beauty. The Sperm whales are huge mammals and they need deep waters to dive.

Where do we go?
To observe these fantastic creatures, we have to transfer to Andenes in the Vesterålen Islands.
Andenes is about 200 kilometres from Svolvær and it is the best place to spot and admire these gigantic, but gentle creatures.
It takes about 3 hours to reach Andenes from Svolvær. This is good opportunity to drive all along this small archipelago called Vesterålen.
We like to define this excursion as a fantastic and complete experience. You will experience a new archipelago and its amazing landscape and the joy of seeing the whales in their own environment.
What to Bring
  • Don't forget to bring your camera!
Group Size
6 - 12
Nanook Experience Category:
Boat trip, Whale Watching, Wildlife safari
Nanook Package Type:
Day Tour package
Activity Name
whale safariPerson10 hours
whale safariChild10 hours
Availability and Schedule
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Check in Time
Daily7:30 AMPick up and drop off at the Hotel
Terms & Conditions
The excursion can be cancelled in case of bad weather conditions or if the wind is too strong.
We need a minimum of 6 adults. 

The summer whale whatching is valid from 1st of April up to March the 31st
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