Ranked #9 of 32 activities in Nordland
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) has given us the following commendation: The world's largest, most...
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) has given us the following commendation: The world's largest, most successful Arctic whale watching operation is Hvalsafari AS in Andenes. Why Whalesafari from Andenes? A Natural Advantage In Andenes, the edge of the continental shelf is closer to land than anywhere else along the coast of Norway. In the bay that constitutes this part of the shelf, a stable stock of sperm whales feeds and thus forms the basis of whale watching tours in the region of Vesteralen. It is only a one hour voyage from Andenes to the feeding grounds. A normal trip, with a two hour stay in the area, lasts about 4-5 hours. The Product Educational activities form the nucleus of whale safari tours in Andenes. Right from the start, our whale safaris have involved research, learning and adventure joined together in one single, integrated unit. The idea has attracted considerable attention both at home and abroad. Guarantee The great sperm whales are found in a specially nutrient-rich area northwest of Andenes. There are no other places in Norway where the edge of the continental shelf lies so close to the shore as it does near Andenes. Experience shows that whales are spotted during 95-99 per cent of the safaris. Our guarantee: We´ll give you a free new trip if you are unfortunate and don´t see whales the first time. Scientists and Guides The guides at the Whale Centre and onboard our vessels are scientists and students from many different countries. In such a way, every outing has the feel of a special research project.