Lofoten Adventure offers Orca and whale safaris and Snorkeling with the orcas from Andenes in Vesterålen.
We have daily departures from 01.12.2015 till 07.02.2016, including New Year’s weekend. There are no safaris during Christmas weekend from 19.12.2015 till 27.12.2015.
The Gulf Stream blesses us with the mildest winter climate in Norway.
There is no ice in the fjords and huge schools of Norwegian herring are hiding here during winter. The immense fish stock is the reason why the orcas, hump back whales and fin whales are coming here year after year to hunt. Norway has the biggest stock of orcas in the world, about 2000 individuals. The safari takes place in big rib boats and gives us a unique opportunity to experience the animals up close.
Meet at our base camp at Andrikken Hotel 09.30. We will give a lecture about the whales and a security briefing before the safari. We will provide you with wind and water proof floating suits.
You will need:Warm winter clothes, winter shoes, hat, scarf and gloves. We suggest that you have woolen underwear too. A water proof bag for the camera is also good to have.
Duration: 2-3 hours.
"An orca can be up to 7 metres in length and weigh up to 4-5 tons.”