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Eastern Norway Vestfold og Telemark SANDEFJORD

The Whale catcher Southern Actor

  • Brygga 1, Sandefjord
  • +47 94793341
  •  /  km From You
Overview

At the Museumsbrygga in Sandefjord is the Southern Actor, the only remaining, fully operational whaling boat from the industrial whaling industry.

"Southern Actor" was built i 1950 for Sevilla Whaling Co. Ltd which was managed by Chr. Salvesen & Co., Scotland. The funnel still carries Salvesens colours. The whale catcher was brought to Sandefjord in 1989 and has undergone extensive restoration with former whalers having made an active contribution. It is fully operative with its original steam engine intact. Southern Actor is the only whale catcher from the Modern Whaling Epoch still found in original working order.


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Opening hours

Jun 1, 2023 – Aug 31, 2023
Daily: 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
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Price

Description Price*
Adults 50.00 Tickets
Children 7-17 years of age/student 30.00 Tickets
Family ticket 2 Adults with children 130.00 Tickets
Children 0-6 years 0.00 Free of charge
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Green Travel
The The Whale catcher Southern Actor has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
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