Whale-Watching at Andenes from Svolvær with Arctic Route

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Join us on an Arctic Whale Watching Safari, in Andenes, with bus transport from Svolvær, and watch the majestic orcas and sperm whales, above the Arctic Circle, in Norway.

Meeting time and location: 07:25 (am) at the bus stop in Svolvær Centre or 07:30 (am) at bus stop at Svinøya Rorbuer. Look for the red Arctic Route bus with number 930 on the top screen (there are several Arctic Route buses).

Notice: full transport from and back to Svolvær is included with our Arctic Route hop-on/hop-off bus.

Guiding: Download the free Story app here, as an important part of your tour.

A wonderful day out to meet the whales


If you are on holiday and visiting the Lofoten islands and want to get to know the area, then this tour is for you! Summer is one of the best time during the year to visit Lofoten and the Arctic due to the midnight sun phenomenon: the sun never sets between May and July!


This trip includes scenic road bus transport along one of Norway’s National Scenic Route between Svolvær and the island of Andøya, and a ferry crossing between Lofoten and Vesterålen (35 minutes) – a truly complete summer experience.


From Lofoten Island to Andøya in Vesterålen

Whale watching is one of the best activities to do once in Lofoten, during the summertime in Norway. Actually, summer is one of the best times during the year to see whales such as orcas, sperm whales, and others, spotted along the Vesterålen coast. If you are lucky it is also possible to spot other kinds of whales such as pilot whales, minky whales, dolphins and even humpbacks.

Once you arrive in Andenes, it is time to dress up and pop into a Rigid Inflatable Boat! This RIB trip last between 2 to 3 hours, and you will then go back to Andenes, to get on the bus back to Svolvær.


Notice: no food is included – please bring food and drinks for the full-day trip


*Please mind that the minimum age is 8 and only children with a minimum length of 120 cm are allowed on this tour.

Time schedule:

-07:35 – Departure from Svolvær centre (Fiskegata) – be at 07:15 at the bus stop (hop-on/hop-off bus)

-08:30-09:00 – Ferry to Vesterålen

-11:30 – Photo stop at Marmelkroken (possibility to buy coffee, waffle, etc)

-12:35 – Arrival at Andenes

-13:00-16:15 – Whale-Watching Safari

-16:45 – Departure from Andenes to Svolvær

-17:00 – Unique photo stop at Norway’s longest white-sandy beach of Bleik

-20:15-20:40 – Ferry back to Lofoten Islands

-21:30: Arrival at Svolvær

Departure location at Svolvær: Svolvær Sentrum Bus Stop – Google Maps or outside Svinvøya Rorbuer – Google Maps

Drop-off at Whale watching + pick-up location after the whale Watching at 16:45 (be there 16:30) – Google Maps

Guide: Download your unique Digital Story Guide here.

Food: Bring food along for the return trip as there is no possibility to buy food along the way.

Included in your adventure:

-Scenic bus transportation from Svolvær to the tip of Andenes with Arctic Route (see timeschedule)

-35-minute ferry between Lofoten and Vesterålen

-Whale-watching Safari by RIB (small boat up to 12 people)

-Warm safety suit

-Knowledgable English-speaking marine guide

-Free Wifi on board of the bus

-Charging points in the bus (USB)

The Arctic Route bus will make several drop-off/pick-up stops between Svolvær and Andenes – driving time between Svolvær and Andenes is 5 hours.

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