Meeting time and location: 07:15 (am) in Svolvær – Fiskergata 21 – Google Maps
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.
Important: This activity is weather dependent. If the tour is canceled, you will be informed as soon as possible and we will try to reschedule you for another day.
*Please mind that the minimum age is 8 and only children with a minimum length of 120 cm are allowed on this tour.
-07:30 – departure from Svolvær centre (Fiskegata) – be at 07:15 at the bus stop
-08:30-09:05 – ferry to Vesterålen
-12:00 – unique photo stop at Norway’s longest white-sandy beach of Bleik
-12:35 – arrival at Andenes
-13:00-16:15 – Whale-Watching Safari and hot lunch
-16:45 – departure from Andenes to Svolvær
-20:15-20:50 – ferry back to Lofoten Islands
-21:45: arrival at Svolvær
Departure location at Svolvær: Svolvær Sentrum Bus Stop – Google Maps
Pick-up location after the whale Watching at 16:45 (be there 16:30): in front of Whale Safari (other location than drop-off) – Whale Safari – Google Maps
Guide: Download your unique Digital Story Guide here.
Food: Snack/Sandwich and hot drinks are included in your trip after the whale-watching safari. 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)
-Snack/Sandwich + hot drinks
-Warm safety suit
-Knowledgable English-speaking marine guide
-Free Wifi on board the bus
-Charging points in the bus (USB)
The Arctic Route bus will make several drop-off/pick-up stops between Svolvær and Andenes.
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