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During the winter is the best time of the year to go whale watching in Northern Norway. From late October to late January is the high season, but you may see them as late as in February, At daytime during full moon weeks, there might be greater chances to spot the whales closer to the Tromsø area because the herring is deeper in the fjords, and the whales don’t need to dive and are closer to the surface quite more often.
Usually the whales are spotted in the area around Tromsø but recent years if has been easier to spot them around the Skjervøy area, approximately two hours away from Tromsø by boat.
What kind of whales do you see in Norway? It depends on the season, but on our Whale watching cruises you will mainly see humpbacks and orcas – better known as killer whales. The humpback was once hunted to the brink of extinction, but the whales now number about 80,000.
Did you know that the humpback female is larger than the male? And just like our fingerprints, the tail of each humpback whale is unique.