Nordic Whale Safaris

Whale watching offers the possibility of observing these magnificent mammals in nature and to meet them at close range.

Whale watching in Nordic countries is simply an unforgettable experience. The excitement and the fascination to meet the whales in their perfect element in raw nature are amazing.

In the Nordic countries, there are many possibilities to find a tour operator who offers tours where you can watch whales in their natural environment.

Icelandic and Norwegian whale-watching tours are sometimes conducted aboard classic Nordic sailing ships and fishing boats.

Where to spot the whales in Iceland

Iceland is a magnet for whale watchers from many countries. Since 1995, Iceland has had one of the world's highest growth rates for whale watching. It is mostly the Minke whales, Humpback whales, Blue whales, Sperm whales, Orcas, and Pilot whales which can be explored in Iceland. 

You will find the most extensive selection of whale-watching safaris in the capital Reykjavik and Husavik in the northern part of the country. The whale watching season in Iceland is between April and October.

Whale watching in Norway

Norway has also become an increasingly obvious choice for a whale-watching experience. Orca, Minke, and Sperm whales are the most normal species to meet on a whale-watching tour in Northern Norway.
You will find a lot of tour operators for whale watching in Northern Norway; Tromsø, the Lofoten Islands and Andenes at Vesterålen Islands are famous for their whale watching tours.

The whale watching season in Northern Norway is between May and September, but in special places like Tysfjorden, you will have the chance to spot them between October and December because the whales follow the herring schools into the fjords.

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Whale watching in Greenland

Related to the increasing number of Greenland tours, whale-watching safaris in Greenland are getting increasingly popular. You can find up to 15 different whale species in Greenland. The Humpback, Fin whales and Minke whales are the most common ones.

Disko Bay on the middle west coast of Greenland is the destination to spot the most whales. Minke, humpback and fin whales are the most normal ones to meet here. There are thousands of humpback whales in nearby towns like Aasiaat, Paamiut and Maniitsoq.

in Nuuk,  Greenland`s capital, some humpback whales return every summer and their arrival signals that the summertime is back in the capital region.

The best season to watch whales in Greenland is between June and October. 

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