Whale Watching

Summer Activity

Whale Watching in Norway - Glimpsing these fascinating whales

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The moment you first find yourself face to face with a whale, one of the largest animals in the world, is a moment you will never forget. It is a privilege, and the experience is unforgettable.

Whale watching in Norway is becoming increasingly popular, but Lyngen Lodge goes beyond expectations to deliver an experience unique in its personalisation and individuality. From the quality transport on the luxury boat the Spirit of Lyngen to the small group atmosphere, the skilled guides at Lyngen Lodge make sure that this once in a lifetime experience is truly memorable.

Humpback Whale


Whales to Watch in Norway – Humpback Whales

To see these whales is a real honour. After their numbers fell dramatically due to whaling, a ban on worldwide hunting in 1966 saved them from extinction. There are now over 80,000 of them in the world – including in the Lyngen fjord!

Humpback whales typically migrate over 25,000km to the polar regions every summer in order to feed on krill and small fish, before heading south again to give birth. Adults are between 12-16 metres and weigh around 36,000kg, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. Watching a humpback whale in Norway, surging from the water before slapping down on their backs, is a truly wonderful sight.


Whales to Watch in Norway – Orcas

Orcas, otherwise known as killer whales, are an apex predator of the polar region. As their name suggests, they are top of the food-chain and feed on other whales, dolphins, and seals.

Killer whales hunt in groups, and you will occasionally see these hunting packs travel through the Lyngen fjord in search of food. If you are lucky, you can watch these orcas as they breach (jumping up out of the water) and slap their tails on the water.

Whale Boat
luxury Targa 44 cruiser

The Boat

Watching whales in Norway from the luxury of the boat

The Spirit of Lyngen, a 15m luxury Targa 44 cruiser, is specifically constructed to cope in the diverse conditions on the Lyngen fjord. It combines luxurious transport with high safety standards, and the boat is also equipped with a well-stocked galley, conveniences, and deep sea fishing equipment to enable you to try your hand at catching your own fish in the fjord.

two whales


Whales to Watch in Norway – Porpoises and Atlantic Dolphins

The Lyngen fjord has a resident population of harbour porpoises and Atlantic dolphins. Amongst the smallest marine mammals, these animals often stay in fjords in order to feed on the rich stocks of fish in the waters.

From the deck of the Spirit of Lyngen, it is possible to watch porpoises and dolphins emerge out of the water and offer up perfect photograph opportunities.


About Whale Watching in Norway

Due to the migratory nature of whales and lots of other marine life, there is no guarantee that they will always be in the Lyngen fjord. Due to their general feeding behaviour, these whales are most likely to be in the fjord from June to the end of August. Our experienced staff at Lyngen Lodge can help inform you of their current movements if you are interested.