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Whale watching in Skjervoy, Norway


4 days

Full day

Skjervoy, Norway







Experience majestic whales chasing herring on a private tour (November - February).

Private program

If there is one thing you really should do now, it’s go on a whale-watching safari off the coast of Skjervøy! Seeing these majestic animals chasing herring is a truly unforgettable experience. The beautiful Skjervøy archipelago in the Lyngenfjord region has become an extremely popular destination for whale-watching safaris. People from all around the world are traveling here to get a close-up look at the beautiful whales.

Season is when the herring moves

In mid-October, the herring migrates from the coast off Tromsø northwards towards the Lyngenfjord. The whales are not far behind them in search of a feast and, in recent times, there has been phenomenal activity in the sea off Skjervøy starting from the end of October and beginning of November until February.

Recommended accommodation: Lyngen Experience Lodge

Located 85 km from Tromsø city, reachable by car, boat, or helicopter, Lyngen Experience Lodge is perfectly located for itself in stunning surroundings. Facing the sea and with untouched mountains as a backdrop, it provides the ideal way to experience the Norwegian wilderness and Arctic environment.

The Lodge consists of 7 double and 2 quadruple rooms, a total of 22 beds, all with their room. In the Lounge, you will have a wonderful view of the Ulsfjord with both boating and wildlife right outside the window. A warm sauna and an outdoor hot tub can be enjoyed in our Spa section. And if you are really tough, you can swim in the ocean right down the shore.

In the restaurant you can try homemade seasonal local food and a fully licensed bar is ready to serve you delightful drinks. The Lodge is also the starting point for a large number of adventures. Combined with stunning views, they will grant visitors memories that will last a lifetime.

Itinerary - view the program.

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  • Private transportation by Mercedes-Benz V-class from. 

  • Tromso airport to Lyngen Experience Lodge and back. 

  • English-speaking driver. 

  • Meals: 2 lunches and 3 dinners at the Lodge restaurant. 

  • Private whale watching safari 5 hours onboard. 

  • Targa 46 boat. 

  • English-speaking captain.


  • Accommodation at Lyngen Experience Lodge, 3 nights. 

  • Standard room for 2 persons, including breakfasts. 

  • Private rent of relaxation zone (sauna and outdoor hot tub). 

  • Private dinner at a forest laavu with local Saami people singing and storytelling. 

  • Optional activities during daytime and evening (see the itinerary, book in advance). 

  • Drinks and snacks from the bar.


We recommend booking optional meals and activities along with the tour, especially if you want them in a private way.