Orca safari

Lofoten Adventure offers Orca safaris and Snorkeling with the orcas from Skjervøy in Troms. We have daily departures from 5.11.2022 till 15.01.2023, except for the period 19.12 to 30.12.

The Gulf Stream blesses us with the mildest winter climate in Norway.

There is no ice in the fjords and huge schools of Norwegian herring are hiding here during winter. The immense fish stock is the reason why the orcas, hump back whales and fin whales are coming here to hunt. Norway has the biggest stock of orcas in the world, about 2000 individuals. The safari takes place in big rib boats and gives us a unique opportunity to experience the animals up close.

Meet at our base camp at Strandveien 90 in Skjervøy 09:00. We will give a lecture about the whales and a security briefing before the safari. We will provide you with wind and water proof floating suits.

Warm winter clothes, winter shoes, hat, scarf and gloves.
We suggest that you have woolen underwear too.
A water proof bag for the camera is also good to have.
ca 4 hours
NOK 1700


The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. To help ensure our trips are as safe and enjoyable as possible, we have implemented the following measures:

  • All our snorkeling equipment and eye-masks are washed and disinfected after each tour. We alternate between two different sets of snorkeling equipment, with each set used on alternate days. Guests are also welcome to bring their own mask and snorkel. Ski masks are also useful to protect eyes from wind and in case of snow when the boat is moving more quickly at the beginning and end of the tour. Ski-style masks will be provided on the boat for any guests that wish to borrow them, or guests can bring their own. Guests may also wish to bring disinfectant wipes and/or hand sanitiser with them. We suggest all guests bring lots of thermal layers, including thick socks, hats and thick dry gloves which snorkelers may wish to change into on the way back. Hand warmers placed inside dry gloves are highly recommended.
  • We meet at Strandveien 90 in Skjervøy for a lecture and to change into the appropriate gear. We aim to keep different parties of guests separate within the hotel by using different rooms in the basement area where possible. This will help to maintain social distancing between different parties of guests.
  • Please note that on the boat, we use the front and back seats to try to keep different parties of guests apart, however this may not always be possible depending on the number of guests on each trip. Where there are both snorkelers and safari guests in the same boat, we ask the safari guests to sit closer to the front so that the snorkelers can leave and re-board the boat using the ladder at the back, without passing the safari guests at the front.
  • All staff are required to wear protective face masks during briefings and equipment checks. For those guests that are able to do so, we kindly request that face masks are worn during the briefing.

We recommend that all our guests pay special attention and adherence to the regulations and/or guidelines applicable to both Norway and the country from which you are arriving, and do not travel unless it is considered safe to do so. Also, be sure to check out the Travel Regulations Map for the latest updates.

An orca can be up to 7 metres in length and weigh up to 4-5 tons


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