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This fjord is well known for the high numbers of killer whales that follow...

This fjord is well known for the high numbers of killer whales that follow the spawning herring every fall.

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A Great Whale Watching Experience

We visited Tysfjord in November 2005 for my 40th Birthday. We stayed at the Turistsenter and had booked a Big Boat Safari and a snorkelling safari. The days were very short (light... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2006
Gail65
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Kent, England
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2008

This should have been the trip of a lifetime as has been for others. Unfortunately, the herring have all but disappeared from the fjords and therefore the whales have too! There have been very few sightings this season and this is a very expensive and exhausting trip to see so little. The locals try everything they can to find them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2008

I visited Tysfjord after graduating from university and spent two days on a whale-watching boat in the fjords surveying pods of Orca's. It was the BEST holiday ever. The scenery is stupendous but until you actually witness Orca's in the wild, nothing can prepare you for how truly mind-blowing such an encounter will be. It took two days travelling to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2006

If you like whales and want a good chance of seeing them, this is the place to come. If you're not keen on the whale watching, it's probably not such a good idea, as that's really the point of coming here. Every winter, 600 orca (killer whales) congregate here, following shoals of herring. The chances of seeing whales are very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2006

We visited Tysfjord in November 2005 for my 40th Birthday. We stayed at the Turistsenter and had booked a Big Boat Safari and a snorkelling safari. The days were very short (light at about 9am and dark by 2:30) and it was quite snowy. We booked our own flights and hired a car - the flights were cheap but the... More 

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