The whale museum is located in our basement at the Whale Centre. Guided tour in the whale museum is included in the whale safari ticket but the museum can also be visited independently of whale safari if desired. In all cases we will offer you guiding so that you get the most out of your visit.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The museum covers a number of topics around the whales’ biology and ecosystem they live in. Further, research on whales, the local conditions that enable whale watching, as well as specific information about the various whale types, are covered topics. The museum has also a real skeleton of a sperm whale.
ABOUT THE GUIDING
Guiding in the museum is usually performed before whale watching trip and has a duration of 45-60 minutes. All our guides must undergo an internal training and checkout to ensure that they have good knowledge of the material to convey. Many of our guides have an education in marine biology that contribute to additional information about whales and the marine environment.
For you to get the most out of the museum tour, we will try to our best ability to offer guiding in your language. Before the whale safari trip, we will look at the nationalities and select the languages so that we cover as many as possible out of the resources we have. The languages we usually can offer are:
The availability of the various languages will vary somewhat depending when in the season you visit us. Because of the current travel restrictions, the languages offered during summer 2021 might be limited.
“Ever since the start in 1988 we have arranged our whale safaris with learning, experience and research linked together as a whole”Hvalsafari AS
In some cases where it is reported increasing wind during the day, it is desirable to get to sea as soon as possible and complete the trip before the weather gets too bad. In such cases, the guiding in the museum will be carried out after the trip. This is done solely to make the trip as comfortable for you as possible. In addition, it is easier to find the whales when sea conditions are good.
The guiding is included in whale safari ticket. Visit in the museum without a whale safari trip:
Museum with guiding 140 NOK
The whale museum has the same opening hours as the whale safari reception:
|25 May - 19 June
|09:00 - 16:00
|20 June - 20 August
|09:00 - 18:00
|21 August - 31 August
|09:00 - 16:00
|1 September - 15 September
|10:30 - 15:00
|Out of season
|Monday - Friday
|09:00 - 15:00
During the off season the reception and museum are not open but the administration is present in the whale center and visit in the museum can be arranged by contacting us.