Andenes and Andøya is a wonderful place for those who want to experience a whale safari, enjoy nature, take pictures and experience unique moments in a stunning scenery. Whether you are going to be here for a few hours, a day or a week, you can always find something exciting and interesting to do. Activities that are available here range from whale safari with its unique whale museum in Andenes, to hiking, or maybe a walk on the long sandy beach in Bleik and more. Visit to check the activities awaiting you on our island.

“Unique location to the deep sea makes Andenes to the best starting point for whale safari”


The great sperm whales live in a high productive area just northwest of Andenes. Therefore, Andenes is the only place in Northern Europe where there is a high degree of certainty (between 95-99 percent) to see whales on relatively short trips. If you are unlucky and do not see whales the first time, we will offer you a new trip on the first available boat. Read more about our whale guarantee.


Hvalsafari AS in Andenes is the first, largest and most experienced provider of whale watching in Norway. The company was established over 25 years ago and the long experience has given our crew an unique ability to find whales. We can therefore offer 100% whale guarantee!

Unique concept and unique knowledge

Educational activities are key elements of Whalesafari Andenes. Ever since the start in 1988 we combined our whale safaris with education, leisure and research. This concept is unique and has attracted attention nationally and internationally.

Scientists and guides

The guides on board and at the whale centre are students and researchers from many different countries. Each tour can be seen as an research project and our knowledge is something we are proud to share with all of our travelers.

Respect for the whales

Whalesafari Andenes takes the well-being of the whales into account. The boats approach the whales slowly and preferably from behind, in order not to disturb the animals in any way. If possible, we do everything we can to avoid that several boats approaches the same whales. The whale is always the one that determines how close we can get and it is in all our best interests that we disturb the whales as little as possible. The captains have extensive experience in this and will adjust our behavior in relation to the whales’ behavior.

“Hvalsafari AS in Andenes is the worlds biggest and best operator of Arctic whale safari”

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS)


What is particularly nice is that it is extremely easy to get to the island of Andøya! We have therefore gathered some information on how you can get here in different ways:

  • By car

  • By plane

  • By boat

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding your travel to Andenes.


The road on the west side of Andøya is classified as a national tourist route. There are also other national tourist routes in Lofoten and on the island of Senja. This means that you can drive from Lofoten, via the island of Andøya, and over to Senja and experience some of the best nature Norway has to offer. Ande best of all, you can stop by with us and top it all off with a whale safari.


If you have a caravan, mobilhome, or will be living in a tent, Andenes Camping is the place for you. The campsite is beautifully situated at the entrance to Andenes and offers a wonderful view of the ocean. And if the skies are clear, you will also get an amazing view of the midnight sun.

The campsite is about 2 km from the center of Andenes where you will find a good range of services and stores. A fully stocked supermarket can be found only 200 meters from the campsite.

Ideally located, the Andenes Camping is a great place to start planning all your trips around Andenes. And with Andenes Camping as a starting point, you are ready to explore the many sights, activities and excursion options on Andøya.