68° 26’ 17” N – 17° 25’ 36” E
Killer Whale Safari /
Eye to eye with a killer whale
You leave the safari boat in a survival suit to get up close and personal with the killer whales in a rubber boat. First, you see the blow – the animals’ powerful exhale, which forms a small cloud above the surface of the water. You then meet the sharp silhouettes of the dorsal fins. The pod swims rhythmically increasingly closer to pass just a few metres from the rubber boat. Suddenly, a killer whale shoots up into the air and turns its head to get a better look at the visitors.
The guide lowers a microphone into the water so you can also listen to the acoustic signals that the whales use to coordinate the hunt. The toothed whales, which are almost ten metres long and weigh up to eight tones, hunt in pods of up to 150 individuals. It makes a mighty impression, but this whale does not have huge numbers. There are about 1500 killer whales off the northern coast of Norway. No one knows how many there are in the world.
No 23 KILLER WHALE SAFARI / NARVIK
GOOD TO KNOW
- Activity: Killer whale safari
- Location: Narvik
- Season: November-December
- Degree of difficulty: Everyone is welcome.
- Other facts: A killer whale can be up to 10 metres long and weigh up to 8 tonnes. The dorsal fin reaches 1.8 metres in height. They normally live in pods of 5-25 whales.
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