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Whales & Dolphins

Whale watching in Svalbard

One of the best places to see whales in the Arctic

Information about Whale Watching

The shallow seas off South West Svalbard and the drop-off into

deeper waters are probably the best places for whale watching in Svalbard.

In addition to the Humpback Whale, Fin Whale, and Blue Whale, the SW is a good area to see White-beaked Dolphins (more elusive to the NW), whilst heading further out to deeper waters, there is the chance of spotting Sperm Whales and the Northern Bottlenose Whale.

Interesting facts about Whale Watching

The area used to have huge numbers of Bowhead Whales. Sadly, they are yet to recover from the impact of Whaling, and are elusive in Svalbard.

Pictures of Whale Watching

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Possible Activities in Whale Watching


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Our trips to Whale Watching

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