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
Possible Activities in Whale Watching