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Arctic Whale Tours offers unique whale safari experiences from Stø in Vesterålen, Norway. Whale bird and seal watching in one unforgettable adventure! Our main goal is to provide our visitors with a unique opportunity to observe marine animals in...more
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Sto harbour, Sto 8438, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience!! We almost missed the tour as we couldn't find the boat but we called and they were super fast answering and helping us find the right spot. About the tour, the boat (Lovund Express) was shared with multiple agencies as apparently...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PatriciaPintodaSilva
Reviewed August 6, 2018

To start with the positive: When you arrive at the end of the world (in Norwegen: Sto), the friendliness of the staff is heartwarming. Everybody on board and in the office is good mooded and during the journey this does not change. The boat is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank marcl628
Arctic Whale To... T, Receptionist at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Dear Marc, Thank you very much for your lovelyand detailed review. I am happy to hear that you find the staff friendly. There is always luck involved when going out to the sea to see live animals. Sometimes the whales swim very close and sometimes...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

After the first day with very bad weather and nothing to see we got a secound chance for free. Safety first - so we went a longer way back caused by the bad weather. The second day was beautyful. We have seen whales and birds....More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank tm50s
Arctic Whale To... T, Receptionist at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Dear tm50s, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am very glad to hear that you had a good trip and that you enjoyed the experience! Have a great end of summer! Kind regards Arctic Whale Tours Team

Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We went on a whale safari in june from Stø. It was a fine tour, but I would recommend to take a tour from Andenes to see whales, as for 2 hours you just go towards the area where the animals live (and 2 hours...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank paulien88
Arctic Whale To... T, Receptionist at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you very much for your review Paulien! I am glad to hear that you had a fine tour. We do always try to go as close to Anda island as possible, depending on the sea conditions. There is always luck involved when going out...More

Reviewed January 6, 2018

We contacted them after we had done another tour with a company based in Tromso which disappointed. You cannot guarantee whales as it is wildlife, but they went further North with a fast catamaran and we saw both orcas and humpbacks...truly magical. We booked directly...More

Date of experience: January 2018
5  Thank ScottKemballs
Arctic Whale To... T, Receptionist at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you very much for your review Scott! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Have a great end of the summer! Kind regards Arctic Whale Tours Team

Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

The tour itself have been chosen as within the different offers of the area ( andenes/ sto) was the one offering a more complete tour: whales + birds + seals. I did several whale tour. Indeed, you have to be also lucky to spot whales.....More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Alice T
Arctic Whale To... T, Front Office Manager at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Thank you for your review, Alice! I am sorry that you were not pleased with our safari. I will bring up the problem of not all people being able to see with the captain. You are completely right, everybody should be able to see the...More

Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

It is a great experience. We saw sperm whales, orcas and mink whales. Long Trip, so be patient. But worth it. The crew is very experienced and know the area inside out.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ChristianS8719
Arctic Whale To... T, Front Office Manager at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our safari. Welcome again :)

Reviewed July 14, 2017

Our first whale safari. Lucky with weather and we got to see 3 kinds of whales. Very engaged tour guide, Lauri, who added a lot. Long trip, 2 and a half hours, to and from the whale looking spot.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Zoltan F
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Arctic whale tours in Stø, Vesterålen is run by a friendly, skilled crew. At arrival we were instructed about the trip and safety measures. The boat was old and diesel run, the fumes came into the 'salon' which was kind of nauseating. Otherwise it was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Christina K
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Overall an enjoyable and comfortable day on a boat. Spotted a pod of killer whales, some sperm whales a bit further off and a couple of puffins. Binoculars, warm clothing and a good camera zoom lens strongly recommended. Boat facilities were good and staff friendly....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank yflyyy
Arctic Whale To... T, Front Office Manager at Arctic Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thank you for your kind words! It is nice to hear you had a good safari with us. Binoculars, warm clothes and a good camera zoom are definitely good to bring with, as well as something to do, just in case. Sometimes we see the...More

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worldtravel1985
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Response from Arctic Whale To... T | Property representative |
Hello. From Tromso you can get a car, it is an approximately 6-7 hours drive from there. Or you can come by the Hurtigruten coastal cruiser to Sortland and thn take a car from Sortland. Stø is a tiny village the big cruise... More
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