during the last weeks we could not find whales in the Vestfjord. this was mainly due to bad weather, but even on nice days like today the fjord was silent. killer whales follow the herring, which is coming close to the coast of northern Norway in the winter time. Right now it is close to Tromsoe, you can follow the herring fishing fleet here sildesalgslaget there is a small map that shows exactly where the herring is fished.
we talked to fishermen today and they reported some herring in the Vestfjord, but still little. we have to be patient and hopeful that more herring will come and with them the groups of killer whales.
additional information for you that want to come for an orca safari:
WE DO NOT OFFER ORCA SAFARIS ANYMORE NOR DO WE SWIM WITH THE WHALES!!
you have to find a whale watching operator to take you out. as a principle we do not give recommendations on good (or bad) whale watching companies, you are on your own…
However our center is still open until the 1 of December 2009 and you are more than welcome for a visit to watch a slide show/lecture or listen to whale sounds.