Your Starting point

Our reception is located on the ground floor of the Whale Centre, together with our Whale Shop. Here you can book and pay for the whale watching trip.  You will also find the toilets for ladies and gents. 

We also host a café on the ground floor that you can visit during your stay. Outside, on the sea side of the Whale Centre, you find our whale watching boats lying along  our own quay. 


25 May - 19 JuneEvery day09:00 - 16:00
20 June - 20 AugustEvery day08:00 - 19:00
21 August - 31 OctoberEvery day (Sundays closed in October)09:00 - 16:00
Out of seasonMonday - Friday09:00 - 15:00
before or after the trip, VISIT OUR



We have a new exhibition in our basement in the Whale center and in one of the buildings close by the center. You can visit by yourself or have a guided tour. Many of our guides are whale researchers or are studying to become one. They all master several languages and will introduce you to the whale universe if you choose a Guided Tour in our Whale Exhibition. We have four themes devided in four rooms:

Whale Exhibition

THE SKELETON ROOM: Our room highlighting marine mammal anatomy includes complete skeletons of three different species.

Whale Exhibition

OVERVIEW & BRIEFING ROOM: We position ourselves on the map and have a look at the unique geographical surroundings that make the island such a hot spot for marine life.

THE DEEP SEA: this room is dedicated to life in the deep sea and the adaptations that flourish among life in the dark.

THE ENLIGHTENMENT ROOM: We explore the different whales through artifacts, facts and photos. What can we learn from these animals? You receive an insight into the ongoing local research on the whales outside of Andøya.




Our Whale Shop is located on the first floor in the whale centre together with the whale watching reception. Here you can find a rich selection of products like T-shirts, fleece sweaters, caps, gloves and more. We also have a lot of books, pictures, postcards and posters with different whale species. For those who are looking for more exclusive items, we have jewelry and knifes. When it comes to children, we have a lot of different stuffed animals for sale. Our selection of items is a lot bigger than mentioned here so we are sure you can find something interesting. You are welcome to come and take a look!



Our Whale Centre is located in Hamnegata 1C, close to the landmark Andenes lighthouse. You find us in a gray building at the end of the road. If you come by car or bus, there are several parking spaces nearby.

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