Seeing Northern lights and orcas in the sea is far from granted. We met people who were still looking for it after many days / weeks spent in Tysfjord. It depends upon migration, weather, luck etc.
Staying at the Turistsenter was a very good experience for us. The staff (Edmundas+Anthony) is super friendly, the food is good (specially their local fishsoup) and the place quite nice. During our first orca trip, we saw a sea eagle diving for a fish. No orca but still worth it.
For our last day (January 7th) we went further north and saw orcas and humpback whales after hours of searching around. It was an amazing show.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tysfjord Turistsenter Hotel is located 250 km above Arctic circle. We are a base camp for wildlife/killer whale safaris in Norway, and offer modern hotel rooms with all conveniences. The hotel also has lecture and conference rooms, and a large, pleasant reception area with an open fireplace where flames burn most of the day. The complex is in a picturesque setting, looking onto the idyllic Storjordpolden and facing Norway's national mountain, the Stetind. Some of the world's most beautiful rock carvings are close by. The Tysfjord Tourist Centre is a hotel big enough to meet most requirements, but small enough to ensure personal contact and good service. ... more less
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