Tranøy Fyr Maritime Hotel

Our whales

Pilot whale

Minke whale

In the summer of 2010 our guests enjoyed a visit of whales on our doorstep. For a few hours on a beautiful summer evening under the midnight sun our guests were treated to a visit of a group of Pilot whales. In late autumn and early winter Orcas regularly visit our waters near the lighthouse.


Pilot whales are toothed whales that grow to a size between 5.5 meters and 8.5 meters. Males are significantly larger than females. They live in pods of a few dozen up to  a few hundreds big.


Minke whale – dark back with lighter sides

Lifespan: 40-50 years

Size: 9.5 meters

Weight: 6-8 tons


Orcas have clearly defined markings. De high dorsal fin, especially in males, stands out. This fin can grow up to two meters high.

Lifespan: 80 years

Size: 9 meters

Weight: 6 tons



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