Stø used to be a whale-watching centre to rival Andenes, but the last operator closed its doors a few years back. Thankfully another excellent company has taken up the mantle and whale-watching is again possible from Stø. As a general rule, reaching the whale-feeding grounds – sperm whales and pilot whales in summer, orcas and humpbacks in winter – takes a good deal longer from here than from Andenes. While this means a whale-watching expedition from Stø is a full-day expedition, they've adapted this nicely to include other elements, such as birdwatching and the chance to see seals.