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Land of the Whales
Kaldfjord in northern Norway has a regular guest: the humpback whale.

Production year: 2015

Duration: 1*45

Genres: Factual - News, Nature

Origin country: Norway

Production company: Globus Media AS

Original title: Hvalen kommer

To some, Kaldfjord in Troms is a normal town in the north of Norway. But for its residents, the last four winters have been far from normal. The reason?

It’s become a favourite destination for one of the world’s biggest animals — the humpback whale. The magnificent creatures have started visiting the fjord in large numbers during the winter months to feed on its herring-rich water. It’s an event that has created a thriving new industry in sleepy Kaldfjord, as scientists and tourists flock to the town to study and enjoy what is thought to be a unique natural phenomenon. Land of The Whales is a portrait of the town and those who know the most about its spectacular annual guests. Thomas and Anne, and their daughters live on the fjord and are closer to the whales than anybody in town. Then there are marine biologists Rene and Martin, and photographer Fredrik, who are studying the invasion of the whales from a scientific point of view. Prize-winning nature photographer Audun, meanwhile, swims with the whales in his quest for the perfect shot. And brothers Knut and Albert observe the creatures from the kitchen window of the family home where they have lived for nearly 90 years without ever witnessing such a phenomenon.

To some, Kaldfjord in Troms is a normal town in the north of Norway. But for its residents, the last four winters have been far from normal. The reason?

It’s become a favourite destination for one of the world’s biggest animals — the humpback whale. The magnificent creatures have started visiting the fjord in large numbers during the winter months to feed on its herring-rich water. It’s an event that has created a thriving new industry in sleepy Kaldfjord, as scientists and tourists flock to the town to study and enjoy what is thought to be a unique natural phenomenon. Land of The Whales is a portrait of the town and those who know the most about its spectacular annual guests. Thomas and Anne, and their daughters live on the fjord and are closer to the whales than anybody in town. Then there are marine biologists Rene and Martin, and photographer Fredrik, who are studying the invasion of the whales from a scientific point of view. Prize-winning nature photographer Audun, meanwhile, swims with the whales in his quest for the perfect shot. And brothers Knut and Albert observe the creatures from the kitchen window of the family home where they have lived for nearly 90 years without ever witnessing such a phenomenon.

Land of the Whales
Kaldfjord in northern Norway has a regular guest: the humpback whale.

Production year: 2015

Duration: 1*45

Genres: Factual - News, Nature

Origin country: Norway

Production company: Globus Media AS

Original title: Hvalen kommer

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