Birdwatching Safari

Join us on this excursion to see one of Norway´s largest and most impressive bird cliffs in the Gjesværstappan islands.

  • Visit the small fishing village of Gjesvær which dates to the Viking era
  • Enjoy views of Gjesværstappan, a group of steep, grass-covered islands
  • Visit these outlying islands by boat to see one of Norway’s biggest bird cliffs
  • Spot seabirds such as puffins, kittiwakes, cormorants, razorbills, and skuas
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Autumn, Summer

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Minimum number of passengers

    13

  • Maximum number of passengers

    45

  • Booking code

    HR-HVG6B

  • From

    $ 359

  • Notices

    Fantastic film and photo opportunities. Bring a camera and binoculars

Board a short boat trip from the historic Viking fishing village of Gjesvær and explore the nearby islands of Gjesværstappan. The confluence of warm and cold ocean currents here creates nutrient-rich waters, while the steep cliffs of the islands make great nesting sites. This is a paradise for thousands of birds, and for bird watchers too, so don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars. 

From the boat, we can observe Troms and Finnmark region’s largest flock of puffins, together with large numbers of kittiwakes. During the nesting season this area teems with life as mighty sea eagles hover above in search of prey, while guillemots, razorbills, cormorants, Arctic skuas, northern fulmars, Brünnich’s guillemots, and the large northern gannet fill the air with a cacophony of shrieks and screeches. In the autumn, you can also catch a glimpse of Europe’s smallest seabird, the British storm-petrel. 

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Honningsvåg
  • Embarking port: Honningsvåg
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 11:30 - 14:30
  • Period: 06 April - 05 September
  • Transportation: Bus/boat
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing.
  • Note: The tour is not suitable for persons with impaired mobility. Please note that going ashore in the nature reserve is not permitted. Types of birds vary throughout the year.
  • Age limit: 5 years old together with parent

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