Honningsvåg – gateway to the North Cape

Birdwatching Safari


Price from $270

Difficulty level

Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

Booking code



3 hours


Read practical information below

Gjesvarstappan Norway HGR 143434 Photo Andrea Klaussner
  • Visit the small fishing village of Gjesvær, which dates back 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 largest bird cliffs.

  • Spot seabirds such as puffins, kittiwakes, cormorants, razorbills, and skuas.

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

From the boat, we can observe the Finnmark region’s largest flock of puffins and a large number of kittiwakes. During nesting season, this area is teeming with life, as mighty sea eagles hover above in search of prey. Meanwhile, 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 fall, you can also catch a glimpse of Europe’s smallest seabird, the British Storm-petrel.

Practical information 

  • Disembarking/embarking port: Honningsvåg

  • Available: April 6–September 5, but this may change due to bird migration patterns

  • Transportation: Bus and boat

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing

  • The tour is not suitable for persons with limited mobility

  • Minimum age limit: 5 years old when accompanied by an adult

  • We recommend you bring a pair of binoculars with you

Excursion can also be combined with: