The birds here live on a cluster of small rocky islands in the Stappan Nature Reserve, close to the fishing village of Gjesvær. Warm and cold ocean currents collide here, rendering the sea rich in nutrients. The bird cliffs found here are also some of the most accessible in Norway. A short boat trip from Gjesvær puts you right into the heart of this birdwatcher's paradise. From the boat we can observe the Finnmark region’s largest flock of puffins and a large number of kittiwakes.
During the nesting season, the 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 shrills. In autumn, you can also catch a glimpse of Europe’s smallest seabird, the British storm petrel.