Birdwatching Safari

Fascinated by multitudes of birds? Come along on this excursion to see one of Norway's largest and most impressive bird cliffs, near the North Cape.

  • See one of the largest bird cliffs in Norway
  • Observe the different bird species up close
  • Take in the breathtaking scenery surrounding the nature reserve
  • Visit and learn more about the small fishing village of Gjesvær, which dates back to the Viking Age
  • Direction

    Northbound Direction

  • Season

    Autumn (Sep - Oct), Summer (Jun - Aug)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Min. passengers

    13

  • Max. passengers

    45

  • Booking Code

    HR-HVG6B

  • From

    $ 201

  • Notices

    Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes, and warm and windproof clothing. Recommended equipment: Bring a camera and binoculars, there are fantastic photo opportunities on this excursion. The tour is not suitable for persons with limited mobility. Going ashore in the nature reserve is not permitted. Types of birds seen on this excursion vary throughout the year.

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.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Honningsvåg
  • Embarking port: Honningsvåg
  • Direction: Northbound
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Available from: April 6 – September 5
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Level: 2
  • Transportation: Bus/boat
  • Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes, and warm and windproof clothing
  • Bring a camera and binoculars: this excursion provides fantastic photo opportunities
  • The tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Going ashore in the nature reserve is not permitted
  • Types of birds seen on this excursions vary throughout the year
  • Age limit: 5 years old together with parent