One of the biggest bird cliffs in Norway is located a bit west of the North Cape. The birds are found on several small islands, known as Stappan, close to the fishing village Gjesvær. Warm and cold ocean currents meet here, so the sea is rich in nourishment. This is also one of the most accessible bird cliffs in Norway; a short boat trip from Gjesvær will put you right in the heart of this bird watcher paradise and Nature Reserve. From the vessel we can study Finnmark’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.
- Period: 06.04-05.09
- Transportation: Bus/Boat
- Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and wind proof clothing
- Note: Fantastic filming and picture-taking opportunities. Bring a camera and binoculars. 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