Happy people observing a sea eagle within close range, Norway

Sea Eagle Safari

Birdwatchers won’t want to miss this excursion. Travel by boat to the Trollfjord for a chance to see sea eagles and gulls up close as they dive for fish.

  • Enjoy a scenic boat tour that takes you past the islands and mountains around the Lofoten Islands.
  • Sail into the Trollfjord and see if your Norwegian Coastal Express ship can make an impressive 180° turn.
  • Watch for sea eagles, gulls, and other birds dive and feed on fish near your boat.
  • You may also see whales, porpoises, basking sharks, and seals.
  • Direction

    Southbound Direction

  • Season

    Autumn (Sep - Oct), Spring (Apr - May), Summer (Jun - Aug)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Min. passengers

    10

  • Max. passengers

    50

  • Booking Code

    HR-SKN9C

  • From

    $ 265

  • Notices

    Bring comfortable shoes and warm clothing.

A tender boat will meet your ship at sea for a tour through Lofoten’s fjords, past islands and mountains, and then continuing to the Trollfjord. Along the way, keep an eye out for sea eagles in the sky, whales in the water, and seals on the shores.

The Trollfjord is only about 1.5 miles in length, but has steep, dramatic mountainsides. Your Norwegian Coastal Express ship may also visit the fjord by squeezing through the entrance, which is only 110 yards wide! From aboard your boat, you’ll have the perfect perspective to observe the ship turning 180° on the spot to maneuver back out of the fjord.

When we leave the Trollfjord, we’ll start to attract the surrounding birds with fish. Gulls will dive for fish right from your hand, while sea eagles circle the boat a few times first. By throwing the fish into the sea, you’ll have the chance to capture awe-inspiring photos of Northern Europe’s largest eagle as they flex their over–8-foot wingspan to swoop in and grab a meal with their powerful talons.

Sea Eagle Safari, Norway Sea Eagle Safari, Norway

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Disembarking port: Tender boat operation in open sea
  • Embarking Port: Svolvær
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 4:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.
  • Available period: March 24 – October 15
  • Transportation: Boat
  • Meals on the trip: Coffee, cookies, and a taste of stock fish
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing Life preservers are provided.
  • Note: Hurtigruten ships sail into the Trollfjord starting from the end of April, depending on snow/ice conditions.
  • The excursion may be combined with excursion 9B, 9D, 9E, 9G, or 9H.