Birdwatching Safari

Join us on this excursion to the Gjesværstappan Islands to see one of Norway’s largest and most impressive bird cliffs.

  • 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.
  • 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

    $ 319

  • Notices

    Fantastic film and photo opportunities Bring a camera and binoculars.

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 Troms and 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 port: Honningsvåg
  • Embarking Port: Honningsvåg
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Period: April 06 – September 05
  • Transportation: Bus/boat
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing.
  • Note: The tour is not suitable for persons with limited mobility. Please note that going ashore in the nature reserve is not permitted. Types of birds seen vary throughout the year
  • Age limit: minimum 5 years old, with a parent