A sign on a grassy hill

Skarsvåg - Bird Safari

See puffins, gannets, kittiwakes, and more from as close as you can get to one of the largest bird cliffs in all of Norway. Join this excursion to enjoy the fascinating bird fauna of the region.

  • Wildlife.
  • Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve.
  • Birdlife.
  • Idyllic fishing village with panoramic view of islands.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 172

The wildlife excursion starts from Skarsvåg. We travel by bus to the fishing village of Gjesvær, with approximately 130 inhabitants. The journey continues from Gjesvær with MS Havsula or MS Lundekongen to the nature reserve, 9.3 miles west of North Cape. This nature reserve has one of the largest bird colonies in Northern Norway, located west of the North Cape. We cannot set foot on the bird rocks, but from the boat you can observe our region’s largest colony of puffins and large amounts of kittiwakes, gannets, shags, and cormorants. Observe sea eagles soaring high in search of prey. The tour ends back at the harbor in Skarsvåg.

Practical information:

  • Language: German and English

  • Walking information: No walking is involved.