The Birdsafari TourDate: Saturday 1 may 2021 - Sunday 5 Sep 2021
Join us to one of Europes largest bird colonies, traveling with bus through breath taking scenery along fjords and mountains. Learn our way of life on a boat journey, exploring arctic wildlife. Get up close to puffins, eagles and gannets in a nature reserve.
The tour starts in Honningsvåg. Our bus is waiting for you by the cruise pier, next to the tourist information. The ride across the island is beautiful, offering views of ocean, fjords and mountain scenery. After 30 minutes we arrive the fishing village of Gjesvær, a picturesque settlement with history stretching back to the Viking Era. Here we embark the boat that will take us to the Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve, 15 km west of the North Cape.
We will be at the bird cliffs 10 minutes after departure from the pier. On the way you may use one of the arctic suits to insure a warm and comfortable experience. Onboard you can get a cup of coffee, biscuits and souvenirs. You can move freely onboard. We will address any question you might have. Even the captain is at your disposal. There are toilette facilities on the boat.
As we sail around the bird islands you can observe one of Norway’s largest groups of puffins and kittiwakes. The puffins, easily recognisable by their colourful beak, nest in holes in the grassy hills. The nesting period, from April to September, teems with life in the air and on land. Majestic White-tailed Eagles can be seen hovering overhead as they hunt for prey. Guillemots, Razorbills, Cormorants, Arctic Skuas, Fulmars, and Gannets are also part of the flourishing life at the colony. After the boat excursion we return to the village before we travel back to Honningsvåg.
Guided boat excursion exploring one of Europe largest bird colonies
Scenic ride across an arctic island, along mountains and fjords
Chance to get up close to arctic wildlife
Visit to the idyllic fishing village Gjesvær
Unique nature experience with plenty of photo opportunities
Meeting place: Tourist information, next to the cruise pier in Honningsvåg
Duration: 3 hours
Means of transportation: Bus and boat
Please note: You may choose between the private and public tour. Read more about the alternatives below.
PRIVATE TOUR: By private we mean that the minibus and our services are at your private disposal. If you are travelling alone or with your spouse, family, friends or colleagues – and you want a more personalized experience with an increased level of flexibility – then this is the tour for you. This tour is for up to 6 persons, but you may add more participants if you like in the next booking step. Unlike our public tour, other people cannot sign up to fill the remaining seats (even if we share the boat with others). You pay for all the seats in the minibus (or big bus) regardless of the size of your group.
PUBLIC TOUR: This tour is for everyone. There has to be minimum 4 participants for the tour to take place. As an individual traveler you may still book this excursion. In the event there are not enough participants we will contact you ahead of time and issue a full refund for your booking.
Welcome to an adventure of a lifetime, bringing you up close to puffins, eagles and gannets in a nature reserve.