One of the biggest bird cliffs in Norway is located a bit west of the North Cape. The birds inhabit 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.
Teeming with life
Get ready to see an impressive variety of species. Almost 1 million puffins live there, along with numerous Arctic skuas, cormorants, kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills, Brünnich’s guillemots and northern fulmars. In autumn you can also catch a glimpse of Europe’s smallest seabird, the British storm petrel. During the nesting season this area is teeming with life as mighty sea eagles hover above in search of prey, while the birds fill the air with a cacophony of shrieks and screeches.
The boat has a lounge where you can go to warm up. Nevertheless, you will probably spend most of your time on deck, as you will not want to miss a minute of the spectacular show.
Dates: 6 Apr - 5 Aug 2016, 6 Apr - 5 Sept 2017