The Trollfjord in Lofoten is one of Norway’s smallest and most spectacular fjords with high mountainsides rising right out of the sea. Lofoten has an exciting bird life, and the region is visited by hundreds of bird species during the year. Birdwatchers can look forward to a rich diversity of species in a varied landscape.
Meet the King of Birds
The largest of all the birds in this area is the majestic white-tailed sea eagle, with a wingspan reaching up to 2.7 metres. It can be seen on the mountainsides, on islets and circling above the fishing boats. In addition to its size, distinctive features include the white tail of the adult and its razor sharp gaze. In Lofoten the white-tailed sea eagle is the most common eagle species, but if you are lucky you may also see the slightly smaller golden eagle.
Just north of the Trollfjord, a smaller vessel will take you out to see the King of Birds close up. First you accompany the Hurtigruten ship into the Trollfjord where you will see it turning around in the narrowest of spaces, a magnificent sight alone! The eagle safari begins when you leave the Trollfjord, starting with the gulls, which dive for fish right from your hand. The sea eagles can be viewed as they come flying in to get a share of the meal. The guides will let these beautiful, rare birds of prey circle the boat a few times, before they throw fish into the sea for them to catch. It’s all so close, so wild and so rare that some people forget to take pictures. If you’re lucky, you may observe several majestic birds. From here the safari sets its course for Svolvær, leaving you with memories that will last long after you return home.
Dates: 24 Mar - 15 Oct 2016, 24 Mar - 15 Oct 2017