Stappen Island Bird Safari

3.5 hours | Honningsvag (for North Cape) | H V G - 2 8 0
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Points of Interest

  • Bird Watching (Stappen Island)
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Indulge your inner naturalist with this breathtaking half-day, moderately active, guided bird-watching excursion that begins at your pier in Honningsvag. Here you will board your motorcoach and set forth on a brief drive across the stunningly beautiful Norwegian landscape.

Follow Skipsfjord before climbing to the plateau on Magerøya Island. Have your cameras at the ready as you traverse this treeless landscape, for you may have the opportunity to view some of the 4,000 to 5,000 reindeer that graze here. The reindeer are domesticated and belong to the Sami people, a minority group living primarily in the county of Finnimark. Ten percent of the Sami people still live a nomadic life by following their deer to the coast in the spring and returning to the interior in the autumn.

You will journey onward to the quaint village of Gjesvær, one of three fishing villages on the island. Located on the west side of Magerøya, 120 people live here all year round in the shelter of the beautiful Stappen Islands that rise out of the ocean.

In the village you will board a boat and enjoy a refreshing cruise to the islands for a thrilling hour and a half of bird-watching. Make sure to bring binoculars and keep a keen eye out as these islands are home to millions of seabirds that come to this coast to breed! Among them are over 800.000 puffins, a large colony of sea eagles, cormorants, razorbills, guillemots, black-legged Kittiwakes, European shag and northern gannets.

Enjoy the sea breeze as you take in the beauty of the islands and their spectacular array of winged wildlife.

Following your exhilarating excursion you will re-board your motorcoach for a relaxing return trip to your pier and your Princess ship in the harbor.

Special Notes:

Dress appropriately; wear non-slip, low-heeled shoes, and either wear or bring a waterproof jacket. Bring along binoculars to enhance your bird-watching experience.

The birdlife is under protection; the boat's skipper may only approach at a certain distance.

Weather in the area changes frequently and you may encounter poor visibility.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a bird watching cruise around Stappen Islands

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
01:30
Free time at site:
90
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00