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Address: Nygaardsvegen 38, Gjesvaer 9765, Norway
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+47 416 13 983

Thousands of guests every summer since 1992. A large number of European...

Thousands of guests every summer since 1992. A large number of European seabirds breed along the coast of Northern Norway. At BirdSafari a/s in Gjesvær, North Cape you can watch Puffins, Gannets, White-tailed Eagles and other birds on a 1.5 hour boat trip to the Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve. Departures every day with large comfortable boats 1. May - 31. August. Hurtigruten, Condor Vacaciones, OAD Reizen and cruise ships are regular customers. An extraordinary nature phenomenon.

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Fantastic experience

As a tour manager, I have had the pleasure of this trip several times. I'm impressed by the number of birds and the scenery on the tour, but essentially the succes of the tours... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Henrik F
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

As a tour manager, I have had the pleasure of this trip several times. I'm impressed by the number of birds and the scenery on the tour, but essentially the succes of the tours fall back on a fantastic crew. Every crewmember knows his role, and my guests have always felt safe and secure. This is an absolute MUST visiting... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

It is 40 km from the port where our cruise ship docked . Rent a car at the cruise ship dock and drive to the crab and bird safari. Roald Berg was the guide and owner of the operation - Stappan Sjoprodukter . the seas were white caps therefore he took us on the bird safari - we only had... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It was nice experience doing a bird watching in the northern Norway. The ship was ok but good enough to take us to different parts of the nearby birds, we could see colonies of puffins, Eider, seals, Komoran, Gannet, Razorbill, Kittiwake Etc

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Adelaide, Australia
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

If you are staying in Honningsvag ask your hotel to arrange transport and bookings as this experience is too good to miss! For over 90 minutes you are taken around the off-shore islands from Gjesvaer to see a multitude of seabirds and seals in their wild and rugged environment. The captain gives a good clear commentary of what to look... More 

Thank Graham J
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We took the 12:15 safari, that is also the time the people from the Hurtigrutten join ( 27 of them). We bought tickets an hour before departure ( 1300 nok for two persons) The tour lasted 1,5 hr. They have insulation suits on board, which was pleasant as we had a cold day. The trip is good, surrounded by beautiful... More 

Thank Riekie2
Tirana, Albania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I am an avid border and came fully prepared with binoculars and gear. The trip is terrific simp,y because this is the only way to get to these bird sites. The actual guide was disappointing. I saw a number of birds he failed to mention. I finally just pointed out the unique species to people standing around me so at... More 

Thank Bonnie B
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We went on this safari (Ola's Bird Safari) which costs us 107 euro per person for approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. We did get to see some birds but they are generally far away so unless you have a good pair of binoculars or good camera, you tend to miss the finer details. However the scenery made up for it.... More 

Thank Pang O
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

This was a thoroughly wonderful experience both for the time on the water and the wonderful scenery on the drive to get there. The day we went the sea was very calm and very little swell in the Arctic Ocean. The skipper was very skilful and took us VERY close to the rocks for excellent views of the birds and... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Olat, we can’t thank you enough for the recent wonderful Bird Safari that you took our family on. It was way beyond our expectations!! Also, it was so nice wearing the coverall suits you provided. They kept us warm so we could enjoy every minute of the tour. The water was calm and the boat was very smooth on our... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

My husband and I took this excursion from a Royal Caribbean cruise to the Arctic Circle in June, 2015. The bus trip to Gjesvaer from the cruise port was full of amazing scenery, and the trip itself to see the nesting seabirds was amazing. We were fortunate in that the weather was beautiful (sunny) and the seas were smooth. We... More 

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