Hike and Birdwatching in Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve
Immerse yourself in the majestic natural beauty of Gjesværstappan nature reserve and encounter the rich diversity of birdlife at 71 degrees north.
Enjoy an exhilarating hike through the spectacular scenery of Gjesværstappan nature reserve
Keep on the lookout to spot bird species such as razorbills, puffins, skuas, gannets, and eagles
Learn more about and admire the fascinating ecosystem at 71 degrees north
Spring, Summer (1 May - 30 Sep)
Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed
Wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothes suitable for the weather on the day.
At the northernmost tip of Norway and continental Europe, iconic North Cape with its towering cliffs is a haven for rare birdlife. Leaving Honningsvåg, you’ll travel to the picturesque, historic fishing village of Gjesvær, where we’ll begin our three-hour bird-spotting hike around Gjesværstappan nature reserve.
You can enjoy spectacular views and stunning scenery as you scan the skies for razorbills, puffins, skuas, gannets, and even eagles as they soar above the unspoilt landscape. Under the direction of your expert guide, you’ll learn about these fantastic birds and their ecosystem as well. If we’re lucky, we may see other species common to North Cape such as reindeer and otters.
Then sit back, relax, and enjoy a scenic drive back to Honningsvåg with a few photo opportunities along the way. Expect the unexpected as our route is guided by the weather conditions on the day and we may travel up to 240 metres above sea level.