Arctic Sea Birds at Hornøya in Norway April 3 - 7


Join Arctic Wildlife Tours on this tailor made tour photographing some Arctic Sea birds at the famous island Hornøya in northern Norway. Bird species we will see is Atlantic Puffin, Brünich Guillemots, Common Murre, King Eiders, Stellerś Eider and Razorbills. Other species that might show up is the Gyr Falcon, White Tailed sea Eagles, Kittiwakes and some of the common gulls there.

We have access, as the only operator, to the lighthouse at Hornøya for accommodation. That means you are sleeping among the Arctic Sea birds at this island. We can do photography as long as you have any daylight there.

The time of the year for this tour is still early and it`s a good chance for winterly conditions with snow and cold weather. This increases the chances for some spectacular pictures. We will be accommodated at Hornøya during the two days there and we will be transported out by boat. We will also visit some floating hides near Vadsø in the same area.

Our guides know the area very well and you will be transported around to find the best locations for winter birdlife. Please send us an email if you would like to receive more information about this tour. Send email here.


Total price pr. person:    NOK   27 500

Inclusive: Professional guiding for the best locations, light and pictures.
All meals during the workshop. Accommodation. Coffee and tea.
All transportation

Exclusive: Flight tickets. Personal expenses.

Group size 5-8 persons:
We keep the group small to give the best possible guidance. Minimum 5 participants.

What you can expect!

Varanger and the areas around Vadsø is rich bird habitats. In March they are preparing the nesting season and they are continuously migrating to this area. We will find the actual bird species along the shorelines and of course at Hornøya. The area at Hornøya is protected but it is allowed to walk on tracks which will give you the photographic opportunities you need.

The equipment you need will be from wide angels to long lenses.

Travel Route


Day 1 April 3

Arriving Vadsø airport or you are already accommodated. Pickup by car.
We do photography from floating hides in Vadsø. We drive around and visits some good landscapes and Ekkerøy bird cliff.

Day 2 April 4

Photography from floating hides in Vadsø. Again we drive around for landscapes and bird cliffs.
Transportation to Vardø and by boat to Hornøya. Accommodation on Hornøya lighthouse.

Day  3 April 5

Photographing Arctic Sea birds at Hornøya

Day 4 April 6

Photographing Arctic Sea birds at Hornøya

Day 5 April 7

Departure by boat from Hornøya.
Transportation to vardo airport or your accommodation.
Flights available from Vardø at 12.30 or 19.30

Have any questions?

If you have any questions or are wondering about something,
please feel free and do not hesitate to contact us at any given time.
We might be traveling some but will answer as fast as possible.

Booking Information

Booking Inquiry

Registration: You register by submitting deposit payment of NOK 10.000 to the bank account.

Bank account: 1503.71.05543


Bank address:
DNB NOR Bank Stjørdal, Kjøpmannsgata 13, 7500 Stjørdal, Norway

Full payment must be made no later than 30 days prior to departure. You will receive invoices for the last two payments. Private cancellation insurance should be purchased by all participants.

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