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Kaigata 26 A, Vardo 9950, Norway
+47 78 98 82 77
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Amazing Place

We spend an hour on this amazing ilsland ,and watch the teeming activity of tens of thousends of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
מיקי י
Bird Watching Island

About a 5 minute boat ride from Vardo Harbour. It is a reserve so you have to watch a safety and... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
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Hornoya is the eastermost protected nature reserve in Norway. Here you can go ashore and experience a plentiful bird life up close. The island has one of the largest seabird colonies in Norway, including Razorbill, Atlantic puffin, European shag, Common guillemot, Brünnich's guillemot, Black-legged kittiwake, Great black-backed gull and Herring gull. Vardo Harbour offers transportation by boat. The passage from Vardo to Hornoya takes about 10 minutes.
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Kaigata 26 A, Vardo 9950, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend an hour on this amazing ilsland ,and watch the teeming activity of tens of thousends of different type of birds

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

About a 5 minute boat ride from Vardo Harbour. It is a reserve so you have to watch a safety and info video before departure. When you arrive you are overwhelmed by the noise, smell and amount of birds. Follow the paths and you can...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Really worth at least a two hour trip. Short crossing from Vardo so is very accessible. Ver good views of the bird cliffs which is unusual. Compares well with the Farne Islands in the UK. Recommend staying around the landing area for the best views...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Went for three days photographing the seabirds at Hornøya. The boat takes 10 minutes each way, first boat leaves 9am, last comes in 5 pm. Cost 400 NOK, and totally worth the money! You can see puffins, kittiwakes, shags, razorbills, guillemots, European herring gull, great...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Hornoya is home to thousands of seabirds, auks, puffins, guillemots, gulls, razorbills, and many more. The island is a short boat ride from Vardo harbor (about 10 minutes), There is a dock landing, but it can be tricky in rough water. The trail on the...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

A short (5 minute) boat ride takes you to this place, which is a bird sanctuary. Guillemots, puffins, razorbills and gulls by the thousands. And, if one spends a couple of hours, one is likely to see a White-tailed Eagle make a pin attack. A...More

2  Thank Dicka
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

The small island Hornoya is easly reached from Vardo harbour by a short boat trip. Hornoya is renown for the massive amount of breeding seabirds, like Puffins, Guillemots and other Auks, Gulls, Skuas etc. The birds aren't shy at all and can be seen close...More

1  Thank Michael G
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