Best time to visit Norway

Bird Spotting

North-Eastern Norway bursts into chirping and twittering during migratory bird breeding season


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Norway is a great migratory destination and a true gem for bird lovers, who can find something interesting there year-round. But no other season offers as much as May does. The Northern and North-Eastern parts of the country swarm with unique arctic birds and their chicks. The hightlights include King Eider, Steller's Eider, Siberian Tit, Brünnich's Guillemot, and Siberian Jay. The most distinct hotspots are village Pasvik and Varanger Peninsula that gives shelter to hundreds of White-Billed Divers and thousands of skuas. Herons are also splendid during May and begin their breeding season depending on the insect availability to feed the younglings. However these birds start their autumn migrations fromearly July. For the rest of summer there is another place located not far off the Northern coast – in the Gjesværstappan islands which are famous for the colonies of puffins, razorbills, white-tailed eagles, skuas, kittiwakes, gannets and other birds. All in all, the islands number three million nesting birds. Bird Safari tours operate between June and late August. In general, the birdwatching time in Norway stretches from May to late August.

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