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Båtsfjord is the fishing capital of Norway, and also a paradise for birdwatchers and salmon fishers. In Båtsfjord you can find birds such as eiders, king eiders, long-tailed ducks and steller’s eiders, which can be photographed at a close range.
Syltefjordstauran is a 3 km long nesting cliff with cliffs soaring 220 meters above sea level. Some 300 000 kittiwakes nest here, in addition to scores of gannets, razorbills, common guillemots, Brünnich’s guillemots and puffins.
Hurtigruten, the Norwegian Coastal Voyage, calls at Berlevåg, Båtsfjord, Vardø, and Vadsø in Varanger. Hurtigruten turns around in Kirkenes and goes back to Bergen in Fjord Norway, calling at the same ports on the way back, except Vadsø.
Varanger is the world’s easiest accessible arctic birding destination. In Varanger you have the northern taiga, tundra and arctic coastline in one destination. Within a day’s drive, you can experience the pine grosbeaks in the taiga, and see a wide variety of spcies on the tundra of the Varanger peninsula.
Observe the unique birdlife in the Stauran bird colony. Enjoy the amazing nature and the seaside.
Observe the unique birdlife in the Stauran bird colony. Enjoy the amazing nature and the seaside, and take part in a king crab safari.
In the summer we are situated in Syltefjord, 30 km from downtown Båtsfjord, where you will be amazed by our Northern gannets, White tailed eagles, Atlantic puffins, Common/ Brünnich guillemots, Razorbills and Kittiwakes.
Båtsfjord church s a modern church from 1971. With a glass painting of 85m2 made by the famous painter and printmaker Jardar Lunde, it is one of Norway’s largest and most stunning wall paintings.
Båtsfjord Museum is run by a local society. The museum covers the development in Båtsfjord, and has a special focus on fishing and fisheries.
Hamningberg is described as the place with the most complet pre-war fishing village in Finnmark.
Hamningberg was a significant fishing village from the 16th century and has buildings from its boom years in the 19th century, before boats were motorised and better harbours were needed. In 1964 H
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