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Tour Introduction : Birding in Norway
Travel
Make sure your passport has 6 months life in it before entering Norway although Citizens of the European Union only need their National I D card. Visas are not required for all EU Citizens as well as USA, Canada, Australia. Residents of other countries should check with their local Norwegian Embassy.

Money
The currency is krone (NOK). ATM s are available everywhere and take all the normal credit cards. Euros are not accepted.

Electricity
220v 50hz European with 2 round prongs

Health

There are no health concerns and we will be before the mosquito season which starts in June.

Weather/Clothing
We can expect a wide variety of weather, but come well prepared. It is likely to be between 0 -10 degrees, and it is possible we may get snow flurries and wind to go with sunny days.

Facts and Travel Tips

Tour Map of Norway

Tour Description Norway

Photo Gallery Norway

Norway Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    26th May - 2nd of June 2015
  • Price
    € 2.250 p.p.
    € 300 Single supplement.
  • Deposit
    € 250 p.p.
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport, ferry and boattrip, full-time guiding, and airport transfers
  • Excludes
    International and domestic flights, insurance and personal costs.
  • Tour-party
    Minimum 6, maximum 8 fellow travellers
  • Your flight planning
    The tour starts at mid-day in Kirkenes on 26th May, and ends there at mid-day 2nd June.  There are regular flights to and from Oslo.
    For those who wish to arrive early we can arrange hotel accommodation in Kirkenes.

Norway Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - Svanhovd Miljosenter - Arrival at Kirkenes – Drive to Pasvik Valley
  • Day 2 - Svanhovd Miljosenter - Birding the Pine Forests and Extensive Wetlands of the Ovre Pasvik National Park
  • Day 3 - Vardo Hotel - Drive to Kirkenes, transfer by Hurtigruten Ferry to Vardo
  • Day 4 - Vardo Hotel - Birding the Varanger Peninsular Tundra
  • Day 5 - Vardo Hotel - Birding the Varanger Peninsular Tundra
  • Day 6 - Vardo Hotel - Boat trip to Hornoya Island
  • Day 7 - Vardo Hotel - Drive to Hamningberg Fishing Village and then onto the High Tundra
  • Day 8 - Drive from Vardo to Kirkenes Airport - Departure

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Latest Trip Report Norway

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Read about our experiences, visiting Vardo, northeast of Norway and the Hornoya Island (see photo)

Meet your Tour Guide for Norway

anders_maeland02Anders Faugstad Mæland of Din-Tur, has been a birder since his childhood in the late 80`s, and has since then been known as one of the most successful rarity-finders in Norway. Willet, Harlequin Duck and Semipalmated Plover are only a few of many extraordinary records norwegian twitchers can thank this man for. Mæland is educated as a nature conservationist, and has done field work and surveys for many big bird related projects in Norway. He is also a skilled ringer, and has been in charge for the ringing activity on Jomfruland Ringing Station in Telemark for years. From 2012 he is the main ringer on the newly established ringing station near Nesseby in Varanger. Besides birding Norway, Mæland also enjoy birding abroad - mentioning Thailand among his favourite birding destinations abroad.