This is one for budding David Attenboroughs. You’ll start the trip with a drive from Honningsvag to Gjesvaer. You’ll catch a glimpse of a simpler way of life when you’re travelling. The countryside between these two villages is grazed by almost 5,000 reindeer. The domesticated animals belong to the Sami, the indigenous people of Norway. You’ll reach Gjesvaer within the hour. The village is as sleepy as they come – just 120 people live here and the place wasn’t accessible by road until the mid-Seventies. You’ll board a boat at Gjesvaer harbour and head out to explore the Stappan islands. There are more than 100 islands in the collection and they’re inhabited by a protected community of birds. As your boat cuts through the water, keep your eyes peeled for kittiwakes, razor-bills, guillemots, cormorants, gannets and puffins. You’ll spend about an hour and a half bird spotting before heading back to the harbour for your return journey to Honningsvag.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.