Sea Eagle safari – Hurtigruten excursion

Sea Eagle in Norway. Photo by Rune Nilsen, Visit Bodo

Sea Eagle

Sea Eagle safari -This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Hurtigruten MS Nordkapp in the Trollfjord. Photo by ToFoto, Hurtigruten

The Trollfjord

First you accompany the Hurtigruten ship into the Trollfjord where you will see it turning around in the narrowest of spaces, a magnificent sight alone! The sea eagle safari begins in earnest when you leave the Trollfjord, starting with the gulls, which dive for fish right from your hand. You then pass through a narrow seaway flanked by a range of steep mountains.

This is where the sea eagles dwell and can be viewed as they come flying in to get a share of the banquet. You let these beautiful, rare birds of prey circle the boat a few times, before you throw fish into the sea for them to dive in and collect. It’s all so close, so wild and so rare that some people forget to take pictures, but if you’re lucky, you may observe several majestic birds. From here the safari sets its course for Svolvaer and you are left with the experience of seeing the King of Birds up close – memories that will stay with you long after you return home.

Boat for the Sea Eagle safari. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Sea Eagle safari boat approaching

Duration: 2 hours
Included: Coffee, biscuits and a taste of stockfish
Transportation: Boat
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Life vests are provided.
Please note: Hurtigruten ships sail into the Trollfjord from the end of April, depending on snow/ice conditions.
Available: March 24- October 15
Land excursion #9C

Lofoten Islands. Photo by Espen Mortensen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Lofoten Islands

Available on the following Hurtigruten Cruise packages:
Arctic Fjords & Coastal Highlights, 7 nights
Cruise package Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen, 8 nights

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