Hornøya Island Viewpoint
Venture to the far reaches of Northern Norway for a true wildlife experience
- Destination: Varanger
- Season: April-August
About Hornøya Island
Hørnøya Island is the easternmost point of Norway. Part of a nature reserve with the neighbouring Reinøya Island, each summer Hornøya is home to 80,000 seabirds. Even with its extreme location the island is easily reached from Vardø.
Puffins, guillemots, gulls, falcons, eagles, and eiders are just some of the different species present on Hornøya. It is truly a birdwatcher’s paradise and there is a hide available. A marked trail leads from the dock to the lighthouse.
Hornøya has a delicate and protected ecosystem. Stay within the marked path and leave the nature undisturbed. Reinøya Island is closed to the public.
Hornøya Island is just over a kilometer east of Vardø in the Barents Sea. Boats run to Hornøya from the harbor in Vardø.
Vardø Havn run boats several times daily from April 1st to September 1st. The trip takes 10 minutes and costs 400 NOK for a return ticket. View the timetable.
- Toilet by the dock
Where to stay
The lighthouse keeper’s cottage on the island is available for rent.
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