I generally never thought about birds that much, and I never really cared about bird-watching. Whenever I met other travellers on my way to Vardo, it weren’t cyclists, but bird-watchers. There must be something about birds in that area.
When staying in Vardo I had some time to kill before my boat to Honnigsvag would arrive in the early afternoon. So, I went to the local tourist information and asked about activities to do. They recommended to take a trip to Hornøya. Oh my, was I ignorant! Visiting this island was one of my most awesome experiences on the north of Norway. There were literally birds everywhere as the island boast one of the largest seabird colonies in Norway: Razorbill, Atlantic puffin, European shag, Common guillemot, Brünnich’s guillemot, Black-legged kittiwake, Great black-backed gull and Herring gul. I have to admit that I was most interested in seeing puffins. I saw those funny little guys the first time on Iceland and later on Faroe. … and I saw plenty of them.