Looking for a unique activity to do whilst in Varanger?

Join Wild Varanger and experience Hornøya in a whole new way….

Wild Varanger can offer you a wild experience swimming and snorkelling under the bird-cliff of Hornøya. Giving you an opportunity to get up close and personal with these curios Guillemots.

With over 15 000 breeding pairs of Common Guillemots and approx 500 pairs of Brünnich’s Guillemot on Hornøya you will certainly get an opportunity to swim among the penguins of the north and witness their true magic under the water. This is an experience not to be missed whilst visiting Varanger. 

For more information on Hornøya check out the dedicated website www.hornoya.com with lots of interesting information on the island and its birdlife. You can also find lots of interesting news, blogs and information on the Biotope website www.biotope.no

Activity Information

Included: Boat trip, dry suits, snorkels, warm drink and experienced guides.

Duration: 2/3 hours (depending on weather conditions)
Booking: For our set departures we ask for bookings in advance by 15:00 the day before.

Other departures are available on request.

Location: Vardø

Group size: Max 5 - For larger groups please contact to arrange

Dry suits are provided, however we do advise that you wear suitable warm clothing. We suggest wool undergarments and also advise to bring an extra set of clothing.

NOK: 1600 per person


Please note that trip departures times can change or even be cancelled due to bad weather conditions. In these extreme circumstances an alternative departure time/date will be offered or a full refund.