In Lofoten, a beautiful archipelago in Norway, you can embark on various wildlife safaris to spot a variety of fascinating animals. While Lofoten is renowned for its stunning landscapes, it also offers opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts.
What better way to explore the nature of Lofoten than a safari! At Offersoy, we offer both eagle safari and moose safari. One by boat and one by foot.
Offersøy lies right by the entrance to Lofoten Islands, with an exciting wildlife lurking around. For instance, you can see moose, eagle, fox, puffins and seals.
Embarking on a safari to see a sea eagle in Lofoten or any other picturesque location is an experience well worth it for several compelling reasons:
Majestic Sight: Sea eagles, particularly the white-tailed sea eagle, are among the largest and most majestic birds of prey in the world. Witnessing these magnificent birds soaring gracefully in the sky is a truly awe-inspiring sight.
Rare and Unique Species: Sea eagles are not commonly found in many parts of the world, making them a special and sought-after species for wildlife enthusiasts. Lofoten and Offersoy, with its thriving sea eagle population, offers a unique opportunity to observe them up close.
Photographic Opportunities: Sea eagles are incredibly photogenic, and capturing their impressive wingspan and sharp talons can result in stunning photographs. If you're a photographer or simply appreciate photography, a sea eagle safari provides excellent chances for remarkable shots.
Join our Eagle Safari
For the eagle safari, we welcome you to step aboard in our 27-foot boat. From here you get a full vision of the sky above. We're heading out to Svellingen - an island group off Offersøy - to see these majestic birds in their natural habitat! There are many sea eagles in the area, so the chances of seeing one are not slim.
Especially during the spring, the wildlife blossoms. Following a season of scarce nutrients, moose search for aquatic plants, junipers, bark, and various other food sources.
Were you aware that a mature moose can consume as much as 15 kilograms of bark each day?
Hinnøya and the broader Vesterålen region, close to Lofoten, offer suitable moose habitat, including forests, wetlands, and meadows. This increases your chances of encountering these iconic creatures.
Seeing moose in their natural habitat, especially in a location like Hinnøya, provides a unique wildlife experience. These large herbivores are fascinating to observe, especially during their active periods. Not to mention, moose are photogenic subjects, and capturing their majestic presence against the backdrop of Vesterålen's natural beauty can result in breathtaking photographs.
Join our moose Safari
At Offersoy, we offer a 2-3 hours Moose Safari from September to March.
On a safari you can enjoy the combination of wildlife viewing, outdoor adventure, and appreciation of the region's natural beauty. If you're an enthusiast of wildlife and nature, a moose safari in Hinnøya can be a rewarding and enriching experience.
How to prepare for a safari?
Preparing for a safari, whether it's to spot sea eagles in Lofoten or moose in Hinnøya, involves several key considerations to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling experience. Here's a quick guide on how to prepare for a safari:
Pack suitable clothing for the climate, including layers for varying temperatures. Don't forget rain gear and waterproof clothing, especially in regions with unpredictable weather.
Bring comfortable, sturdy footwear suitable for walking or hiking, depending on the type of safari.
Carry a first-aid kit with basic medical supplies, insect repellent, and any necessary personal medications.
Ensure you have a reliable flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries.
Familiarize yourself with basic safety protocols, such as wildlife viewing guidelines and emergency procedures.
Respect local customs, traditions, and wildlife conservation efforts. Be mindful of the environment and local communities.
Pay close attention during safety briefings provided by your safari operator or guide. These briefings often include guidelines for interacting with wildlife and navigating the terrain.
Stay Hydrated and Nourished
Carry a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated during your safari.
Pack energy-rich snacks for sustenance during the day.
Practice Leave No Trace principles by minimizing your impact on the environment. Dispose of waste responsibly and avoid disturbing wildlife.
Flexibility and Patience
Be prepared for the unpredictability of wildlife sightings. Patience is key, and sometimes you may need to wait for the animals to appear.
Enjoy the Experience
Finally, approach your safari with an open mind and a sense of wonder. Embrace the beauty of nature and the thrill of encountering wildlife in their natural habitat.
By following these preparations, you can maximize your enjoyment and safety during your safari while respecting the natural environment and local cultures.