Kongsfjord and Veidnes are beautiful little villages situated in the northernmost extremes of Varanger. The coastline and small bays are rich in seabirds, which come near land in search of calmer water. You can find good numbers of Common Scoter, Long-tailed Duck and Common Eider in this area. Kongsfjord is a great place to get close views of Black Guillemots. The road between Gednje and Kongsfjord takes you trough the beautiful Kongsfjord Valley, which is often rich with birdlife. Birds of prey like White-tailed Eagles, Rough-legged Buzzards and Gyrafalcon can be seen there. Perched on the edge, the cliff hide at Kongsfjord, designed by Biotope, provides a spectacular panoramic view over the rugged northern coastline. We recommend staying at the Kongsfjord Guesthouse in Veindes village. It is ranked on Trip Advisor as the best guesthouse in all of northern Norway! They have great food too.

The drive from Veidnes to Berlevåg takes you through a scenic landscape of sharp cliffs and numerous bays. It provides good places to look for Ring Ouzel in summer. The bushes often hold Arctic Redpolls. 

 

Northern lights over the Kongsfjord cliff bird hide. A visit to Kongsfjord Gjestehus and the brilliant Berlevåg kommune, north Varanger peninsula. A Biotope Vlog from December 2016.