Givaer Island, Day Trip To The Westernmost Outpost In Bodo, Northern Norway

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Departure Details :
    By the Tourist Information in Bodø, centrally located in Bodø.

Overview

Givr is a remote island located 50 km north of the Arctic Circle and 28 km west of Bod. Givr is Bods westernmost outpost and one of Nordlands smallest inhabited islands (local population 15). Givr is truly a hidden gem along the Arctic coast of Northern Norway. Only a few visitors find their way to this island and its fascinating history. Although tiny, the islands hospitality and welcome are legendary. Givr is one of the best places in Scandinavia for visitors to experience daily life on a truly remote and traditional island. As soon as you step off the local express boat, you will notice the absence of traffic, people and commerce. There are no roads, no shops and no cars. Givr has never been a big tourist attraction and the locals want to keep it that way. Small groups will always receive a warm welcome.

Inclusions

  • All activities
  • Guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Know More about this tour

07.00 Meet by the Bod Tourist Information Office
Meet by the Bod Tourist Information Office. You will be greeted by your guide for the day, who will escort you to the quay. As we need to catch the express boat, it is important you arrive on time. The boat calls at Landegode and Helligvr before arriving at Givr. The guide will tell you about some of the other inhabited and uninhabited islands in the archipelago off Bod.
Arrive at Givr

  • Meeting our local guide: On arrival at the quay in Givr, you will meet hospitable locals including our local guide, who will proudly show you around the island. After a short briefing at the quayside about the plans for the visit, we will walk together to the large boathouse where light refreshments will be served.
  • Short walk on the island of Givr: This promises to be a short walk as the islands main street (a gravel/cart road) is just 250 m long. The island is just 700 m from south to north, while the main island covers an area of just 0.11 km. A chapel and abandoned post office stand on Givrs highest point.
Guided tour
  • About life on Givr: You will hear about everyday life here and what makes people live here instead of in the big city of Bod. You will gain an insight into the traditions of collecting eggs and down from the eider duck.
  • Old buildings dating from 1601: We will visit the old rorbu (fishermens cottages) used during fishing in times gone by. These are among the oldest buildings in the municipality with the oldest cottage dating from 1601. You will also visit a wharf loft featuring a well-preserved collection of old nets and fishing gear.
  • The eider duck as a domestic animal: Collecting eggs and down from the eider duck has been an important source along the North Norwegian coast right back to the Viking Age. Givr is one of the few places where eider ducks are still kept as a sort of domestic animal.
  • Interaction between ducks and humans: The locals protect the ducks from predators and are rewarded with their lucrative down. Learn about this fascinating interaction between ducks and humans. During the nesting season, female eider ducks are so tame that you can have a close-up encounter without them flying away.

17.20 (14.20*) Express boat from Givr
The return trip to Bod by express boat calls at various island. This varies from trip to trip, but usually includes Helligvr, Landegode and sometimes also Bliksvr. 

*NB: The times in parentheses are valid from 1 May 22 June and 20 Aug. 1 Oct.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all participants.

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.