To be lying down in a bed of heather, watching the skies and having an eagle soar above you is a powerful sight. Some of the largest female eagles have a wingspan of two and a half meters. The eagle will make you feel small, but the experience will be grand.
The nature in Vesterålen is rich and offers a variety of bird species. As well as the eagle, you will find falcons, grouse, gannets, razorbills, guillemots, oystercatchers and cormorants.
Many of the people here prefer the puffin, locally referred to as the «sea parrot». It is a suitable nickname as the sea parrot is a fun bird with its colourful, one of a kind beak. On the bird mountains in Verøy and Røst large colonies of these birds gather.