Over the years - and especially with the bridge to Runde that were build in the 80ś the island were more available for new visitors, from far away and more locals.
Over the years - and especially with the bridge to Runde that were build in the 80ś the island were more available for new visitors, from far away and more locals. They were fascinated by the amount of birds on the mountain. The charming puffin which lands right next to your feet in «Lundeura», the sunset - and the majestic eagle so big that you can almost feel the shadow as she soars over you.
Runde has well organized trails over the mountain that offers easy accessible trails and staggering cliffs. One of the trails will take you to Runde light house. It is possible to sleep over there with the big ocean as your nearest neighbor. The light house started up as early as 1767 and has a long and exciting history. In 2002 the lighthouse was automated and the newest house at the site was turned into a cabin for the «Turistforeningen», it is now the most visited cabin in this region.
The birds mountain is as impressive from below as from the top. We recommend you to join a boat trip around the island.
When the weather is good this boat trip can take you to a grotto in the mountain with colours that impress most people. It is also possible to go to a seal safari to the island «Grasøya» nearby.
You can order these boat trips at Runde Miljøsenter and Goksøyr Camping, or you can go on a rib from Fosnavåg with Havopplevelser.
The treasure is displayed at Runde Miljøsenter. There you can look at gold coins, embroidery scissors and bullets, belt buckles and clay pipes, it is almost like a time capsule from the 1720 ś.
Runde Miljøsenter is an international research facility, at the same time it is a visitors senter. Here you will find the exhibition of the treasure, a big seabird exhibition and the exhibition «Cold Ocean». This shows the enormous oceanic area of Norway, this gives you a chance to get to know Norway as a modern sea nation. The center har accommodation and a café that are open as well as the exhibitions during summer. You can also schedule a special tour www.rundecentre.com
Goksøyr Camping accommodate motorhomes and campers with tents, you can also rent cabins and rooms.