RUNDE - a paradise for nature
In this booklet you will find information
about Runde. The island, with just 150 inhabitants today, lies in the
Herøy district of Sunnmøre.
has a unique variety of species.
Almost all our seabirds that breed in colonies are represented, the most
numerous being the tourists’ favourite: the puffin. It nests in screes
and holes in the ground, making it difficult to count. But there are
something like 100 000 pairs! The kittiwake forms the other really big
colony with its 50 000 pairs. Its shrieking swarms really make themselves
noticed. The beautiful gannet, shining white with a bright yellow stripe
across its head, is the largest of all the feathered inhabitants. The
colony at Rundebranden is the biggest and oldest in Norway, and one of
just 40 gannet colonies in the world.
booklet also provides an insight into the island’s history and the
various attractions it has to offer.
The Runde Booklet is now avalable for sale
The Booklet contains 36 pages with about 100
You are welcome to order our Booklet