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New Wheelchair-friendly Hides at the willow-wood near Varanger -fjord

Varanger Sami Museum has just opened two bird-watchers hides . They areplaced in the end of a two hundred meters long wheel-chair friendly boardwalk and ramp and have movable chairs. The hides are placed in the edge of the willow-wood along the semi-salt shore at the very bottom or the Varanger fjord, (in North-East Norway). The area is famous by ornithologists for the richness of eastern species. From the hides you can expect to see different waders and sea ducks. The best time to visit is at low tide. Most birds are to be seen from end of May for the spring migration and in August for the autumn migration.If You want more information please contact E-mail: info@varanger-samiske.museum.no or see more info on their homepage http://www.museumsnett.no/vsmThe museum, which is very close to the bird reserve, has a basic exhibition that tells about the 10,000 year old history of the coastal sami people of the area. There is also an outside re-creation of a turf hut with possibilities for fire-making.Submitted by: Roger Persson VSM

4th July 2014