TAILOR MADE NORWEGIAN SEA KAYAK TRIPS
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The Nordland Sea Kayak Challenge
Pursuant to Kayak More Tomorrow’s leading role in the sea kayaking industry it is our obligation to challenge our product line and the industry as a whole. We bring to you Expedition Sea Kayaking, a trip that is designed for those who are looking for the next level in guided sea kayak trips.
Expedition Sea Kayaking will give you the opportunity to explore a coastline with an Expedition Leader, an accomplished professional sea kayaker who has logged thousands of sea kayaking miles exploring the world’s coastlines. KMT expedition leaders are intimately knowledgeable of Nordland’s coastline and its waterways.
An Expedition Sea Kayak Trip requires the right location with, challenging waterways, protected harbors, majestic vistas, and intriguing wildlife encounters. Kayak More Tomorrow’s sea kayak specialists after having explored a world of waterways have found that the Providence of Nordland in Norway’s Arctic is the perfect venue for a Sea Kayak Expedition Challenge.
North Norway’s Providence of Nordland is a seemingly endless island world with giant fjords, immense plains, and remote mountain borders. The landscape in Northern Norway is ceaselessly varied, unspoiled, magnificent, awe-inspiring and beautiful; the perfect backdrop for a month-long sea kayak expedition.
Nordland, Norway a sea kayaking eldorado, to the west lie the islands some only visible at low tide others tower more than a thousand meters above the sea. A long Helgeland’s coast there are thousands of tiny islands tens of kilometers from the shore whereas most are flat, but some rise up in strange mountain formations. The Lofoten Islands, dark violet, ancient craggy peaks rise like pyramids; these large islands lie like miniature continents with their mountains, forests and agricultural land, surrounded by the seaways of this awe-inspiring archipelago. Steeped in myths, sagas, fairy tales, and folklore Nordland’s many famous landmarks have contributed to these telling’s, Torghatten, Seven Sisters of Alsten, Hestmannen, Rødøyløve, Landego, Vestfjorden & Vågakallen are just a few that we will discover while paddling Nordland’s spectacular coast.
The Nordland Sea Kayak challenge begins at the southernmost end of the providence where we paddle North to the Northern border of the Troms, Providence in the Lofoten Islands. We meet in Brønnøysund, Nordland’s most southern city. Brønnøysund is a quaint coastal city that once was a major trading center on the sailing route from Bergen to the Lofoten Islands; it is here we do the final preparations of our sea kayak journey through Nordland.
The Nordland Challenge is unlike any other sea kayaking trip. There is no set route, planned stopping places or scheduled overnight campsites. This is a journey, a discovery in its truest sense with everyday unique and undetermined waiting to unfold as we navigate our way through numerous archipelagos, fjords & charming northern settlements
Your KMT expedition leader will lay out a general plan for the challenge with sectional breakdowns and daily objectives. You will discover hidden places and uncover the secrets of this ancient coastal culture. You will camp, stay in cabins, guesthouses, and rorbus and enjoy camp meals, picnics, and local specialty dishes prepared by the region’s best chefs as you paddle your way north.
This is an unprecedented trip in which bragging rights belong to those who paddle this journey; tales from the challenge will be the envy of the cocktail circuit.
Highlights Of Ålesund’s Archipelago
This Ålesund tour highlights both place and activity; the whole experience comes together when elements of intimate local knowledge combine with a professional adventure trip designer.
The glistening waterways surrounding Ålesund entice and adventure beckons! Ålesund is a fairytale setting of green grassy parks, lush leafy hillsides, Art Nouveau facades with torrents and sexy curves, historical maritime landmarks, bustling marinas with gentle waves lapping the rocky shores. Here we slip into a sea kayak and glide along glistening waterways that give way to specular fjords dotted with a plethora of islands.
We reach a secluded campsite where a delicious supper of local delicacies prepared with natural ingredients is served in the great outdoors. A crackling fire, good company, and warming night-cap rounds off the evening before retiring to a cozy tent for a well-deserved rest. The smell of fresh-brewed coffee draws you from your tent and a wholesome breakfast energizes, pushing-off, sea kayaks aimed down the fjord to our inevitable entry back into urbanization and the beautiful Art Nouveau architecture.
An intricate archipelago that boasts untold secrets, a hidden campsite known only to an exclusive few, the eminent ingredients for micro-adventure. A visit to Ålesund is not complete without exploring the archipelago the city is built on! So make sure you save some time during your visit for KMT’s micro-tour (24 hours), paddle a sea kayak and camp out in the archipelago.
Sea Kayak Norway’s Coast – 3-Day Paddle Mania of Island & Lights
The waterways of Ålesund’s archipelago boast an eldorado of magnificent paddling opportunities; gliding amongst picturesque islands, paddling along steep granite walls of jade green fjords or challenging the rolling waves of the North Atlantic where white sandy beaches speckle outer islands that abound in bird and sea life.
Arctic Summer Solstice & Wild Fjords – 8 Day Multi Sport Trip
Bike, hike, and paddle for eight days through Western Norway; discover an adventure landscape that will leave you spellbound.
Imagine riding down narrow, winding backroads with lush green-leafy hillsides, slender valleys dotted with pasturelands where lazy livestock graze on the steps of sleepy farm villages and then launch a sea kayak onto a paddlers paradise, with rock gardens, white sandy beaches, playful seals, kelp forests, surging tides, soaring sea eagles, historical lighthouses, funky currents, long narrow winding fjords, before hiking rugged mountain trails past ancient huts to grand vistas. This is the essence of a spectacular multi-sport adventure that begins with celebrating the birth of John the Baptist before venturing into the wild fjords of the Sunnmøre Alps.
People powered we peddle, paddle and hike seeking out the highlights of Norway’s New Style city, it’s wild fjords and majestic mountains. See first-hand colorful blossoming parks, lush leafy green hillsides, a skyline of art nouveau interspersed with modern architecture, a blazing inferno and a spectacle of merry-making locals celebrating the longest spring nights upon a backdrop of pleasure-crafts bobbing on glistening fjords. Before, jumping on bikes and heading into the fjords, riding down slender valleys dotted with verdant pastures, quaint farms and grazing livestock lined by towering jagged peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps. The days fly by as we paddle, peddle and wander through these wild fjords which have cut their path deep into the Sunnmøre Alps, creating a surreal landscape that is both awe-inspiring and breathtaking.
Sea Kayaking Norway – 5 Days Sea Kayaking Norwegian Fjords
A Quintessential Fjord Paddle – Go Kayaking in Norway!
This Classic Fjords paddle is a must do for every paddler; is well suited for beginners to advanced sea kayakers alike. Join an IFSKGIA certified Guide on a sea kayak/camping journey down Norway’s Wold-Famous Western Fjords. We have guides avaialbe for weekly departures during the summer months of July and August; we provide everything for a fabulous 5 day fully catered paddling & camping trip down Majestic Arctic Fjords.
A marvellous trip with fun-loving professional guides and best of all priced for a ‘backpacker’s’ budget!
The highlights are numerous, from gliding along jade green fjords, tasting fresh sweet water from sparkling creeks, friendly conversation around campfires, delicious camp meals, stretching our legs on well trodden footpaths, taking in majestic vistas, the catch of the day, tales and sagas of days gone by, unbelievable mountain ledge farms, long Scandinavian summer days, and friendly fun-loving KMT guides.
The journey encompasses 100 km with an average paddling duration of 5-6 hours per day, not including breaks; your guide(s) will lead you on a discovery of the world-Famous fjords where you will experience the history and culture of a rugged mountain people and the waterways that connected them.
Sea Kayaking Norway – 8 Days Sea Kayaking in Lofoten Islands
These impressively scenic islands form an archipelago one hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle. It is a place of mystical landscapes illuminated by nearly continuous daylight. Glacially carved, shear granite spires rise out of a sea made rich by the meeting of the warm Gulf Stream and the Arctic Ocean. The Islands are fringed with green pastureland and dotted with picturesque fishing villages each with its own unique character and dramatic mountain backdrop. This is a true Arctic sea kayaking adventure with the advantage of finishing every day with a hot shower and a warm bed.
You’ll kayak the length of this remarkable chain of islands through indigo-blue fjords cutting between jagged peaks, stopping at white sand beaches and hiking to viewpoints for incredible panoramic vistas. At the end of each paddling day you’ll stay in “rorbus”, traditional fishermen’s lodges with time to explore these charming villages and sample the local cuisine. Great kayaking, spectacular scenery and Norway’s seafaring culture make the Lofoten Islands one of the world’s great paddling destinations.
Tour of the Art Nouveau Archipelago
ÅLESUND’S BEST SELLING TRIP! Gliding out onto Borgund Fjord, the sky opens revealing the city skyline, historical buildings, and a spectacular archipelago all chiseled on a seemingly painted backdrop of the majestic Sunnmøre Alps.
The glittering waters of Borgund fjord beacon us as our kayaks glide over the rippling water. We explore a magical string of islands along the north shore before crossing to the southern shore with its intricate maze of islands, here we enjoy a homemade picnic lunch on a private island. Then slipping back on the water, our exploration continues until we find our way back to our staging site.
Fjords, Islands & Sounds Route
Escape the city! Head to Borgund Fjord, keeping the southern city sights, sounds, and smells on our left, we paddle its glistening waters; float through Nørve Sound to the entrance of Ellingsøyfjord with its fairytale islands. We enjoy a wholesome picnic lunch on a lush green island seemingly miles from urbanization.
Jumping on the water again heading west with Ålesund still on our left, we complete our circumnavigation passing by her northern harbor guarded by its 175-year-old navigational beacon and the last remaining buildings of Old Ålesund, we seek out the Asp Island bridge the entrance to Ålesund’s Southern harbor.
Our kayaks glide easily through the harbor, past a 103-year-old historical landmark, and on towards our take-out point; finally, with the city’s southern skyline chiseled on a seemingly painted backdrop of the majestic Sunnmøre Alps, our landing site comes into view.
Sunset Wine Tour
The stage is set. Our driver picks you up at your accommodation for the short drive to our launching site. Our chosen route benefits from the glorious western sky facing the North Atlantic; calm seas and island hopping await as we paddle Ålesund’s fjords. Relaxing on the perfect island, we enjoy friendly chat and laughter as we sip from our glasses and the glorious evening unfolds.
Visit Norway’s Grand Fjord (Storfjord), where the surging north Atlantic Ocean meets the majestic Sunnmøre Alps, where a giant ravine-like fjord carries the surging ocean inland banked by steep sheer walls that give way to towering peaks.
We feel small in our sea kayaks as we glide out onto the fjord waters and the overwhelming majesty of our surroundings hits us with a view like a painted canvas of deep blue water, lush green forests giving way to chiseled rocky peaks, and an endless blue sky with wisps of white. Here, the history and culture of a rugged mountain people and the waterways that connected them come alive as we paddle these majestic waterways.
The coastal waters of western Norway boast some of the best sea kayaking on the planet. Here outer islands break the surge of the North Atlantic before it descends long deep fjords winding through granite spires rising like giant monoliths from the foaming sea.
Our kayaks glide effortlessly as we explore to fjord waters; we search out a little know the sport to land for a delicious picnic lunch before slipping back on the water.
Kayak Ålesund’s Fjords & Hike Sugar Summit
Borgund Fjord’s infinite sky opens, exposing Sula Mountain and the Sunnmøre Alps. We glide across this famous fjord to the secret archipelago at the eastern end of Hessa fjord. From here a 103-year-old landmark, Slinningsbua, is our bearing as we slip across.
Gazing westward out to the infinite waters of the North Atlantic, we glide down Hessa Fjord past ancient farmland delightfully mixed with ultra-modern homes to the trailhead of Sugar Summit.
Upon landing at the trailhead take-out, a rejuvenating snack energizes us before we set out for the summit. The trail is well-trodden as we make our way diligently upward to the summit where we refuel on hearty sandwiches and enjoy the 360-degree view of Western Norway and its Art Nouveau city.
Sea Kayak Fishing
The big one got away! Fish in Ålesund’s famous Borgund Fjord!
At the Southeast of Ålesund’s Art Nouveau City Centre lies the famous Borgund Fjord; it is here that the ancient cod fishery still flourishes to this day. Out here, our expert guides lead you to their favorite and highly secret fishing spots.
The Ultimate Exploration Of Norway’s Art Nouveau City
Our day begins by paddling across Ålesund’s southern fjords. Landing on the beach at Sand Bay, we gear up to go exploring on Sula Mountain, Ålesund’s highest peaks. Picking up the trail we make our way upwards climbing higher and higher, passing Blåfjellet at 344m; from here we find the perfect lunch spot at Grøt Horn (650m), where we refuel on hearty sandwiches before continuing our exploration of Sula Mountain and taking in all her infinite stunning views.
After hiking for about five hours, we return to the beach and our waiting kayaks; giving our legs a rest, we set off for our staging site.
Ålesund’s Original Sea Kayak Excursion
Ålesund’s southern harbor and it’s famous Borgund fjord are the scene from Ålesund’s original sea kayak excursion. Good fun and great paddling await as our internationally certified sea kayak guides lead you down Borgund fjord to the ‘first settlement,’ Borgundkaupangen.
Historical landmarks, dating back over 100 years, the city’s skyline and the glistening waters of mighty Borgund Fjord are seemingly painted on backdrop of the majestic, snow-capped Sunnmøre Alps.
Our kayaks glide easily over the rippling fjord waters as we marvel in our serene surroundings and take advantage of countless photo ops, as your guides share tales and stories of western Norway and its coastal culture.
Paddle Svolvær to Henningsvær
Depart the safety of the Fisherman’s Wife zigzag our way through the rocky maze to where the expanse of mighty West Fjord looms on the horizon. Our sights are set on the gap that will lead us to paradise, as we round Bremholla, Paradise is on our right.
Feeling small in Bremholm Sound as the famous landmark, Vågakallen looms above us we inch our way up the sound to kjerringa with Gullvika beckoning us in the distance; wemake a left and head for Litj-Nons Island and head up ‘Mainstreet’ Henningsvær.
We take-out at a pier on ‘Mainstreet’ where a cold beer and a steaming bowl of Bacalao await us. We unwind from a fantastic paddle as the sounds and sights of Henningsvær’s bustling harbor fill our senses while we refuel on the freshest cod anywhere.
Note: restaurant lunch and refreshments are included in the price of the trip.
Paddle Raft Sound & Troll Fjord
Raft Sound marks the eastern most boundary to the Lofoten Islands; runs North-South separating Norway’s largest island, Hinnøya from Austvåg Island, and the rest of the Lofoten Archipelago.
We will spend the day exploring the sound, playing in it’s currents and gliding down the infamous Troll Fjord. An angry troll is said to have chopped Trollfjord out of the Raftsund Alps!
From our launching spot on the banks of Raft Sound we will paddle beneath the jagged peaks of the the Raftsund Alps, stopping for a delicious Al Fresco picnic lunch deep in Trollfjord.
Paddle to the Beaches of ‘The Little Molla’
Mighty West Fjord awaits, feeling small as we leave the protected waters of Svolvær. We aim our kayaks to the mountainous islands to the West and start paddling across Høla, the section of West Fjord separating Svolvær from Skrova.
The mountains grow larger with every stroke of our paddles and our kayaks slice easily through the water; we are elated to have crossed over Høla to the island of Litlmolla. Here we spend the day beach hopping and swimming (if you dare) a delicious al fresco picnic lunch refuels us for the crossing back to Svolvær, and the glimpse of the Lofoten Islands stretching Westward into the North Atlantic is a sight that is not easily forgotten.
Paddle East Lofoten & the Svellingen Islands
Our day begins by sliding through Valrenna, Lofoten’s only man-made canal, (a historic feat at allowed fishermen safe passage from East Lofoten to the markets of West Lofoten.) through the canal we make our way out of Pundslett Bay and across Holand Sound to the ‘thousand islands of Svellingen’. This island mecca reveals innumerable beaches, abundant wildlife (sea eagles, cormorants, porpoises, seals……) and crystal-clear waters. We make our way to Risvær, once a bustling fishing community, now only hosts a handful of summer dwellers.
We find the perfect island well suited for an el fresco picnic lunch. As we climb out of our kayaks and welcome the rocky sand under our feet as we stretch of our legs. After a relaxing lunch we launch from our island and make our way through this maze of islands to Risvær, once a bustling fishing community, now only hosts a handful of summer dwellers.
We try our luck a fishing as we make our way back to Valrenna canal, where our transport awaits.
Paddle the Outside & the Laukvika Bird Sanctuary
Out here a small archipelago is a protected sanctuary for sea birds and as well is a sea life refuge.
We launch from the hamlet of Laukvik and point our kayaks out of the marina towards the open sea before gliding into a maze of islands. Here we float and bob along watching playful seals and soaring sea eagles, we grab our phones/cameras and try to capture these magnificent creatures on our memory cards before we pull up on a wonderful white-sandy beach for a delicious al fresco picnic lunch.
After lunch we continue our exploration of these numerous islands filled with white sandy beaches, Arctic birds, and seal colonies, before we make our way by to the Hamlet of Laukvik where cold refreshments await.
Brønnøysund’s Arctic Archipelago
Slide out onto the cobalt blue waters of Brønn Sound, otherwise know as ‘Mainstreet Brønnøysund’. We’re drawn to the landmark Brønnøy bridge connecting the archipelago with mainland Norway as our kayaks drift out onto the famous Torg Fjord.
The glittering waters of Torg fjord beacon us as our kayaks glide over the rippling water. Exploring this intricate maze of islands, bobbing in and out of picturesque bays, inlets, and coves before landing on a divine beach where we enjoy a homemade picnic lunch on a private island. Then slipping back on the water our exploration continues until we find our way back to our staging site.