Norway’s 5 Best Self-Guided Sea Kayak Trips

The Norwegian Coast is a magical venue for self-guided sea kayak trips!

Sea Kayaking is an exhilarating way to explore intricate coastlines. Powered only by your paddle, let the feeling of freedom sweep over you as your kayak glides effortlessly over the ever-changing elements of the ocean.

Sea Kayak Touring is ideally suited to Norway’s fjord indented coastline and makes for the perfect holiday retreat, slow down and get away from it all with copious fresh air and exercise.

A Self-Guided Sea Kayak Trip we let you slow down, revitalize, and come alive with the pleasure of the rocking ocean beneath you. However, choosing the right outfitter is essential as it is of paramount importance that anyone venturing out in a sea kayak has the precise and comprehensive information required for the waterways in which they set out to paddle. A compendious trip information package not only gives you route details but also includes advice on what conditions you can expect from the prevailing weather and climatic conditions, as well as points for safety precautions that only very tuned-in locals might know. Your life is worth a lot more than the price of an outfitting package.

The 5 Best Self-Guided Sea Kayak Trips in Norway!

Norway’s Western Fjords

Majestic fjords have cut their path deep into the Sunnmøre Alps, creating a surreal landscape that is both awe-inspiring and breathtaking. This is an area of raw natural beauty with snow-capped mountains, towering granite walls, thundering waterfalls, mountain ledge farms, flowering fruit trees, and quaint villages tucked into small protective bays. The fjords of Sunnmøre invite adventure, their charming villages have hosted adventure travelers for generations.

1 – Ålesund to Geiranger (A Bucket List Trip for every Outdoor Enthusiast)

This is a magical sea kayak journey, that takes you 60 miles (100km) down Western Norway’s Wild Arctic Fjords, with wild campsites ideally placed on the banks of the fjords or after a short hike up to historic mountain ledge farms with breathtaking vistas.

The Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten Islands boasts one of Norway’s best sea kayaking venues. 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, sheer granite spires rise out of a sea made rich by the meeting of the warm Gulf Stream and the Arctic Ocean. They are fringed with green pastureland and dotted with picturesque fishing villages each with its own unique character and dramatic mountain backdrop.

2 – Lofoten West to East (A top 5 Bucket List Destination for every Outdoor Enthusiast)

This is an epic Lofoten journey that takes you the entire length of the Lofoten Islands. Visiting the famous fishing villages of Henningsvær and Nusfjord, paddling along Europea’s best-known fishing banks and experiencing North Norwegian culture. Starting your journey in the wilds of West Lofoten beneath the towering peaks of Reinefjord you paddle East towards the most populous of the Lofoten Islands, Austvåg Island. This is a voyage where sea kayak navigation and historical discovery play a significant role.

3 – Lofoten East

The East Lofoten is a spectacular area with thousands of islands, white sandy beaches, arctic birds, and few inhabitants. This is a peaceful area for those wishing to get out by themselves and go island hopping. Take your time fishing and swimming (if you dare, it’s cold!!!).

Helgeland’s Coast

Nordland’s Helgeland Coast is a seemingly endless island world-encompassing some 1200 islands, with some only visible at low tide and others towering more than a thousand meters above the sea. The landscape in Helgeland is ceaselessly varied with quaint fishing villages, giant fjords, immense plains, and remote mountain borders it is unspoiled, magnificent, awe-inspiring, and beautiful, the perfect stage for a sea kayak trip.

The Helgeland Coast is conveniently divided into two areas, the Southern Helgeland and the Northern Helgeland. Choose an outfitting sea kayak adventure in either the Southern or Northern Helgeland, we possess the highest expertise in both regions. Ask us for specific route ideas on a fantastic self-guided adventure through this magical archipelago perched on the axis of the Arctic Circle.

4 – Southern Helgeland by Sea Kayak

The coastal waters of southern Helgeland boast some of the best sea kayaking on the planet. Here outer islands break the surge of the Norwegian Sea as it seeps in and out between the hundreds of islands that make up this Brobdingnagian archipelago.

North Norway’s Helgeland’s Coast is a seemingly endless island world with giant fjords, immense plains, and remote mountain borders. The landscape here is ceaselessly varied, unspoiled, magnificent, awe-inspiring, and beautiful, the perfect backdrop for a sea kayak expedition.

5 – Northern Helgeland by Sea Kayak (A Midnight Sun Bucket List Destination)

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 hundreds of tiny islands tens of kilometers from the shore whereas most are flat, but some rise up in strange mountain formations all 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, are just a few that we will discover while paddling Helgeland’s spectacular coast.

Outfitting you Self-guided Trip!

Norway’s premier paddling venues, the Lofoten Islands, Helgeland’s Coast, and the World-Famous Western Fjords are our playgrounds. Our sea kayak specialists have paddled these coastlines thousands of times and have seen it all, we have been out in summer storms, gales, squalls, high-pressure clams, torrential rains, and pea soup thick fog, we have experienced all the different arctic climatic conditions and know how they affect Norway’s coastal lineaments, we have played in all the funky currents, in short, no one in Norway knows these waters better than us.

Therefore, we at Kayak More Tomorrow are uniquely qualified to compose a list of Norway’s 5 best self-guided sea kayaks trips.

A Self-Guided Sea Kayak Trip we let you slow down, revitalize, and come alive with the pleasure of the rocking ocean beneath you. However, choosing the right outfitter is essential as it is of paramount importance that anyone venturing out in a sea kayak has the precise and comprehensive information required for the waterways in which they set out to paddle. A compendious trip information package not only gives you route details but also includes advice on what conditions you can expect from the prevailing weather and climatic conditions, as well as points for safety precautions that only very tuned-in locals might know. Your life is worth a lot more then the price of an outfitting package.

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Duration
5 hours
Group Size
At least 1

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.

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265 EUR
Duration
6 hours
Group Size
At least 1

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.

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265 EUR
Duration
3 hours
Group Size
At least 1

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.

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265 EUR
Duration
5 hours
Group Size
At least 1

Fjord Serenity

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.

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265 EUR
Duration
5 hours
Group Size
At least 1

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.

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265 EUR
Duration
3 hours
Group Size
At least 1

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.

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260 EUR