SEA KAYAK THROUGH THE HEART OF THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS

Trip Highlights

Description

On our Sea Kayak through the Heart of the Lofoten Islands trip, you’ll kayak from the ‘Inside to the Outside’ of this remarkable chain of islands. Through indigo-blue fjords cutting between jagged peaks, stopping at white sand beaches and historic, colorful hamlets; 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 trips.

Our discovery begins in the Lofoten’s most iconic fishing village, Henningsvær, situated on the islands of Heimøya and Hellandsøya which jut outward from the tip of Austvåg Island onto the might West Fjord; from here we cross two sounds, Gimsøy Sound, and the Napp Sound, before we cruise out onto the ‘Outside’ (North Atlantic) of the Lofoten Islands. The weather and sea state in the Lofoten Islands make it impossible to accurately give a daily paddling mileage. Therefore, we have approximated the daily paddling duration in the day-by-day itinerary.

Itinerary

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Tour info

Duration
5 days
Group Size
At least 1
Price starts at
€9,350
Languages
English

Why take this tour?

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, shear granite spires, fringed with green pastureland and dotted with picturesque fishing villages rise out of a sea made rich by the meeting of the warm Gulf Stream and the Arctic Ocean; where the sounds of the Moskenes maelstrom, one of the world’s strongest ocean currents tell Viking sagas and legends of a seafaring people. It is here our Sea Kayak through the Heart of the Lofoten Islands trip is a highly ranked international ‘Bucket List’ trip.

the Sea Kayak Through the Heart of the Lofoten Islands itinerary is a 5-day discovery trip that takes us through the heart of this historical fishing culture, from the ‘Inside to the Outside’ of the Lofoten Islands.

Norway’s most experienced sea kayak guide is Jonathan Bendiksen. And, every year he guides a few trips for Kayak More Tomorrow! Book early to secure Jonathan as your trip’s guide!

Jonathan Bendiksen is no ordinary waterman. He is Norway’s most accomplished sea kayak guide with 3060 guiding days on class 1-4 seas along Norway’s fjord indented coastline. He is a certified IFSKGIA/NHKGIF Senior Guide & Instructor plus an accredited IFSKGIA/NHKGIF examiner. A pioneer of commercial sea kayaking, legendary trip designer and lead guide who has designed and guided sea kayaks trips from the Norway’s Arctic down through the western fjords as far south as Kristiansand.

Things to know

Availability

We have departures during June, July, and August. Also, for those who want to paddle the Lofoten Islands during other months or who want our trip designers to create a custom itinerary we are more than happy to accommodate you, just send us an email to info@kmtnorway.com with your proposed dates ...

We have departures during June, July, and August. Also, for those who want to paddle the Lofoten Islands during other months or who want our trip designers to create a custom itinerary we are more than happy to accommodate you, just send us an email to info@kmtnorway.com with your proposed dates and your groups’ details. Please keep in mind that the earlier you send us your request the more likely it is that we can accommodate you.

Cancellation Policy

Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including but not limited to weather, terrorism, civil unrest, pandemics, personal, family, or medical emergencies. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. Percentage cancellation fees are calculated on you...

Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including but not limited to weather, terrorism, civil unrest, pandemics, personal, family, or medical emergencies. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. Percentage cancellation fees are calculated on your total trip price (see chart).

We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels to honor their reservations. In these cases, you will be refunded your trip price. Kayak More Tomorrow is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled or postponed trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to delays, such as: bad weather, cancelled, or delayed flights or delays of other modes of transport, illness or situations for which Kayak More Tomorrow or its agents cannot make provisions.

A significant portion of our expenses are committed long before departure and as such the following refund schedule applies to all cancellations. Upon receipt of written notice of cancellation, the balance of your trip fee will be refunded per the following schedule:

Cancellation Fees (% of trip price/ per person)
1. 186+ days or more before departure: full refund less a € 500 cancellation fee.
2. 150-185 days: full refund less a € 750 cancellation fee.
3. 120-149 days: 60 %
4. 90-119 days: 80%
5. 89-0 days: 100%

Covid 19

Our company follows protective measures to avoid the spread of the virus. We follow governmental restrictions such as social distancing and mandatory use of face masks.

Our company follows protective measures to avoid the spread of the virus. We follow governmental restrictions such as social distancing and mandatory use of face masks.

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