TAILOR MADE NORWEGIAN SEA KAYAK TRIPS

Trip Highlights

Description

EPIC ITINERARIES BY OUR WORLD RENOWN TRIP DESIGNERS! Personalized trips are always in high demand at Kayak More Tomorrow. Our exceptional guides are in high demand for solo travelers, couples, families, and private groups. Going with a guide is both cost-effective and enables you to get more out of your precious holiday time. Our tailor-made trips are one of our best-selling programs so booking well in advance is not only prudent it is necessary.

Itinerary

Arrival Day


The pre-trip meeting, your guide will meet you at your chosen accommodation in Ålesund the evening before the trip to go over some trip essentials and answer any questions you may have.

Here, a presentation of the days ahead, what to expect in terms of weather, paddling conditions, route description, a complete day by day break down of the trip with tide calculations and morning departure times, overview of our accommodation and a meal outline, also, you will receive dry bags from us to pack your personal gear so that you are ready in the morning; as well any changes in the program, route, etc. that were deemed necessary. Your trip coordinator will work with you in planning the meeting time.

Early morning, your guide will arrive at your hotel, right after breakfast at 07:30; from here we take a short 30-minute drive to our launching site. At the launch, we finish packing and loading our sea kayaks, before gearing up and pushing off.

Skodje Bay, our launching site for the 4-day paddle of Storfjord, we begin with some on-the-water exercises and practice of paddle techniques before heading for the Solnør Canal, here we have to time our paddle through this constriction as it flows like a fast river into Solnør Bay. Well through we head for Langskips Islands to stretch our legs have a quick snack before we enter the fjords. Paddling south we cross directly over Storfjord before stopping on the south shore for lunch. Following the southern coast of Storfjord, we make our way to Ytste Skotet our paddling destination for the day.

Paddling over Ramstad Bay we follow the southern coast of Storfjord to Ytste Skotet our paddling destination for the day. Upon landing at the trail head of Ytste Skotet we unload the gear that we will need for a night at the farm. The hike up to this historic farm takes about 25 min. After arriving at Ytste Skotet a refreshing dip in the creek feels wonderful after 2 days of paddling.

Ytste Skotet is a historic mountain ledge farm that beholds a breath-taking view of the fjords; it is here we camp for the night.

After a good breakfast at the farm we hike down to our waiting kayaks on the shores of Storfjord; where we load up our gear and launch onto the fjord. Today we paddle the waters of Storfjord; depending on our progress and fishing luck we land at our campsite on the shores for Storfjord.

Relaxing on the banks of Storfjord swapping stories around our campfire while our fresh fish supper is being prepared is the perfect finish to our day on Storfjord.

Fully refreshed we push off early this morning, we head for the light that signals the entrance to Sunnylvsfjord, rounding the headland we head down this seemingly never-ending fjord, a short break for a picnic lunch at one of the few possible landing spots. Feeling minuscule, the steep mountain walls give the impression of paddling down a deep canyon we push on; just over halfway down, we land at our destination for the night, the historic ledge farm at Åkernes.

After landing at Åkernes the short hike up to the farm is a refreshing stretch of our legs after paddling down Sunnylvsfjord. The view is fantastic from this historic farm; and as the evening sun dips below the rugged mountains, we dine on another glorious fjord meal.

We break camp early and head down to the coast and our waiting kayaks. Launching onto Sunnylvsfjord, we cross-over and follow the coastline down to the mouth of the Geiranger fjord. Rounding the point at Matvik we enter Geiranger fjord, where a welcomed short stop at the farm to stretch our legs and refuel on a light snack before pushing further down majestic Geiranger fjord.

The thundering waterfalls and mountain ledge farms of Geiranger fjord include: the Bridesvail, Severn Sisters, Suitor, Gjerde, Skageflå, and Knivsflå entice us to stop and play, get your cameras ready as the world’s most photographed fjord presents many a postcard backdrop.

Rounding the final bend, the hamlet of Geiranger beckons us at the very end of this marvelous fjord; it is here we end our 4-Day Paddle of Storfjord.

In Geiranger, there is time for a quick exploration of the tiny village while your guides load up the gear before KMT’s van transports you back to Ålesund.

Arrival Day

The pre-trip meeting, your guide will meet you at your chosen accommodation in Ålesund the evening before the trip to go over some trip essentials and answer any questions you may have.

Here, a presentation of the days ahead, what to expect in terms of weather, paddling conditions, route description, a complete day by day break down of the trip with tide calculations and morning departure times, overview of our accommodation and a meal outline, also, you will receive dry bags from us to pack your personal gear so that you are ready in the morning; as well any changes in the program, route, etc. that were deemed necessary. Your trip coordinator will work with you in planning the meeting time.

Early morning, your guide will arrive at your hotel, right after breakfast at 07:30; from here we take a short drive to our launching site. At the launch, we finish packing and loading our sea kayaks, before gearing up and pushing off to begin our paddle on the Fjords of the Sunnmøre Alps.

As our sea kayaks glide out from our southern harbor launching site, we head East onto Borgundfjord passing the island of Sula and exploring its archipelago. Stopping at the point of Flisnes, here we view for the first time mighty Storford; we check the conditions before pushing off for the crossing. Safely across we paddle the short distance to the mouth of Hjørundfjord to our campsite for the night.

After we break camp, we push off early this morning. Launching onto Hjørundfjord with the Sunnmøre Alps towering above us we set course for the abandoned farm at Strandabøen, where we stretch our legs and power-up with and mid-morning snack. Gliding down Hjørundfjord we take out for lunch at Indre-Trandal, here we sample traditional, local, delicacies prepared from ecological ingredients in the fjord ‘s fashion.

After our long lunch break, we push-off and point our kayaks towards the light at Lekneset, on the mouth of Norangsfjord. We paddle the short Norangsfjord to the hamlet of Øye where the historic Union Hotel awaits us, after freshings up from 2 days on the fjords we dine on well-deserved and delicious supper before getting a good nights’ rest.

After breakfast, we jump into the waiting van for the short ride through one of Norway’s narrowest valleys, past a submersed farm on the way to Hellesylt. We launch our sea kayaks onto Sunnylvsfjord for the short paddle up to the mouth of Geiranger fjord. We enter Geiranger fjord where we paddle past the world-famous waterfalls and mountain ledge farms: Brides Veil, Seven Sisters, Skageflå, and Knivsflå.

We may choose to make the short hike up to Skageflå before continuing to the village of Geiranger; it is here we end our fjords of the Sunnmøre Alps journey. After landing in Geiranger we enjoy a cold drink before our van takes us back to Ålesund.

 

Tour info

Group Size
At least 1
Price starts at
TBD
Languages
English

Why take this tour?

A Tailored-Make Adventure is the Right Decision!

 

Kayak More Tomorrow has the longest-running track record operating outdoor trips in Norway and we have essentially designed all the outdoor trips that are offered in Norway today.

 

Our guides have the very best education and training as well they have extensive experience, these descriptors have been used by our clients in their reviews: KMT guides are personable, friendly, knowledgeable, fun-loving, enthusiastic, have a great sense of humor, quick-thinking, intuitive, dynamic, active, decisive, professional, poised, motivated, empathetic, authentic, hardworking, inexhaustible, creative, flexible, and inspirational.

 

We have created and led hundreds of memorable tailor-made holidays along Norway’s Western Fjord, in the Lofoten Islands, and up and down Helgeland’s Coast. Contact us today and begin the process of creating a completely unique holiday for you or your family.

Things to know

Quality and Safety

Our expertise is what will enable you to have a safe, fun, hassle-free self-guided sea kayak trip in Norway. After all, the most important aspect of your trip is, of course, your own safety, and this is what distinguishes it from all others operating in Norway!

Our expertise is what will enable you to have a safe, fun, hassle-free self-guided sea kayak trip in Norway. After all, the most important aspect of your trip is, of course, your own safety, and this is what distinguishes it from all others operating in Norway!

Pricing

Simply send us an e-mail to info@kmtnorway.com and request our Self-Guided Sea Kayak Tour Program and Prices

Simply send us an e-mail to info@kmtnorway.com and request our Self-Guided Sea Kayak Tour Program and Prices

Availability

The Spring and Summer months of May/June/July/August/September are ideal for a Norwegian paddling adventure. Please remember that it is prudent to book your trip as early as possible as our outfitting schedules book full well in advance.

The Spring and Summer months of May/June/July/August/September are ideal for a Norwegian paddling adventure. Please remember that it is prudent to book your trip as early as possible as our outfitting schedules book full well in advance.

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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