Welcome to Norway – Europe’s most Expensive Country!

Norway is a country that is best discovered through adventure travel and getting out there to enjoy its bountiful natural treasures. Because, of a relatively dull history and non-exhilarating culture which are both uninspiring and not a lure for travelers, Norway’s spectacular natural beauty is what it really is all about!

Norway, a tiny country of only 5 million inhabitants; per capita, one of the richest counties in the world. North Sea oil has enriched Norway beyond its wildest imagination; after striking it rich, Norwegians developed a very high standard of socialism and along with this a high standard of living. However, oil revenue alone does not finance this high standard of living, so to make it work financially Norway imposes Europe’s highest overall tax rate on both businesses and inhabitants.

Norway can be summed up as a country with Inflated wages, unreasonable prices lacking comparable value and non-existent service. Visitors take note!

Having pioneered the outdoor industry of Norway and operating here for 20 years 1998 – 2018 we have a very clear picture of the requirements and restrictions of operating in the outdoor industry of Norway.

As well, having traveled extensively throughout the world, and joining countless active adventures on all continents we have a very good idea of the value to price to the ratio in Europe and at large. Unfortunately, Norway’s value to price ratio doesn’t match that of the rest of the world; this applies to all industries especially tourism. For a common purchase value of a typical western country, Norway’s price point is at least double and, in many cases, up to 5 times more. Therefore, visitors to Norway need to be prepared for this before they leave home. The equation is simple, if you can not afford to pay what it costs in Norway, then don’t visit, stay home or travel to a cheaper country!

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.

from
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