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$
114
38
/ Person
$
76
25
/ Child
Destination:
Norway
Oslo fjord is a popular tourist destination and many take ferries to the islands. Are you one of those who want a bit more of an adventure? If yes, then you can join us on a guided ... morekayak tour around the main island – Hovedøya.

During the summer months the water can be more than 20 degrees Celsius; perfect for those who may be tempted to swim while we take a break on the island. If you would rather have solid ground under your feet, you can explore the island, eat or sunbathe.

Are you afraid that you do not have enough experience paddling a kayak? It is not required, for this trip is suitable for adventurous families, beginners as well as experienced paddlers. If you do not completely trust yourself, you can choose either to paddle your own kayak or a double sea kayak – which is more stable.

Anyone under 16 must paddle with another and participants under 18 need permission from their guardians. Do you have questions about age limits? – Please just ask!

Practical information

Meet up with a water bottle, swimwear and a towel. For an even more enjoyable trip we recommend that you also bring a healthy meal, sunglasses and sunscreen.
You can store your personal belongings in our storage container.

Clothing: Shoes that can get wet – clothes after weather conditions. We recommend woolen underwear on cold days. Rain clothes if its raining.

The kayak instructor will bring a waterproof bag, where you can store food, clothing, or other valuables that you want to bring on the tour.

Have questions about your trip? Ask us – we will answer all your questions, and look forward to taking you on a real kayaking adventure!
$
139
79
/ Person
$
76
25
/ Child
Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
An excursion to feed your eyes with the snowy-white crests of the waves. You’ll paddle on waters that mix and match continuously creating white sandy beaches, a wonderful gift of nature. ... moreYour eyes will be drawn towards the beauty and wonder of these lands, so extreme that they draw life from the very essence of nature. An experience that should never be missed by a true lover of kayaking.
One of our staff will take you to Henningsvær, about 25 kilometers from Svolvær, where you will meet our guide, Peter, who will teach you the secrets of kayaking and introduce you ... moreto our beautiful coastline. A break is scheduled on a small beach where you can enjoy a good hot coffee.

After kayakking, you will enjoy a short guided tour. The guide will bring you to the nicests and most interesting sposts. The walk will take about 1 hour and you will enjoy the beauty and colors of these fantastic fishing village. Possibility of taking pictures and relax.
$
125
81
/ Person
Destination:
Norway, Sunnmøre
This trip suits everyone who want´s to spend a few ours on the fjord and get the good feeling of kayaking. Perfect half day activity that suits the whole family.
We start our trips in Hellesylt, close to Geiranger but not as crowded. After a safety introduction, outfitting of the kayak and some paddle instructions we are ready to set out in ... morethe fjord and explore to wildlife. We follow the shoreline out from Hellesylt and have good chances to see eagles, porpoise and otters.

The guide will tell you stories about the mountain farms in the area and the mountain Åkerneset which is on it´s way to fall down in the fjord.

This trip is a full day out on the fjord. A good fitness level is preferable on this trip. Daily departures on request, min 4 persons.

Season
May - October

Included in the price
Guide
Kayak and all necessary equipment
$
163
94
/ Person
$
146
15
/ Child
Destination:
Norway, Sunnmøre
This is a 4,5 hour kayak & hike trip starting at our activity centre in Ålesund. We start with kayaking through Brosundet before crossing Aspevågen south of Ålesund city. Rounding ... moreSlinnings point, home of the famous Slinnings bonfire, and put the kayaks to shore at Hessa where we start our hike towards Mt. Sukkertoppen.
We meet up at our activity centre on Brunholmen in Ålesund city were we have a perfect starting point for kayak trips. Here you will get kitted out with all the mandatory equipment ... moreand get a safety breefing before we leave.
All our guides are certified kayak guides and have a great local knowledge – something that will assure you a great day out on the water.

We have both single and double kayaks that will make it a great experience for both families, unexperienced and the more skilled kayakers.

This trip has 2 daily departures during the whole summer. 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Guide

Kayak

Paddle

Spraydeck

Difficulty 
Easy – This tour is doable for everyone.

It´s great to have some dry clothes with you because you can get wet with out tipping over.
$
190
00
/ Person
$
146
15
/ Child
Destination:
Norway, Sunnmøre
Explore the small archipelago south of the island Ellingsøya, where we cruise around the small islands. When we have escaped the city of Ålesund we´ll find a great spot for a lunch. ... moreOn our way back towards Ålesund and Brosundet we paddle through the narrow sound Nørvasundet.
All our guides are certified kayak guides and have a great local knowledge – something that will assure you a great day out on the water.... more
We have both single and double kayaks that will make it a great experience for both families, unexperienced and the more skilled kayakers.

This trip has 1 daily departures during the whole summer. 

Included in the price

Guide

Kayak

Paddle

Spraydeck

What to bring

Water repellent jacket

Energy / Snack

Cap

Sunglasses

Water

Camera

Extra clothes
$
101
54
/ Person
$
76
12
/ Child
Destination:
Norway, Sunnmøre
The perfect trip for the unexperienced kayaker or the ones who wants a nice and different introduction to the Art Noveau town of Ålesund. We have flexible departures for those who´s ... morekeen to try out a kayak trip in the evening light or even sunset.
We meet up at our activity centre on Brunholmen in Ålesund city were we have a perfect starting point for kayak trips. Here you will get kitted out with all the mandatory equipment ... moreand get a safety breefing before we leave.

All our guides are certified kayak guides and have a great local knowledge – something that will assure you a great day out on the water.

We have both single and double kayaks that will make it a great experience for both families, unexperienced and the more skilled kayakers.

This trip has 3 daily departures during the whole summer. 

Included in the price

Guide

Kayak

Paddle

Spraydeck

What to bring

Water repellent jacket

Energy / Snack

Cap

Sunglasses

Water

Camera

Extra clothes
$
190
63
/ Person
$
139
79
/ Child
Destination:
Norway, Sunnmøre
Around Stranda we have many old mountainfarms only accessible thru the fjord, either by boat or as we like – by kayak.
We start the day in Stranda were we go thru the safety around the kayaks and how to behave in the water. Our kayaks is stable tandem kayaks that are and good to paddle. We meet up ... morein the small harbour in Stranda and start our trip in the fjord from here. This is the start of what further in will be the Geiranger fjord. We paddle along the steep sides of the fjord shaped by the glaciers during the iceage.

There good chances to get to see parts of the wildlife in the region during this trip, with eagles, porpoise and otters.

When we reach Smogeneset we put the kayaks to shore and change over to hiking boots. From here we follow the old trail up to the mountainfarms of Smoge overlooking Sunnylvsfjorden. This farms have been in use ever since the viking age.

Up at the mountain farm we will enjoy our lunch while the guide tell you all the stories about the mountain farms. The trip starts at 08.00 in Stranda and we will be back around 17.00.

Price: 1300,- pr person

Included in the price:

Guide

Kayak

All necessary kayakequipment

What to bring

Backpack 10-20 L

Hiking boots

Poles

Water & Energy

Clothes being outdoor in mountain terrain

Water repellent or windstopper jacket

Wool underwear

Wool socks

Midlayer – Wool/Fleece

Warm jacket – Down/Primaloft

Gloves

Hat

Difficulty 
Demanding – This trip is a full day out on the fjord. A good fitness level is preferable on this trip.

Insurances
Remember that you need a insurance that covers kayaking and hiking in mountain terrain.
$
158
86
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$
235
11
/ Person
Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
A guided sea kayak trip is one of Lofoten`s most incredible nature experiences.
Our sea kayak guide will pick you up from the hotel reception by car or minibus, and take you to the starting point, and bring you back safely after the trip.... more

Single or double stable and seaworthy kayaks are used.

Included in the excursion:

Approved sea kayak guide.
Transfer by car or minibus to/from starting point.
Complete sea kayak with equipment.
Season: September – April

Every day if the weather conditions permit it. Except 23.-26.12.17
$
100
40
/ Person
Destination:
Norway, Sunnmøre
Round trip starting and stopping in Valldal. We paddle along the Syltefjellet mountain and continues on the fjord to Vika and Fjørå. From there we cross the fjord and paddle over to ... moreOsvika, an old farm located at the shoreline. Here we go ashore and eat lunch. The final part goes back to Valldal center along the other side of the fjord. On the return we experience the meeting between the old society and the modern fishing industry, as well as majestic waterfalls.

This is nice trip for beginners. Just long long enough and in lovely surroundings. Lunch pack included.
Things to bring Bring windproof jacket for better heat and comfort. Cap and sunglasses are recommended if it’s sunny. Equipment ... more
You get a kayak, paddle, spray skirt and life jacket. It’s possible to rent wetsuits.
$
113
11
/ Person
Destination:
Norway, Sunnmøre
This is a combined kayaking and hiking tour. We paddle from Valldal and over to Osvika where we go ashore. We leave our kayaks here and hike up to Vikasætra, an old mountain farm with ... morestunning views of the fjord and Valldal. The walk takes about an hour in steep terrain. Lunch is eaten on farm before we take the same route back.
Suitable for beginners on sea kayak. Wear good shoes for the hike. Lunch pack included. Things to bring Bring windproof jacket for better heat and comfort. Cap and sunglasses are ... morerecommended if it’s sunny.

Equipment
You get a kayak, paddle, spray skirt and life jacket. It’s possible to rent wetsuits
$
163
94
/ Person
Destination:
Norway, Sunnmøre
Experience the stunning Tafjord with its magnificent scenery where waterfalls thundering down the fjord side, idyllic mountain farms and not least a fjord that is sheltered from the ... morelarger boats and cruise traffic. The tour goes from Valldal to Tafjord, with a lunch stop along the way.

This is a slightly longer tour and we usually spend 4-5 hours to paddle this section. Transportation back from Tafjord and lunch pack included.
Things to bring Bring windproof jacket for better heat and comfort. Cap and sunglasses are recommended if it’s sunny. Equipment... more
You get a kayak, paddle, spray skirt and life jacket. It’s possible to rent wetsuits.
$
1,258
19
/ Person
Destination:
Lofoten, Norway
We are inviting you to a rarely paddled stretch of Lofoten, the wild West coast and populated East coast of Moskenes Island. This is a once a year trip.
The West coast of Moskenes is remote, isolated and rarely paddled. With two experienced guides we are bringing you to this amazing location in summer 2017. Together we will experience ... morethe raw and untouched nature the West coast has on offer, we will explore sea caves and dry caves (if conditions allow it). We will see eagles, seals, fish and a myriad of birds living in an environment rarely visited by mankind.

Experience required:
The West coast of Moskenes Island is remote and isolated, so our participants need to meet certain standards. There are no roads and a very limited phone/radio coverage. The weather will decide if we go for plan A or plan B. Safety comes first and in Lofoten the weather is always the deciding factor.

We require that you have passed a 3 star sea kayak course (teknikkurs from NPF, 3 star BCU or equivalent). Alternatively you must have sufficient experience to paddle in 3 star conditions (1,25 meter waves, 8 m/s wind). Furthermore you must know how to land a sea kayak in surf so some surfing experience will be essential. There may be surf conditions on our landing beaches and surf zones are relatively high risk areas.

We also ask that you are a contributing member of the group. We need all the members of the group to contribute where they can, whether at sea or on land. We will be isolated and it’s therefore important that everyone assist each other whenever possible.

Lastly, the conditions can be rough on the West coast. If we deem the conditions too demanding we will go for our plan B. You must however be prepared and able to paddle and camp under rough conditions; high winds and big waves.

How to get there
There are several ways to arrive at Ballstad. The easiest way is airtravel via Bodø (www.sas.com or www.norwegian.com) and connect with a Viderø flight (www.wideroe.no) to Leknes airport. Leknes have several arrivals with good connections from Bodø airport.

If sea travel is more convenient, Hurtigruten (www.hurtigruten.com/no/norskekysten/) is a good alternative as it arrives at the local village of Stamsund at 19.00 and the south direction departures at 22.30. If you travel by car, the ferry (http://www.torghatten-nord.no/english/) from Bodø to Moskenes (Å) is a good alternative. Several departures a day.

Included:
2 nights of accommodation at Hattvika Lodge.
Two experienced guides
2 BBQ dinners at Hattvika Lodge

Guides:
Kristoffer Vandbakk from Kajakk Nord, 5 star guide and coach (NPF 5 and BCU 4). Kristoffer has 4 years of experience as a sea kayak guide and instructor. He has done multiple trips to the West coast of Moskenes and has incident management and first aid in remote areas skills.

Matt Skuse is a former Mountain Leader in the British Royal Marines with extensive experience in remote and challenging wilderness environments. He has a deep respect for nature and is passionate about low trace outdoor activity. Matt is a BCU 4 Star sea Kayak Leader, BCU 5 star Canoe Leader and a UKCC Level 3 coach.

Itinerary:
15 July, arrival at Hattvika Lodge, BBQ dinner and briefing. Accommodation at Hattvika Lodge.
16 July, the paddling starts from Ramberg to Kvalvika, 12 km.
17 July, Kvalvika to Bunes, 17 km.
18 July, Bunes to Lofotodden, 22 km.
19 July, Lofotodden to Reinefjord, 22 km.
20 July, Reinefjord to Ramberg, 22 km. Pickup by car from Ramberg to Hattvika Lodge, BBQ dinner, shower and a soft bed at Hattvika Lodge.
21 July, departure from Hattvika Lodge by 15:00.

Details of plan A:
15 July:
Arrival at Hattvika Lodge before 18.00. We meet up and get to know each other. We go to Lofotsenteret in Leknes for some shopping (fuel, food and whatever else you need). The briefing starts at 18.00. We then enjoy an evening BBQ and relax at Hattvika Lodge.

16 July:
We drive to Ramberg and begin the paddle to Kvalvika. There are sea caves to explore, in our kayaks, just before Kvalvika. Distance to paddle: 12 km.

17 July:
Kvalvika to Bunes. The wild West coast of Moskenes all day. Distance to paddle: 17 km. We arrive at Bunes beach and camp here. There is mobile telephone and radio coverage a 20 minutes hike from the beach.

18 July:
Bunes to Lofotodden. We will paddle by several caves. If we can, we will explore a cave on foot (Otervikhula), there are 2-3000 years old paintings in some of the caves on the west coast. We arrive at Lofotodden where we will paddle in the Mosken tidal current. There is mobile and radio coverage at this campsite. Distance to paddle: 22 km.

19 July:
We paddle in or near the Mosken tidal current (depending on the conditions) and pass the most Southern point on the island towards Reine. Reinefjord is one of the most picturesque areas in Lofoten, we will find a suitable campsite there. There is mobile telephone and radio coverage on the whole East coast. Distance to paddle: 22 km.

20 July:
Reinefjord to Ramberg, through the Sund tidal current, where we will be picked up and driven back to Hattvika Lodge for another great BBQ, a hot shower and comfortable bed.

21 July:
Breakfast and departure from Hattvika Lodge by 15:00.

Details of plan B:
If conditions on the West coast are too demanding at the start of the trip, we will go for plan B which begins on the east coast of Moskenes with the aim of circumnavigating the island in the reverse order of plan A.

Environmental considerations:
We like the term “leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photographs”. We will bring out all garbage with us. Campfires will be made on a bed of rocks to leave no trace. We will bring a small shovel to to dig small holes and cover any human waste.

Insurance:
Travel insurance is always recommended. You are responsible for having the appropriate accident and travel insurance for sea kayaking on a remote coastline for several days. Call your insurance agency if in doubt. We recommend booking a return flight from Lofoten which includes cancellation insurance.

Safety procedures:
When planning a fairly challenging sea kayak trip such as this, we have to plan for the worst and hope for the best. Below we have described known risks and how to avoid and deal with them.

On the west coast there are several landing spots. This includes Kvalvika, Horseid, Bunes, Gjerdvika, Turtnbakkvika, Refsvika and Hell. These are all sand beaches (except Hell which is a sheltered bay) and therefore preferable to organising a rock landing. If we need to land we will, if possible, attempt landing at one of these places.

It is possible to hike on foot to the populated east coast from Kvalvika, Horseid and Bunes. From Bunes it is possible to spend a day carrying all equipment from the beach to the sheltered Reinefjord on the east coast. From Hell it is possible to hike to Å, but this is a very long and steep hike. It is also possible to hike from Stokkvika to the east coast, however the landing in Stokkvika is rocky.

If emergency rescue is required, the group should contact emergency services. This can be done at any of the mobile/radio service points marked on the map. Other than the marked points, there is no mobile or radio contact on the west coast of Moskenes.The whole east coast has mobile and radio contact.

If there is a need to evacuate an injured person or the entire group we will land and walk out or if this is not possible, contact emergency services. Equipment will be secured on land for pickup at a later stage.

Each of the group must be prepared to tow another paddler. Everyone must have a tow rope and everyone must also know how to use it.

If you capsize you should be able to either self rescue or roll. Partner rescues are the second line of defence.

If a paddler capsizes in his or her kayak and exits the kayak, a recovery can be performed by a member of the group. Everyone must be able to perform a buddy rescue so that the person gets back into the kayak.

In the unlikely event of resuscitation being required, the casualty will be moved to land if possible or raft up to provide a suitable platform.

Group control: Line of sight between the group members is to be maintained. If you leave the group on purpose you are no longer considered a part of the arranged guided trip, until you return to the group.

If conditions are too rough the group may be forced to remain in camp until conditions improve.

If an emergency occurs and the group or part of the group has to cancel the guided trip, no refund will be given.

By joining this guided tour you accept the risks described in this document; the risks involved in sea kayaking and the risks of being on an isolated coastline over several days.
$
152
50
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
This is a great kayak trip to one of the most beautiful parts of Norway. With excellent guidance, you will have a great trip both as an experienced kayaker and as a beginner.
Imagine being among wild seagulls and sea eagles, in the archipelago outside the glacier of Svartisen. You put the paddle in the water and glide. Smiling. Our kayak instructors are ... moreexperienced and will make sure you feel safe and comfy. We will do some excercises ahead of the trip to make your trip as pleasant as possible.

If you are an experienced kayaker you will appreciate the extraordinary and varied landscape. If you are a beginner you will appreciate it too, and probably also the small protected bays, where paddling is easier.
We start in Engavågen.
$
152
50
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$
254
18
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
Kayaking has since the beginning of Gone Paddling AS been our main activity. We offer both courses and guided trips and we will adjust to your skill level, preferably combined with ... moregoing ashore for lunch. Over night-trips can also be arranged. 

Kayaking is a time consuming activity and is not suitable in combination with the other activities we offer.
Kayak Trip tailored for you.
Destination:
Norway
Rent a kayak, join a course to learn the basics or customize your own guided adventure in beautiful Averøy!
Welcome to Padleturer, which, when translated to english, simply means paddling trips, and that is exactly what we like to do. We are situated on the island of Averoy in the beautiful ... morenorthwestern part of Norway, just a few kilometers south of Kristiansund!

Averoy is one main island and many small islands surrounding it.
With three small fjords surrounding the municipality on three sides and the open ocean on the fourth side, there are countless possibillities for kayaking.

Order a kayaktour with Padleturer, and let us guide you through these beautiful sceneries. 

At Padleturer.no you can rent a kayak (we have 8 single and one double), join a kayak course or have your own guided adventure with a guide.

Please send me an e-mail with your requests to padleturer@gmail.com, or give me a call at +47- 468 33 091
$
101
67
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
This is a basic introduction to sea kayaking in beautiful Averøy, where in the end you´ll receive a certified sertificate!
Are you interested in a day trip, including a basic introduction to sea kayking, and the experience of paddling in the beautiful nature at Averøy? The introductory course lasts for ... more4 hours and qualifies participants for a “Wet Card”, issued by the Norwegian Canoe Association, as proof of the participant’s basic competency in a sea kayak.

This course aims to give a short introduction to the kayak and equipment, as well as basic technique and resque.

The trip/course is arranged at Sveggvika at Averøy, but can also be arranged at other places on request..
$
254
18
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
This is a beginner friendly guided kayaking trip in the scenic Senja area of Nordland!
Some people say that Senja along Lofoten and Vesterålen is the most beautiful area in Norway. Try kayaking and see why.  5 hour guided trip in a fjord in the Senja island.... more
This trip is beginner friendly.
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