|from $2,490* per person||6 Days||July, August
Exertion level: 3
|Operator: Tofino Expeditions
12 people max
Our Norway kayaking tours of the Western Fjords cover 50 miles of the most dazzlingly beautiful fjords in the world. The journey begins at the charming art nouveau styled town of Ålesund at the entrance of Storfjord. We paddle through the peaks of Sunnmøre Alps on the waters of Norddalsfjord, Tafjord, Sunnylvsfjord and finish the majestic waterway of Geirangerfjord. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Geirangerfjord is the most photographed fjord in Norway.
This adventure is an expedition-style camping trip through the heart of Norway’s western fjords; an area of postcard-perfect landscapes, with snow-capped mountains, high granite walls, waterfalls, mountain farms, wildflowers and charming villages. Come with us while we enjoy the long sunlit Scandinavian summer days and discover the Norway’s unique blend of scenery, culture and adventure.
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Reviewer: Anne Murdock
Never before in my life have I sent away for a catalogue, bought what was offered and been over 500% satisfied. Tofino couldn’t have given us a more perfect 5 days.
Reviewer: Kelli Splain and Jeff Merrel
The gear was very well maintained and was of very good quality. The historical anecdotes that the guide provided were very interesting and their knowledge of the flora and fauna was impressive. It was all so perfect, the weather, the guides, the location.. everything!
Reviewer: Rhonda Philpott
I just wanted to send a quick note to give you some feedback on the sea kayak trip in Baja, California. I had such an amazing time and this is largely due to the amazing guides assigned to lead us down the coast. Marcos and Lino did an excellent job of feeding us well (often with fresh fish), teaching us new techniques for wind and wave paddling and pointing out sea life. They were truly professional, and yet approachable and fun. All in all it was a fantastic trip and I would highly recommend your company to my friends.Thanks again.
Day 1 ~ Ålesund to Vemøya
After an orientation and instruction we load the kayaks and set out from Prinsen Camping ground in Ålesund. Paddling North up Ellingsøyfjord, passing many small islands as we kayak up the fjord towards Skodje. Our destination for the day is a bay on the South-west corner of Vemøya, a small island at the entrance to the canal at Solnør.
Day 2 ~ Vemøya to Ytste Skotet
We begin the day by paddling through the Solnør canal which leads us to Storfjord, stopping for lunch and to stretch our legs in Solnør Bay. This is our last stop before we enter the fjords. Paddling South we cross the mouth of Ørskog Bay and down Storfjord towards Vågs Bay where we stop to stretch our legs before we cross Storfjord to the farm at Ytste Skotet. Upon landing at the trail head of Ytste Skotet we unload the gear that we will need for a night at the farm (the gear is transport up the hill on a cable pulley system used for all the farm’s supplies). The hike up to this historic farm takes about 25 min. and while our luggage is hauled up the farm’s freight gondola system. After arriving at Ytste Skotet a refreshing dip in the farm’s creek feels wonderful after 2 days of paddling. Tonight we sleep indoors and enjoy a traditional evening meal in the farms manor house.
Day 3 ~ Ytste Skotet to Stordal
After a good night’s sleep in the farms annex house. We hike down to our kayaks and launch onto Storfjord for the short paddle across to the North side of the fjord and to the point just past the hamlet of Stordal. We arrive at our camp site early and spend this leisurely afternoon relaxing by the fjord or enjoying some fjord fishing. Supper around a campfire is the perfect finish to our rest day on Storfjord.
Day 4 ~ Stordal to Åkernes
Fully refreshed we push off early this morning, the village Stranda is our first stop of the day. In Stranda; you have the opportunity to visit some shops, buy a treat at the bakery or a bottle of wine at the liquor store. Leaving Stranda we paddle along the steep mountain walls to where Storfjord splits into Norddalsfjord and Sunnylvsfjord. We round the headland head down Sunnylvsfjord. Our paddling destination is the historic farm at Åkernes.
After landing at Åkernes the short hike up to the farm is a refreshing stretch of our legs after this long paddling day down the fjords. 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.
Day 5 ~ Åkernes – Knivsflå Into Geirangerfjord
Today’s paddle takes us further down Sunnylvsfjord to the point at Matvik and rounding it the vista of Geirangerfjord opens before us. Paddling past the world famous waterfalls the Brides Veil, Suitor, and Seven Sisters it’s clear why Geirangerfjord is the most photographed fjord in Norway and graces so many Fjordland post cards. Our lunch stop is beside the foot of Seven Sisters falls.
After lunch we launch for the short paddle to the trailhead leading to famous mountain ledge farm of Knivsflå. Situated on a broad ledge right next to the Seven Sisters waterfall Knivsflå offers breathtaking views of Geiranger Fjord and it is in this spectacular setting that we spend our last night together on the Fjords.
Day 6 ~ Geirangerfjord and return to Ålesund
After a good nights rest at Knivsflå, we load our kayaks for the last time and launch onto Geirangerfjord for the final paddling leg of the trip. The hamlet of Geiranger is at the head of this marvellous fjord and this is where our journey through the majestic fjords of the Sunnmøre Alps ends. After unloading the kayaks at Geiranger Camping there is time for you to get a bite to eat and explore the hamlet of Geiranger before the van transports you back to Ålesund. In Ålesund the trip ends with a no-host supper at one of Ålesund’s many restaurants.
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