Paddle Norway’s Premier Fjords

Kayak More Tomorrow sea kayak specialist were the first to design and operate commercial sea kayak trips along Norway's Western Fjords. Nobody knows these waterways better than us and throughout the years no other operator has run as many fjord trips as Kayak More Tomorrow.

Our season of operations on the Fjords is June/July/August/September; below is our Classic Western Fjords Itinerary to give you an idea of what a paddling trip along the Fjords entails. If you have dreamed of paddling the Fjords then please send us an e-mail with your proposed dates and your groups' details; keeping in mind that 6 months advanced booking is required for the Fjords.

Storfjord is a spectacular fjord surrounded by the Sunnmøre Alps. Beginning near Ålesund, Storfjord cuts deep into the mountains of Sunnmøre where it divides into the smaller more dynamic fjords of Norddalsfjord, Tafjord, Sunnylvsfjord and finally the majestic waterway of Geirangerfjord. These fjords are steeped in a rich history that matches the ruggedness of the mountains through which they cut their path. In Geiranger the mountains block the sea from further penetrating Westward and the granite walls climb up 1500m to mark the gateway to the Jotunheimen. This is an area of raw beauty with snow-capped mountains, towering granite walls, mountain-ledge farms, flowering fruit trees, and quaint villages tucked into small protective bays.

Norway’s Western Fjords Sea Kayaking Expedition is a great way to experience Norway’s fjords.

 

 

Itinerary

Saturday: Ålesund

We begin with trip orientation at Kayak More Tomorrow Ålesund. After lunch, we fit out our kayaks and head out to paddle the waterways of this beautiful Art Nouveau city. Our paddle today will include a comprehensive introduction to paddling a sea kayak.

Upon returning to KMT Ålesund we get everything ready for the next days’ departure; tonight, we get better acquainted over a delicious dinner at one of Ålesund’s authentic restaurants.

Sunday: Vemøya

Today we pack our sea kayaks for the week ahead prior to setting out from KMT Ålesund. Our route takes us Northeast as our sea kayak glide down Ellingsøyfjord, passing many small islands on our way towards Skodje.

Our destination for the day is Vemøya, a small island at the entrance to the canal at Solnør. Our camp site tonight is in a bay on the South-west corner of Vem Island.

Monday: Ytste Skotet

The tides dictate our departure from Vem Island this morning; as we want the currents to be in our favour as we paddle under the Skodje bridges and then through the Solnør canal. Once we are through the canal we stop to stretch our legs in Solnør Bay. This is our last stop before we enter the fjords. Paddling south we cross directly over Storfjord to Rønes, where we enjoy a lunch on the shores of Storfjord at this historic farm.

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.

Tuesday: Stranda

After a good breakfast at the farm we hike down to our waiting kayaks. Today’s paddle continues down the Southern shore of Storfjord to the village of Stranda.

We leave our kayak secured on the town pier and wander into town to the local hotel. We treat ourselves to a 3-course supper featuring local dishes and sooth our tired muscles with a swim and steam bath. Tonight, we retire for a sound sleep indoors.

Wednesday: Hellesylt (Øye)

Fully refreshed we push off early this morning, leaving Stranda we paddle along the steep mountain walls to where Storfjord splits into Norddalsfjord and Sunnylvsfjord. We round the headland and head down Sunnylvsfjord Lunch today is a picnic on the banks of this seemingly endless fjord. After lunch we continue our paddle along the steep mountain walls of Sunnylvsfjord passing the mouth of Geiranger Fjord to our destination for the day the village of Hellesylt.

After landing in Hellesylt we jump into the waiting van for a short ride through one of Norway’s narrowest valleys past a submersed farm to the historic hotel in Øye where a delicious supper and god nights’ rest await.

Thursday: Geiranger 

After breakfast the van takes us back to Hellesylt and our waiting sea kayaks. Launching 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; where we may choose to make the short hike up to Skageflå before continuing on to the village of Geiranger.

After lunch there is just a short paddle to where hamlet of Geiranger is located at the very end of this marvellous fjord with its thundering waterfalls and abandoned farms dotting the mountain walls; it is here we end our journey.

After landing in the village we walk the waterfall path up to the Union Hotel. After checking in, there may be time to enjoy the spa before a delicious buffet dinner.

Friday: Ålesund

After a breakfast there is time to explore Geiranger before we return to Ålesund. We arrive back in Ålesund in early afternoon.


Note on Itinerary:

Itineraries are intended as guidelines only and are subject to change at the discretion of your guides due to weather and other general logistical conditions at the time of the trip. kayak more tomorrow endeavours to produce trips of consistently high quality and safety without compromise.

 

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