Islands & Lights - A 3 Day Paddle Mania - Kayak More Tomorrow

Islands & Lights - A 3 Day Paddle Mania

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Islands & Lights! Ålesund's glistening waterways entice and adventure beckons! An Island-Hopping extravaganza to Ona Lighthouse is a paddlers dream.

A Sea kayakers Paradise, with rock gardens, white sandy beaches, playful seals, kelp forests, surging tides, soaring sea eagles, historical lighthouses, funky currents, cracking campfires, and cozy tents.

The coastal waters of western Norway boast some of the best sea kayaking on the planet. Here outer islands break the surge North Atlantic before it descends long deep fjords winding through granite spires rising like giant monoliths from the foaming sea.

This setting with savvy leaders and fail-safe gear await you on our Ona Light Paddle Mania. This trip is suited for paddlers as it takes you out beyond the shelter of the fjords where we navigate intricate archipelagos, play in rock gardens and spend a few long days rocking and rolling with the swells of the North Atlantic.

Slip into sea kayaks and join the vibrant city life along Ålesund’s historical ‘main street, your senses come alive with the buzz, aromas and the pastel colors of the art nouveau facades adorning the city's main artery.

Exiting the sound, a unique string of islands run North forming a natural barrier that slows the rushing waters of the Northern Atlantic; with the sun at our backs we aim our kayaks North paddling over open crossings with wacky currents and exhilarating tidal races. Our kayaks glide around outer islands laid out like a string of pearls; dotted with abandoned farms, quaint villages and signaling beacons that shine on treacherous shorelines where ocean swells roll up on pebble speckled white sandy beaches.

Home to eccentric islanders and wild woolly sheep these weather-beaten islands lead us to the remotest marker, Ona Light. Navigating rocky islands and shoals when finally, the ‘rising of the light’ and the first glimpse of Ona Light. Feeling like ancient mariners our paddles blaze a path to our destination, this famous lighthouse.

A beach front campsite where a delicious supper of local delicacies prepared with natural ingredients is served in the great outdoors. A cracking fire, good company and warming night-cap, rounds off the evening before retiring to a cozy tent for a well-deserved rest.

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An Itinerary Short

Day 1

- Trip orientation

- Gear up; set-off paddling

- Arrive at camp

- Supper

Day 2

- Breakfast

- Pack & Load-up

- Push-off and paddle

- Arrive at camp

- Supper

Day 3

- Breakfast

- Pack & Load-up

- Push-off; set off for Ålesund

- Arrive back in town, early evening

Highlights

The waterways of Ålesund’s archipelago boast an Eldorado of magnificent paddling opportunities. Gliding amongst picturesque islands, paddling along steep granite walls of jade green fjords, or challenging the rolling waves of the North Atlantic where white sandy beaches speckle outer islands that abound in bird and sea life. It is out here that personal fulfilment and rejuvenation take place.


You don’t visit Ålesund without paddling a sea kayak through Brosundet; not only that to truly visit this art nouveau city perched on an archipelago you need to camp out on an island! KMT’s Paddle Mania is just the ticket to knock both off your bucket list.


Starting Point:

Kayak More Tomorrow is a fully accredited sea kayak center located in the heart of the city we are only a very short walk away (2-5minutes) from the cruise terminal and all the cities hotels & hostels. All our tours begin at our center; here you can leave any extra bags, clothing, etc. items that you don’t want to take with you on the trip. Also, if you have forgotten anything like sun screen, water bottle, etc. we will be able to assist you from our fully stocked center.


Included:

- Certified Guide(s)

- All Sea Kayaking Gear

- All Camping Equipment

- Meals

- Refreshments


How it Works!

- Meet at KMT Ålesund, Kl: 09:00

- KMT Ålesund is in the heart of the city; only a 2-5-minute walk from all the cities hotels/hostels.

- Upon arrival at KMT Ålesund you will be required to complete trip paperwork and sign a release.

- Meet your guide! Downstairs, for introductions and friendly trip briefing

- Gear-up, load-up and push-off from KMT’s pier.

Route

  1. Ålesund