Helgeland Coast | KMT - Kayak More Tomorrow

 

Helgeland's Coast

Nordland, Norway’s sea kayaking eldorado, to the west lie the islands some only visible at low tide others tower more than a thousand meters above the sea.  A long Helgeland’s coast there are thousands of tiny islands tens of kilometers from the shore whereas most are flat, but some rise up in strange mountain formations. The Lofoten Islands, dark violet, ancient craggy peaks rise like pyramids; these large islands lie like miniature continents with their mountains, forests and agricultural land, surrounded by the seaways of this awe-inspiring archipelago.

Nordland is steeped in myths, sagas, fairy tales, and folklore and many famous landmarks have contributed to these telling’s, Torghatten, Seven Sisters of Alsten, Hestmannen, Rødøyløve, Landego, Vestfjorden & Vågakallen are just a few that we will discover while paddling Nordland’s coast.


 

Helgeland's Coast

A Bucket List Trip! This Classic Fjords paddle is a must do for every paddler; is well suited for beginners to advanced sea kayakers alike. Join an IFSKGIA KMT Guide on a sea kayak/camping journey along Norway’s Wold-Famous Western Fjords. We have guides avaialbe every week for departures during the summer months of July and August; we will provide all the gear and meals for a fabulous 5 days and 4 nights of paddling & camping-out along the fjords.   A marvellous trip with fun-loving professional guides and best of all priced for a 'backpacker's' budget!
rt Nouveau Delights!  Escape the city and explore Ålesund’s waterways. Borgund Fjord, Hessa fjord’s & Valderhaug Fjord their infinite sky, intricate archipelagos, historic architecture and the majestic Sunnmøre Alps providing a surreal backdrop. The glistening waters entice as we jump onto our boards, paddles slicing through the rippling water we stand in awe as we take in this magnificent picture which humbles even the most seasoned traveler.  Tales of by-gone-days intrigue as we discover Ålesund from the water’s surface.   Duration: 3 Hours Included: Certified Guide(s)   All Paddling Gear: Paddle Personal Floatation Devise (PFD) Leash Optional Gear: Wetsuit (Farmer John/Jane type) Dry Bags (small for phones & cameras) Splash Jackets & Pants (if needed) Neoprene Booties Level of Difficulty: Easy Starting Point: Kayak More Tomorrow is a fully accredited sea kayak tour company; we know that getting going is what it is all about. Therefore, all our tours begin with our driver picking you up at either at your Ålesund accommodation or the cruise terminal for the short drive out to our staging/launching site. Here, your guide is waiting for you and without further ado you will gear up and get going. You may leave any extra bags, clothing, etc. that you don’t want to take with you on the trip with us at the launching site. Also, if you have forgotten anything like sun screen, water, etc. we will be able to help you out here as well.   Tour Price: Adults  - € 170 (per adult, 16 and older)     
0ity Roads & Waterways! We cruise over the cobblestone covered streets uncovering intricacies of Ålesund’s art nouveau architecture, passing churches and crossing bridges. Riding the length of Asp Island, we cross Steinvåg Sound and make a right heading out around the outer edge of Hessa Island passing beaches, pasturelands, and historic installations from world war II; with the North Atlantic on our right we gaze out over the deep blue waters as the indomitable ocean becomes a fjord. Returning to our staging area for a picnic lunch and to gear up for our paddle. We slip into our sea kayaks, glide out onto Borgund Fjord where 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, and its infinite sky. Sitting low in the water gazing at this magnificent picture humbles the most seasoned traveler. Duration: 5 Hours Included: Certified Guide(s) Snacks and Refreshments All Biking Gear: Hybrid bike Helmet All Paddling Gear: Paddle Personal Floation Devise (PFD)  Spray Skirt Optional Gear: Poggies (for cold hands) Dry Bags (small for phones & cameras) Splash Jackets & Pants (if needed)  Level of Difficulty: Easy This Tour is for Private Guided Groups - Choose your own start time! Starting point: Kayak More Tomorrow is a fully accredited sea kayak tour company; we know that getting going is what it is all about. Therefore, all our tours begin with our driver picking you up at either at your Ålesund accommodation or the cruise terminal for the short drive out to our staging/launching site. Here, your guide is waiting for you and without further ado you will gear up and get going. You may leave any extra bags, clothing, etc. that you don’t want to take with you on the trip with us at the launching site. Also, if you have forgotten anything like sun screen, water, etc. we will be able to help you out here as well.   Tour Price: Adults: (ages 13 and older)          — € 240 (per adult) Children: (ages 12 and younger)  — € 195 (per child)
he View is Worth Every Step! Cruising through the cobblestone covered streets uncovering the intricacies of Ålesund’s art nouveau architecture, passing churches and crossing bridges on our ride through Ålesund. Riding the length of Asp Island, we cross Steinvåg Sound and make a right heading out around the outer edge of Hessa Island passing beaches, pasturelands, and historic installations from world war II; with the Atlantic on our right we gaze out over the deep blue waters as the indomitable ocean becomes a fjord. Half way down Hessa Fjord we arrive at the trailhead to Sugar Summit. Leaving our bicycles, we set out on foot for the summit.  The trail is well trodden as we make our way diligently upwards to the summit and the 360 degree view of Western Norway and it’s Art Nouveau city.   Duration: 4.5 Hours Included: Guide(s) All Biking Gear: Hybrid bike Helment Lock Optional Gear: Hiking Poles Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate This Tour is for Private Guided Groups - Choose your own start time! Starting Point: Kayak More Tomorrow is a fully accredited sea kayak tour company; we know that getting going is what it is all about. Therefore, all our tours begin with our driver picking you up at either at your Ålesund accommodation or the cruise terminal for the short drive out to our staging/launching site. Here, your guide is waiting for you and without further ado you will gear up and get going. You may leave any extra bags, clothing, etc. that you don’t want to take with you on the trip with us at the launching site. Also, if you have forgotten anything like sun screen, water, etc. we will be able to help you out here as well.   Tour Price: Adults: (ages 13 and over)               — € 240 (per adult)   Children: (ages 12 and younger)      — € 195 (per child) 
The View is Worth Every Step! Borgund Fjord’s infinite sky opens exposing Sula Mountain and the Sunnmøre Alps. We glide across this famous fjord to the secret archipelago at the eastern end of Hessa fjord, from here a 103-year-old landmark, Slinningsbua, is our bearing as we slip across.   Gazing Westward out to the infinite waters of the North Atlantic gliding down Hessa Fjord past ancient farmland delightfully mixed with ultra-modern homes to the trail head of Sugar Summit. Upon landing at the trail head take out a rejuvenating snack energizes us before setting out for the summit.  The trail is well trodden as we make our way diligently upwards to the summit where we refuel on hearty sandwiches and enjoy the 360 degree view of Western Norway and it’s Art Nouveau city. Duration: 5 Hours Included: Certified Guide(s) Homemade Picnic Lunch (we are happy to accommodate all dietary restrictions) All Paddling Gear: Paddle Personal Flotation Devise (PFD)  Spray Skirt Optional Gear: Poggies (for cold hands) Dry Bags (small for phones & cameras) Splash Jackets & Pants (if needed) Hiking Poles Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate This Tour is for Private Guided Groups - Choose your own start time! Starting Point: Kayak More Tomorrow is a fully accredited sea kayak tour company; we know that getting going is what it is all about. Therefore, all our tours begin with our driver picking you up at either at your Ålesund accommodation or the cruise terminal for the short drive out to our staging/launching site. Here, your guide is waiting for you and without further ado you will gear up and get going. You may leave any extra bags, clothing, etc. that you don’t want to take with you on the trip with us at the launching site. Also, if you have forgotten anything like sun screen, water, etc. we will be able to help you out here as well.   Tour Price: Adults:     — € 260 (per adult, 13 and older)                    Children:  — € 210 (per child, 12 and younger)
0HE BIG ONE GOT AWAY! FISH, ÅLESUND’S FAMOUS BORGUND FJORD South East of Ålesund’s Art Nouveau City Centre lies the famous Borgund Fjord; it is here that the ancient cod fishery still flourishes to this day. Out here, our expert guides lead you to their favourite and highly secret fishing spots. Duration: 3 Hours Included: Certified Guide(s) All Paddling Gear: Paddle Personal Floation Devise (PFD)  Spray Skirt Fishing Gear Optional Gear: Poggies (for cold hands) Dry Bags (small for phones & cameras) Splash Jackets & Pants (if needed) Level of Difficulty: Easy Starting point: Kayak More Tomorrow is a fully accredited sea kayak tour company; we know that getting going is what it is all about. Therefore, all our tours begin with our driver picking you up at either at your Ålesund accommodation or the cruise terminal for the short drive out to our staging/launching site. Here, your guide is waiting for you and without further ado you will gear up and get going. You may leave any extra bags, clothing, etc. that you don’t want to take with you on the trip with us at the launching site. Also, if you have forgotten anything like sun screen, water, etc. we will be able to help you out here as well.   Tour Price: Adults: (ages 13 and over)               — € 220 (per adult)   Children: (ages 12 and younger)      — € 180 (per child) 
Life's Finest Pleasures! The stage is set. Our driver picks you up at your accommodation for the short drive to our launching site. Our chosen route benefits the glorious western sky facing the North Atlantic, clam seas and island hopping await as we paddle Ålesund’s fjords. Relaxing on the perfect island, friendly chat and laughter as we sip from our glasses and the glorious evening unfolds. Duration: 3 Hours Included: Certified Guide(s) Refreshments & Snacks All Paddling Gear: Paddle Personal Flotation Devise (PFD)  Spray Skirt Optional Gear: Poggies (for cold hands) Dry Bags (small for phones & cameras) Splash Jackets & Pants (if needed) Level of Difficulty: Easy This Tour is for Private Guided Groups - Choose your own start time! Starting Point: Kayak More Tomorrow is a fully accredited sea kayak tour company; we know that getting going is what it is all about. Therefore, all our tours begin with our driver picking you up at either at your Ålesund accommodation or the cruise terminal for the short drive out to our staging/launching site. Here, your guide is waiting for you and without further ado you will gear up and get going. You may leave any extra bags, clothing, etc. that you don’t want to take with you on the trip with us at the launching site. Also, if you have forgotten anything like sun screen, water, etc. we will be able to help you out here as well.   Tour price: Adults: (ages 18 and over)               — € 280 (per adult)      
A Circumnavagation, Keeping Ålesund on the Left! Escape the city! Borgund Fjord, keeping the southern city sights, sounds & smells on our left we paddle its glistening waters; floating through Nørve Sound to the entrance of Ellingsøyfjord with its fairy tale islands. We Enjoy a wholesome picnic lunch on a lush green island seemingly miles from urbanisation. Jumping on the water again heading west with Ålesund still on our left we complete our circumnavigation passing by her northern harbour 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 harbour. Our kayaks glide easily through the harbour, 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.  Duration: 6 Hours Duration: Certified Guide(s) Homemade Picnic Lunch (we are happy to accommodate all dietary restrictions) All Paddling Gear: Paddle Personal Floation Devise (PFD)  Spray Skirt Optional Gear: Poggies (for cold hands) Dry Bags (small for phones & cameras) Splash Jackets & Pants (if needed) Level of Difficulty: Moderate This Tour is for Private Guided Groups - Choose your own start time! Starting Point: Kayak More Tomorrow is a fully accredited sea kayak tour company; we know that getting going is what it is all about. Therefore, all our tours begin with our driver picking you up at either at your Ålesund accommodation or the cruise terminal for the short drive out to our staging/launching site. Here, your guide is waiting for you and without further ado you will gear up and get going. You may leave any extra bags, clothing, etc. that you don’t want to take with you on the trip with us at the launching site. Also, if you have forgotten anything like sun screen, water, etc. we will be able to help you out here as well.   Tour Price: Adults:    — € 260 (per adult, 13 and over) Children: — € 210 (per child, 12 and younger)
A Day Outdoors! Our day begins by paddling across Ålesund’s Southern fjords.  Landing on the beach at Sand Bay we gear up to go exploring on Sula Mountain, Ålesund’s highest peaks. Picking up the trail we make our way upwards climbing higher and higher, passing Blåfjellet at 344m, from here we find the perfect lunch spot at Grøt Horn (650m), where we refuel on hearty sandwiches before continuing our exploration of Sula Mountain and taking in all her infinite stunning views After hiking for about 5 hours we return to the beach and our waiting kayaks, giving our legs a rest we set off for our staging site. Duration: 8 Hours Included: Certified Guide(s) Homemade Picnic Lunch (we are happy to accommodate all dietary restrictions) All Paddling Gear: Paddle Personal Floation Devise (PFD)  Spray Skirt Optional Gear: Poggies (for cold hands) Dry Bags (small for phones & cameras) Splash Jackets & Pants (if needed) Hiking Poles Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult This Tour is for Private Guided Groups - Choose your own start time! Starting Point: Kayak More Tomorrow is a fully accredited sea kayak tour company; we know that getting going is what it is all about. Therefore, all our tours begin with our driver picking you up at either at your Ålesund accommodation or the cruise terminal for the short drive out to our staging/launching site. Here, your guide is waiting for you and without further ado you will gear up and get going. You may leave any extra bags, clothing, etc. that you don’t want to take with you on the trip with us at the launching site. Also, if you have forgotten anything like sun screen, water, etc. we will be able to help you out here as well.   Tour Price: Adults:    — € 295 (per adult, 13 and over) Children: — € 240 (per child, 12 and younger) * Note: this is a full day trip and is suitable only for individuals in good hiking shape.  
Islands and Fjords! 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. Duration: 4.5 Hours Included: Certified Guide(s) Homemade Picnic Lunch (we are happy to accommodate all dietary restrictions)  All Paddling Gear: Paddle Personal Floation Devise (PFD)  Spray Skirt Optional Gear: Poggies (for cold hands) Dry Bags (small for phones & cameras) Splash Jackets & Pants (if needed) Level of Difficulty: Easy This Tour is for Private Guided Groups - Choose your own start time! Starting Point: Kayak More Tomorrow is a fully accredited sea kayak tour company; we know that getting going is what it is all about. Therefore, all our tours begin with our driver picking you up at either at your Ålesund accommodation or the cruise terminal for the short drive out to our staging/launching site. Here, your guide is waiting for you and without further ado you will gear up and get going. You may leave any extra bags, clothing, etc. that you don’t want to take with you on the trip with us at the launching site. Also, if you have forgotten anything like sun screen, water, etc. we will be able to help you out here as well.   Tour Price: Adults:     — € 240 (per adult, 13 and over) Children:  — € 195 (per child, 12 and younger)  

 

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