Ålesund, an Art Nouveau ‘New Style’ City is the gateway to Norway’s famous western fjords and the Mountains of Sunnmøre. Here majestic fjords have cut their path deep into the Sunnmøre Alps, creating a surreal landscape that is both awe-inspiring and breathtaking. This is an area of raw natural beauty with snow capped mountains, towering granite walls, mountain ledge farms, flowering fruit trees, and quaint villages tucked into small protective bays.
The fjords of Sunnmøre invite to adventure, their charming villages have hosted adventure travelers for generations. Deep in the fjords, where the mountains finally block the sea from penetrating further westward; thundering waterfalls rush down granite walls that climb up 1500m marking the entrance to the famous Jotunheimen Mountain Range. Our Fjords of the Sunnmøre Alps Sea Kayak Journey is a custom itinerary where you will experience the history and culture of a rugged mountain people and the waterways that connected them.
The best time to paddle the fjords are the months of May/June/July/August/September. The Fjords of the Sunnmøre Alps Itinerary is custom designed and will give you an idea of the possibilities for a fantastic journey along Norway's world-famous fjords. Contact us via e-mail at: email@example.com, to have our sea kayak trip designer work up a custom itinerary for you. Please keep in mind that the earlier you send us your request the more likely it is that we can accommodate you.
We are excited to paddle Norway's World-Famous Fjords with you!
Kayak More Tomorrow's sea kayak specialists were the first to design and operate commercial sea kayak trips along Norway's Western Fjords; no-one knows these waterways better than us, as KMT is without a doubt the sea kayak tour company with the most guiding days on the fjords.
Fly into Ålesund airport transfer; after checking in to Ålesund’s best boutique hotel there is time to explore this beautiful Art Nouveau city before supper.
After breakfast, we rendezvous at KMT Ålesund; from here we launch our sea kayaks onto Brosundet in the heart of Ålesund beginning our exploration of Fjords of the Sunnmøre Alps. As our sea kayaks glide out of Brosundet we head East onto Borgundfjord passing the island of Sula and exploring its archipelago. Stopping at the point of Flisnes, here we view for the first time mighty StorFjorden; we check the conditions before pushing off for the crossing. Safely across we paddle the short distance to the mouth of Hjørundfjord to our campsite for the night.
After we break camp we push off early this morning. Launching onto Hjørundfjord with the Sunnmøre Alps towering above us we set course for the abandoned farm at Strandabøen, here we stretch our legs and power-up with and mid-morning snack. Gliding down Hjørundfjord we take out for lunch at Indre-Trandal, here we sample traditional, local, delicacies prepared from ecological ingredients in the fjord ‘s fashion.
After our long lunch break we push-off and point our kayaks towards the light at Lekneset, on the mouth of Norangsfjord. We paddle the short Norangsfjord to the hamlet of Øye where the historic Union Hotel awaits us, after freshings up from 2 days on the fjords we dine on well-deserved and delicious supper before getting a good nights’ rest.
After breakfast, we jump into the waiting van for the short ride through one of Norway’s narrowest valleys, past a submersed farm on the way to Hellesylt. We launch our sea kayaks 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.
We may choose to make the short hike up to Skageflå before continuing to the village of Geiranger; it is here we end our fjords of the Sunnmøre Apls journey. After landing in Geiranger we enjoy a cold drink before our van takes us back to Ålesund for a celebratory dinner and good nights’ rest.
After breakfast, check out – airport transfer in good time before your flight
Spend an extra day with KMT exploring Ålesund on foot and by bike.
A morning ride exploring the intricacies of Ålesund’s art nouveau architecture as we peddle along ancient cobblestone streets discovering historical decor of bygone times, riding past delightful stone buildings, churches, carved with delightful art nouveau décor. Riding over Asp Island and around the outer edge of Hess Island passing beaches, pasturelands, and historic installations from the world war II we arrive at the trailhead to Sugar Summit. The hike up takes about 30 min. but the view is worth every step making this the highlight of the ride.
After refuelling on local delicacies we walk the famous Aksla stairs and visit a few choice historical and cultural landmarks in the afternoon, before a delicious seafood supper.
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