Ålesund, Norway’s Outdoor Adventure Capital and Gate-Way to the Famous Western Fjords!
Norway’s ‘Art Nouveau’ City is the perfect starting point for a paddling adventure along it’s world-famous Fjords.
Majestic fjords cut deep into the mountains of Sunnmøre, creating a surreal landscape that is both awe-inspiring and breathtaking. 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.
Deep in the fjords, the mountains block the sea from further penetrating Westward and granite walls climb up 1500m to mark the gateway to the Jotunheimen range. Here charming villages invite as the fjords of Sunnmøre have hosted adventure travelers for generations.
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.
In 2018 we have weekly departures during July and August; for 2018 our World-Famous Fjords trip is priced to suit everyone even 'Backpackers'
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Also, for those who want to paddle the fjords during other months or who want our trip designer to create a custom itinerary we are more than happy to accommodate you, just send us an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposed dates and your groups' details. 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!
09:00; morning coffee at Kayak More Tomorrow Ålesund, here we meet for introductions, trip orientation and to repack our gear and outfit our sea kayaks for the days ahead. After lunch we load up and launch onto Ålesund's original 'Main Street' the narrow Bridge Sound (Brosundet) that cuts through the heart of the city.
We slip into our sea kayaks and join the vibrant city life in the sound. Our senses come alive with the buzz, aromas and the pastel colors of the art nouveau facades adorning the city's main artery. Paddles slicing through crystal-clear water as we pass under the bridges while waving to the friendly faces adorning the sound.
Gliding out of Brosundet the sky opens revealing a 102-year-old historical landmark guarding the South harbour’s entrance, the city skyline and mighty Borgund Fjord all chiseled on a seemingly painted backdrop of the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. 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.
Ellingsøyfjord, cruising amongst it’s poetic islands we leave urbanization behind and search out an island camp for the night.
The tides dictate our departure from our Island this morning; as we need the current in our favour to both paddle under the Skodje bridges and make it 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 before stopping on the south shore for lunch. Following the southern coast of Storfjord we make our way to Ytste Skotet our paddling destination for the day.
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.
Ytste Skotet is an historic mountain ledge farm that beholds a breath-taking view of the fjords; it is here we camp for the night.
After a good breakfast at the farm we hike down to our waiting kayaks on the shores of Storfjord; where we load up our gear and launch onto the fjord. Today we paddle the waters of Storfjord; depending on our progress and fishing luck we land at our camp-site on the shores for Storfjord.
Relaxing on the banks of Storfjord swapping stories around our campfire while our fresh fish upper is being prepared is the perfect finish to our day on Storfjord.
Fully refreshed we push off early this morning, we head for the light that signals the entrance to Sunnylvsfjord, rounding the headland we head down this seemingly never-ending fjord, a short break for a picnic lunch at one of the few possible landing spots. Feeling minuscule, the steep mountain walls give the impression of paddling down a deep canyon we push on; just over half way down we land at our destination for the night, the historic ledge farm at Åkernes.
After landing at Åkernes the short hike up to the farm is a refreshing stretch of our legs after paddling down Sunnylvsfjord. 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.
We break camp early and head down to the coast and our waiting kayaks. Launching onto Sunnylvsfjord, we cross-over and follow the coastline down to the mouth of the Geiranger fjord. Rounding the point at Matvik we enter Geiranger fjord, where a welcomed short stop at the farm to stretch our legs and refuel on a light snack before pushing further down majestic Geiranger fjord
The thundering waterfalls and mountain ledge farms of Geiranger fjord include: the Bridesvail, Severn Sisters, Suitor, Gjerde, Skageflå, and Knivsflå entice us to stop and play, get your cameras ready as the world’s most photographed fjord presents many a postcard backdrop.
Rounding the final bend, the hamlet of Geiranger beckons us at the very end of this marvelous fjords; it is here we end our journey through Norway’s World-Famous Fjords.
In Geiranger there is time for a quick exploration of the tiny village while your guides load up the gear before KMT’s van transports you back to Ålesund.
In Ålesund the trip ends with a no-host supper at one of Ålesund’s many restaurants.
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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