Norway’s ‘Art Nouveau’ City is the perfect starting point for a paddling adventure along it’s world-famous Fjords.
Ålesund’s Southern Harbour, speckled with green grassy parks, mountainous islands, a skyline of art nouveau interspersed with modern architecture, lazy marinas and pleasure-crafts bobbing on glistening fjords is the backdrop of our launching site. Exiting Ålesund’s harbour, a secluded sound leads us out to a unique string of islands running north-east of the city. This intricate archipelago stretches the length of Ellingsøy Fjord and with the sun at our backs we aim our kayaks north-east island-hopping our way down Ålesund’s northern fjord. Gliding stealthily around islands laid out like a string of pearls dotted with abandoned farms, quaint cottages, secret meadows, and beacons bearing a of a real maritime heritage.
World-Famous Norwegian 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, thundering waterfalls, 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.
Norway’s best adventure trip designers have brought back a classic sea kayak journey! Kayak More Tomorrow’s Classic Majestic Fjords Paddle is back and improved so join us on a 5-day adventure along the World-Famous Norwegian Fjords.
Our 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 we are without a doubt, the sea kayak tour company with the most guiding days on the fjords.
In 2019 we have weekly departures during July and August!
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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 the World-Famous Norwegian Fjords with you!
Sunday, meet your guide and support personal at Kayak More Tomorrow’s Meet & Greet, 17:00 (5:00 pm) at the Scandic Hotel Ålesund.
A presentation of the week a head, what to expect in terms of weather, paddling conditions, route description, a complete day by day break down of the trip with tide calculations and morning departure times, overview of our accommodation and a meal outline, also, you will receive dry bags from us to pack your personal gear so that you are ready on Monday morning; as well any changes in the program, route, etc. that were deemed necessary.
Refreshments will be served.
Pick up from your hotel at 09:00 for the short transport to our launching site; once here your guide will hold a pre-trip briefing before we finish loading our waiting kayaks, then it’s time to gear up and launch
Gliding out onto a cobalt Borgund Fjord the sky opens revealing a magnificent view of the city skyline speckled with historical buildings, bustling harbours interspersed with spectacular islands all chiseled on a seemingly painted backdrop of the majestic Sunnmøre Alps.
Secluded Nørve sound leads us out to a unique string of islands running north-east of the city. This intricate archipelago stretches the length of Ellingsøy Fjord and with the sun at our backs we aim our kayaks north-east island-hopping our way down Ålesund’s northern fjord. Gliding stealthily around islands laid out like a string of pearls dotted with abandoned farms, quaint cottages, secret meadows, and beacons bearing a of a real maritime heritage.
In the distance loams a fairy tale island, Vem Island, here at the end of Ellingsøy fjord on the fairy tale island is our tranquil campsite. Enjoying a delicious supper al fresco before retiring to cozy tents for a well-deserved rest.
We rise early as 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 through the Solnør canal.
Once we are through Solnør canal a stop to stretch our legs is welcome; is our last stop before we enter the fjords. The sapphire Storfjord beckons as we sit on the banks of Langskips Island contemplating our crossing.
South, we cross directly south with the white farmhouse of Rønes as our bearing. Safely across we pull our kayaks up on the banks of Storfjord for the first time. Lunch has never tasted better, then after crossing the famous Storfjord in Kayaks!
Paddling over Ramstad Bay we follow the southern coast of Storfjord. An elaborate dense green mountainside on our right; after rounding point after point we finally make our way 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 indigo 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 supper is being prepared is the perfect finish to our day on Storfjord.
Fully refreshed we push off early this morning, heading for the light that signals the entrance to Sunnylvs fjord, rounding the headland we head down this seemingly never-ending fjord, a short break for a lunch al fresco at one of the few possible landing spots. Feeling minuscule in our sea kayaks, the steep mountain walls towering above give the impression of paddling down a deep canyon; we push on and just over half way down we land at our destination for the night, the historic mountain 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 Sunnylvs fjord. 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 an azure Sunnylvs fjord, we make our final fjord crossing of the trip. Well over we follow the coastline down to the mouth of the Geiranger fjord. Rounding the point at Matvik we enter a cerulean Geiranger fjord, where a stop at the famous farm of Matvik is welcomed. Stretching our legs and refueling on a light snack is just what we needed before pushing on further down majestic Geiranger fjord.
Thundering waterfalls and mountain ledge farms are the trademark of Geiranger fjord; include, the Bridesvail, Severn Sisters, Suitor, Bringa Gjerde, Matvik, Blomberg, Syltevik, Skageflå, and Knivsflå they entice us to stop and play. 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 fjord; it is here we end our journey through the World-Famous Norwegian Fjords.
In Geiranger there is time for a quick exploration of this tiny village while your guides load up the gear before KMT’s van transports you back to Ålesund.
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