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Sea Kayak Norway’s Coast – 3-Day Paddle Mania of Island & Lights

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A Sea Kayaker’s Paradise

Ålesund’s glistening waterways entice and adventure beckons! An island-hopping extravaganza to Ona Lighthouse is a paddler’s dream.

Experience a sea kayaker’s paradise with rock gardens, white sandy beaches, playful seals, kelp forests, surging tides, soaring sea eagles, historical lighthouses, funky currents, crackling 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 surging 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 awaits 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.

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. We navigate rocky islands and shoals when finally, the ‘rising of the light’ and the first glimpse of Ona Light makes us feel like ancient mariners blazing a path to our destination, this famous lighthouse.

We reach our beachfront campsite where a delicious supper of local delicacies prepared with natural ingredients is served in the great outdoors. A crackling 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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