Spend five days paddling down Norway’s world-Famous Western Fjords on an epic kayak tour that includes camping at wild sites ideally placed on the banks of the fjords along with hikes up to amazing vistas.
Expedition Sea Kayaking through Arctic Norway
Pursuant to Kayak More Tomorrow’s leading role in the sea kayaking industry it is our obligation to challenge our product line and the industry as a whole. We bring to you Expedition Sea Kayaking, a trip that is designed for those who are looking for the next level in guided sea kayak trips.
Expedition Sea Kayaking will give you the opportunity to explore a coastline with an Expedition Leader, an accomplished professional sea kayaker who has logged thousands of sea kayaking miles exploring the world’s coastlines. KMT expedition leaders are intimately knowledgeable of Nordland’s coastline and its waterways.
An Expedition Sea Kayak Trip requires the right location with, challenging waterways, protected harbors, majestic vistas, and intriguing wildlife encounters. Kayak More Tomorrow’s sea kayak specialists after having explored a world of waterways have found that the Providence of Nordland in Norway’s Arctic is the perfect venue for a Sea Kayak Expedition Challenge.
North Norway’s Providence of Nordland is a seemingly endless island world with giant fjords, immense plains, and remote mountain borders. The landscape in Northern Norway is ceaselessly varied, unspoiled, magnificent, awe-inspiring and beautiful; the perfect backdrop for a month-long sea kayak expedition.
Nordland, Norway a 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. Steeped in myths, sagas, fairy tales, and folklore Nordland’s 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 spectacular coast.
The Nordland Sea Kayak challenge begins at the southernmost end of the providence where we paddle North to the Northern border of the Troms, Providence in the Lofoten Islands. We meet in Brønnøysund, Nordland’s most southern city. Brønnøysund is a quaint coastal city that once was a major trading center on the sailing route from Bergen to the Lofoten Islands; it is here we do the final preparations of our sea kayak journey through Nordland.
The Nordland Challenge is unlike any other sea kayaking trip. There is no set route, planned stopping places or scheduled overnight campsites. This is a journey, a discovery in its truest sense with everyday unique and undetermined waiting to unfold as we navigate our way through numerous archipelagos, fjords & charming northern settlements
Your KMT expedition leader will lay out a general plan for the challenge with sectional breakdowns and daily objectives. You will discover hidden places and uncover the secrets of this ancient coastal culture. You will camp, stay in cabins, guesthouses, and rorbus and enjoy camp meals, picnics, and local specialty dishes prepared by the region’s best chefs as you paddle your way north.
This is an unprecedented trip in which bragging rights belong to those who paddle this journey; tales from the challenge will be the envy of the cocktail circuit.
he Nordland Sea Kayak Challenge takes place during the month of July each year:
We depart Brønnøysund Monday morning the first week of July.
Estimated weekly paddling sections:
July – week 1 Helgeland’s Coast
July – week 2 Helgeland’s Coast & Bodø
July – week 3 Salten’s Coast & The Stomping Grounds of Knut Hamsun
July – week 4 Vestfjord & The Lofoten Islands
The Weekly Option – If you want to join the challenge for a shorter period then you can apply to paddle a weekly section. All costs of joining the group on-route and leaving the group after the section are the responsibility of the participant.
Helgeland’s Coast & Bodø
Salten’s Coast & The Stomping Grounds of Knut Hamsun
Vestfjord & The Lofoten Islands
After registering for the Nordland Sea Kayak Challenge you should secure accommodation from Friday – Monday at the Thon Hotel Brønnøysund. Plan to arrive in Brønnøysund on the Friday prior to the first week of the Nordland Sea Kayak Challenge. Our recommended accommodation in Brønnøysund is Thon Hotel Brønnøysund; this is our base for pre-trip preparations in Brønnøysund.