Kayak trips

About our trips

We will introduce you to the natural environment and educate you about the cultural history of the area. We will also tell you about the conservation and wilderness projects taking place. This is both an exciting and educational adventure.

On all of our courses and trips there will be one guide per 6-8 participants, to ensure that you get the best out of the experience. The guide is certified by Norges Padleforbund (Norwegian Paddle Association).

In all of our activities, we emphasize safety and enjoyment. We plan and prepare to make sure that you know how to use the equipment properly, and have the basic knowledge to ensure your own safety. Everyone’s level of experience will differ so we encourage you to go at your own pace and simply enjoy the experience.

Day trips (with proper equipment and guide)

Kayak trip for beginners  – 4 hours

Throughout the summer we arrange daily trips around the islands in Ringstad in Bø, Vesterålen. Accompanied by a guide you will be able to explore the sheltered waters around Ringstad and Jørnfjord. The trip will take place in an area where sea eagles reside, so there is a good chance you might spot one. In addition to rare seabirds, seals and otters. During the trip we will take a small break on a pretty, white beach.

Kayaks, as well as all equipment and outfits necessary is included in the price. 2-8 participants. Guidance will be provided.

Meeting point: Ringstad Resort
Starting time: 10:00 am – Booking in advance is necessary
Price: 1295 NOK per person
Price children (8 to 14 years): 990 NOK
Includes: Kayak, oar, splash cover, life jacket, shoes and the guide

Book “Kayak trip for beginners”

Full day trip – 8 hours

On our full day trips, we paddle around small islets and islands in Jørnfjord and Hellfjord (if the weather allows it). Hellfjord is a magical, deep fjord with steep mountains. A completely quiet and untouched area. This is the perfect place for lunch and a break to stretch our legs, before paddling back to Ringstad. On this tour you will get used to the kayak and simply enjoy the nature around you.

Meeting point: Ringstad Resort
Starting time: Daily by appointment – Booking in advance is necessary
Price: 1695 NOK
Price children (8 to 14 years): 895 NOK
Includes: Kayak, oar, splash cover, life jacket, shoes and the guide.

Course in sea kayaking

Introduction to kayaking (beginner)

This course is great for those who want to test if kayaking is something for them. The participant is given an introduction to both the kayak and the equipment needed. A simple and practical exercise in paddling and use of the equipment is carried out. At the end of the course, you will paddle to an island.

Duration: 5 hours
Price: 1490 NOK
Includes: All equipment

Kayak basic course (beginner)

Throughout the summer we organize a basic course in sea kayaking. During this course you learn the practical use of the kayak. The exercises show you simple paddle techniques and will provide a good introduction to both sea kayak and equipment. In addition to becoming familiar with basic security procedures and practices, you will learn how to effectively maneuver the kayak. The course takes place in the archipelago around Ringstad, with a lot of fun and exciting challenges.

Duration: 16 hours (2 days)
Price: 3500 NOK
Including: Wet card from Norges Padleforbund (Norwegian Paddle Association).

Please bring the following on all of the trips above:
Headwear, sunglasses, an extra top, wool or fleece tights, fleece jacket/sweater (dress according to the weather), a pair of socks, lunch/snack and something to drink

If you wish to arrange a private trip with friends, business or family, or want to spend the night in a tent/lavvo over several days, we can tailor experiences to fit your needs.

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