- Where do we meet up?
The meet-up point is on the beach in Flåm. 10-15 minutes before the activity starts.
- What to wear?
We’ll provide you with wetsuits and windproof jackets. You can wear a thin layer underneath. Try to avoid cotton. Cotton does not dry quickly once it’s wet – making it uncomfortable and cold. Quick dry materials such as polypropylene, thin wool or fleece will keep you warm and comfortable. What about shoes? You can wear your own shoes or borrow neoprene shoes from us.
- Can I join a guided tour, if I’m a single person or should I find a paddling partner?
We use double kayaks for our guided tours, but there is no problem joining as a single person, many do so. We will either pair you up with someone else from the group or have you share a double with one of the guides.
- Do we get wet during the trip?
You will most likely get a little wet, but not soaked unless you want to jump in the water for a swim. A towel would be nice to bring.
- What to pack for a multi-day trip?
Try to avoid cotton – especially when paddling. Cotton does not dry quickly once it’s wet – making it uncomfortable and cold. Quick dry materials such as polypropylene, thin wool, or fleece will keep you warm and comfortable and they are much less bulky than cotton. Layers of clothing work best!
Layer 1: Against the skin. Lightweight and comfortable, this layer wicks moisture away from the skin. Can be used as a base layer beneath out-layers or can be worn alone on a warm day. A short sleeve and a long sleeve base layer are useful.
Layer 2: This is the warmth layer. It can be nice to have a couple of different options for this. One option may be warmer than the other. This allows you to add or delete clothing depending on your activity level and the air temperature. Fleece is a good 2nd layer.
Layer 3: This is your outer protection from wind and rain. A waterproof/breathable trousers and jacket (eg: Goretex) is the natural choice of many. However, on the coast and fjords, often a descent rubber-type rain jacket is just fine.
Please note: The tour includes wetsuit or paddling jackets if needed.
You should bring:
- Compact sleeping bag in a compression sack (can be rented, must be pre-booked)
- Therm-A-Rest sleeping pad or similar type (can be rented, must be pre-booked)
- Sunglasses + sunscreen
- 1 warm fleece jacket or woolen sweater
- 1 rain jacket for camp
- 1 rain pants for camp
- Hat for sun and rain
- A warm cap or hat
- 1 pair of pants for camp (may be cotton but quick dry is best)
- 1 pair of pants for paddling (quick-dry material only!)
- 2 pair of long underwear pants + top (eg: thin wool - quick-dry material only!)
- 2 t-shirts (at least 1 quick dry material but 1 cotton for camp is ok)
- Warm extra socks (avoid that cotton!)
- 1 pair of shorts or bathing suit for swimming
- 1 pair of shorts while paddling or in camp (quick dry material)
- 1 pair of wettable shoes (sandals or crocs are OK)
- 1 pair of dry shoes or sandals for camp
- A pair of gloves and scarf for camp at night
- Sturdy shoes (if the tour includes hiking)
- A small backpack (if the tour includes hiking)
- 1 personal water bottle (1/2 to one liter)
- Personal effects (e.g.: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap for washing…)
- Small towel (preferably a quick dry pack towel vs. a big cotton towel)
- A positive attitude (absolutely essential)
Above all please pack light, remember that it all has to fit in a small kayak.
We are looking forward to sharing this adventure with you!
Please do not bring:
- Pillow (hint: a pillow case or a T-shirt works great when stuffed with a fleece jacket)
- Cup, plate, cutlery
- Toilet paper
What we provide:
- Tents (double) and a big tent / tarpaulin (used for our meals and briefs)
- Dry bags for your personal items
- All sea kayaking equipment
- First-aid equipment
- All meals, except breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
- All cooking equipment, utensils and cutlery
- Soap for washing up
- Guide...with a smile ☺.
- Please be aware that Guide gratitude’s are not included
You may consider these extras:
- Snacks (biscuits, chocolate, energy bars or similar)
- Bike gloves for blister protection
- Pillow case cover (stuffed with a fleece jacket it makes a decent pillow)
- Camera (packed waterproof)
- Insect repellant
- Small flashlight or headlamp
- A small, lightweight back-pack (if hiking is included)
- What is your cancellation policy?
Please check our Terms and Conditions.