The late fall and winter months are some of the best seasons to kayak around Tromsø. The water is crystal clear, the air is crisp and clean and the early afternoon sunsets are beyond beautiful. It begins with the bright colors of fall, with white tipped peaks, untill the landscape is covered in white.
In the darkest period from the middle of november to end of january we are all about polar nights with the stars twinkling 24 hours a day.
With our arctic tent as a basecamp, we suit up in drysuits and keep warm kayaking our way in the sounds, islands and archipelagos surrounding Tromsø. Often a seal or two will curiously show up by our side and follow us for a while. If luck is on our side we might find ourselves being checked out by a flock of porpoise whales that regularly pass through the sounds.
We make time to go ashore for a break, to light a fire and warm up with hot drinks and snacks.
This is a guided tour and you do not need previous experience to join us. A safety briefing and introduction to winter sea kayaking will be given before setting out. On our winter tours we paddle sturdy double kayaks, but you may paddle singles on request if you can document sufficient kayaking skills.
The guide will pick a location according to the weather and sea conditions to make sure you have a safe trip.
Return to the city centre in the early afternoon.
Minimum booking of 2 persons, ages 14 years and up.
Season: 1. Oktober – 1. May
Difficulty level: Medium. If you enjoy being outdoors in the winter and exercize on a normal level you will enjoy this tour.
Pick up/delivery time: 09:00AM – 14:00PM aprox.
Pick up/delivery point: Radisson Blu Hotell, Tromsø (see map)
What is included:
*Transfer to and from the pick up point, aprox. 30-45 min. each way.
*Kayak, singles or double, paddles, drysuit, gloves, boots and pfd.
*Winter hat and gloves for onshore breaks.
*Drybag for spare clothing.
*Warm drinks, and snacks.
*Photos from tour.
Smart things to bring:
*Long sleeve base layer, like wool or fleece to wear underneath dry suit. Preferably double layers.
*Warm sweater or a fleece jacket/jumper.
*Spare gloves and a warm hat.
NB! Remember to fully charge the batteries for your camera as the cold quickly drains them of power. Bring spares if you have.