6 days / 7 nights
climbing notions required
Totally isolated sites under the midnight sun
Sailing Kayaks “Hobie Tandem Island” type are used to sneak in and access completely isolated sites. In the evening after a day of hiking or climbing, the team falls asleep under the midnight sun.
Navigation in protected waters
The sea is omnipresent here. Located at the edge of the open sea, a multitude of islands and islets protect much of our playground and offer navigation in relatively calm waters. The three activities allow flexibility to adapt to weather conditions or everyone’s wishes. Fishing sometimes improves the ordinary 🙂
Program of stay
Arrival Day: Friday, a minibus waiting at 7 pm at the Tromsø airport to board to Sommarøy located at an hour away. 8 pm: arrival at the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, welcome, presentation and check in for the first night.
Day 1: Saturday morning 9 am: visit the center, 800 meters from the hotel.
Handling equipment for mountain and kayak, loading kayaks for 6 days of autonomy.
Preliminary initiation for beginners and reminder of the main maneuvers for confirmed sailors.
Departure around 12 am / 1 pm towards the first climbing site. If the weather allows, climbing activity can begin from first day on the site of Bremsholmen. Setting up the camp for a night under the tent under the midnight sun.
Day 2 to Day 5: Departure for Ersforden. This majestic and abrupt fjord opens on the west coast of Kvaløya and penetrates the heart of a mountain with a scenic range of major spots for the local climbing community, while also offering many routes accessible to occasional climbers. We then head to the area of Grøtfjord and Tromvik with other climbing areas (routes and bouldering) and further to Vengsøya or Haja.
Generally, we try to navigate in the morning to set up camp at midday and finish the day with climbing, with a direct return to the bivouac under the midnight sun.
Day 6: Thursday, small outlet in the morning then sail to Sommarøy. Back in the center at 16:00 for sailing kayak’s unloading, rinsing and storing the equipment.
18:00: check in at the hotel.
Departure Day: Check out and leaving by taxi between 8 and 10 am (depending on flight schedules) to Tromsø Airport.
End of the activity time and place:
This trip ends on Friday (D6 + 1) with the taxi’s arrival to Tromsø airport.
The first and last night are at the “Sommarøy Arctic Hotel»
The other 5 nights are in tent.
Accommodation during the expedition
In double tent. A mess tent hosts meals cooking and stands as gathering place as well as collective hardware storage place.
From Saturday noon to Thursday noon, all meals will be in the field. Participation is welcome to optimize the organization of the camp.
The first night, Friday and last night, Thursday, diners are free to the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel (not included)
Breakfast on Saturday morning and Friday morning J1, J6 + 1 are included with the room (included in the price)
Energy and power:
Bring sufficient batteries for five days. We are equipped with a solar panel that is dedicated, for obvious safety reasons, to our means of communication (weather and safety).
220 volts with plug European standard at the hotel.
This trip is supervised by two guides. 1 mountain guide UIAGM and 1 sailyak (kayak sailing Hobie Tandem Island) and hiking guide. The presence of 2 guides gives great flexibility in the organization of activities.
Between climbing, hiking and kayaking, our management team will meet the group’s requirements so that the stay remains under the sign of relaxation, fun and a great outdoor life.
Any specific mountain equipment for the expedition, group equipment for the camp and cooking stoves, tents and floor mats. For kayaks, one double sailing kayak (Hobie Tandem Island), a waterproof drysuit, 1 waterproof bag 50 liters / person for personal belongings, a waterproof radio, a life jacket.
Personal equipment required:
– Sleeping bag 0°C + inner sleeping bag potentially
– Small vanity case and personal pharmacy
– pocket knife
– Large peaked cap or flexible broad-brimmed hat for sun protection
– Rain cape
– Warm hat, beanie or balaclava
– Sun glasses and sunscreen
– Headlamp to search in the bag
– All cut wind and waterproof jacket pants (Gore-Tex or Kway)
– Thick fleece jacket or small dawn jacket
– T-shirts long sleeves (quick dry)
– Under synthetic clothing (quick dry)
– Warm gloves (quick dry)
– Bring a waterproof case for your photo equipment on board sailyaks.
– Spare batteries in sufficient quntity for the week.
– Light sandals type “Crocs” will be adequate for the bivouac as well as during the navigation.
– Walking shoes, waterproof and high enough to go through wet areas and swamps (early season)
– Backpacking gear for the day (30/40 liters, luggage cabin)
– Hikes are usually off track, do not hesitate to take walking sticks if necessary
– 3 or 4 pairs of socks (light, quick dry and warm)
There is the possibility to leave luggage in Sommarøy with the clothes and personal belongings which you will not need during the trip.
The price includes :
Airport transfers, 2 nights hotel + breakfasts, six days of guiding by qualified sports instructors, expedition material, sailing kayaks-related insurance.
The price does not include :
Flights, two dinners at the hotel, personal & sports insurance and repatriation.
Register : One week climbing & hiking / Sailing Kayak
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|One week climbing and hiking : Friday 17th of June to Friday 24th of June.|