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From June to August 2019
6 days, 5 nights
1545 € / pers

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Explore the Norvegian fjords of Tromsø area wild coast

The maritime zone we invite you to explore is near the small island of Sommarøy in Northern Norway, a gorgeous place at the edge of fjords and the open sea. This is the otter’s, puffin’s and sea eagle’s area.

This stay is specially designed for those who like to hike, sail and camp off the beaten path. We can stop on several islands : Tussøya, Høgøya, Håja, Sessøya, Gjøssøya, Vengsøya, Rebbenesøya, and Hersøya, just to mention a few. The walks are based on the overall group level. Walks are suited to meet everyone’s preference. Our trips are not made for extremists.

24-hour daylight in summer until the end of August. Midnight sun from May 22nd  to July 22nd.

Children accompanied by an adult, are accepted from 10 years old. They must share a sailing kayak with an adult in charge.

 

 

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Program of the trip

• Saturday morning 9 am: Start of the trip, gear check-up + get-used-to, packing waterproof bags, departure for a 6-day hiking trip & sailing kayak. Short distances are covered every day by sailing or using leg power. We will spend every night at the bivouac, which will be situated close to the next-day walk. Hiking possibilities are numerous and varied, the adventure playground is immense, choices are practically unlimited.

• Back to the small fishing village of Sommarøy on Thursday by the end of the afternoon.

• End of the trip Thursday 6 pm

Energy and power:
Bring sufficient batteries for five days. We are equipped with a solar panel that is dedicated, for obvious reasons, to our means of communication (weather and safety).
220 volts with plug European standard at the hotel.

Guiding:
This trip is supervised by one English and French speaking guide.
Between hiking and kayaking, our guide will meet the group’s requirements so that the stay remains under the sign of relaxation, fun and a great outdoor life.

Equipment provided:
Collective equipment for the camp: stoves, tents, floor mats, sleeping bag, liner, one double sailing kayak (Hobie Tandem Island), a waterproof drysuit, a pair of Crocs,  1 waterproof bag 50 liters by person for personal belongings, a waterproof radio, a life jacket.

Personal equipment required:
– Small vanity case and personal pharmacy
– Towel
– 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)
– Swimsuit
– Bring a waterproof case for your photo equipment on board sailyaks.
– Spare batteries in sufficient quntity for the week.
– 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.

Accommodation during the expedition

In double tent. A collective tent hosts meals cooking and stands as gathering place as well as collective hardware storage place.

Food

All meals will be prepared on the field. Participation is welcome to optimize the organization of the camp.

Click on a link below to access our online registration form.

June, July, August 2019

Trek & Sailyak 1 : from Saturday, June 15th to Thursday, June 20th
Trek & Sailyak 2 : from Saturday, June 29th to Thursday, July 04th
Trek & Sailyak 3  : from Saturday, July 13rd to Thursday, July 18th
Trek & Sailyak 4  : from Saturday, July 27th to Thursday, August 1st
Trek & Sailyak 5 : from Saturday, August 10th  to Thursday, August 15th

The price includes:

Supervision by a qualified sports instructor, expedition gear, sailing kayaks-related insurance.

The price does not include:

Air flights, airport transfers*, 2 nights* and 2 dinners (first and last night), personal insurance, repatriation, cancellation.
* See further down “How to reach our base in Somnmarøy”

 

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Registration: Week trip hiking & sailing kayaks : “The wild coast of Troms”

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June, July, August 2019

Trek & Sailyak 1 : from Saturday, June 15th to Thursday, June 20th
Trek & Sailyak 2 : from Saturday, June 29th to Thursday, July 04th
Trek & Sailyak 3  : from Saturday, July 13rd to Thursday, July 18th
Trek & Sailyak 4  : from Saturday, July 27th to Thursday, August 1st
Trek & Sailyak 5 : from Saturday, August 10th  to Thursday, August 15th

How to reach our base in Sommarøy ?

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For those arriving by their own means:
see Google Maps at the bottom of the page to locate us.

For those arriving by plane: the arrival airport is Tromsø Langnes, you will need to travel on Fridays From the airport, public transport is limited. In addition, the Arctic Hotel in Sommarøy might lack availability, therefore we encourage you to book as soon as possible.
We can take care of it with negotiated prices:

The hotel in Sommarøy:
– 1015 Nok / night in a single room
– 1280 Nok / night in a double room
– 1800 Nok / night in triple room

Airport transfers:
1050 Nok / pers / round trip

Note: for this transfer, only one transportation is possible, it implies that you may have to wait. The negotiated fare is valid for a group of min. 4 people ; if you do not reach this number of participants, contact us before you book your flight. We ask you not to arrive in Tromsø after 18:30 and not to take off before 10:00.  If this solution suits you, just tell us by e-mail, we take care of it. Payment for these external services will be made separately.

Other alternatives to reach us :

Bus 

Taxi :
Tromsø Taxi 
Din Taxi

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69Nord Sommarøy Outdoor Center © Gøran Mikkelsen
69Nord Sommarøy Outdoor Center © Gøran Mikkelsen
Mirage Tandem Island - Hobie Kayak
Mirage Tandem Island – Hobie Kayak