© Olivier Pitras
© Olivier Pitras

 

 

June to September 2019
2 to 5 days
from 3900 nok/pers

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2 to 10 persons

Spend an atypical weekend or several days aboard a sailing kayak in Arctic Norway, beyond the polar circle !
A radical break, a big breath of pure air, a head full of pictures and the huge satisfaction of having recharged in record time.

A “must” under the midnight sun.

Departing from an European capital : 

This option is ideal for lovers of the great outdoors who seek to find, over the space of a weekend, relaxation, peace and quiet amidst wild nature. Precisely what the fjords, islands and islets around Sommarøy have to offer.
Upon arrival in Tromsø, you will be struck by the tranquility and the immensity of the landscape. We are just four hours away from European cities by plane (same time zone). The stopover in Oslo will give you a foretaste of the peaceful atmosphere of Scandinavian weekends.
For more information on the details of your Arctic weekend getaway, read also the “Departing from our base” option below.

From Friday to Sunday (2 days, 2 nights)
Price : 6000 nok/pers

Friday: early evening flight arrival at Tromsø airport, transfer to Sommarøy. Night at the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel.
Saturday: morning departure, several hours of navigation on sailing kayak, hiking trek, camp fire and night under a tent.
Sunday: return to the base in Sommarøy at 11:30 a.m., transfer to the airport, return flight. You will be home by Sunday evening.

From Friday to Monday (3 days, 3 nights)
Price : 8500 nok/pers

Friday: early evening flight arrival at Tromsø airport, transfer to Sommarøy. Night at the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel.
Saturday morning: departure on sailing kayak. Two night under a tent.
Monday: return to the base in Sommarøy at 11:30 a.m., transfer to the airport, return flight. You will be home by Monday evening.

Price includes: transfers to the airport, one night at the hotel + 2 and a half days kayaking, all included.
Price does not include: flight ticket, the meal on the first night at the hotel, personal insurance (repatriation).

Guaranteed departure from 2 participants

Reservation via email: olivier@69nord.com, as soon as possible. Dates, first and last name, telephone number, number of persons.
For more information, do not hesitate to call at +47 993 62 570.

Payment: Bank transfer for the “Departing from a European capital” option. Deposit: 30% upon reservation, 100% 30 days prior to departure.

© Valentina Usdenski
© Valentina Usdenski

Departing from our base : 

Departing from the small island of Sommarøy, on the west coast of Kvaløya, the 69Nord team invites you to explore, between fjord and the open sea, a magnificent region, protected from the swell by a barrier of reefs bathing in turquoise water. Here otters, puffins and bald eagles reign free and supreme.
The “Weekend and short-term stay” option is ideal for small groups of 2 to 10 people who appreciate discovering the landscape and its fauna in silence, at water-level, on a floating device that is solely wind- or man-powered, and who wish to enjoy the pleasures of bivouac over one or several nights.
Beginners welcome. Children 10 years and older, accompanied by an adult are welcome.

Pricing details:
All stays begin on the first day at 9:00 a.m. and end on the last day at 5:00 p.m.
From June 1 to August 31.

2 days, 1 night 3 days, 2 nights 4 days, 3 nights 5 days, 4 nights
3900 nok/pers 6250 nok/pers 9100 nok/pers 11850 nok/pers

 

ProgramAccommodationPracticalDates

Program (indicative)
Day 1 – 9:00 a.m. Meet with your guide directly at the 69Nord base. Take the gear in hand, don a dry suit, launch your boat and take off for the the first spot where you’ll picnic or bivouac. The course is set based on weather conditions and the length of your stay. The possibilities are numerous, choosing among them will be the difficult part. We can head for Endøya, Tussøya, Håja, Senja, Sessøya, or explore the Sommarøy-Hillesøy archipelago and its many islets.

Last day – 5 p.m. Return to the base. Rinsing and storing of the gear. End of the activity.
Over three days, it is possible to reach Håja and Ersfjorden and to hike in each spot.

This option will recharge your batteries like nothing else. Time enough to fill your lungs with fresh air and to feel that, in no time at all, you’ve reached the end of the world.

Lodgings
Sleeping tents house two. In addition, a yurt-like tent, is set up as a kitchen and common room, and is used to stock all collective gear.

Food
All meals are taken on site. The participation of each and all is required to insure that the camp functions optimally.

Practical Information

Energy:
Make sure to bring the batteries you need. Our solar pannel is used exclusively, for obvious reasons, to recharge our means of communication (weather, emergency).
220 volts with standard European plug at the hotel and on our base.

Guiding:
This journey is lead by a sailyak (sailing kayak Hobie Tandem Island) and hiking guide who speaks English. He will attend to your wishes, so your stay may remain a relaxing experience, combining pleasure and the great outdoors.

Gear we provide:
All collective gear for the camp and the kitchen, tents and sleeping mat, sleeping bag, liner. For the kayaks, a double kayak (Hobie Tandem Island), a dry suit, one 50-liter dry bag by person for your personal items, a waterproof radio, a life vest.

Gear you should bring:
– smal toiletry bag/first aid kit
– small towel
– pocket knife
– cap with a large peak or soft hat with large rim to protect yourself from the sun
– rain cape
– warm headgear
– sunglasses
– head-lamp to dig into your bag
– waterproof windbreak, top and bottom (e.g., Goretex ou Kway)
– thick fleece or thin down jacket
– long-sleeved fast-dry t-shirts
– synthetic fabric underwear (fast dry)
– warm gloves (fast dry)
– bathing suit
– waterproof case for your photo gear aboard sailyaks
– batteries in sufficient amount for the duration of the trip
– above-the-ankle waterproof walking shoes (for wet terrain, beginning of the season)
– back pack for day hikes (30/40 liters, cabin bag)
– hikes are not along set trails, do not hesitate to bring walking sticks, if necessary
– 3 to 4 pairs of soft and warm light socks

It is possible to leave in Sommarøy one piece of luggage for town clothes and whatever you will not be needing during the raid.

These weekend/short-length treks are offered in June, July and August.

The price includes:

Full board from 9 a.m. on the first day to 5 p.m. on the last, coaching and guiding, sailyak, waterproof suit, life vest and all safety equipment, waterproof bag, waterproof VHF/GPS radio, insurance for sailyak activity.

The price does not include:

Transportation to Sommarøy, nights preceding and following the raid, personal insurance (sport, cancellation, repatriation).

 

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Booking: Weekend / Short-length Hobie Sailing kayak Trip

RESERVE VIA EMAIL : booking@69nord.com or by phone +47 993 62 570
As soon as possible.
Date, name, telephone number of person in group.

From 9 a.m. on the first day to 5 p.m. on the last day.

2 days, 1 night 3 days, 2 nights 4 days, 3 nights 5 days, 4 nights
3900 nok/pers 6250 nok/pers 9100 nok/pers 11850 nok/pers

Your booking will be confirmed via return email or telephone. If you have not made a reservation, you may drop by the center and ask for availabilities.

Payment by bank transfer for the “Departing from a European Capital” option. Deposit: 30% upon booking, 100% 30 days prior to departure.

Payment by Visa, Mastercard before departure for the “From our Base” option.