Sunnmøre kayak & hiking weekend

Three days of kayaking and hiking in the stunning unexplored Hjørundfjorden. Fully guided trip with start and finish at our activity centre in Ålesund. This trips includes highlights like big waterfalls, deep fjords and a hike to the summit of Mt Saksa.

The first night you arrive Ålesund and our guide will pick you up at the airport and drive you over to a local Hostel in Ålesund where you spend the first night. We have our activity centre a 10 minutes walk down from the hostel.

On Friday morning at 8 you meet up your guide down at our activity centre after breakfast. Here we load all the kayaks and and take a 20 minute drive to the ferry that will take us over to the starting point of this trip, Festøya.

We put the kayaks on fjord and start kayak our way in towards Urke where we are supposed to spend the night. We have many spectacular mountains and waterfalls around us on the way in Hjørundfjorden. When we arrive at Urke we put up our tents and enjoy a good dinner. From the campsite you can look up on mountains like Skårasalen and Slogen and tomorrows goal Saksa. In Urke they have their own small pub, called Urke kaihus where we can enjoy a well deserved beer.

Saturday morning and we put on our hiking boots after big breakfast and start to make our way to the summit of Saksa. This trail have been rebuilt by sherpas and are now in really good conditions. This hike to the summit also contains a couple of steeper sections to get your heart pumping. The last part up to the summit there´s a stairway built in stones picked from the mountain.

From the summit of Saksa we get to enjoy the scenic fjord panorama over the Hjørundfjord-crossing and also all the way out towards Ålesund. After a lunch break at the summit we follow the trail back down to the kayaks. Down by the fjord we jump in the kayaks and paddle around Lekneset out to Trandal, a small isolated village with just 8 inhabitants. Even if there´s just 8 people living here they actually have their own pub, Christian Gaard.

Here we spend the night down in our tent and will get up to Christian Gaard to get a well deserved beer on the night.

The last morning we get the kayaks down in the fjord and get ready to follow the eastern side of the fjord out towards Festøya. Here we are often able to see parts of the wildlife with porpoises and eagles. We´re passing by some old mountain farms on our way to.

Out at Festøya we get on the ferry again and get a transport back to our activity centre in Ålesund for a round up of the trip. Count on being back and ready to leave Ålesund at 15.00.

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Included in the price
  • Guide
  • Kayak + gear
  • Accommodation Ålesund Hostel
  • 2 nights in tent
  • Camping gear
  • All meals from friday morning
  • All transports
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Difficulty 
Moderate – This tour is doable for people without previous kayak experience.

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