How to get here
Enjoy a scenic 90-minute drive from the center of Tromsø to the ferry berth at Mikkelvika. From here it is a 10-minute ferry crossing to Bromnes on the island of Rebbenesøya. When you set foot on the island, it is a 15-minute walk on a slightly hilly path along the shore to the camp. Please see the map.
If you use your own car, it is possible to park at Mikkelvika in the parking area just 100 meters from the harbor. It is also possible to take the car with the ferry to Rebbenesøya where it is possible to park near the harbor and where the hiking trail starts.
Link to ferry schedule
At Elements Arctic Camp, group sizes on the paddle trips are normally limited to 4 participants.
Larger groups can be considered on request. We want to have small groups so that all our guests will be taken care of individually, on a personal level and you will also have a better experience of the camp and its surroundings.
The tour packages include all necessary paddle and safety equipment. Each participant will have their own kayak as we do not have double kayaks.
For beginners, the guide provides an introduction to paddling techniques and safety. Please state your size (length and weight) when ordering, so that we can ensure that we have suitable equipment available.
On our trips we provide local food and local sweet snacks. Beer, wine and soft drinks are not included. Food is an important part during our trips and adventures. We therefore do our best to choose the best local products available for that specific season you are staying with us. In our packages it will be possible to prebook the type of food you prefare or if you have any special wishes. We can also provide glutenfree food or vegetarian food.
The guests and the guide bring the food together to the cam. The guests prepare the food themself with support/guidance of the guide. The meals can be prepared in the fully equipped kitchen in the yurts, at the boathouse around the camp fire in the great outdoors.
Engvik Foodstore, the island has itsown foodstore only 20 min driving from Bromnes, the pier were you can buy food, as well as other different stuffs.
Please bring warm clothes to both wear during the stay at the camp and to wear under the drysuit. We recommend dressing in layers to keep warm. The weather can change quickly here in the north and at times it can get quite cool even during summer. This is part of the charm here in the Norwegian Arctic, but it means you need to make an extra effort with your choice of clothing.
Feel free to bring a seating pad to use during breaks. You may borrow an uninsulated wind sack on request. We also recommend you bring suitable clothes and footwear for outdoor activities, such as hiking.
You can borrow thermal overalls at the camp.
-Wind- and rain-resistant jacket and trousers
-Two layers, wool or fleece (under dry suit)
-Waterproof hiking boots
-Hat and gloves
-Sunglasses and sunscreen.
-Winter trousers and winter jacket (thermo)
-Winter boots high-handled
-Minimum two layers of wool or fleece (under dry suit)
-Warm hat, baclava, mittens or scarf
Generall year round:
-Therm cup, drinking bottle
- Binoculars if you have any
Note; equipment and clothing should be packed rainproof and in a backpack for the actual walk out to the camp.
We have high focus on security. In our region the water temperature is low throughout the year, and the weather can change very fast. Dry suit and west are always obligatoric during our trips. Our guides ensure that the kayaking is conducted safely and adapted to the participants skills. It is important that you inform the guides in advance of a trip/adventure of medical sircumstanses or other things that might have an influence of the security.
While no previous paddling experience is necessary, you must be in medium physical condition. You must be able to walk the distance of 800 m from the harbour to the camp site. Part of the route is uneven. During the middle of winter, we walk this stretch in darkness using headtorches, which is very exciting.
Everyone participating at our activities must have valid travel insurance covering all the activities offered by Elements Arctic Camp, which may be presented on request.
When participating on our packages you have to fill out an personal statement.
We follow the authorities' recommendations and rules and expect that our guests have also familiarized themselves with and follow these (see links below).
All our trips are as before still private and you will always have the camp to yourself, even when booking just one yurt.
With corona outbreak, we are flexible with ordering and cancellation. We must make reservations about symptoms / illness and orders and restrictions from the authorities related to the outbreak and must therefore make reservations that trips can be canceled at short notice, from both sides.
Payment deadline: 5 days before planned and possible feasible trip.
Payment method: invoice sent by e-mail, or by meeting (vipps, izettle). Individual agreement.
In case of cancellations related to the corona situation, prepayments will be refunded in full or you will be given the opportunity to rebook.
Usefull information you will find here, also in english.
The Norwegian Paddle Federation has prepared guidelines related to paddling.
Booking, payment and canselling (Covid-19 se above)
At normal conditions
The following cancellation fees / deadlines apply: - Full refund is given for cancellations made more than 60 days before the arrival date / tour date. 50% of the total amount is refundable for cancellations made 59-22 days before the day of arrival / tour date - No refunds will be given for cancellations from 21 and less days before the date of arrival / tour date. Any changes made by the guest are considered a cancellation.
Cancellation from our side:
We cancel the tour when we consider the drive to the camp and/or a stay at the camp for too risky or dangerous due to very bad weather (very heavy storms). In case of this type of cancellation / major change, you will be given 100% refund.
No cancellation is done regarding too rough weather for kayaking, we can offer other activities such as hiking, skiing, snowshoeing (if snow), sightseeing on the Island.
It will be possible to do the payment in different ways:
1) Online booking
It is possible to pay online directly from our homepage or through Visit Tromsø. If you prefare it will be possible to pay this trips in other ways as well.
2) Izettle wich is a mobile payment terminal
3) Vipps wich is an Norwegian payment application
4) Invoice sent by e-mail
5) Bank account to Elements Arctic Camp