2 Day Arctic Camp
with winter kayaking
2 Day Arctic Camp with winter kayaking
Available: from 15. sept 2019 to 15. april 2020
Days: Manday, Wednesday, Friday;
Pick up/retour 13.00/18.00
Duration: appr. 29 hours
Groupsize: maximum 4
Including: accomodation, food, transp.
guiding, all nessesary
kayakequipment, singel kayaks,
Food: dinner, breakfast, tea/coffe,
expedition food, local sweet
Location: Campsite in Vargsundet,
Accommodation: in your own yurt,
Transport: Pick up: Tromsø centre-
This is a unique private and personalized trip!
Experience a spectacular Arctic Archipelago from our campsite on the island of Rebbenesøya, north of Tromsø, by a cultural landlandscaping area with several nature reserves.
The camp has two yurts, it is without road access and electricity, and we fetch water from a small stream nearby. This is the place to experience - calmness, silence, a lot of weather and the charms of each seasons with its different color schemes and peculiarities. With no light pollution this is a amazing place for star gazing and experiencing the magical Northern Lights. If we are lucky maybe the Northern lights will start dancing while out kayaking.
We will paddle in crystal clear water along beautiful islands, around islets and sheaves. It’s quite common to see white-tailed eagles, otters, seals. Porpoises, dolphins also pass our camp from time to time, or if you are lucky you might spot them on the kayaking trip.
As well as the wonderful biological diversity, the area has a rich cultural heritage dating to medieval times and, in some cases, even as far back as the Stone Age.
We will pick you up in Tromsø city or another place by agreement. We then drive in the direction of the camp. The journey to the camp is an adventure itself. We will drive alongside fjords with fantastic views. When we drive over the mountain pass we will pass Norway’s largest island lake. The drive finishes at the Mikkelvika ferry landing, where we take a 10-minute ferry crossing over to Bromnes on the island of Rebbenesøya. Thereafter we have a 15-30-minute walk- or snowshoe trip to the camp.
After settling into your yurt, we start to warm it up, and we get to fetch water from the nearby stream. We thereafter prepare a light meal. We plan the evening kayak trip and the next day trip according to the weatherforecast, your excperience and wishes.
Look forward to the evenings kayak trip. To paddle in the dark is a special experience and if we are lucky, the Northern Lights can suddenly start dancing over your head. Back at the camp we enjoy a nice dinner and you will be able to enjoy a cosy and relaxing time in a warm yurt either in comfortable chairs in front of the woodfired oven or around a campfire.
Look forward to a nice sleep in the yurt in our super comfortable beds.
Next day after breakfast we get ready for a new sea kayaking trip, this time in the daylight of the Arctic winter. This will be a totaly different excperince from yesterdays kayaktrip in darkness. All depending on when we start the trip in the morning, we will be able to be out kayaking for about 3-4 hours.
The area surrounding our camp offers enormous variety for sea kayaking with wonderful trips of varying lengths and levels. The crystal-clear water makes it possible to study the marine life underneath your kayak. During the trip, we have short breaks were we eat some snacks and get som hot to drink. When we return to the camp we prepare a nice warm lunch. We enjoy the atmosphere at the camp before heading back to Tromsø.
During the trip we have to take precautions regarding the weather. Alternative activities is, we drive south on the island to Engvika, which is perhaps home to the world’s most beautifully located shop. We can visit the shop and if conditions allow us we can hike the mountains just nearby were you will have a spectacular view of the open sea. From this view you willl be able to see the Island Sørfugløya, towering on the horizon. The Island is well know for its huge puffin colony. Another beautiful place even more south is Måsvik with beautifulwhite beaches, clear shallow and green water and lots of small Islands.
If we have snow we will be able to go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing either directly from the Camp or we can choose other tracks on the Island. The Island even has its own trail with light making it easy for cross-country skiing wintertime. It will also be possible to do icefishing on a small lake nearby the Camp.
...Or, if you prefer, simply relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere at the Camp. We assure you that this is a wonderful place to relax.
Please contact us directly if you are a family or more than 4 people. In addition to this trip, we also offer summer packages. We will gladly help you choose the best season for you to visit us.
For further information or if you would prefer a customized adventure, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Please bring warm winter clothes: warm jacket, insulated pans, woollen or other thermal underwear, fleece, a warm hat and gloves. You also need to bring highshafted warm winterboots. We recommend dressing in layers to keep warm. You can borrow thermal suits at the camp. We have spikes and snowshoes and equipment for cross countryskiing.
The guests and the guide/host prepare the meals together. The meals can be prepared in the fully equipped kitchen in the yurts, at the boathouse or outdoors around a camp fire.
While no previous paddling experience is necessary, you must be in medium physical condition. To get to the Camp we have a 15-minute walk on a uneven path along the seashore. Wintertine in periods it might be nesseary to use an litle bit longer alternative route over a hill. During the middle of winter, we walk this stretch in darkness using headtorches, which is very exciting.
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