Kayaking the Loen Valley

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Join us for an amazing kayaking experience in the dramatic Loen valley. As we navigate the green glacial water, the guide will tell you about the dark history of this hidden valley. The remnants of past disasters can still be seen. Surrounded by green water, towering mountains and rumbling waterfalls, it’s hard not to be impressed by the mighty nature.

Your professional guide will meet you at Loenvatn Feriesenter. We start the day with a short briefing, and a cup of coffee/tea. This is also a great opportunity to get to know the guide(s) and other participants.

At the starting point, you will receive an instruction and safety briefing to prepare you for the tour. You will then be taken out on the lake and guided through the landscape and history of the area. We’ll spend approximately half an hour doing the introduction to what we plan to do for the rest of the day, and what to expect on the tour. We’ll focus on safety, paddle instructions and outfitting. Kayak, paddle, and sprayskirt are included.

This is a perfect tour for both beginners and experts. Just long enough and in lovely surroundings. During the tour, your guide will give you local history-, culture- and nature-knowledge, and make sure you can relax and enjoy the tour. We take safety seriously, so we start off by doing a thorough go through on safety procedures, and we will make sure everybody knows what to do if a capsize should occur. After the safety drill, your guide will show you correct paddle strokes, and how to synchronize paddling with your partner. On all our guided tours we use stable double kayaks.

Then, its go time! Once on the water, we start slowly moving out on the lake. This is an extraordinary feeling of gliding through the green water, and start to soak in the beautiful landscape around you. There is no way to describe it in words, you’ll have to be there! We’ll form a fleet along the way to tell the dramatic stories from the valley and fun facts from the fjords of Norway.

Welcome to a stress free day, where you can truly enjoy the magnificent Norwegian scenery!

Good to know:

  • Meeting place: Sande Camping, see map here.
    Please be there at the latest 15 minutes before your booked time. 
  • Transport from listed pick-up locations to Sande Camping can be arranged. Please contact the us directly (min. 2 days in prior) at booking@briksdaladventure.com to arrange transport.
  • Please note that food is not included*

The feeling of being outdoors, of being part of a small team in great nature, captures all your senses. The beautiful, untamed nature and the valley´s dramatic history make a visit to the Loen valley an experience not to be missed.

Included in this tour:

  • Professional guide with navigation, safety and emergency equipment
  • All the equipment required for kayaking
  • Storytelling

Please read the “Additional information” and “General conditions of contract” before booking.

 

We recommend that you bring: 

  • A packed lunch and enough bottled water/drinks for the duration of the trip. And energy / additional snacks (chocolate, nuts, etc is always a good thing to have in the pockets).
  • Suitable clothing according to the weather. Water and windproof clothing is always good to have in Norway.
  • Cap, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, etc.
  • Camera is recommended, but on your own risk. Bring a small waterproof bag/purse if needed.
  • A small backpack/bag with additional clothing layers (fleece/woolen swather, etc.

Tour Includes:

• Professional guide
• Ticket to the chairlift
• Hot beverage & snack*

All necessary equipment
• Use of ice axe/hiking poles
Use of crampons/snowshoes
• Use of harness, rope etc.

Extra: pick-up / drop-off

Participants:

Minimum: 5 people

We accept bookings of less than 5 people, and will send you an confirmation email when we receive bookings for more than 5 people for the specific day. 

Minimum age is 12 yrs. +

 

Extras:

• Gloves for rent

Difficulty level:

MODERATE/MEDIUM 

Weather Changes:

Due to the possibility of rapidly-changing weather conditions, it may be necessary to make changes to scheduled trips. In the event that your trip needs to be rescheduled for another day or cancelled on short notice, you may choose between joining the rescheduled trip or cancel your order. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your tour, it may be necessary to turn around on the trail or head back earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.

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After an introduction about kayaking, the magnificent tour begins. The kayak trip on the Loen lake is a very nice and relaxing experience to visit and view the wonderfull glacier water and the surrounding mountains! At the same time you get to learn about the glaciers and the (dark) history of the area. Thanks again for the nice kayak-tour!

Elke and Kirsten

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