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Guided kayak and canoe tours

In weeks 26, 29, 30, 31

These tours give you the chance to experience the nature and culture of Suldal in a unique way. With a kayak, we can explore places that are otherwise hard to reach. Our guides have in-depth knowledge about the natural and cultural history of the areas we visit along the way. You will be given a basic introduction in paddling techniques and safety procedures so that you can paddle with minimal effort and enjoy the surroundings. Prior paddling experience is not required, but you must be in good physical condition for the longer tours

 

High-mountain paddling on Blåsjø Lake

Experience the high mountains from a kayak when we paddle 1 000 metres above sea level. Here you can view the majestic high-mountain terrain from a kayak as we explore Norway’s fourth largest lake. Duration: 6-7 hours

Price: NOK 900

High-mountain paddling on Blåsjø Lake, 2-day tour

Experience the high mountains from a kayak when we paddle 1 000 metres above sea level on Norway’s fourth largest lake. From this vantage point you can view the majestic high-mountain terrain. This tour combines paddling with hiking on land. We stay overnight in cabins where dinner is served. Duration: 2 days

Price: NOK 2 800

Suldalsvatnet Lake

Come and experience the western fjord country at its finest, with steep mountains and lush vegetation. We paddle through the dramatic Suldalsporten strait and visit idyllic locations with a fascinating cultural history that are accessible only by water. We try to spot the “bergfrue” (Norway’s national flower), eat lunch and make coffee over an open fire. Duration: About 6 hours

Price: NOK 700

 

 

Økstra Fjord

Pleasant sea paddling in protected waters. An exciting journey between islands and narrow inlets. This is a shorter tour that is suitable for families with children. Begins from Foreneset. Duration: About 3 hours

Price: NOK 500; children are free when accompanied by an adult.

Hyls Fjord and Lingvong Farm

Experience fjords and mountains on the same tour. Paddling on the fjord is combined with a hike up the mountainside to Lingvong Farm, 500 metres above sea level. Here we eat lunch and enjoy the fabulous views. We begin from Hylen. Duration: 6-8 hours

Price: NOK 800

Canoeing on Lågen River

Experience the best of the western fjord country’s nature and culture as you paddle down the river. We adapt the tour to your wishes – either quiet and calm or a little faster and more exciting. Duration: About 4 hours

Price: NOK 600

Canoeing on Mosvatnet Lake

We paddle on Mosvatnet Lake, go ashore on islands and visit an old milking cabin. This is an ideal tour for the entire family. Duration: About 3 hours.

Price: NOK 400; children are free when accompanied by an adult.

 

Equipment

We provide:

·         Kayak

·         Oars

·         Spray skirt

·         Vest

·         Wet suit

·         Paddle jacket

 

You must bring:

·         Extra clothes for the breaks

·         Rain gear

·         Lightweight shoes for paddling

·         Food and drink

·         Two-day tours require more equipment. A complete list will be provided later.

Registration

·         Tours must be reserved no later than 2:00 pm the day before.

·         Minimum 2 persons per tour.

·         All tours begin with a meeting in Mo i Suldal (see map).

·         In addition to the tours in this brochure, we can customize a tour according to your wishes.

About the Paddle Academy

The Paddle Academy was established in Suldal in 2012. The company is operated by Jens Marcussen, who has taken advanced courses in canoeing and sea kayaking offered by the Norwegian Canoe Association.  He is an avid river kayaker in his leisure time, and he has completed the international lifesaving course “Whitewater Rescue”. Jens works as a lecturer in Outdoor Life, Culture and Nature Guiding at Telemark University College and is responsible for the paddling curriculum and instruction at the college.

At the Paddle Academy we put your safety first and offer you the highest level of professional expertise combined with our extensive teaching experience.

 

Overnight lodging

If you need overnight lodging while taking part in our tours and courses, you can book your stay with us through Mo Vacation Cabins at www.opplevsuldal.no.  Many other lodging options are available in Suldal as well. For more information, please contact the Suldal tourist office at www.suldal-turistkontor.no.

 

The Paddle Academy

Mo i Suldal, N-4230 Sand, Norway

Telephone: +47 94394413

Email: post@padleakademiet.no

www.padleakademiet.no