Join us on our bestselling tour, a guided kayak trip around Jørpelandsholmene islets, only 10 minutes away from Preikestolen. During this beginner level tour, you’ll experience coastal wildlife, hear stories about the local cultural and natural history, and enjoy food made from locally-sourced ingredients.
We think kayak paddling on the fjords is the best medicine for body and soul, and look forward to giving you a safe and exciting encounter with nature. Our tours are designed to offer you a complete experience where you’ll see, hear, taste, and smell in addition to being physically active and learning how to kayak.
This tour is a great choice for people with little or no kayaking experience and you don’t need any prior knowledge to join.
While still on dry land, our professional kayaking guide will give you an information and safety briefing. With their local knowledge and sea kayaking experience, they will be there to guide you and ensure that you have a safe experience on the fjord. While weaving around Jørpeland’s beautiful coastline, our guide will teach you basic paddling techniques. By the end of the tour, there is a good chance you will be able to master kayaking alone in calm waters.
The area is bustling with wildlife, on both land and at sea.
Part of what makes sea kayaking so exciting is chance encounters wildlife. One of the islets we’ll visit is a favorite nesting area for different types of birds. Sometimes we’re lucky and spot sea eagles in the area. In kayaks, it’s possible for us to silently glide over and observe them without causing a disturbance. In the summer, from May to July, large numbers of salmon are present in the fjord around the islets, and we commonly see them jumping through the air right beside our kayaks. During the tour, you’ll have time to explore the rocky shoreline, where small fish, shrimp, and crabs live in the shallow waters.
During the tour, our guide will also tell stories about local history and Norway’s unique fjord landscapes.
You’ll learn about Jørpeland’s founding and industrial era, as well as the long grave of a powerful woman who was buried there around the year 800. They will also tell you about the fjords and moraines that were formed at the end of the last ice age.
If desired, during the booking process, you may order a packed lunch for your tour.
Our lunch packages are made especially for us by a small bakery using locally sourced ingredients. The kit includes a wholegrain sandwich with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon (from King Mikals laks in Hjelmeland) and apple juice pressed locally in Tau.
After the tour, if you would like to spend more time out on the water, you may pay a small rental fee to use the kayak for the rest of the day. This can either be added during the online booking process, or arranged directly with you guide.
We look forward to giving you a safe and exciting encounter with nature!
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