One week hiking and sailing with Hobie kayaks, Sommarøy, Tromsø

One week hiking and sailing with Hobie kayaks, Sommarøy, Tromsø

July, August 2023
5 days, 6 nights
1600 €/pers

Not included: Air fare and personal insurances (assistance, rapatriation, cancellation)

Registration for this stay is validated by the payment of 40% deposit.
The balance is due 30 days before departure.

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The price also includes the following amenities:

  • Round trip transportation from and to the airport / 69NOC

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Description

Explore the coast around Sommarøy, at the edge of fjords and the open sea.

The maritime zone we invite you to explore is near the gorgeous small island of Sommarøy in Northern Norway . This is the otter’s, puffin’s and sea eagle’s area.

This stay is specially designed for those who like to hike, sail and camp off the beaten path. We can stop on several islands : Tussøya, Høgøya, Håja, Sessøya, Gjøssøya, Vengsøya, Rebbenesøya, and Hersøya, just to mention a few. The walks are based on the overall group level. Walks are suited to meet everyone’s preference. Our trips are not made for extremists.

24-hour daylight in summer until the end of August. Midnight sun from May 22nd  to July 22nd.

Children accompanied by an adult, are accepted from 12 years old. They must share a sailing kayak with an adult in charge.

Price includes :
The full stay with 6 nights under tents, kayak trip with sailing equipment, food, guiding and airport transfers
Price does not include :
Air fare and personal insurance (assistance, rapatriation, cancellation)

This stay is available in private mode.

 

Program

We pick you up from Tromsø airport on Friday in the evening.
Arrival at our base in Sommarøy at about 21:30.
Dinner at the lodge, night in the tent, breakfast, shower, at the lodge.
On Saturday morning, preparation of waterproof bags, handling of equipment and departure for 5 days of hiking, sailing / kayaking (sailyak) in the western region of Troms on the preserved coast of Senja, Kvaløya and surrounding islands.
Daily steps are done over short distances. The Hobie Tandem Island are particularly fun hybrid machines. Beginners in sailing are accepted. The bivouac is done every evening near the next day’s walk. The hiking possibilities are many and varied, the adventure terrain is vast, the choice inexhaustible.
Return to our base on Wednesday, end of the stay at 17:00 after cleaning, rinsing and storing the equipment used during the week.
Last night in tent, showers, dinner and breakfast on site in the lodge.
Departure on Thursday morning for the airport.
Summer in our latitudes, the day is permanent until the end of August. The midnight sun lasts from May 22 to July 22.
Children must share the kayak with an accompanying adult.

Practical informations

Airport transfers:
Friday in the early evening for arrival.
Thursday morning for departure.
We are 50 km from Tromsø airport, only one rotation is possible.
The flight schedules applied by airlines as a result of the war in Ukraine tend to change more than usual. The schedules of transfers on arrival and departure will therefore be adapted.
Those who arrive by their own means: see Google Maps at the bottom of the page to locate us (by clicking on the address) 🙂

Accommodation:
The 6 nights of the stay are in tents. The first and last nights are spent on our base. You will have access to the lodge for meals, showers and sanitary facilities. The other four nights are in the field. A common tent of the “yurt” type serves as a cambuse, a place of gathering and storage of collective equipment.

Food:
Meals and breakfasts during the 5 days and 4 nights of field work will be prepared together. The participation of everyone is welcome to optimize the organization of the camp.

Guide:
This stay is supervised by 1 English-speaking guide who will meet the wishes of the group so that this stay remains under the sign of relaxation, fun and outdoors.
The number of participants is limited to 8 people (4 Hobie Tandem Island) plus that of the guide.

Energy:
Provide a large amount of batteries for 5 days. We are equipped with a solar panel that is dedicated, for obvious reasons, to the charge of our means of communication for weather and rescue.
You will find 220 volts with European standard sockets in the eco-lodge, during the first and last nights.

Materials provided:
All the equipment specific to the expedition, the collective equipment for the camp and the cambuse, tents, floor mats, sleeping bag & sleeping bag inner liner. For kayaks, a double kayak (Hobie Tandem Island), a dry suit, 1 pair of Crocs to protect the waterproof suit slipper, waterproof bags for personal belongings, a waterproof radio, a life jacket,

Personal equipment to be provided:
Small toiletry bag and personal pharmacy
Towel
Pocket knife
Head lamp
Cap with large visor or soft-brimmed hat to protect from the sun
Airplane mask to protect yourself from the permanent day
Water bottle
Rain cape
Hot hat
Sunglasses
Waterproof windproof set jacket and trousers (Goretex or Kway type)
Thick fleece fur jacket or small down jacket
Technical T-shirts long and short sleeves (quick drying)
Underwear ideally in merino or synthetic (quick drying)
Warm gloves (quick drying)
Swimsuit
Provide a waterproof case for your photo equipment on board the sailyaks.
Spare batteries in quantity needed for the week.
High-upper and waterproof walking shoes for wet grounds (early season)
Backpack for hiking (30/40 liters, cabin luggage)
The walks are off trails, do not hesitate to take walking poles if necessary
7 or 8 pairs of “curl” socks (light and warm), warm socks.

Your luggage will remain safe on shore with street clothes and belongings that you will not need during the stay.

Dates & registration

Dates 2023:

Arrival on Friday evening in Sommarøy.
Departure on Thursday morning from Sommarøy
– From Friday 30 June in the evening to Thursday 6 July in the morning.
– From Friday 14 July in the evening to Thursday 20 July in the morning.
– From Friday, July 28 in the evening to Thursday, August 3 in the morning.
– From Friday, August 11 in the evening to Thursday, August 17 in the morning.

Registration:
You can register on this page (payment by card or bank transfer) or by e-mail (payment by bank transfer only)

Online registration:
1- Choose on the calendar the date corresponding to the first day of the stay on which you wish to register
2- click on “I register” and follow the instructions
3- 40% deposit is taken to validate your registration.
4- A “pending payment” balance sheet will then be stored in your customer account and must be paid no later than one month before the start of the activity. You will receive an email for each of the important steps of registration.

Email registration:
to olivier@69nord.com
Please put the stay, the dates, your surnames, first names and those of other people you wish to register with you, mobile phone(s).

Keep in mind that behind the screen there are humans! In case of technical difficulty or other question do not hesitate to contact.
Thank you for your trust and welcome on board 🙂

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