"Kayak trip in the Arctic"

Address: 8150 Ørnes Date: Monday 10 jul 2017 - Sunday 1 Oct 2017 Show map

Address: 8150 Ørnes

Large icebergs, Arctic sorroundings, summer sun. Enjoy the pleasure of summer kayak paddling at the feet of the Svartisen glacier, the second biggest in Norway. You don’t have to go to Svalbard to experience icebergs floating around you and winchill blowing down from among the impressive blue ice front of the glacier. A new world awaits just a half an hour ride from Glomfjord. The real Arctic Norway has never been so close!

Experience: No previous experience is necessary. We are above the polar circle, and winter never really leaves the altitudes where we are going, so make sure you have warm clothes with you.

Date: June / July / Augus / September

Location: Storglomvatnet lake, Glomfjord area, Nordland

Meeting point: By appointment

Duration: 4-6 hours

Description:
We depart from Glomfjord and head up to the Storglomvatnet lake. We take the kayaks into the water and paddle along 4 major lateral parts of the glacier that go right down to the lake. We also go in the midst of the icebergs that calved off the glacier’s ice front. However, we will make sure to keep some safe distance, as the glacier is in constant movement. Huge chunks of ice can fall off of it and the icebergs can break up almost instantly.

A rare diamond lies hidden in Meloy. Few really knows about this, but during the spring there are huge icebergs drifting around in the Arctic water of the Storglomvatnet lake, at the feet of the Svartisen glacier. The rock formations in the mountains remind us that we will be paddling where Svartisen once also lay, hundreds of years ago. The mountain is composed of limestone and marble, so therefore you can clearly see how the ice age and water have worked the mountainside. In June and July, the midnight sun reigns supreme, so it's daylight all the time. Maybe we'll even see reindeers graze around the water.

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Distance

  • Landmark
    Glomfjellene (Meløy) 2 km
    Svartisen (Meløy) 17 km
  • City centre
    Glomfjord (Meløy) 10 km
    Bodø 60 km
  • Ferry
    Ågskardet (Meløy) 28 km
    Støtt (Meløy) 35 km
  • Sight
    Saltstraumen (Bodø) 58 km
  • Airport
    Bodø lufthavn 59 km

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