Picture: Lapoint Surf Camp
September 15th to 26th 2022
October 6th to 17th 2022
Take part in the greenest, coolest and most sustainable expedition in Norway
You will be hiking, sailing, exploring and surfing all across the country from the east to the west in 12 days and at the same time travel and keep your carbon footprint to a minimum.
In the Capital, Oslo you will jump on a hydro powered train and glide environmentally friendly up Gudbrandsdalen through the area that has been Norway's pantry for centuries, Blindingly beautiful and with historical wooden farms lying one after the other and almost like strawberries on a string, so so sweet and nice.
The Saga continues to Leikanger where your transport will take you over the hill and down to Hoddevik.
Hoddevik is one of Norway's best surf spots only inhabited by a couple of people.
Coming down from the mountains and entering the steep fjord landscape Jolly will be waiting for you with a warm shower and a nice dinner. Your cabin is prepared along with the luggage you left in Bjorli. In Tafjord you get settled in and we spend the night here.
the end of the expedition
The Saga across Norway from east to west is coming to an end and from Hoddevik it will be up to you to decide whether you will take the shorter route to Ålesund or the slightly longer one down to Bergen.
The communication is good both ways.
Day 0: Arrive at Oslo, Norway, a day before the tour. Take the chance to explore the town, learn about the culture, and prepare for the adventure ahead.
Days 1-3: Hiking the Tafjordfjella Take the train to Åndalsnes and meet your guide at the Bjorli train station to mark the start of the adventure. You’ll spend the next few days hiking from cabin to cabin, traversing ešocmountainous terrain through the magical landscape of Tafjordfjella. The hikes will be weather-dependant, but they’ll also be adapted to your own wishes, skill level, and fitness.
Day 4: Tafjord and the voyage Descend to the village of Tafjord at the very edge of the Tafjorden, one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your sailboat will be waiting for you at the bay—enjoy a warm shower and a lavish dinner. As you get cozy on the boat and sail out of the fjord, your local guide will tell you some fascinating stories about the history of the area, as well as the myths and legends that originated there. The following days will be spent sailing along the southern coastal part of Sunnmøre, to Stadlandet and Leikanger.
Days 5-7: Sailing Tafjord and Sunnmøre Sailing the southern part of Sunnmøre feels like a voyage through time—you’ll follow ancient trade routes, fish your own food, and find ancient settlements and Viking tombs, all while encountering scenery beyond imagination. Sail some of the most exciting waters in Norway before reaching Ervik and Hoddevik, arguably the finest surf spots in the country.
Days 8-11: Surf’s up! Time to catch some waves and chill on white sandy beaches. This part of the tour is completely flexible—hit the waves at Ervik and Hoddevik all day, embark on a solo hike in the area, or just hang out with other adventurers at the clubhouse. And around midnight, you get to watch some truly breathtaking sunsets, especially in the late season.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Train tickets to Bjorli
- Experienced, local guides and sailing crew with extensive knowledge of the area
- 12 days of hiking, sailing, and surfing
- Accommodations for the duration of the tour
- Sailing suits and safety gear
All meals from Bjorli to the end of the surfing section of the tour
What’s not included:
Transportation after the tour
Accommodations before and after the tour
Accommodations for the night between day 11 and departure day
Meals before Bjorli and after the surfing section of the tour
Personal hiking equipment
FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EXPEDITION
How fit do I need to be? The best thing about this tour is that it’s flexible, meaning that every activity can be adapted for both beginners and more experienced adventurers alike. Regarding the hikes, if you’re decently fit, you should be good to go. You’ll be hiking for 5-7 hours a day, covering between 10 and 15 km (6,5 – 9,5 miles) of variable terrain and in altitudes of up to 2,000 meters (6,560 ft), all while carrying a loaded daypack. The hikes are flexible, and your guides will adapt the route to your skill and fitness levels. The surfing will also be adapted to your fitness level, but a surf instructor isn’t included in the price. If you’re not interested in or physically fit enough for surfing, you could spend the surf days hiking in the area or relaxing at the local clubhouses.
What do I need to bring? Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring: Backpack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 50-55L bag) Hiking poles — optional Water bottle and thermos Beanie and extra caps Buff or neck gaiter Sunglasses Warm gloves Hiking shoes Soft indoor shoes for the boat and huts Three pairs of wool socks Two to three sets of long underwear Two wool sweaters Plenty of spare, dry clothes for layering An insulating layer (wool sweater, fleece or thin down jacket) Waterproof rain jacket and pants Hiking pants Toiletries (hand sanitizer, mosquito repellent, toilet paper, etc.) Basic first aid kit and personal medications Sunscreen for your lips and face (SPF 50) Your favorite snacks Silk or cotton sleeping bag liner Hiking towel An underlay to sit on during the hikes Headlamp or flashlight Power bank Camera — optional (but recommended) Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and age requirements: For this adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 7:1. The sailboat used for this tour has a maximum capacity of 7 guests. In the event of a larger group, another vessel needs to be booked. In that case, a minimum of 10 participants will be required for the tour to run, with a max of 14 participants. The cost does not decrease as the group grows. Sailing and exploring Norway can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements. Min. age requirements: If you are older than 18, you’re good to go. Minors between 14 and 18 may be permitted to join the tour on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian. Minors younger than 14 aren’t permitted to join this tour. If your group has adventurers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Deposits and cancellation policy A deposit of $745 USD (7,000 NOK) to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 2 months (60 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to sixty (60) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund minus the full deposit amount ($745 USD). If Client cancels the Booking between sixty (60) and thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking minus the full deposit amount ($745 USD). After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
Getting there and meeting location To start this tour, fly into Oslo Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, Norway, a day before the start of the tour. After spending a night in Oslo, board the train heading towards Åndalsnes. After about 5-6 hours, disembark at the Bjorli station, where you’ll meet up with your guides and start the tour.
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Contact us for larger groups or for more information!