Kayak Tour on Sandvin Lake

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Do you have few hours of your holiday in Norway, and you want to fill them with a combination of relaxation and action? Then this activity makes your dream come true! Even if you are new to paddling, you will see that gliding on the Sandvin lake can become an odd mix of an exciting and meditative experience. This tour is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. It is a perfect way how to learn new skills and techniques and explore the lake from a new angle.

1045
NOK*
5
h
Kayak Tour on Sandvin Lake
Moderate
3
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Meetup point

Trolltunga Hotel

Vasstun 1

5750 Odda

About the

kayak tour

We start with an introduction to the equipment, safety brief and adjusting the kayaks to make you comfortable. When you gain the confidence to control the kayak, you are ready to start THE adventure! We start the trip towards the nearest waterfall - Strondsfossen. The kayak paddle gently splashes mountain water as you enjoy the lake’s small bays and creeks. Of course, you should remember to look around, not to miss the unique scenes surrounding you - the Buer glacier in Folgefonna National Park, steep mountain sides and traditional farmhouses!  

Halfway through the tour, your guide will find a place on the shore for a needed lunch stop to stretch your legs while listening to stories about nature and culture in Norway. As the Norwegian weather is unpredictable, you can never know exactly what conditions you get. Even if the water is calm and quiet in the morning, the wind can pick up during the day and you must put in more effort on the way back. Either way, your guide is there to assess the conditions and to support you all the way!

We organise the tours in the winter for those who want to experience the Norwegian winter on their own skin. Join us for a tour in the snowy, frozen landscape to discover the winter wonders. Remember to bring extra warm clothes! Please note that there is a price difference between winter and summer kayak tours.

What's included?

Professional guide and instructor carrying safety and first aid-equipment

Kayak (we have both single and tandem kayaks)

Paddle

Wetsuit/Drysuit

Lifejacket

Information about local nature and history

Good to know

Difficulty and requirements

Level of difficulty: Moderate

The weather condition greatly determines the level of difficulty. This is not a tour for people with troublesome shoulders.  Please inform your guide of any medical conditions that might impact you during the tour or in an emergency.

Requirements:

  • Normal physical condition
  • Minimum age to participate: 12 years old (Children from 12 – 15 years must share a tandem kayak with an adult)
  • Maximum weight: 125 kg
  • Good swimming capabilities
  • Minimum number of 2 participants for the tour to run
Duration and distance

Approximately 5 hours • 8-12 km paddling  

It usually takes 30-45 minutes from meetup until we are on the water. This is to make sure you are equipped with all necessary gear and the kayak is adjusted to you correctly. Total time on the water is 3-4 hours.

Meet up

10 am. Meet your guide and travel companions at the parking of Trolltunga Hotel in Vasstun 1, 5750 Odda.

Weather

Rain is not a problem when it comes to the kayak-tours, kayaking is the perfect activity to do in the rain. It is mainly wind and waves that are giving us restrictions for this tour, but it also depends on what direction they are coming from. We will let you know as soon as possible if we must cancel the tour due to weather conditions.  

If we cancel due to weather you can choose to join another day, another activity or get a full refund. If it is too wavy for the kayak it means it is even more fun for the rib-tour!

What to bring
  • Water, lunch and snack for approximately 5 hours
  • Clothing for hot days: light pants/shorts, t-shirt, caps, sunglasses
  • Clothing for colder days: woolen layers under your sport clothes, beanie/headband, gloves with a good grip
  • Shoes that can get wet
Additional info

To book a private guide, choose the option ‘Private guide’. A group with a private guide, can include up to 8 participants/the price is equal to the price of 8 persons booked. For the private guide, make a booking for 8 persons, when placing your booking info, write ‘Private guide xx persons’ in the cell for your first name. And your full name in the cell for the last name.

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FAQ

Do I need a previous experience to join the kayak tour/course?

No, it is also suitable for beginners in paddling.

Do I need a certification to join the kayak tour/course?

No, you do not need any certification to join the guided kayak tour.

Is the information meeting also for kayak tours?

The information meeting is mainly focusing on the long and demanding Trolltunga tours. If you have any questions, you can join the meeting and the guide will come with advice at the end of the meeting.

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