Expedition Paddler | Arctic Island (Sea Kayak)
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Arctic Island (Sea Kayak)

ARCTIC ISLAND SEA KAYAK EXPEDITION 2019

Dates:

Friday 19th – Friday 26th April 2019

Thursday 9th – Thursday 16th May 2019

``Guiding people in this environment is unique. I’m always looking for that wow factor, that expectation that around the corner is something that is going to blow people’s mind. It’s an amazing honour and pleasure to be able to experience that as a guide.`` - Jeff Allen

EXPEDITION SUMMARY

Two 7-day sea kayaking expeditions will be conducted in and around the islands of Senja, Someroya, Kvaloya and Rebbenesoya as well as many smaller islands to explore and shall be a wild camping expedition exploring this remote arctic region.

 

Dates are the expeditions are as follows:

 

Friday 19th – Friday 26th April 2019

Thursday 9th – Thursday 16th May 2019

BOOK YOUR EXPEDITION TODAY

This expedition will fill up fast. You can secure your place by using our online booking system at the bottom of the page.

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.`` - Edward Abbey

EXPEDITION DETAILS

Both seven day sea kayaking expeditions will be conducted in and around the islands of Senja, Someroya, Kvaloya and Rebbenesoya as well as many smaller islands to explore and shall be a wild camping expedition exploring this remote arctic region.

 

The expedition members will meet in Tromso at Bjorns Kajak at 1200 on the first day – Friday 19th April or Friday 10th May depending on your chosen dates – where we shall pick up the equipment required for the weeks expedition.

 

From Bjorn’s shop we shall then set off to Kvaloya, stopping on the way to pick up provisions for the week, before moving on to the accommodation to prepare our kayaks and equipment. On the following Saturday morning, we shall depart to our launch point and depart for 7 days of paddling and 6 nights under canvas before being picked up and returning to Tromso/Kvaloya to prepare for departing home, or fish tailing our adventures into the combined Sea Kayak/Dog sled experience if you have booked the Combined Xped.

 

The route for this expedition will take advantage of the current weather forecast that is pertinent to the region, which then gives us the flexibility to maximise our exploring potential.

 

The dog sled expedition starts on the 30th April – 3 days before or after the sea kayaking depending on your chosen dates – so don’t worry, there is the opportunity to recover before setting out again to explore the Finmark vida mountains of Sweden, Norway and Finland. The three day rest period Sat/Sun & Monday does not include accommodation and you will have to book this independently, (see accommodation below).

EQUIPMENT

Expedition team members are welcome to bring their own personal activity/outdoor clothing and equipment but because of varying personal requirements, other equipment extraneous to the base equipment already provided and listed below, can be organized when booking.

SEA KAYAKING

Expedition Paddler will provide the following:

 

Sea Kayaks

Paddle’s plus spare paddle

Buoyancy Aids

Spray decks

Neoprene Paddle Mitts

Bilge Pump

Team members may wish to hire dry suits from the out fitter.

OTHER ITEMS

For all of the activities it is recommended that you bring with you several pairs of base layers, I would recommend merino wool but there are other alternatives to this.

You will also need a lightweight pair of gloves as well as warm mitts, a buff or face mask, a warm wooly hat (or 2) a hot drinks flask as well as a water drinks bottle, a camera of course and a small ouch pouch (personal first aid kit) to include any personal medication and to treat any small injuries you may receive during the activities.

I shall be carry a well equipped first aid pack but this will not take into account any allergies that you may suffer from.

BOOKING

Both 7 day Arctic Island Sea Kayak expeditions cost £1,500 per person. This includes Kayak hire (inclusive of kayaking related equipment) and all guiding activities.

This expedition will fill up fast. You can secure your place by using our booking form below and paying a £750 deposit, or by contacting Expedition Paddler: E: info@expeditionpaddler.com or T: +44 (0) 7789 286080.

Arctic Island Sea Kayak Expedition – Kayaking Only – 19th April to 26th April 2019 – £1,500

Arctic Island Sea Kayak Expedition – Kayaking Only – 9th May to 16th May 2019 – £1,500