Coastal Kayaking – Jørpeland
The perfect complement to one of our hiking tours!
850 NOK per person
Enjoy a 3-hour kayak tour along Jørpeland’s fjord coastline. Take in peaceful island scenery while catching glimpses of birds, marine life, and the occasional seal. Learn about the cultural and natural history of the area and get an idea of what it must have been like for the Vikings, who once paddled those very waters.
Includes spectacular coastal views!
2019 Season | April – October 31
• Professional kayak guide
• Use of life jacket
• Use of kayak (single or double)
Please Wear / Bring
• Proper shoes** + socks
• Water-resistant pants*
• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater*
• Small bag for your belongings
• Bottled water
*Please dress according to the weather/season.
**No high heels permitted.
No prior kayaking experience necessary. Double sea kayaks are used, which are very stable on water. More experienced paddlers may request a single kayak.
DISTANCE | 4-12 kilometers
(depends on the group’s pace)
MINIMUM AGE | 8 years old
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
To be permitted to participate, all guests must have valid travel insurance that covers outdoor/adventure activities.
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OUR OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 17:00 (5:00pm)
Central European Time
NOTE | Outside of office hours, only e-mail inquiries will be answered.
Jørpeland, a small coastal town about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north-east of Stavanger, is the prefect starting point for marine-based adventures. Nestled into the region’s urban fjord coastline, it’s in close proximity to the islands, islets, and coves of the North Sea, as well as the mighty 42-kilometer (26-mile) – long Lysefjord.
Join our partner, Fjordexpedition, for a 3-hour kayaking adventure along Jørpeland’s coastline and paddle around the area’s serene islands. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the area and enjoy the tranquility of the water while catching glimpses of birds, fish, and the occasional seal. Finally, visit ‘Solspeilet’, a piece of mordern artwork also known as ‘The Norwegian Stonehenge’.
Upon meeting your guide at Jørpeland’s quay/harbor, you’ll be given a short briefing before setting out on the water. During the tour, you’ll paddle along the coastline, around islands, and get up close and personal with very small, flat islands known as islets (or ‘holms’ in Norwegian). One of these islets is home to Solspeilet (literally meaning sun-mirror in Norwegian). The modern piece of artwork, which was finished in 2016 by the local artist Stian Heimlund Skjæveland, is an 8-meter (26-foot) high pyramid made from high-shine stainless steel. It is decorated with historical symbols including those from the viking era. Because it’s surrounded by a monolithic stone circle, Solspeilet has come to be know as ‘The Norwegian Stonehenge’.
The tour ends at the quay/harbor in Jørpeland at approximately 14:00 (2:00pm).
Total | ~3 hours
Kayaking | ~2.5 hours
MEETING TIME / PLACE
The tour starts at 11:00am on Jørpeland’s quay (Jørpelandsvågen) | MAP