CONTACT: Grant Thompson
TEL: (503) 364-0400
Tofino Expeditions, a company that has been offering commercial sea kayaking tours since 1988, is announcing the dates for their 2012-13 sea kayaking tour of the Western fjords of Norway. On this once in a lifetime kayaking trip, guests cover 50 miles of the most dazzlingly beautiful fjords in the world while discovering the breathtaking landscapes and Viking culture that makes Norway such a fascinating destination.
This Norway kayaking journey begins at the charming art nouveau town of Ålesund at the entrance of Storfjord. Paddlers journey through the peaks of Sunnmøre Alps on the waters of Norddalsfjord, Tafjord, Sunnylvsfjord and finish the majestic waterway of Geirangerfjord. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Geirangerfjord is the most photographed fjord in Norway. Aside from world-class paddling, guests experience side-hikes, opportunities for fishing, exploring the shops of local artisans, savoring traditional cuisine in local villages, and much more.
Guests experience expedition-style camping through the heart of some of Norway’s most memorable waterways--an area of postcard-perfect landscapes with snow-capped mountains, high granite walls, waterfalls, mountain farms, wildflowers, and charming villages. The summer months offer paddlers long, sunlit Scandinavian days with a unique blend of scenery, culture, and the thrill of adventure.
A National Geographic commissioned panel of experts in sustainable tourism and destination stewardship in recent years selected Norway’s Western Fjords the world’s Best Destination with even higher marks than before. — National Geographic Traveler Nov/Dec 2006 and Nov/Dec 2009. Departure dates available in July and August, 2012 and 2013. Price is $2490 per person.
About Tofino Expeditions
Founded by veteran adventurer Grant Thompson, Tofino Expeditions has guided commercial sea kayaking tours since 1988, making them one of the most experienced companies in the business. The company was the very first to provide guided paddling tours of Vancouver Island’s west coast, which is now a destination on the life list of paddlers around the world. The company guides trips along the world’s finest coasts in Baja, British Columbia, Croatia, Brazil, Vietnam, Norway, and the Galapagos Islands.