FAQ: 8 day Fjord Snowshoeing Norway

We are looking forward to helping you out. However, before reaching out to us, please check the list of general information and frequently asked questions below

Do I need to bring my own snowshoes?
We arrange the snowshoes and poles. You bring your own (hiking) boots.
What types of snowsheos do we use?
We use several type of snowshoes of the brand MSR, they all have the same bindings.
Do I need avalanche safety equipment?
Yes, everybody needs to take their own set with spade, probe and beacon
Do I need an avalanche airbag?
It is not obligatory; our guides do not use them on these hikes. In case of an avalanche it increases your chances of survival. If you have one, bring it.
Preperation & accommodation
Are there shops close to where we stay?
No not near to where we stay. The guide has bought all the food. Usually we stop at a supermarket after coming back from a hike where everybody has the opportunity to buy something they like (snacks, chocolate, fruits). Note that alcohol cannot be bought in a supermarket but only in a special shop called ‘vinmonopolet’, this shop has restricted opening hours (see remark about bringing alcohol below).
What are the meals like?

Breakfast with bread and/or cereals. Juice, milk, coffee, tea. Everybody makes their own lunch for taking on the trip and can fill their bottles with cold or hot drinks. Dinner is a 2-course (starter or desert, and main course). Often local food like lam, deer, fish, chicken, pasta, rice, potatoes with fresh vegetables. You can bring your own drinks and snacks if you want that.

We do not serve alcohol, but you can take it with you. Keep in mind that alcohol is very expensive in Norway. The best thing to do (so you do not have to bring it with you) to buy it taxfree (very reasonable prices) upon arrival at the airport in Ålesund (this is before you go through customs, so you have to follow the regulations. For amount of alcohol, you can bring to the country please check TOLL customs.)

I am a vegetarian / have other foodallergies, what to do?
We can adjust our menu to your diet, but only if you inform us about this upon booking (we have to plan the menu before the trip starts.
What is the address of the cabins?
Unfortunatley, the cabins do not have addresses, but you can contact us in case of emergency
Is there wifi in the cabin?
Yes, in Nordfjord it has but we do not guarantee it (in case of problems with the wifi).
General information about the tour
What is a typical day in a kayak trip?

An average day of a kayak trip consists of 2,5 + 2,5 hours paddling. It can be less paddling on the first day because we will spend some time on packing and preparations. At the end of the first day we will do a short hike to a camping spot. Camping includes making camp and preparing dinner on fire.

The second day starts with breakfast, afterwards we will paddle and have a lunch break (on land), before heading back.

A typical day varies on the type of kayak trip. The program also depends on weather conditions, especially wind, and on skills and abilities of the group.

What is the group size?
We paddle in small groups maximum 8 persons and 1 guide. Average group size is 5-7 persons plus 1 guide.
What type of kayaks do you use?
We provide both single and double seakayaks. Especially the double kayaks are quite stable. If you have a strong preference please let us know while booking.
How experienced in kayaking should I be to attend a kayak trip?
For 1 or 2-day kayak trips you don’t need any kayaking experience. But you need to be physically fit for paddling for 5 hours per day plus short hikes.
What is the minimum age for attending this kayak trip?
For this kayak tour we accept children 12 years or older. Children aged 16 and older are the same costs as adults. If you plan a family tour – tell us and we will discuss it in detail.
What about health issues?
Our guide has a first aid kid. If you have health problems and need your personal medications please make sure you have it with you on a trip. If you have health problems which can impact a trip please let us know in advance (while booking) for safety reasons.