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Multi-day kayaking experiences from beautiful Onøya

Pointed mountains plunging into the sea, sea eagles and bustling wildlife, 12,000 small and large islands shelter from waves and wind, chalk-white sandy beaches, clear water and midnight sun. Charming fishing village, accommodation full of history and good food interspersed with local robber stories. Helgeland has everything a kayaker could wish for.   


Protection against infection on trips:
We arrange all our tours in accordance with the infection control advice from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. In order for you to feel safe on a trip with us, after the pandemic we have made adjustments to our trips at all times so that we always comply with the advice from the authorities. 


  • Norway's hottest paddling destination

  • The view from Lurøyfjellet

  • Paddling trip to the beach paradises of Kvitvær and Sandvær


Summary standard four-day tour Thursday-Sunday:


The trip starts at Onøy. From here we go to our set up base and your place of residence for the coming days. We eat breakfast, get to know each other and plan Thursday's afternoon trip. 

During the days we paddle between the beautiful islands of Sandvær, Kvitvær, Onøy, Røssøya, Sørvær and Lurøy. The area has a rich history both in terms of fisheries, fish farming and war history. The animal and bird life is exciting, the beaches are chalk white and the view absolutely spectacular.

On Thursday we paddle to one of these beautiful beaches on Onøy, put on our shoes and familiarize ourselves with the story of the local resistance man John Kristoffersen's escape from the enemy during the Second World War. After a nice walk, we have dinner before the evening is rounded off.

On Friday we visit the rest of Røssøya and Bukkøya in kayaks before paddling over to Olavika on Lurøy. From here we take out our hiking boots and climb the mighty Lurøyfjellet. A nice hike, but the view from the top is absolutely outstanding. From here you can see the Lofoten Wall to the north, Torghatten to the south, Svartisen to the east and Træna and the Great Sea to the west. An absolute highlight on clear days. After burning a lot of energy, we return to the base and have something to eat before closing our eyes and dreaming about tomorrow's trip.

On Saturday we paddle to our own favorite islands Kvitvær and Sandvær. Undisturbed sandy beaches as far as the eye can see. A background consisting of pointed mountains in all directions. Crystal clear water and an absolutely indescribable calm. We take our time for longer breaks on both islands and enjoy ourselves in and on the water all day. Once back at the base, it is once again dinner and sleep.

Sunday is the return day, but we make sure to take one last trip with us after breakfast. The view towards Hestmannen and the chalk-white beaches on Køtterøya is too beautiful to be left out. After a nice paddle in sheltered waters and breakfast on a quiet beach, we paddle back to our base for the return of equipment and the last leg to the ferry terminal on Onøy. A long weekend full of nature experiences in a safe and pleasant setting!


Price: 4 days NOK 13,500 including accommodation and all meals.

           3 days NOK 10,500 including accommodation and all meals.

           2 days On request. Depends on content.

The prices are based on indoor accommodation all nights and full meal packages. If you want tent accommodation and cooking on the shore, the prices will of course be reduced in line with the reduced need for convenience.

When: On request. My. 4 participants.

What is included


  • All accommodation

  •  All meals as described in the day to day program

  • Guide

  •  All local transport associated with the tour programme


Contact Us

Questions? Do not hesitate to contact the person responsible for the tour.

Vegard André Olsen

Tel. 95 25 40 98

Tour facts

Level of difficulty: You must be in good physical shape and have previous paddling experience. It can get windy, so you need to be comfortable in the water, and master kayaking in waves and wind. Single and double kayaks will be able to be used and changed during the trip. NB - If you are on regular medication, have known allergies or the like, you must always have your personal medication with you.



We provide suitable accommodation based on your wishes, financial preferences and needs.




You must have adequate sickness and accident insurance which should also cover any transport home. Remember to bring proof of your travel insurance on your trip should something happen.

Some general things to be aware of:

  • Some insurance companies use the number of meters above sea level as a criterion for what the insurance covers, and whether they call it an expedition or not. Pay particular attention to this - and check it carefully.

  • Some insurance companies require you to take out an extension if the single journey goes beyond a certain duration.

  • Be sure that the insurance covers the selected geographical area.

  • Some insurance companies have an upper limit on their cancellation and health insurance.

  • Does your insurance cover the loss of the purpose of the trip?

  • Luggage

  • Delays


We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is indicative and changes may occur. We also refer to our general travel conditions.


Price includes

  • Rental of sea kayaks, oars, vests, rucksacks and splash pads

  • Dry suit and paddle shoes

  • Safety equipment

  • Guiding

  • All meals from lunch Thursday to lunch Sunday

  • Accommodation

  • Transport if this is one of the agreed programme


Price does not include

  • Travel to/from Onøy

  • Food in addition to meals in the program and beer/wine/mineral water


Other information

If it is close to departure, get in touch. Maybe we'll get you along anyway.

Day by day: 

DAY Base - Onøy


Accommodation: To be agreed

Meal: LM

Transport: 5 min

Distance: 9km

The paddling experience starts at our agreed base for the tour. After check-in, we start the planning with lunch at 13 and a light kayak trip at 14:30. We hand out equipment and paddle to the sandy beach in Krongelvika on Onøy. From here we stroll over to the neighboring villages of Borkvika and Johnhøla where we learn a bit about the resistance man John Kristoffersen (10-15 minutes each way) before returning. After a shower and a change of clothes, we eat dinner before retiring and crawling into bed.

DAY Base - Bukkøya - Lurøyfjellet

Accommodation: To be agreed

Meal: FLM

Distance: 8+7km

The day starts at the breakfast table at 08.30. Here we eat, plan the day and grease packed lunches/fill thermoses for the morning meal. Today we are going to burn some energy. We paddle around Røssøya, pass Bukkøya and cross over to Lurøya. Here we eat our packed lunches and embark on today's hike; the ascent of Lurøyfjellet. A nice mountain tour without climbing and splitting, but from the top of the 685m high mountain we can see on clear days both Torghatten in the south, the Lofoten Wall in the north and a whole series of known and unknown rock formations between these. We take time to enjoy the view at the top before paddling back to our base and enjoying dinner knowing that tomorrow will be spectacular.

DAY Base - Clear weather - Sandy weather

Accommodation: To be agreed

Meal: FLM

Distance: 21km

Get ready for sandy beaches as far as the eye can see! The day starts at the breakfast table at 08:30. We plan, eat breakfast, grease packed lunches and fill thermoses. At 10 o'clock we paddle over to the picturesque island weather of Kvitvær, enjoy the view for a while and stock up on some snacks. Here you will feel like swimming! We paddle on to Sandvær, a landscape protection area because of its varied seashore vegetation and its rich limestone rocks. Here we eat breakfast and take time for even more swimming. On the return trip, we will probably encounter sea eagles as we pass Storskjæret and Svartskjærskallen. After washing off the sand and salt water, we also eat  today we have dinner together before we crawl into bed.

DAY Base - Lamøya - Laukøya - Båtholmen

Meal: FLM

Distance: 8.5km

On Sunday we eat at 8 to make the most of the last day. We pack lunches, fill thermoses and are ready to go in the kayaks approx. at 9 From here we paddle to Køtterøya and enjoy the view towards Hestmannen from a wonderful sandy beach while we have breakfast. We paddle back to the Røssøygården base and end the paddling trip for this time approx. at 12.30 p.m. You change, wash and groom yourself and get ready for the boat trip home. We say goodbye and look forward to seeing each other again at a later Way of the Cross.

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline so that you have what you need no matter what kind of weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly.

Get in touch if you have any questions: 95 25 40 98 /


Underwear. Avoid cotton, choose something that dries easily.

2 sets of woolen underwear. Use what you feel most comfortable with yourself, wool or synthetic.

Fleece jacket. To wear under the dry suit on cold days.

Shell jacket. For use outside the kayak. Anyone who wants it gets a dry suit to paddle with. 

Shell pants. Alternatively, you can bring rain trousers. 

Down jacket. Nice to have when we go ashore in the evening. Primaloft jacket or a thick wool sweater can also be used. 



Wool socks, both thick and thin. 


A warm hat.

Caps and southwest. Against sun and rain.

Packing bags. Waterproof in sizes small, medium and large. Everyone can borrow 1-2 large rucksacks to use on the trip, in addition different plastic sacks/bags are handed out as needed.

Seat pad/plate. Vegard sits on the vest or the towel. You sit on what you want.

Good hiking shoes. We're going out on a couple of hikes. The mountain tour to Lurøyfjellet does not require massive mountain shoes. 

Sunglasses. Good, solid sunglasses with dark glass. Lanyard is recommended  so they can hang around the neck. 

Hiking pants

Shorts, swimwear and sandals. Voluntary swimming on the beaches every day. 


Drinking bottle/camel bag. You need to be able to take 2-3 liters of water with you.


Lunch box, cutlery, cup and plate. For drinks and lunch on tour.

Hygiene articles. Toothbrush, toothpaste, a small towel, wet wipes, sunscreen, soap, mosquito repellent etc.

Personal medicines. Plasters, paracetamol etc. We want to know about personal medications you use, in case something should happen, cf. registration form and travel conditions.


Toilet paper. Always good to have a little of your own available

Stationery. We recommend writing a diary to preserve all the memories and experiences you get on a trip like this.

Money/card. The trip covers most things, but bring some money for snacks and drinks.

Binoculars. The wildlife and scenery are worth it

Camera. Remember to leave enough space on the memory stick.

Earplugs. For those who sleep easily at night. 

Snacks. Nuts, chocolate etc.

TIP: If you are traveling by plane, we recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage (for example hiking boots and shell jacket/trousers.)

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