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Multi-day kayak trips from wonderful Buneset

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 our tours:
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, we have made adjustments to our trips so that we comply with the advice from the authorities at all times.


  • Norway's hottest paddling destination

  • The view from the cult mountain Hestmannen

  • Paddle trip to the beach paradises of Kvarøy and Liltjbjørnøya 

  • Arctic Circle ceremony on the island of Vikingen




The trip starts at Tonnes. From here you will be picked up in a shuttle boat by Buneset's owner and host Morten and taken to Buneset, our 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 Hestmona, Kvarøy, Rangsundøy, Selsøya and a number of smaller islets and reefs. 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 the neighboring island of Hestmona. We first paddle in from the south to take in the view towards Saturday's destination Hestmannen, but then the beach life beckons and we take a good break on one of the island's many beaches. After a nice trip, Bodil stays up with both dinner and pleasant hospitality before the evening is rounded off.

On Friday we visit Rangsundøya and Selsøyvik in a kayak. Beautiful beaches, formidable views and a whole load of local history collected on one board. After a nice trip, this day also ends with dinner and a nice time back at Buneset.


Saturday is the time to let the legs do the work. The 571m high Hestmannen is not the Himalayas, but a relatively steep mountain hike with an absolutely formidable view. Morten takes us from Buneset to Hestmona on a nice and action-packed RIB trip, you burn the gunpowder in your legs at the same time as we enjoy ourselves immensely with fantastic views for every meter we walk. An absolute highlight! 

Sunday is the return day, but we make sure to take one last trip with us after breakfast. Kvarøya and the legendary beach in Svindalen are too beautiful to be left out. After a nice paddling trip in sheltered waters and breakfast/swimming, we paddle back to Buneset for check-out, return of equipment and boat ride back to Tonnes. A long weekend full of nature experiences in a safe and pleasant setting!


Price: 4 days NOK 12,500

           3 days NOK 1000

           2 days On request. Depends on content.

The prices are indicative and set based on accommodation at Buneset all nights and full meal packages from there. 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. We discuss this when booking so that the price, convenience and degree of luxury and waiting reflect your wishes and needs.

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 trip.

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 spend the night at beautiful Buneset every night. The starting point is a double room, but single rooms are available at an additional cost. Dormitory rooms are also available on request.




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.

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 covers

  • Dry suit and paddle shoes

  • Safety equipment

  • Guiding

  • All meals from lunch Thursday to lunch Sunday

  • Accommodation

  • Transport by shuttle boat t/r Tonnes - Buneset


Price does not include

  • Travel to/from Tonnes

  • 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 1 Buneset – Hestmona

After check-in, we start the planning with lunch at 13 and a light kayak trip at 14:30. We hand out equipment and get into the kayaks. The paddling experience starts with a visit to the beautiful island of Hestmona. Here we find the spectacular mountain Hestmonkallen/Hestmannen known from the legend of the troll mountains in the north. We paddle via Andklakken to the sandy beach in Selsøyvågen. Here we relax for a while, swim a bit and enjoy ourselves on the beach before returning via the Arctic Circle monument on Vikingen. A quick rest and a few photos later, we are back at Buneset. After a shower and a change of clothes, Bodil serves a better dinner before we retire and crawl into bed.

Meals LM

Paddling distance 16 km


Day 2 Rangsundøya and Selsøyvik

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. We paddle north with Rødøyløva as our target, but after crossing the Melfjord we enter a wonderful area consisting of islets, reefs and sandy beaches. We visit both Selsøyvik old trading center, an absolutely beautiful sandy beach on the northern tip of Engøya and the beautiful accommodation Helgelandsidyll before we head home.  We take time to enjoy the view from the mounds on Rangsundøya before we paddle back to Buneset and enjoy a better dinner.

Meals FLM

Paddling distance 16km


Day 3 Rib and hike Hestmannen 

Today we get to use our legs! 571 steep meters must be forced. No climbing, but it is a relatively steep hike and will be a bit challenging towards the end for those who suffer from a severe fear of heights. However, it is possible to stop at a lovely viewing platform just a few minutes before the top so that you skip the most challenging part. The reward after the downhills is the view from one of the region's coolest mountains, namely the legendary mountain Hestmannen/Hestmonkallen. The day starts at the breakfast table at 08:30. We plan, eat breakfast, grease packed lunches and fill thermoses. We are taken over to Hestmannen by boat and spend the whole day enjoying ourselves in the mountains. If someone wants to use the kayak during the day, Vegard is happy to run technical training either in rescue techniques, turning technique or rolls in the afternoon. Once back at Buneset, we tuck into another delicious dinner before crawling into bed.

Meals FLM

571m height, approx. 4 hour summit tour.



Day 4 Indre Kvarøy, Svindalen

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 Indre Kvarøy, enjoy the view towards  Hestmannen and eat the morning meal. Some of us will surely go swimming on the legendary beach in Svindalen. The view towards Lovund from the mounds just above the beach is always a highlight. We paddle back to the starting point and end the paddling trip for this time approx. at 2:30 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.

Meals FL

Paddling distance 16.5 km

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline to ensure that we have what we need regardless of the weather we encounter 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. Everyone 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 given out as needed.

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

Good hiking shoes. We are going out on a couple of hikes. The mountain tour to Hestmannen does not require massive hiking boots, but you should have OK footwear. 

Sunglasses.Good and solid sunglasses with dark glass. Cord 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, plate. For drinks and lunch on tour.

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

Personal medications

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 something 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 Gore-Tex jacket/trousers.

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