3-Day Guided Kayak Trip: Kragerø
We dive back in history and follow in the footsteps of Danish-Norwegian privateers and pirates and their fight against the British and the Swedes during the Napoleon war, leading up to Norway’s independence. We visit historic locations with tales and legends of treasures and epic naval battles. You will get a glimpse of what life was like back then at the coast through seeing, smelling and tasting. We will then jump forward into history, to the Second World War, visiting German bunkers from the occupation time.
All along with experiencing the true meaning of “the Northern Playground”, which Norway presents, paddling in the rocky archipelago of Kragerø is at true paddling-pearl and a must-see for adventurers!
We start our journey from Ivarsand and paddle along the coast in the archipelago. Depending on the weather we have different options to either paddle on the inside or the outside. We will stay at primitive camping spots with varying facilities. On the tour, you will learn about the local culture and history as well as basic expedition skills such as; how to pack a kayak, how to set up camp, routines on how to be comfortable on a multi-day trip, how to supplement your meals with nature’s pantry.
Time: 3 days.
Max number of participants: 8
Paddling distance each day: 10-15km.
Experience: Green level. What’s my level?
See the full day plan here.
All the kayaking equipment that you will need on the trip is included. We use high-quality equipment which includes kayak, paddle, wetsuit, paddle jacket, buoyancy aid, sprayskirt and helmet.
You will need to bring your own camping equipment and food. See our list of expedition gear here (opens new tab).