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Boating and Water Activities in Northern Norway

Kayaking, canoeing, river and sightseeing trips by boat. When you visit Northern Norway, you just have to get out onto the water. The Northern Norwegian archipelago is ideal for kayaking, and some of the still rivers in Northern Norway are suitable for canoeing. In waterways like Reisa, Altaelva, Tanaelva and Pasvikelva, long narrow river boats are a traditional mode of transport. Many of the most beautiful places along the coast are only accessible by boat, and some sightseeing trips are organised. 

By canoe down the Alta River

A summer canoe trip down the Alta River is a wonderful, almost lazy way to experience one of Europe's best salmon rivers.  Read more

To the island of Nord-Fugløy

One of the most inaccessible places in the country is the island of Nord-Fugløy in the far north of Troms. However, the sea eagle and puffin don't think so, for this is one...  Read more

Bygderuta from Hammerfest to Sørøya

From Hammerfest harbour you can take the ferry out to the remote, road-less fishing settlements on Sørøya Island with its dramatic, naked coastline. Choose whether to take...  Read more

By riverboat up the Alta Canyon

The Alta Canyon is the most monumental river canyon in Northern Europe, and the best way to enjoy the scenery is by traditional riverboat. joined a riverboa  Read more

To Mollisfossen waterfall by riverboat

An hour up the River Reisa between steep cliffs and dense pine forest is the 269-metre (883-ft.) high Mollisfossen waterfall. Only a few people have seen the rainbow created b  Read more

Væran – island hopping close to Bodø city

Givær, Bliksvær, Landegode, Helligvær and Karlsøyvær form an archipelago around the Bodø peninsula. Easily accessible and well protected. Ready for some island hopping?  Read more

King Crabs - tasty monsters

Out in the fishing fields to pull in the pots. Suddenly, the deck is covered with huge, ugly crabs. Have your photo taken with a king crab – and then get ready for a king...  Read more

Canoeing in Lofoten — something for every level

The best way to see Lofoten is from the sea, and no matter your level of experience, exploring the archipelago by canoe is an unforgettable experience. Hattvika Lodge in Balls  Read more

Saltstraumen – the most powerful tidal current in the World

Sea fishing, white-tailed eagle safari and historical delights at one of the most powerful tidal currents in the world. Experience one of the natural wonders of the world righ  Read more

Kayaking between glacier and archipelago

The rugged archipelago beneath Svartisen could have been made for kayaking, a place where beginners and advanced kayakers alike can experience fantastic nature from where it c  Read more

Wonderful days of kayaking in Vesterålen

How about a paddling trip in Vesterålen, or taking part in the Arctic Sea Kayak Race? Enjoy a damp, refreshing encounter with yourself, or make new friends among kayakers...  Read more

By boat to the Øksfjordjøkelen Glacier

A plunge of almost 1,000 metres, filled with blue ice and meltwater rivers, is a frighteningly beautiful sight. Join us on a boat trip into the Jøkelfjord to the only place...  Read more

Cruise to the great glacier - Svartisen

The Arctic Circle bisects Nordland. A magical line conjuring up visions of the midnight sun and the Northern Lights. Come and enjoy the enchantment of the Arctic Circle and th  Read more

Boat to the Vega World Heritage Islands

6,500 islands, old coastal culture, eider duck “farms”, a teeming bird life and exciting history; the cruises to the World Heritage area in the Vega Archipelago are an...  Read more

Through the maelstrom to the Refsvikhula Cave

You would think that negotiating the famous maelstrom in a RIB boat to see four-thousand-year-old cave paintings would only be for tough guys. But actually, this thrilling tou  Read more
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