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Lyngør – a kayaking paradise

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from 10 950 NOK
Length 4 days
Travel period 22 - 25 aug 2021
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The price includes

  • 3 nights’ accommodation – sharing in dormitories.
  • Breakfast according to programme.
  • Packed lunch according to programme.
  • All dinners on the programme.
  • All excursions on the programme.
  • Local guide.
  • Kayak rental (two people per kayak).
  • Return boat trip to Sandøya.
  • Tour is covered by the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund.
Availability : 22. - 25. aug 2021
Kayaking and making food at the beautiful Lyngør Lighthouse

Staying at Lyngør Lighthouse, making our own food and paddling in the skerries

Experience the magic of gliding silently out into the water in a kayak and feeling the adrenaline kick in when you hit the waves.
Wake up after a night at the idyllic Lyngør Lighthouse and take a refreshing dip in the water before breakfast.
Or perhaps you’d like to challenge your body with some freediving or snorkeling?
We can promise you a rare experience where you’ll get to see nature from a different perspective.

This trip is suitable for both beginners and experienced kayakers. We paddle in twos in sturdy kayaks. We make many of the meals together in the kitchen of the old officer’s quarters, or on one of the beautiful islets in the skerries. It’ll be a wonderful experience in nature, staying in accommodation that’s a little bit different!

Lyngør – a kayaking paradise
We’ll be staying at Lyngør Lighthouse and paddling around this southern archipelago / Photo: Shutterstock
A bit about the trip

We take you on some amazing experiences in nature to one of southern Norway’s real pearls; Lyngør Lighthouse.
4 days paddling in the beautiful skerries. The area is rich in wildlife and if we’re lucky we might get to befriend a few seals…We try to use our own muscle power where possible so that our environmental footprint is minimal.
We prepare some of the meals ourselves with the guide, and other meals are made by the chef. The food is equally as important as the surroundings.

Lyngør Lighthouse has a fantastic view out towards the sea on the island of Kjeholmen, north of Lyngør. It has 22 beds, as well as showers and toilets.

Lyngør Lighthouse is a lighthouse on the southern tip of Kjeholmen, northeast of Lyngøya in the Lyngør archipelago in the municipality of Tvedestrand. The concrete lighthouse was built in 1879 and became automated and unmanned in 2004. As a part of the landscape and the buildings in Lyngør, the lighthouse is a listed building under the Cultural Heritage Act. The lighthouse was refurbished in 2011 and is rented out by the Aust-Agder Tourist Association as a tourist cabin.

Bring your own car

You drive yourself to the starting point for this trip, Gjeving, not far from Lyngør. There are plenty of parking spaces there. Here we pack the luggage into our own boat and, following a demonstration of equipment and safety instructions from our guide, we’ll paddle towards Lyngør Lighthouse.

You don’t need to have any prior experience of kayaking but as long as you have a good sporty attitude, you’ll have some amazing experiences regardless!

Highlights
  • The feeling of being close to the sea.
  • Coffee out in the sun with a view across the horizon.
  • Atmosphere around the dinner table after a day filled with new experiences.
  • The unique accommodation at Lyngør Lighthouse.
  • New knowledge of the sea.
  • Kayaking on the beautiful archipelago.
  • The experience of preparing the fruits of the sea for dinner.

Accommodation

Lyngør Lighthouse comprises the lighthouse itself, as well as the former dwelling quarters and an annex.

The former officer’s accommodation has a large dining hall, living room and a smaller dining room. The bedrooms include The Blue Lanterns that have 5 beds and Candela and the Sailmaker lofts that have 3 beds each.
There’s a bathroom with a shower on the third floor, and four showers and two toilets in the basement of the officer’s accommodation.

All the showers have a 10kr meter for hot water (to ensure there’s enough hot water for everyone).

Infection control

In collaboration with our partners, we arrange our trips in accordance with the infection control advice from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. In order for you to feel safe, we have made adjustments to our tours to ensure that we always comply with the advice from the authorities.
It is, of course, also important that you yourself take responsibility and follow the rules at all times, uphold social distancing, wash your hands, use antibacterial hand sanitiser, and wear a mask where necessary. You must bring your own masks and antibacterial hand sanitiser.

Dining

All meals on the programme are included in the price.

If you would like beer or wine with your food, you have to bring that yourself.

Lyngør – a kayaking paradise
On one of the days we paddle in to the centre of Lyngør, and we will learn how to prepare the food that nature provides / Photo: Shutterstock
Programme

The programme is preliminary, Expa Travel Norway reserves the right to make any changes throughout the trip. Weather conditions: we may have to change the order of the excursions if the weather dictates.

Day 1Arrival day Gjeving

Arrival (in your own car) in Gjeving, just outside Lyngør. We’ll meet in Gjeving at 5.00p.m. and get ready for a seaside mini break with a difference! There will be a short demonstration on how to paddle a kayak before we head out through the islets. Your luggage will be transported in your own boat.

Lyngør Lighthouse lies at the edge of an islet, with a view of the open sea and all the other beautiful islets in the Lyngør archipelago.
On arrival at the lighthouse, there will be time for a dip in the sea before we prepare a shellfish dinner together.

Day 2Paddling in the archipelago

After breakfast and a morning dip, we get in our kayaks.
Lyngør is a lovely paddling paradise with islands, islets and skerries that offer some shelter if the wind picks up. We head towards Lyngør ‘centre’ and have a quiet, calm paddle through the islands. You might want to stop and have a quick swim?

We stop for lunch in Lyngør ‘centre’ before paddling on. This area is bustling with wildlife and there’s a good chance we’ll meet some seals. We paddle back to the lighthouse for a barbeque on the pier, made with local ingredients.

Day 3Paddling, preparing food and freediving, snorkeling or fishing

We paddle out to the beautiful islets around Lyngør. On today’s programme, we will learn how to gather and prepare food.
For those who wish to, you can do a freediving course, or you can choose to do some snorkeling, fishing or kayaking.

Today we will have our own chef who will make lunch for us and show us how to prepare seaweed, snails and shellfish.
Afterwards, we return to the lighthouse where we’ll change into warm clothes. We will then be picked up and taken out to Sandøya by boat. Sandøya is full of local artists and small businesses, so you have to spend a lot of time there.

On Sandøya we’ll eat a delicious farewell dinner at Ragnvald’s sausage factory restaurant, before being taken back to the lighthouse for one last night.

Day 4Coffee out in the sun, paddling and journey home

We enjoy a calm morning with bathing and a long breakfast.
What better way to end the trip than a cup of coffee out in the sun by the lighthouse…

We’ll pack our things and paddle back through the islets to Gjeving where we will return the kayaks and say thank you for the trip!

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Price & dates

Dates

This tour is set up on the following dates:

  • 22 – 25 August 2021 (Sunday – Wednesday).

P.S.! Contact us if you would like to do this tour on your own, on a date of your choice.

Price

The total price for this trip is 10950NOK per person, sharing a double room.

Included in the price

  • Accommodation x 3 nights, sharing dormitories.
    Shared bath/shower (2 toilets and several showers).
  • Breakfast every day of the programme.
  • Lunch every day of the programme (packed lunches that you make yourself).
  • Dinner every day of the programme. 
  • All excursions on the programme.
  • Rental of kayak/life jacket for 4 days (two people in each kayak).
  • Local guide.
  • Return boat trip to Sandøya.
  • Tour is covered by the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund.

Not included in the price

  • Journey to/from start and stop points.
  • Any beer/wine with dinner (you have to bring your own).
  • Any parking fees for your own car.
  • Travel insurance certificate (obligatory on our tours).

Payment/Conditions

Coronavirus terms and conditions

We make it safe for you to book your travel with us. If the scheduled trip cannot go ahead due to travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we offer a full refund. This means that you will receive a refund directly from us if the Norwegian Directorate of Health/Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travelling to the area where the trip is planned at the time that your trip would have taken place.
This also applies to the paid deposit, minus the administrative fee of 495NOK.
We aim to refund you as soon as possible, and a maximum of one week after a cancelled trip.

If you wish to cancel the trip without the Norwegian Directorate of Health/Ministry of Foreign Affairs having advised against travel to your planned destination, our normal cancellation policy applies (see below).

Cancellation due to your own quarantine?

If you have to cancel your trip due to your own quarantine, insurance such as European Travel Insurance will cover your cancellation.
NB! It is important that you check the terms that apply to you with your own insurance provider.

Normal cancellation policy

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  • The payments are made by bank transfer with a KID number. You will find your KID number on ‘My pages’. All bookings are binding.
  • The first instalment (deposit) of 3,000NOK must be paid within 7 days of your booking. Any unpaid deposit gives Expa Travel the right to cancel the booking.
  • The final payment is made 35 days before departure. You will receive a reminder by mail a few days before the final payment is due. Any unpaid instalment gives Expa Travel the right to cancel the booking.
  • If you book the trip less than 35 days before departure, the full amount will be required on booking.

If, for any reason, you need to cancel the tour, you will receive a 100% refund (minus an administrative charge of 495NOK) up to 35 days before departure You can read our full terms and conditions here.

Tick the box on the registration form to indicate that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions.

There will be an additional fee for a single room/other types of room than those included in the price. See more under ‘single room/room sharing’ further down the page.

Expa Travel’s tours are covered by The Package Travel Act and our membership in the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund Reisegarantifondet gives you, as a consumer, the best possible protection.

Number of participants

The minimum amount of participants on this tour is 8 and the maximum is 22. The price requires there to be a minimum of 8 people per group. If there are fewer participants the price will increase, or the trip may be cancelled.

Single room/room sharing

Room sharing
We will stay in dormitories in the officer’s quarters; in other words, expect to be sharing a room.

Single rooms
Single rooms are only available by request. An additional fee will be charged for single room bookings. 

Lyngør – a kayaking paradise
Maybe we’ll meet a seal or two out in the archipelago around Lyngør... / Photo: Shutterstock
Practical information

Luggage

On this tour, it’s important that you pack a soft sports bag that takes up as little space as possible.

Also, bring a small waterproof bag for day trips in the kayak where you will need e.g. a change of clothes and some warmer clothes. Remember that there should also be room for a packed lunch, thermos flask and extra drinks.

Equipment

Here are some suggestions on what to pack:

  • A soft sports bag to pack your things in.
  • A smaller day trip bag with room for a change of clothes, packed lunch, water bottle etc.
  • Bedding/sleeping bag liner.
  • Towels.
  • Ten krone coins for the shower meter.
  • Water bottle x 2 (min. 2 litres). Camel bag with a drinking bag.
  • Comfortable, well worn-in walking shoes e.g. strong trainers/hiking shoes. 
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket.
  • Waterproof/windproof trousers.
  • Comfortable clothes for outdoor activities.
  • Warm fleece or thin puffer jacket.
  • Shorts and swimming costume.
  • Gloves and hat. 
  • 1 x set of thermal underwear.
  • Thermos flask.
  • Lunch box.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Indoor shoes for evenings.
  • Toilet paper for your own use.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Camera/mobile phone.
  • Travel-sized first aid kit.
  • Toiletries.
  • Comfortable casual clothes for the evenings.
  • Travel insurance certificate (compulsory on our tours).
  • Power bank for mobile phone.
  • Small knife.
  • Small torch/head light.
  • Antibacterial mask and hand sanitiser for your own use.

You should be prepared for changing temperatures and weather conditions, even during the summer.

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Travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory on our tours. Read more here.

Help us to help others

One of the organisations close to our heart is“SuperSelma” – a Norwegian organisation that supports children with cancer and their families. Every year, SuperSelma organises various activities that they call Glimmers of Light – a respite in the everyday lives of cancer patients and their families. It’s a fantastic organisation that we are proud to support. 
Read more here www.superselma.no
We organise our own SuperSelma cycling trip in Spain every year, and the proceeds from the trip go directly to SuperSelma.

Everyone who registers for an Expa Travel tour is given the opportunity to donate 100NOK to SuperSelma.
We appreciate all contributions!

Expa Travel reserves the right to make typing errors and currency/price changes. The programme is preliminary and subject to changes.

Send Enquiry
Questions / enquiry?

Please contact Aina on +47 918 19 556 / mail aina@expa.no or Eric on +47 926 18 805 / mail eric@expa.no

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