This tour is conducted by Elements Arctic Camp. This is a private, all inclusive and personalized trip. Our eco-camp located in the ocean gap is the place for you who want to experience a unique stay, tranquility, and a spectacular nature by seakayaking.
Get closer to nature with Elements Arctic Camp. Here you will get the "back to nature" feeling, getting nature close to body and mind. Our secluded camp is located on the beautiful island of Rebbenesøya, only a 2-hour scenic trip from Tromsø. This is a paradise for kayaking and hiking, and if there are snow, you will also be able to do snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, usually from January.
Our trips are ideal for families, couples and small groups who wish to experience something special and totally different from anything else. Your guide and host Lise is passionate, energetic, personal and adjust the trips to your experience, your wishes, and the weather. You don´t need any experience in kayaking.
You will stay in a cosy and comfortable yurt and enjoy local food. The road- and ferry trip to the camp is an adventure itself. You will paddle in crystal clear water along islands, around islets and sheaves with spectacular sceneries. It’s quite common to see white-tailed eagles, otters, and seals while out kayaking. You will get close to and learn about Arctic wildlife and coastal life and history. The camp is located nearby Nordkvaløya-Rebbenesøya Protected Landscape Area representative of the coastal culture in Troms, and several nature reserves. As well as the wonderful biological diversity, the area has a rich cultural heritage dating as far back as the Stone Age. There are significant sea-bird colonies as well as other fauna, and Quaternary geology deposits.
The camp is without road access and electricity, and we fetch water from a small stream nearby. We utilize solar energy and wind power, reuse and recycling are central to us. This is the place to experience - calmness, silence, a lot of weather and the charms of each season with its different color schemes and peculiarities. With no light pollution this is an amazing place for star gazing and experiencing the magical Northern Lights.
We pick you up in Tromsø center or nearby, by arrangement. The journey to the camp is an adventure in itself, with a scenic 90-minute drive and a 15-minute ferry ride to the island Rebbenesøya. Thereafter, we have a 15-minute walk- or snowshoe trip to the camp on a small uneven path. After settling into the yurt and starting heating it up, we enjoy a meal. We plan the afternoons/evenings kayaktrip and activities according to the weather conditions, your kayaking experience and wishes. To paddle in the dark is a special experience and if we are lucky you will see the magical Northern Lights. Back at the camp, we enjoy a nice dinner made of local food. Look forward to a nice sleep in made-up and comfortable beds in a warm yurt. The next day after breakfast, a new kayak trip is waiting in arctic winter daylight. When we return to the camp, we eat and prepare for the return. In addition, or as an alternative to kayaking due to bad weather we can do hiking in the nearby area or do a sightseeing trip on the island combined with hiking and visiting some of the beautiful beaches. Rebbenesøya offers many possibilities. If we have snow, it is also possible to do snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. We have equipment for that as well.
Look forward to something exceptional!
Please contact us directly if you are a family or more than 4 people. In addition to this trip, we also offer three days trips with winterkayaking, replaced in January by our three days trip including snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in addition to kayaking. We will gladly help you choose the best time for you to visit us.
Accommodation in a yurt, transport, all food (dinner, breakfast, lunch, tee/coffe, chocolate, local sweets, local pastry), guide, all necessary kayak equipment, single kayaks. Spikes, snowshoes, cross-country ski equipment, thermal suits. Tripod and photos from the trip. Alcohol is not included.
Please bring: Winter jacket, winter pants, warm highshafted winterboots. 2 layers of clothing to wear underneath the dry suit, changing clothes, warm mittens and a warm hat. Please pack your things in a backpack.
Duration: 2 days (31 h)
Number of participants: 1-4
Level of difficulty: medium, no experience is needed but you need to be in medium physical shape
Departure time and place: Tromsø center or nearby, by arrangement, 11:00 am, return time around 6 pm (18:00)
We are looking forward to give you a nice experience. Welcome to us!