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Kayaking paradise Solund
Straits and reefs provide shelter from the wind and waves. But it is also a short distance to the ocean. Here are sheltered bays and white beaches.You also can go hiking on your own - choose between the two peaks Ravnenipa and Pollatinden.
Where the fjord meetâs the sea lies Solund, off the mouth of the Sognefjord. Characteristic of the municipality are the mountain-like open countryside and the sparse vegetation due to the nutrient-poor and very special rock conglomerate. Although you might not be a geologist, you will be interested in studying this rock closer and be fascinated by the many detached rocks in the landscape created by the Ice Age.
The tour requires a normal level of fitness, but does not require any previous kayaking experience. If you want to hike, Ravnenipa has colour code blue, medium and Pollatinden has colour code red, challenging.
Day 1: Bergen - Hardbakke - Solund (Friday)
The tour starts at 16:30 by express boat from Bergen to Krakhella. From Krakhella the journey continues by bus to Hardbakke and Solund. 2-course dinner and accommodation in double room at Solund leilighetshotell (Solund apartment hotel).
Day 2: Solund (Saturday)
After breakfast, we start with an introductory course for kayak (unless you have minimum a VÃ¥ttkort) Â«VÃ¥ttkortÂ» means Â«wet cardÂ» and proves you have passed the Norwegian Paddle Foundationâs (NPF) Intro course or a higher graded course. Then there will be a guided kayak tour including lunch. The journey takes a total of 4-5 hours.
2-course dinner and accommodation in double room at Solund leilighetshotell (Solund apartment hotel).
Day 3: Solund (Sunday)
After breakfast, it is time to test out your new kayak skills on your own. Brought lunch. Or, if you rather prefer, you can go hiking on your own. You can choose between the two peaks Ravnenipa and Pollatinden.
Ravnenipa is located across Hardbakke centre. The mountain is 230masl and offers a great view of Hardbakke, Inner Steinsund, Liasundet, Gulen and the Sognefjord. The tour takes about 1.5-2 hours. Ravnenipa has colour code blue, medium.
Pollatinden is the second highest mountain in Solund with its 541masl. On the mountain top, there is a great stone cairn and it offers a breath-taking view of the islands in all directions and far out to the ocean. This trip takes about 3 hours. Pollatinden has colour code red, challenging.
Departure from Solund at 17:20. Return to Bergen by bus and express boat. Arrival at Bergen 20:40.
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