Unique paddling experience in glass canoe

Unique paddling experience in glass canoe

The water flooded a hamlet, and now you can paddle over this settlement and see the hidden ruins through the glass bottom of the canoe.  

Canoe made of glass which makes you see right through the sea.

About the excursion

A bus will take you from the Havila Voyages ship to the lake where you will paddle. There you will receive safety instructions and all the equipment needed. The glass canoes are stable and make the experience suitable for all levels of ability.

Direction: Northbound

Disembarkation port: Urke, Hjørundfjorden

Embarkation port: Urke, Hjørundfjorden

Time: 12:30 – 15:00

Meal: Coffee and the local pancake "svele" as a snack.

Level: 2 (Read more)

Season: Autumn, 1.9-31.10

Min/max persons: 8 – 20

Booking reference: HJFN1

Price: from £ 151 per person

Diving in Lyngstøylvatnet where small farms where submerged. Photo: Adobe Stock

A bus will take you from the Havila Voyages ship to the lake where you will paddle. There you will receive safety instructions and all the equipment needed. The glass canoes are stable and make the experience suitable for all levels of ability.

This trip will allow you in an unique way to visit to an area of historical interest. In 1908, a landslide tumbled down the steep mountain sides in Norangsdalen. This landslide blocked the valley and dammed the river. The water flooded a hamlet, and now you can paddle over this settlement and see the walls of the old farmhouses, the road, a bridge and the old gate through the glass bottom of the canoe. The place is popular for divers, and with a glass kayak you get to take part in this unique underwater experience.

As you paddle across the water, the rugged mountains tower over you. The nature here has attracted visitors from Europe for over a hundred years. In the early 20th century, Norangsdalen and Hjørundfjorden were the playground for nobles, royals and adventurers. The road past the water with the flooded farmstead is often called the "Queen's Route" because as many as seven European queens have travelled this road. Many had the same desire as you: To experience the majesty of nature.

Lyngstøylvatnet where small farms where submerged. Photo: AdobeStock

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