Rambles - tour padling
Choose between the exposed outside of the Vesterålen islands or the archipelago
Registration, information and group assignments will be given at Kråkberget on Sunday evening. The remaining days of the week, further information will be given by the Ramble officials. The short ramble starts to paddle from Kråkberget after the registration is finished. Daily stages from 15 to 20 km. Suitable for anyone with some paddling experience, and for those who enjoy a slower pace. Three nights in tents.
NB. Participants need to bring enough water for the first 48 hours.
All routes are subject to change depending on weather conditions. ASKR reserves the right to change routes up until the start if safety or weather considerations require us to make changes. ASKR will, however, try to maintain routes of approximately equal distances as those originally planned.
Altogether, the plan is to paddle approx. 90 km for the Short Ramble and approx. 120 km for the Long Ramble in the course of the five days (including rest day).
Safety is a primary concern during the Ramble, with several group leaders having radio communication with one another and with the safety escort boat and the base at Skipnes.
IMPORTANT: – Participants are expected to have their own food and overnight equipment during the entire week. The Arctic can be cold at summer, bring good clothing, to keep you both warm and dry!
Participants in the Ramble may choose to paddle the touring marathon on Friday (Sea Kayak Race). Everyone who completes the entire event is eligible in the drawing for prizes: Ramble + Marathon (friday) or Camp/Course (incl. friday trip).
Starting fee NOK 2.500.- includes safety support, dinner Friday at the final dinner banquet.
The short ramble at Arctic Sea Kayak Race, is mainly paddled in the archipelago of Øksnes Vestbygd. If the weather allows us, we will also be at the outer side of the Vesterålen islands.
The long ramble will padle the outside of the Vesterålen islands, starting from Bø in Vesterålen and going towards the municipalities of Øksnes and Skipnes on Wednesday.