Kayak the hidden and quite UNESCO fjord: Tafjorden
Local guide with deep local knowledge
Hike up to a abandoned fjord farm
Information and stories about the Tafjord Accident
A 4.5 hour guided kayak and hike tour into the heart of Fjord Norway's mighty nature and cultural heritage. Tafjorden is a small and narrow fjord at the end of Storfjorden at Sunnmøre, which is known for its enormous and unique nature and geology. Due to the mountains' formation, Tafjord is often sheltered from wind and weather, and has several times measured as the warmest place in Norway. In addition to having a very special nature heritage, Tafjord as a village and community is shaped and formed on a tragic nature disaster back in 1934: The Tafjord Accident
Imagine going to bed at night. There is a fire in the fireplace and the extended family is gathered among worn timber walls. It is a regular evening in April 1934, and you have received visits from family and friends from afar. Some voices in a trolley on the accordion, while others enjoy good conversations. There is a good atmosphere, and you go to bed with a smile on your face.
At 03:10 am you are awakened by a loud and bone shaking noise. It's completely dark outside, and you can not quite understand what is happening or where the horrible noise is coming from. You become anxious, and may go in to check, if the children have woken up from the noise. Maybe you'll pull them out of the house in a hurry? What would you do? Whats the correct action to do, when you have no idea of what is going on?
The sound gets louder and louder, and suddenly a 64 meter high wave of icy water hits your home at high speed. Everything becomes black.
40 people lost their lives that night. Without a road connection, and with boats strewn in a thousand pieces on land, the helplessness was enormous. A small isolated community together experienced a living nightmare, which still to this day, affects the village of Tafjord. In Tafjord we life off and for nature, but we also know the feeling of loosing our most loved once to nature itself.
This day tour is an unforgettable nature experience, and a unique opportunity to get a local insight into culture and history! Today our mountains and fjords are continuously watched and controlled by radar systems, which lets us travel, commute, fish and enjoy on the fjords and mountains safely.