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  Posted by: RubricOfRuin on Mar-23-13 7:01 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Mar-23-13 7:26 PM EST --

Living in Sweden and having visited Norway once or twice, I'll join the gang saying that unless the OP is a pro-level sea-kayaker he should bury this idea 6 feet under before the idea does that to him. Norway coast is breathtakingly awesome place to paddle, but only if you can handle ocean tides, tide races, whirlpools, REAL waves, stormy winds and what else not. From what I've seen/heard it is not a place for someone in a stable kayak with a sail. Unless they want to become statistics. On the other hand, sea rescue in Norway is very-well funded and efficient. Provided you are good with radio and flares.

With no disrespect to the OP (OK, maybe some :D), unless you really are a pro-level kayaker - paddle 40+ km easily, qualified in rolling in storm conditions with a bomb-roof roll, surfing waves, skilled in re-entry and open-sea navigation AND are planning on having 2 buddies you'd trust your life to with you out there on the water - drop this idea here and now. Unless it is really a joke and you are pulling our leg here.

Take a look here - Anders paddled coast of Norway on 2011. He is a skilled paddler and equally skilled boat builder. Are you as good? If you are - you are in for an adventure of your life. If you are not - you are in for disappointment, if not much worse.

Edit: Just looked up your favorite boat. It's a 2-man canoe-like contraption. How are you planning on paddling it by yourself loaded with gear? let alone handle capsize of it?

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