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Southern Norway Aust-Agder ARENDAL

Canvas Hove outdoor activities

  • Hoveodden 200, Arendal
  • +47 37030400
  •  /  km From You
Overview

At Canvas Hove with surroundings there are a lot of fun outdoor activities you and your familiy and friends can enjoy: 

Catamaran sailing
Hobiecats trimarans are one of our favorites for playing. Here you can choose between fierce sailing experiences or cruise around in shallow water. The boat has the possibility of propulsion even without sails, by stepping on pedals that propel the boat at a speed of 2-3 knots. There is room for two adults, plus two children. Price: 900kr for half a day, for those who have sailed a bit before. If you are fairly new when it comes to sailing, you can hire an instructor and take a half-day sailing course to 2900 NOK. This boat is safe, steady and very fun.

Electric bikes – on Arendal´s best trails
Few people have tried to cycle through the forest with a fully-powered electric path bike. We promise you will have a memorable experience. Our guides can show you Arendal’s best trails including Tungvekteren and Åsbieskogen. We also arrange beginners courses. Price for bicycle rental is 850 NOK for half day including guide, minimum 4 persons (2-3 hours cycling). We aim to guide a mountain-biking trip every Saturday and Sunday at 11.00. Otherwise by appointment.

SUP – Standup paddleboard
SUP is fun and challenging for everyone, whether you are four or 80 years. We rent these boards on an hourly basis to NOK 100 per hour. This is the world’s fastest growing water sport and that’s probably because the board has many uses. You can paddle a long trip, do SUP-yoga, play with the kids or have it as your own “platform” while snorkeling. Up to you. Get out and play!

Canoe with a transparent hull
This canoe with room for two gives you a unique opportunity to see the beautiful scenery both above and below the water. A large “window” in the floor gives you a crystal clear picture of what is beneath you. The large areas of shallow water in the Hovekilen are perfect for those who want to see the underwater world from a whole new perspective. Here are oysters, kelp forests, crabs, fish and hundreds of exciting things to look at. You can hire the canoe for 200 NOK per hour.

Underwater safari with electric scooter
Southern Norway’s coolest activity? Experience the Raet National Park with an electric underwater scooter! Our guides show you an exciting world under water and show you oysters, sea lettuce, fish, kelp and many other things. The guided trip goes around Gjessøya if the weather permits, and takes around an hour and a half. You will receive training and wet-suit from us if you do not have one yourself.

750 NOK per person. Minimum 3, maximum 5 people.

Outdoor kitchen
Rent your own outdoor kitchen with wood-fired grill, chairs, table and fridge. The perfect gathering place in the evening or for a kids birthday.
The outdoor kitchen costs 400 NOK per day and you place it exactly where you want.

What about a family BBQ around the outdoor kitchen?

If you also order the restaurant’s “burger box” you get everything you need to make a delicious meal.
Burger box costs 120 NOK per person and contains what it takes to serve a juicy burger with everything!

Team building 24 hours:

Program: 
Arrival in private cars at 11:00. We meet you in the parking lot at Hove, and show you the yurts and the rest of the camp.

Lunch in the restaurant.

The first challenge for the day is an under-water nature trail where we use electric underwater scooters. There are puzzles on the bottom that one should find and solve – two teams compete against each other.
Back on the pier there it is time for a sauna and something good to drink before we change and go to dinner in the restaurant.

Day 2
Breakfast in the restaurant at 08.30.

Activity: Sailing around Merdø. We use dinghies, and instruction is given. If you want to do it as a regatta, then it will be a race to the finish line.
Back at Hove you’ll have time for hot bath before lunch.

Check-out.

Price per person for 8 participants or more; 3600 NOK, including accommodation in self-chosen tent, activities and all meals.

Team building 48 hours

Day 1
Arrival in private cars at 11.00. We meet you in the parking lot at Hove, and show you the yurts and the rest of the camp.

Lunch

The first challenge for the day is a sea safari where we use wet-suits and electric underwater scooters. There are puzzles on the bottom that one should find and solve – two layers compete against each other.
Back on the pier there is a sauna and drinks before we change and go to dinner in the restaurant.

Day 2
Breakfast in the restaurant.

Seminar around the fireplace in Hove Chillbar until lunch.

Activity: Sailing around Merdø. We use small dinghies, and instruction is given before the teams are set up.

Back at Hove it is time to calm down a little before dinner and time for hot bath before dinner.
There will be prize giving and mabye a story or two around the table. If desired, Jan can hold
a lecture from some of his exciting trips eg. a kiting trip to the South Pole.

Day 3
Checkout after breakfast.

Price per person for 8 participants or more; 5200 NOK, including accommodation in a self-chosen tent,
activities and all meals.


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