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A group of kayakers paddle along the Naeroyfjord next to a waterfall in the Norwegian Fjords.
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Kayak and Wild Camp the Norwegian Fjords in a Weekend

An epic weekend of unforgettable paddling, fjord-side camping and all-round good vibes

Duration

2 nights

Annual Leave

1 day off work

Group Size

Up to 10 people

Season

Apr—Sep

Location

Norway

Meeting Point

Bergen Airport Flesland, Norway

Classic Accommodation

Hostel · Wild camping

Customer Reviews

(324)

4.8

Difficulty

Moderate

From

From

Kayak on the glassy waters of the stunning Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a very good reason

Access little-visited areas that are only accessible from the water – eyes peeled for seals, eagles and harbour porpoises

Spend a night wild camping by the fjord's edge under the stars, tucking into a hearty campfire dinner with drinks

Looking for a longer adventure? Take on our challenging Norwegian Fjords Expedition which adds some epic hiking into the mix

Day 1

Meet your crew

A view of the Bergen from the water in Norway.

Head for Bergen – Gateway to the beautiful Fjords and a European city of culture, and transfer by road to your accommodation in Voss. Check into your guesthouse, explore, grab some dinner and then get a good night's sleep before hitting the water in the morning.

Day 2

On the water

A kayak paddles along the serene waters of the Naeroyfjord in the Norwegian Fjords on a cloudy day.

Kayaking

12km

Pack your gear into dry bags and set off on an unforgettable day paddling down the beautiful and tranquil Nærøyfjord. Arrive at your campsite in the late afternoon, kick back and enjoy the stunning scenery and then relax around the campfire while the barbeque is cooking. If you want, there’s the option for a short walk to get a view of the fjord from above.

Day 3

Kayak and fly home

A kayaker paddling along the Nærøyfjord in Norway.

Wake up in a Norwegian paradise and then enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out onto the water again. Kayak along the Nærøyfjord and into the Aurlandsfjord, exploring the magnificent cliff faces and paddling past rarely visited waterfalls – great for seal spotting. You'll put in at the remote village of Undredal, then it's time to head back to Bergen in time for your flight home.

Included

Guides

Local, English speaking guides

Accommodation

One night in a hostel in Voss or Bergen and 1 night wild camping

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and a fjord-side barbecue - beer and drinks included.

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in-between

Equipment

All your kayaking and camping equipment

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Some meals as described

Visas where required

Day 1

Hostel · Mixed dorm

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Wild camping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Toasting marshmallows over the campfire in the Norwegian Fjords.

Dinner and breakfast will be prepared by your guide over the campfire. The menu will vary but expect things like rice and pasta with fresh vegetables, egg, bacon and sausages. There will also be bread and sandwich ingredients for lunch breaks, as well as water, tea, coffee, and wine for the evenings.

The portions are more than generous and all the food is fresh. Any dietary requirements can be met - just tell us your preferences when booking.

What is the accommodation like?

An aerial view of a hostel on the fjord edge in Voss, Norwegian Fjords.
Voss

You'll stay in a local hostel in Voss. Rooms are typically 4-person dorms and may be mixed-sex depending on the group make-up. Your host will confirm the exact accommodation once you have made your travel arrangements. Occasionally alternative accommodation is provided in cabins at Gudvangen Camping (close to the kayaking base) or in a simple hotel in Brandseth.

View from the tent at dawn looking out over the Naeroyfjord in the Norwegian Fjords.
Wild Camping

You’ll camp on the beach in same-sex, twin-share tents and eat a barbeque dinner around the campfire. There is a composting eco-toilet near the camp spot, but no showers – just a lovely fjord to swim in!

Upgrades

If you'd prefer your own room in Voss, your host offers an optional upgrade to a private room at Voss Hostel or alternatively at the 4-star Park Hotel Voss (subject to availability). Park Hotel is conveniently located about 150m from the train station and right on the lakefront. Please see Optional Extras for prices - we recommend that you request this at the time of booking to avoid disappointment.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Bergen Airport

Day 1: Saturday arrivals (and Fri 16 Aug): 12:15, Friday arrivals: 14:30* [*13:00 Fridays between 21 June - 02 August inclusive]

Ends

Bergen Airport

18:00 on Day 3

Transfers

On Day 1, there is a fixed-time group transfer from Bergen airport to your accommodation in Voss. The transfer time varies throughout the season as it is planned to coincide with the scheduled arrival time of the Norwegian Air direct flight from London Gatwick (Flight DY1317, DY1315, or DY1317).

Departures starting on Fridays:

  • For departures starting on Fridays between 12 April - 07 June, and 30 Aug - 13 September 2024 inclusive, the transfer to Voss will depart Bergen Airport at 14:30. Any flight which arrives by 14:00 will be fine.
  • For departures starting on Fridays between 21 June - 02 August 2024 inclusive:, the transfer to Voss will depart Bergen Airport at 13:00. Any flight which arrives by 12:30 will be fine.

Departures starting on Saturdays, and Friday 16 August:

  • For departures starting on **Saturdays (and the departure starting on Friday 16 August) **, the transfer to Voss will depart Bergen Airport at 12:15. Any flight which arrives by 11:45 will be fine.

If you are unable to arrive in Bergen at this time you can still get to Voss via the train - see FAQs for details.

On Day 3, a group transfer to Bergen airport is planned to coincide with the scheduled departure time of the Norwegian Air direct evening flight to London Gatwick (Flight DY1318). Please do not book a flight departing before 18:55.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Bergen from major airports in the UK and Europe - either direct or via Oslo. It is possible to get the train from Bergen to Voss, or fly in to Oslo. See the FAQs section for more details.

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What's included?

All kayaking equipment:

  • Sea kayak, paddle and spray deck
  • Paddle jacket with hood and reflective strips
  • Life jacket
  • Sleeveless longjohn neoprene wetsuit and neoprene booties
  • Waterproof case for your camera/phone (various sizes available)
  • 22-litre drybag plus plastic bags for extra items if needed

All camping equipment:

  • Tent, cooking gear and crockery
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat (foam)

(if you prefer to bring your own sleeping bag or mat please let the host know in advance)

What do I need to bring?

Clothes

  • Rain jacket with hood
  • Warm clothes for evenings camping - warm jacket, long pants, fleece, extra socks, gloves, a set of base layers (trousers and top)
  • Small travel towel
  • Cap and a beanie
  • Swimwear and/or rash vest (something to wear under the wetsuit)
  • Flip flops/sandals or light trainers for camp

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag liner

Other

  • Sunglasses (with retainer strap)
  • Sun lotion
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Personal snacks
  • Thin sports gloves (protect from blisters)
  • Toiletry items, personal medication
  • Camera. Waterproof boxes provided!
  • Antihistamines/bite relief if you are allergic to insect bites
  • Torch or headtorch

When you arrive you’ll put your stuff into a combination of dry bags (22l) and plastic bags for the trip, leaving your suitcases/bags with anything you don’t need behind in secure storage at the base. Your guides are experts in packing kayaks and will help you pack yours efficiently and use up as much space available as possible.

*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Private twin room at Voss Hostel

Payable Before Departure

Private twin room at Voss Hostel

Private single room at Voss Hostel

Payable Before Departure

Private single room at Voss Hostel

Private triple room in Voss hostel

Payable Before Departure

Private triple room in Voss hostel

Upgrade to Park Hotel Voss (Private Single Room)

Payable Before Departure

Upgrade to Park Hotel Voss (Private Single Room)

Upgrade to Park Hotel Voss (Private Twin/Double Room)

Payable Before Departure

Upgrade to Park Hotel Voss (Private Twin/Double Room)

Optional Solo Tent Upgrade (where available)

Payable Before Departure

Optional Solo Tent Upgrade (where available)

Emmylou T.(April 2024)
Had the most incredible experience

Had the most incredible experience on the 2 day trip. David our guide was hilarious and incredibly knowledgeable. He made me feel comfortable with my lack of kayaking experience and he delivered information in a funny and easy to understand way. Would 1000% do this trip again, perhaps longer next. But w days was perfect for a beginner to get a feel.

Jacob(November 2023)

This trip was outstanding, a real once in a life time experience! Our guide Dave really looked after us and provided everything we needed, including cooking ample food and making sure we had everything we need

Kate(November 2023)

Incredible experience all around. Nothing to worry about with clear directions and great hosts/guides. The fjords did not disappoint. Spectacular views and paddle. Delightfully surprised by a wonderful group dynamic too.

Matt(November 2023)

A must-do experience for anyone - whether you are an experienced traveller or a beginner.

Malcolm(November 2023)

An amazing adventure that I would recommend to everyone. Easy for beginners and an adventure still for those with more experience. We had an amazing group with a great dynamic, the views were beyond spectacular!!! The food and accommodation were great and just had the best time. Met some lovely people along the way and will 100% look to book another adventure soon.

Clare(November 2023)

Thank you Juliette for an amazing trip! Fun fact: my first trip to Norway will not be my last! Such an amazing experience. Highly recommended!

Sarah(November 2023)

Amazing trip - highly recommended!!

Tom(October 2023)

Easy booking experience. Good customer service when we had questions. Clear instructions. Great local host (Benji). Food far better than expected on such an excursion. Amazing scenery. Lovely group. Loved the whole experience. Would recommend!

Louise(September 2023)

September 2023. Fantastic experience. The group I was placed in was a perfect combination of people and we’ve created a group Whatsapp to share our photos and keep in touch. Our guide Callum was amazing, very informative, entertaining and knowledgeable and looked after us all incredibly well. What an absolute superstar and credit to the hosts and Much Better Adventures!! Norway, you were stunning and even arranged for the sun to appear on our second day on the water. Such a beautiful and incredible experience that has made a cherished place in my heart. I will be back. 😁 ~ Lou (South Staffs)

Steven(September 2023)

Photos of this area do not do it justice. These fjords are a truly glorious environment and viewed when kayaking just ices the cake. Be prepared as this activity is quite physically engaging at times but well worth the effort.

Alan(August 2023)

A great experience for new and already paddlers. The views and scenery are magnificent, this is what makes the trip.

Olivia(June 2023)

Everything was great! My favorite part was the spot where we stopped for lunch. It was absolutely breathtaking and most definitely the highlight of the trip. My host Ollie was incredible. Kind, patient, and easy to get along with. He definitely added to the experience and brought our group together. Thank you Ollie!

Gracie(June 2023)

This trip is absolutely incredible!! I would 1000% recommend booking. Everything was really well organised and ran smoothly, our local guide Ollie was brilliant - cooked us a lovely meal on the Saturday evening and was well prepared with snacks and some wine which was welcome after a day of paddling.

We covered around 25km over the two days, pace was chilled but it is still pretty tiring so make sure you are well rested before going. The views in the fjords are truly breathtaking and pictures can't really do the beauty justice. We also got super lucky with the weather and a swim in the fjord was a welcome relief from the heat!

Derek(June 2023)

The trip was an excellent experience, it was well organised and we had everything we required to enjoy our trip, our guide Rebecca was excellent with local knowledge of the area and kept us well informed of things we should be aware of when on the water. all in all it was a great trip, I would recommend this trip be added to anyones bucket list, thanks for a much better adventure, Regards Derek

Gary(June 2023)

As someone who acknowledges he's overweight and out of shape (and date I say possibly the wrong side of 50) I was wondering if I'd be able to do this. Despite the single seat kayak not being up to the job of carrying me and being stable at the same time our guide, Rebecca took it all in her stride and took one for the team by partnering up withe in a double. Was it easy? Hell no! But seeing that the younger, fitter members of my group were in the same situation and we kept together over ther trip I think I can feel proud of myself without expecting a fall to sneak up and bite me because of it. Definitely considering one of your other trips.

Charlie(June 2023)

Just got back from doing the 2 night kayaking and camping trip with our guide Jordan who was great! The trip was really well organised with pick up from the airport, and the hostel we stayed at was really clean and had a great view on the first night. Once we started kayaking, the views were very impressive and Jordan was really informative about the Fjords too. Camping was good and our guide was really proactive with prepping meals and equipment etc. Our lunches/dinners were great (bbq, sandwiches and soup) with lots of fab extras like wine and smores! Jordan worked really hard going to bed last after checking all the tents were secure and getting up at 5.30 to prep breakfast! It did rain a fair bit but it was still very scenic, and it was sunny at the end! There were about 13 in the group but everyone was really nice and there were several other solo travellers too which was good. Thanks so much for a wonderful trip Jordan, would definitely do it again 😊

Maddy(June 2023)

The kayaking tour of Norwegian fjords was unbelievable! Jordan - our tour guide - was wonderful. Even in the pouring rain and harsh wind, I still had an amazing time, which speaks volumes. Recommend bringing warm clothes, but don’t be put off if the weather forecast looks grim - the views were still spectacular and there were bursts of sunshine throughout. The kayaking is pretty gentle too, especially when the weather is calm, and there are lots of breaks! Thank you so much, MBA and the host team - already looking to book the next one.

Anna(May 2023)

A great experience - fun, sociable and beautiful scenery. Jordan was a fab guide - friendly, super organised, really helpful. Looking forward to my next adventure with this company!

Tom(May 2023)

Excellent weekend trip, a truly unforgettable experience which was impeccably organised by the MBA team.

Julie(May 2023)

Highly recommend this trip. The team were really efficient and the trip was the right balance between quite tough kayaking and enjoying the views. The food was brilliant - and good vegetarian options. We had a small group of just four of us which meant we got to know each other on a great level. Sunshine helped! Our guide Cheryl was brilliant and had the whole set-up running perfectly. Would highly recommend the 2 day kayak!

Nicola(May 2023)

With cheryl at the helm, out group of 6 set off on our 2days of kayaking. The weather changed frequently but we were fully prepared and well fuelled for the tasks ahead. Beautiful scenery and great company.

Tim(May 2023)

A great trip. Weather wasn’t great but we had warm kit so were fine. Gloves a must. Cheryl our guide was brilliant, she did so much for us I felt a bit guilty. Norway is expensive, no getting around that, but the fjords are worth it.

Brydee(May 2023)

Such an incredible trip that we are already looking in to our next MBA! Cheryl was an amazing guide and went above and beyond for our group. Would highly recommend anyone looking to book this trip, it ran smoothly from start to finish! Thankyou all at MBA

Henry(April 2023)

Kayak Kulture! Jan and the team were true pros. As a solo travel I was placed in a mixed group with other solos who fast became new friends. Together we created a short & sweet but incredibly memorable weekend away!

Covering 24km by sea kayak is no easy feat, especially for those who don't do it often. But banded together with our kind guide taking charge, both days on the water felt like a journey rather than a task. We were welcomed with drizzle but by the end of the second day I caught a Norwegian sun tan floating down the Fjord.

My personal highlight was staying up to the early hours with a roaring fire at our camp site despite the rain and soggy conditions. We laughed well into the night. Lunch stops were practical and delicious but nothing beat the cup of soup we had while on the water bobbing under the snow capped mountains.

I don't often put my trust is catered group holidays but just from this first experience I can tell you that MuchBetterAdventures have gained a repeat guest. I can't wait for the next one!

Kate(April 2023)

I have just returned from the three day kayaking and wild camping tour in the Norwegian fjords. Would highly recommend booking this tour. The fjords themselves are incredible with breathtaking views and tranquility and it was a perfect escape for a long weekend with exercise and adventure thrown in. The booking process was mega easy and adding details at a later date was simple. I was emailed a kit list and itinerary a week or two before the trip which was really helpful. Everything was explained clearly and I knew exactly what to take. I felt the tour was good value for money. The food we ate whilst camping and kayaking was delicious and there was so much of it. The transfers were well timed and easy and everything flowed really smoothly and was explained well so we always knew what we were doing etc. Our tour guide, Jan, had great local knowledge and was really informative. I feel this tour would be great as a solo traveller as there is so much opportunity to meet new, like minded people. I went as a couple and we both loved it. The size of the group was 8 people and a mix of solo and couples and was an ideal size for the kayaking and camping.

Kellie(April 2023)

Such an amazing trip, well organised. Everything ran seamlessly. I was put with a great bunch of like-minded people. The highlight was definitely kayaking in the sunshine in the fjord and waking up to the most incredible view. Our guide Tash was brilliant, very knowledgeable and she definitely made the trip! If you go in April make sure you have some warm clothes for the evening but MBA provided us with two sleeping bags so it was nice and toasty.

Kaleigh(April 2023)

100% recommend this trip! If you’re thinking about it, just do it!

Manroop(September 2022)

Great trip, incredible environment. Friendly staff and well organised. Good value for money.

Theo(September 2022)

If you want a neat and tidy experience, where you're collected from the airport and taken around by a fantastic guide, looking at insane scenery, whisked back to the airport on Sunday after excellent company and a beautiful camping experience - this is the best value experience I have ever undertaken, you will simply not regret going on an adventure with these guys.

Kaleigh(September 2022)