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Kayak and Wild Camp Norwegian Fjords

Set off on an epic weekend of paddling and fjord-side camping

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Adventures / Kayak Journeys

Kayak and Wild Camp Norwegian Fjords

Set off on an epic weekend of paddling and fjord-side camping

DURATION
2 nights
LOCATION
Norway
ANNUAL LEAVE
½ day off work
SEASON
Apr—Sep
GROUP SIZE
Up to 10 people
MEETING POINT
Bergen Airport Flesland, Norway
ACCOMMODATION
Hostel · Wild camping
DIFFICULTY
Moderate

No kayaking experience is needed, just a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to handle 25km of relaxed paddling over two days.

Kayak and camp along the stunning Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a very good reason

Access little-visited areas that are only accessible from the water - keep an eye our for seals and eagles

Enjoy a night under the stars and a barbeque dinner around the campfire - beer and drinks included

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

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Bergen Airport

14:30 or 00:30

Ends

Bergen Airport

17:30

Transfers

Your host will pick you up on arrival and drop you off in time for departure.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Bergen from major airports across the UK and Europe. Please note, it is not possible to be picked up or dropped off in the town centre, however, there are buses to/from the airport that run every 10 minutes, as well as a tram line. Feel free to book any flight departing after 19:00.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

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?

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 beer 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?

Bergen or Voss

You'll stay in a local hostel in either Bergen or Voss. Rooms are typically 4 person same-sex dorms and your host will confirm the exact accommodation once you have made your travel arrangements.

Upgrades

For those looking for their own space, private rooms in the hostel are available for an additional 400NOK, and private tents when you're wild camping for 150NOK. Just let your host know when booking.

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!

Day 1

Bergen

Head for Bergen – Gateway to the beautiful Fjords and a European city of culture.

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

Kayaking

12km

Pack your gear into dry bags and set off on an unforgettable day paddling down the Nærøyfjord.

Arrive at your campsite in the late afternoon, 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

Wake up in a Norwegian paradise and then enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out onto the water again.

Kayak along the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord, explore the magnificent cliff faces and enjoy rarely visited waterfalls - great for seal spotting.

Put in at the remote village of Undredal, then it's time to head back to Bergen in time for your flight home.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

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What's included?

  • Sea Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Bilge pump
  • Mesh bag for personal gear transport/storage
  • Neoprene booties
  • Long John wetsuit
  • Spray deck
  • Paddle jacket with a hood and reflective striping - or you are welcome to use your own jacket if you prefer
  • Life jacket
  • Dry bag, one per person plus plastic bags for packing up extra gear
  • Waterproof Peli-case for your camera – many sizes available
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bag + a thin foam sleeping pad. Feel free to bring your own.
  • All cooking gear, plates, cups etc.

What do I need to bring?

Clothes

  • Rain jacket with hood
  • Warm clothes for evenings camping - warm jacket, long pants, fleece, extra socks, a set of base layers (trousers and top).
  • Small travel towel
  • Cap and a beanie

Sleeping

  • Liner for your sleeping bag

Other

  • Sunglasses (with retainer strap)
  • Sun lotion
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Personal snacks
  • Thin 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 a secure locker 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.

No kayaking experience is needed, however, you should have a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to handle approx 25km of relaxed paddling over two days.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

The weather in summer is very comfortable for kayaking and camping, with temperatures at 15-20 degrees Celsius (sometimes more). It can get chilly at night so a warm jumper and thermals are vital. This time of year daylight in Norway is constant, with only 2–3 hours of darkness in the evenings.

Of course. When you arrive at the base you'll be asked to transfer anything you need into dry-bags and can leave anything you don't behind where it will be safely secured in a locker until the end of the trip.

We recommend checking out the country specific information here and also talking to a travel nurse.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

For current advice about travelling in Norway, have a read of the UK Foreign Office pages here.

Our group adventures are adult only, however if you would like to bring children along this can be arranged by requesting a private trip with the host. This trip is suitable for children from age 10 only.

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

In short - one of the most beautiful places on earth.

A fjord is a deep, narrow and elongated part of the sea that stretches inland for miles, winding around mountains, valleys, and steep cliffs, formed by giant glacier tongues and shaped over several ice ages.

There are plenty of kayaks available, with a mix of single and doubles, depending on your preference.

Absolutely. Please just double-check whether you are allocated to stay at Voss or Bergen on the first night. Your host will confirm this with you after booking - look out for an email from them asking you to confirm your travel plans.

It's 45 minutes faster than the included transfer and is one of the most spectacular journeys you can take by rail. Here's how:

From the airport, get the Flybussen airport shuttle to Bergen bus station, or the Bybanen (city light rail - cheaper but slower). Buses to/from the airport run every 10-15 minutes, and cost roughly 900NOK (£9) each way. The Bybanen (https://www.skyss.no/en/timetable-and-maps/bergen-light-rail/ ) is approx 40NOK (£4).

From the bus station, it's a few minutes walk to the train station. A taxi from the airport to the train station can be booked for between 350-550NOK (£35-£55), depending on traffic.

Trains run regularly throughout the day and don't need to be booked in advance, with a single ticket to Voss costing roughly 200NOK (£20). Trains to Oslo stop at Voss.

You can buy tickets at the ticket office up until 5.30 pm, or from ticket machines. If you want to check the timetable or book online head to www.nsb.no. Voss Hostel is a 12-minute walk from the station. Head out of the main station and turn right on the road. Follow the road until just before the roundabout (about 750m) then take the left turning, following the road for 200m more - straight to the hostel.

For the return, make your life easy by jumping on the already included transfers to Bergen Airport.

We can recommend the following from budget to high price. There are many other hotels, however, these are selected for their convenience and / or from experience:

Accommodation in Voss • Voss Hostel - great prices for individuals, couples or large groups. • Voss Camping Cabins - ideal for small groups of 3 to 4. • Store Ringheim Hotel - Perfect for cosy traditional rooms and great food.

Accommodation in Bergen • Montana Hostel, Bergen - great prices for individuals, couples or large groups. • Grand Terminus Hotel - Older style but right next to the train station. • Thon Bristol Hotel, Bergen - great central city location for sight-seeing and night-life. • First Marin Hotel, central city - great central city location for sight-seeing and night-life.

We do not really encourage bringing drones on this trip for several reasons:

• There are limited times where there would be possibilities for flying them.

• We need to keep the campsites free of drone traffic in agreement with the landowners.

• There are often livestock that may get affected and we like to keep a good relationship with the local farmers.

• We have seen some people being frustrated by drone traffic and can understand this.

Having said this, we do not prohibit drone use - as long as it does not interfere with the issues mentioned above and you can fit the drone in the kayak it will be OK to bring it along, but please do discuss it's use with the other group members before deploying it.

The best way is to take the train from Oslo centre to Voss (not Bergen), and then head to Voss Hostel. See the FAQ on how to get to Voss hostel from the airport and just follow the directions from Voss station to the hostel. The train journey takes about 6.5 hours and goes through some amazing scenery.

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