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Kayak and Wild Camp the Norwegian Fjords

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


Trip Ref #8136

Kayak and Wild Camp the Norwegian Fjords

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

2 nights
½ day off work
Up to 10 people
Bergen Airport Flesland, Norway

Hostel · Wild camping



Based on 326 reviews

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

Day 1

Meet your crew

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



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.



Local, English speaking guides


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


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


To and from the airport and everything in-between


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




Day 2

Wild camping · Twin share




Day 3

Departure day




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 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?


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.

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!


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




Bergen Airport

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


Bergen Airport

18:00 on Day 3


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 - 16 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:

  • For departures starting on Saturdays, 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, you'll be dropped back at Bergen airport ready to catch any flight that leaves from 19:00 onwards. Please do not book a flight departing before 19:00.

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?


  • 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 bag liner


  • 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)

- Malcolm(September 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.

- 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.

- 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)

- Jacob(August 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(August 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.

- Tom(August 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!

- Matt(August 2023)

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

- Sarah(August 2023)

Amazing trip - highly recommended!!

- Alan(August 2023)

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

- Clare(July 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!

We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 39kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal for 2023 to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. For every person booked with us since 2016 we’re planting enough trees to suck at least 2x more carbon out the atmosphere than is emitted by their trips. All native trees, as part of amazing projects that are re-foresting degraded land, tackling the biodiversity crisis and supporting local communities at the same time. We go further than that too, also funding re-wilding projects worldwide to help protect important keystone species from extinction. See the reforestation and re-wilding schemes we support. See our carbon action plan.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

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 70% 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.

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.

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. 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 Bergen 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 the 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.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

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.

All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

You're in good company. Our adventures are typically made up of a mix of solo travellers and small groups of two or three friends who simply love adventure, pushing themselves and meeting awesome like-minded people. See here for more info about our lovely bunch of Much Better Adventurers.

Want to book a private trip? Just tap ‘Private Group’ in the dates and prices tab.

Your trip is led by carefully curated local hosts and expert guides. See here for more info about the guides we work with.


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