Kayakers paddling along the Nærøyfjord in Norway.
4.8
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Hike, Kayak and Wild Camp the Norwegian Fjords in a Weekend

3 nights
Moderate

Our top wish-listed long weekender – paddle, trek and sleep in scenery you can't afjord to miss

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with expert, friendly, English-speaking guides

Hostel & Wild camping

1 night in a hostel and 2 nights camping at the fjord edge

Meals

Breakfast and dinner cooked over the campfire with sandwiches for lunch

Transfers

You'll be transferred from and to Bergen Airport

Equipment

Everything you need for kayaking and camping is provided

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 10 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.8
| 827 reviews
Fantastic Bank Holiday Trip
May 2024
Katey T.
Breathtaking adventure and beautiful scenery
May 2024
Mark H.
Kayakers paddling along the Nærøyfjord in Norway.
A kayaker paddling along the Nærøyfjord in Norway.
Two kayakers dismounting their kayaks at the edge of the Nærøyfjord in Norway.
A kayaking guide takes guests through a safety briefing on the edge of the Nærøyfjord, Norway.
Man standing at the top of Breiskrednosi summit looking over the Nærøyfjord in Norway.

Kayak through the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord, the wildest and most stunning arm of the beautiful Sognefjord 

Paddle past sheer cliff faces, snow-dipped mountains, majestic waterfalls, rustic farms, and the occasional nosy seal

Wild camp under the stars on the water's edge and feast on supper prepared by your guide over the campfire

Hungry for more? Take on our challenging extended version of this adventure, Hike, Kayak and Wild Camp the Norwegian Fjords in a Week

Key Information

Day 1

Meet your crew

View of Bergen from the water, Norway.

Wave goodbye to the office and head to Bergen where you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in Voss. After settling into your hostel, head out to grab dinner locally. If you're feeling brave, you could try a quick dip in the Vangsvatnet lake before settling in for good night’s sleep before hitting the road, and hitting the water tomorrow.

Day 2

Kayaking the Nærøyfjord

A kayaker paddling along the Nærøyfjord in Norway.

Kayaking

4-5 hours · 12km

Grab breakfast at your hostel and then head to the put-in point at Gudvangen. When you arrive, your guide will get you set up with your wetsuit, kayaking boots, dry bag and waterproof camera/phone box and all of your paddle gear. You'll have a safety briefing and an introduction to sea kayaking before heading out for your first days unforgettable kayaking down the beautiful Nærøyfjord. You'll stop off along the way for breaks and to admire the scenery before arriving at the campsite in late afternoon. Enjoy a well-deserved break and the stunning scenery before tucking into a hot dinner and make merry around the campfire. If you're feeling up to it, there is the option of going for a short walk to get a better view of the fjord from above.

Day 3

Hike to the highlands 1000m above the fjord

Sunny view of the Aurlandsfjorden in the Norwegian Fjords.

Hiking

10-11hrs · 20.7km · 1530m up · 1530m down

Wake up in a Norwegian paradise and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before packing your bag, ready for the day's hike. Your aim is to reach the Breiskrednosi summit 1189m above the Nærøyfjord and get a spectacular view of the fjord from above. Drink in the views over the fjord from the top with your group. Head back down to your campsite and enjoy dinner round the campfire before another night under the stars.

Day 4

Kayak past cliff faces and waterfalls before heading home

Kayaking

4 - 5 hours · 12km

Continue kayaking north along the Nærøyfjord, exploring magnificent cliffs and remote waterfalls, keeping your eye out for seals along the way. Arrive mid-afternoon at the remote village of Undredal, before heading to the airport in time for your flight home.

Day 1

Hostel · Same sex dorm

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 – Day 3

Wild camping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 4

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Toasting marshmallows over the campfire in the Norwegian Fjords.

The portions are more than generous, all the food is fresh and any dietary requirements can be met - just tell us your preferences when you book. Dinner and breakfast is prepared by your guide over a campfire, the menu will vary but you can expect things like rice and pasta with fresh vegetables, egg, bacon and sausages. There is also bread and sandwich filler for lunch breaks. Water, tea and coffee are also readily available as well as wine for the evenings.

What is the accommodation like?

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

On your first night, you'll be staying in same-sex dorms in a simple, clean hostel in Voss. 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.
Fjord Edge

On the second and third night, you'll paddle to a beach and sleep in a tent under the stars. Sleeping mats and sleeping bags are provided, but you can bring your own if you prefer. There is no shower, and toilets are basic to say the least - it is wild camping after all.

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.

This trip has been rated as Moderate

You really do not need any kayaking experience. Your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing at the start. You’ll just need reasonable levels of fitness to handle approx 25km of relaxed paddling over two days, a day of hiking and be up for camping out overnight.

The hike is not for beginners and is very challenging, particularly if it is or has been wet. You'll gain over a thousand meters in elevation during the hike and early in the season (April, May and occasionally early June) there can be snow on the ground (sometimes quite deep) which adds to the challenge. The same can apply late in the season too. We would only recommend this hike if you are an active person with hiking experience. It just takes a bit of time getting up the steep section but don’t worry, it’s no race to the top.

The route is about 10km each way, making a total hike of 20.7km. The elevation is sea level to 1,189m and quite steep in places. The hike is about 8 to 11 hours return, with an awesome view from the ridge at the top to the fjord below.

What if i need to skip an activity?

There should be no problem with staying back at camp during the hiking day for someone not wanting to hike. It may also be possible to just come along for the first part of the hike and then return to the camp, this does depend on where the group is actually camped as this may affect options. Alternatively, you could consider booking the Kayak and Wild Camp Norwegian Fjords trip instead.

What will I need to carry?

For the hike, you'll only need to carry a small daypack with personal items, spare clothing layers, snacks, a packed lunch, and a water bottle. See the Kit List and FAQs for further details about packing and luggage.

The weather in summer is generally very comfortable for kayaking and camping, with temperatures of 15-20 degrees Celsius, sometimes more. April and May typically see the lowest rainfall but days are cooler (typically 10-15 degrees Celsius) and nights usually hover a few degrees above freezing. Snow cover often persists on higher ground into April and May (and occasionally early June) and is likely to be encountered along a significant portion of the hike (your host has a stock of snowshoes if needed). We recommend joining this trip in July and August for the warmest temperatures, but it’s great all summer.

In any month it can rain and get chilly at night so waterproofs, good hiking boots, a warm jumper and some thermals are vital. This time of year daylight in Norway is constant with only 2–3 hours of darkness in the evenings.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Bergen Airport (BGO)

Day 1: 14:30 as standard [13:00 for trips between 14 June and 16 Aug 2024 inclusive]

Ends

Bergen Airport (BGO)

18:00 on Day 4

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).

PLEASE NOTE

  • For departures between 11 April - 10 June, and 19 August - 27 September 2024, the transfer to Voss (or Gudvangen) will depart Bergen Airport at 14:30. Any flight which arrives by 14:00 will be fine.
  • For departures between 14 June - 16 August 2024, the transfer to Voss (or Gudvangen) will depart Bergen Airport at 13:00. Any flight which arrives by 12:30 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 4, 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. If you cannot meet the transfer, it is very quick and easy to get the train from Bergen to Voss, or get a train all the way from Oslo. See FAQs 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?

  • Rucksack for hiking (20-25 litres, without a frame so it can be packed into the kayak)
  • Waterproof jacket with hood for hiking
  • Warm clothes for evenings at the campsite: long trousers, fleece, warm jacket
  • Base layers
  • Worn in waterproof hiking boots or hiking shoes (ideally with ankle support)
  • Hiking socks (wool/merino is best, plus some extra socks)
  • Swimwear and/or rash vest (something to wear under the wetsuit)
  • Flip flops/sandals or light trainers for camp
  • Thin gloves (for early/late season departures)
  • Beanie
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses (ideally with a retainer strap)
  • Sunscreen
  • Small travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication if needed
  • Antihistamines/bite relief if you are allergic
  • Head torch
  • Personal snacks

OPTIONAL

  • Sleeping bag liner (recommended)
  • Gaiters
  • Waterproof trousers for hiking (recommended for early/late season departures)
  • Walking poles (recommended, lightweight and collapsible)
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Private single room at Voss Hostel

Payable Before Departure

Private single room at Voss Hostel

Private twin room at Voss Hostel

Payable Before Departure

Private twin 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)

Laura G.(June 2024)
Wonderful Fjords

Highlight for me was the challenging but spectacularly beautiful hike. I loved it Glad I had hiking poles. The kayaking was beautiful and not too hard. However, I wanted to paddle slower and enjoy the spectacular views. Our group was a stronger and faster kayaking group than me. I understand that as part of group chemistry. I think the tough climb with the faster kayaking made it feel challenging and not just moderate. But I enjoyed every minute of it. Loved camping out right by the Fjord. Loved swimming in the Fjord though it is cold. Food was good and plentiful. Fun people to be around. Emma was a good guide.

Iain B.(June 2024)
Stunning Trip!

The only way to appreciate the breathtaking beauty of the Norwegian fjords is from the seat of a Nordic Ventures kayak. Paddling past waterfalls of all shapes, size and ferocity whilst admiring the mountains on every side, has made the idea of a return visit an absolute necessity. Benji our guide was utterly brilliant in every way; engaging, fun, knowledgeable and very hard working. The hike was rewarded with a literally ‘stop in your tracks’ view from the top and the whole group loved it. It was a shame that the coach back to the airport was so nail-bitingly close to us missing our flight; all that horrible stress could have been avoided by leaving 30 minutes earlier and it was inexplicable as to why we didn’t do that. But, overall, it was completely brilliant and I loved it, thank you.

Daniel D.(June 2024)
Excellent

Totally professional, well prepared and friendly staff. I would highly recommend this activity

Ellen R.(June 2024)
excellent trip, guide, and company

Excellent trip, guide, and company to deal with. I thought 3 days would be too short, but it was an intense and energetic adventure. Gear, food, information, and communication were all good quality and plentiful. Jess was an outstanding guide. My food allergies were very carefully catered to with excellent alternatives.

Ilya D.(June 2024)
Nice experience but

I really enjoyed the trip. It was well-organized and our guide liked the job he did. However, I’d like to highlight two points. First, it is not an easy trip, you must be physically ready not only to paddle and hike a lot but also to survive constant rains and cold. Second, the food was far from being healthy. A lot of rapid carbons (sweets) and little protein. I wish there were thrice as less cookies and cakes and twice as much veggies

Paddy M.(June 2024)
Do it. You won't regret it!!

I had an unforgettable experience. I met some wonderful people in my group and we saw the most incredible sights. Our guide, Jess, was very experienced and went above and beyond to support group members. The trip was well organised from start to finish and great value for money.

Robert G.(June 2024)
I'd highly recommend this trip.

I'd highly recommend this trip. This area of Norway is stunning and you really feel isolated amongst the fjords and mountains. 2 days of kayaking either side of the hike was perfect. We unfortunately encountered some bad weather on days 1 and 2 (be prepared for all seasons!) and so the kayaking and hike were challenging at times but it didn't impact our enjoyment. The camping is definitely basic but at the same time we had a brilliant group, great support from Corey (who supplied us with lovely food and snacks) and all equipment was a decent standard. We packed so much into a long weekend!

Patricia O.(June 2024)
Amazing experience

All was organised perfectly, our guide was super friendly, motivated and knowledgeable about the place. Even though it was my first time kayaking enjoyed it immensely as all was explained well in advance and all equipment was provided on spot. As for the group, appreciated the small group setting (max 10) as it was easier to get to know everyone. Lastly, we had perfect weather, which made it even more amazing. :)

Louise S.(June 2024)
Epic adventure

The trip was very well organised and ran smoothly from start to finish! Our guide Jess was incredible and made sure we all had an amazing time, as well as being safe and well prepared for all the activities. The kayaking was beautiful with plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the views or explore and the hike was breathtaking, with the opportunity to try out snow shoes at the top! I would highly recommend to other solo travellers as everyone was so friendly and the team atmosphere really lends itself to making friends

Mxcold(June 2024)
Awesome tour packed with great discoveries

The tour was great organised and packed with activities. It might be challenging for folks with zero experience in hiking and kayaking but overall it is suitable for every level. Thanks our guide Evan for making the trip absolutely amazing!

David H.(June 2024)
Superb experience!!

If you are looking to experience the fjords of Norway then this is the perfect break We were on the 3 day kayaking and hiking tour and it was so much fun, we had the guide Benji, he was so positive, great warming personality and so knowledgeable about the area. The best guide of any tour I have been on! Day 1 is a day of kayaking and is beautiful Day 2 is a hike up to a mountain summit and really is a challenge but a great test Day 3 is again another day of kayaking and viewing the sights and waterfalls of the fjords Would recommend this to anyone that has a little outdoors experience and good fitness Would love to return and do a longer tour Perfect!!

Ellyn C.(June 2024)
Amazing trip

We had a great kayaking and hiking trip with the best guide Corey. Scenery was incredible would highly recommend!

Paul H.(June 2024)
Great time Kayaking and hiking the Fjords

The whole experience was brilliant. It was harder but also better than we expected it to be. The Fjords and scenery were unreal, fresh snow on the mountain & unbelievable views. The campsite was in a great location and very well kept. We completely misjudged the difficulty of the hike but very glad we all completed it. Our host Scarlett was fantastic, very knowledgeable and clearly loves the outdoors lifestyle. The group was 2 experienced hikers and 6 lifelong friends who had never done anything like this before and can be a handful at times. Scarlett was excellent at managing the dynamic and making sure everyone was having a great time and kept spirits up especially when the hike got challenging. Scarlett was also brilliant at the Kayaking part, giving some great advice on how to make the most of the experience. Would definitely recommend this trip to people in the future.

Kerry H.(June 2024)
You won’t regret it!

Kayaking along the fjords definitely took me out of my comfort zone but our guide Amy was so reassuring and capable that by the end I was confident and relaxed. The hiking took in some challenging terrain but our tight knit group looked out for each other along the way under Amy’s expert leadership . The vireo from the top is so worth it. The food was delicious and plentiful and provided at exactly the right time to keep us all moving

Dom W.(June 2024)
Great but very wet trip to Norway

Loved the whole experience which would have been better if the sunshine came out more but the lack of sun was made up by the ray of sunshine that was our guide ‘Emma’. An absolute star. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone .

Michael L.(June 2024)
Excellent kayak/hike/camping fjords trip

Our guide Scarlett was outstanding and that really made the trip fabulous. The organisation, itinerary, activities, scenary and customer service made this an awesome adventure - not easy but achievable and satisfying.

Gary J.(June 2024)
Kayaking and hiking in the Norwegian fjords - just perfect!

Whatever I write won’t do justice to what was a truly life-enriching experience. As a reasonably fit 50-something, I was nervous about the physical nature of the expedition and even more the wild camping. No need. Just do it. The group dynamic was great, our guide Corey was outstanding, the food was good and plentiful, the kayaking was amazing. Yes, the hike was tough but the views were spectacular. I even survived the camping bit. Honestly 3 of the best days of my life. Looking at the next adventure.

Hannah W.(June 2024)
Absolutely Amazing!!!

Absolutely Amazing!!! Thank you to everyone from MBA/Nordic Ventures for an incredibly run trip and a special thank you to our guide Corey! Corey took care of us from start to finish, the best guide who gave us an unforgettable trip and was a top chef! The views were incredible and we will be looking to book our next trip soon!

Luke M.(June 2024)
Simply surreal

It's a struggle to put into words how incredible this trip is. If you're on the burner about whether to do it or not, bite the bullet and get it booked. Exploring the beauty of the fjords from kayaks was a breeze, and unlike anything you've experienced. The hike was more strenuous than expected, literally climbing at some points, but absolutely worth it. Our host Joe, and the group of amazing people I ventured with made for an even greater adventure. We had such laughs. The food and equipment was A*, although they may need new wetsuit boots. Joe shared so much knowledge with us of everywhere we visited and took us to some incredible places. Thank you again !

Svavar J.(June 2024)
Awesome trip, so beautiful landscape

Awesome trip, so beautiful landscape and David the guide, the chef and mr google was fantastic.

Julia D.(June 2024)
Not to be missed - stunning and fun!

Amazing trip. So much fitted into 4 days, with absolutely stunning scenery. Really well organised. All the trip staff we encountered were really helpful and friendly, and Jan who runs the tour company made a point of personally speaking to us all. On night 1, we stayed in a clean hostel in Voss in a lovely location and time to walk out for dinner or go up the cable car. Transfer to Gudvangen on day 2 where we transferred kit into dry bags, had a briefing with lovely local bakery goodies and then got on the water in our group. The kayaking on day 2 and 4 was picturesque and relatively easy. The hike on day 3 was long and hard so be prepared - 29km from sea level to 1189m summit along stone paths, rivers, scrambling up the steep incline and the last 1-2km in the snow. That said, the views were stunning all the way with constantly amazing waterfalls around us so absolutely worth it - it was a highlight. Our guide, Scarlett, was so positive and fun, making an effort to get to know us all and did a great job with the food too. Would absolutely recommend this trip!

Lauren W.(June 2024)
Stunning

The location is absolutely stunning with the camp, hiking and organisation exceptional as expected with MBA!

Top option for a long weekend!

Gemma S.(June 2024)
Amazing challenge

This was an amazing experience in the most beautiful surroundings with excellent organisation and first class care from our brilliant guide Corey. The hike was considerably more challenging than the kayaking but Corey made sure the whole group of 9 (range of ages and fitness) completed it. We had packed lunches each day along with plenty of snacks; a choice at breakfast (scrambled eggs offered one day and pancakes the next), plus tasty evening meals (bbq and pasta followed by a curry). Some of the equipment (wetsuits) could probably be retired but the tents and camping gear were all in good condition. You need to carefully consider your fitness levels for the hike as it is very demanding. The wild camping should also not be under estimated, especially if your prefer the luxury of flushing toilets! However, it's one of the best things I've ever done and we would certainly consider another adventure of this kind.

Haley H.(May 2024)
Amazing

Amazing trip . Amazing tour guide . Amazing weather !! High recommend

Katey T.(May 2024)
Fantastic Bank Holiday Trip
Fantastic Bank Holiday Trip

Thankyou to Jonny for a great weekend!

Laura R.(May 2024)
An epic adventure in the beautiful Norwegian Fjords.

We had an epic adventure; hiking, kayaking and wild camping in the glorious Norwegian Fjords. Our guide, David, made the whole experience throughly enjoyable, he was knowledgeable, approachable and took excellent care of us all throughout; an integral part of our crazy group!

The the whole process from booking, transfers, getting kitted up, setting up camp and the adventure itself was seamless, everything ran smoothly and we all felt we were in good hands at all times. The food and drinks provided was plentiful and delicious, David was a fabulous cook.

I would highly recommend this adventure, for chance to see the most beautiful side of Norway. The kayaking was a perfect way to really appreciate the beauty of the fjords and the hike took us through a real mix of terrains, including snow as we approached the summit, which was as an amazing experience. The view at the top was simply breathtaking.

Emily R.(May 2024)
Stunning scenery with great people!

This trip exceeded my expectations completely! Not only was it more challenging than i ever expected it was a fabulous balance of jaw dropping views, hilarious banter, and great activities. Our guide Megan was brilliant and so knowledgeable. I absolutely loved every part of this trip and as my first ever trip as a solo traveller i was made to feel so comfortable and immediately felt as though i was amongst friends. The quality and quantity of food was brilliant, and the view from the summit of the hike made every step worth it! Cannot recommend this trip enough. If in doubt just book it!!! Huge thanks to Megan and Mba.

Wendy H.(May 2024)
Norway Kayak and Hike adventure

Norway provided amazing scenery and lasting memories. Callum our guide/host was patient, fun and a great cook. I had an adventure, it was super cool, lots of nature and great company, my camp buddies were all lovely. The kit was all good quality, the sleeping bag was warm, looked like new. MBA arranged the transfers, the accommodation the night before (hostel in Voss was amazing) and all the tools for the adventure. I would use them again. Things I did not fully understand until I got there: You can leave a bag with fresh cloths at the centre, and grab a shower before heading back to the airport. They provide a drybag, it was slightly bigger than I expected and can be attached to the top of the kayak. They provide excellent phone cases for the kayak but if yours is the size of a S2X Ultra you would be wise to bring a waterproof case. The sleeping mats are foam, whilst as expected, one of those mini inflatable mats would have made my back happier. They provided lots of snacks, I did not need so many of my own.

Many thanks to all at MBA for making it a great adventure

Madeline W.(May 2024)
Amazing!

Throughly enjoyed this trip! Amazing what you can do in a long weekend, would highly recommend this one. Such incredibly beautiful scenery. Our guide Jonny was fantastic!

Mark H.(May 2024)
Breathtaking adventure and beautiful scenery
Breathtaking adventure and beautiful scenery

Incredible adventure In the fjords! I had always wanted to visit Norway for the amazing scenery and adventure. It absolutely exceeded my expectations!

Benji was our guide and was stellar! Fun, down to earth, full of energy and a great cook. Taking time to give advice and check in on each of us to make sure we all had a fab time.

The trip itself was physically challenging but so, so worth it to experience the calm beautiful scenery, adventure and laughs along the way.

Thank you Benji! Looking forward to more kayaking soon.

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 47kg 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 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. We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity, ensuring the protection of the reserve and its wildlife.

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.

You really do not need any kayaking experience. Your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing at the start. You’ll just need reasonable levels of fitness to handle approx 25km of relaxed paddling over two days, a day of hiking and be up for camping out overnight.

The hike is not for beginners and is very challenging, particularly if it is or has been wet. You'll gain over a thousand meters in elevation during the hike and early in the season (April, May and occasionally early June) there can be snow on the ground (sometimes quite deep) which adds to the challenge. The same can apply late in the season too. We would only recommend this hike if you are an active person with hiking experience. It just takes a bit of time getting up the steep section but don’t worry, it’s no race to the top.

The route is about 10km each way, making a total hike of 20.7km. The elevation is sea level to 1,189m and quite steep in places. The hike is about 8 to 11 hours return, with an awesome view from the ridge at the top to the fjord below.

Sure can! Over 70% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

The trip will be split into groups of up to 10 people. Let us know if you are travelling with friends, and we will make sure you are in the same group as friends who have booked.

The weather in summer is generally very comfortable for kayaking and camping, with temperatures of 15-20 degrees Celsius, sometimes more. April and May typically see the lowest rainfall but days are cooler (typically 10-15 degrees Celsius) and nights usually hover a few degrees above freezing. Snow cover often persists on higher ground into April and May (and occasionally early June) and is likely to be encountered along a significant portion of the hike (your host has a stock of snowshoes if needed). We recommend joining this trip in July and August for the warmest temperatures, but it’s great all summer.

In any month it can rain and get chilly at night so waterproofs, good hiking boots, a warm jumper and some thermals are vital. This time of year daylight in Norway is constant with only 2–3 hours of darkness in the evenings.

One of the most beautiful places in the world. A fjord is a deep, narrow and elongated part of the sea, that stretches inland for miles, winding around mountains, valleys, and steep cliffs. The fjords were formed by the giant glacier tongues and shaped over several ice ages.

There are a plenty of kayaks available for you to use with a mix of single and doubles available depending on your preference.

You're free to bring any luggage or suitcase you wish with you to Voss. On day 2, you'll check out of your accommodation with all of your luggage and transfer by bus to the host's kayaking base in Gudvangen. Here, you'll be given a 22-litre dry bag to pack everything into for your kayaking, camping and hiking adventure (excluding your sleeping bag and sleeping mat, unless you bring your own). You will be given a hard waterproof case for your camera/phone too, and you'll want to keep certain things handy such as your water bottle, cap, sunscreen and snacks. You'll need to pack light as your dry bag has to fit into the hatched compartments (bulkheads) of the kayak, along with the group's food and equipment which will be shared among the kayaks. The remainder of your luggage that you don't need on the adventure can be left behind at the kayaking base in Gudvangen, where it will be safely stored until your return.

Don't stress, your host will explain all during the briefing.

Absolutely. The train is 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 90NOK (£9) each way. The Bybanen is approx 40NOK (£4).

From the bus station it’s a few minutes walk to the train station. A taxi from the airport to 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 here.

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.

There should be no problem with staying back at camp during the hiking day for someone not wanting to hike. It may also be possible to just come along for the first part of the hike and then return to the camp, this does depend on where the group is actually camped as this may affect options. Alternatively, you could consider booking the Kayak and Wild Camp Norwegian Fjords trip instead.

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

Accommodation in Bergen

Here’s what your local guide has to say on drones:

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

  • There are limited times where there would be possibilities for flying the drone.
  • We need to keep the campsites free of drone traffic in agreement with the landowners.
  • There is often livestock animals in some areas that may get affected and we need to keep a good relationship with the 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 it is out of our legislation. 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. Just please do discuss the use with other group members sometime after meeting up with them on the first morning to settle this.

The best way to meet your host is to take the train from Oslo centre to Voss (not Bergen), and then head to Voss Hostel. See the FAQ 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 always in good company on one of our adventures.

Our trips are typically made up of a mixture of solo travellers and small groups of 2 or 3 friends, with most in their 30s-50s.

Our sociable adventures are solo-friendly by design and naturally attract outdoorsy people with a shared mindset; a love for adventure, a desire to push themselves and meet awesome, like-minded people along the way.

It’s this camaraderie that has so often turned a great adventure into a life-changing one.

Don't just take our word for it:

  • 95% of people rate the group dynamics on our trips 5/5
  • 90% of people recommend joining a trip to make new friends
  • 75% of people have met people on our trips that they would now consider friends

See here for more info about the Much Better Adventures tribe.

Interested in a more exclusive experience? Opt for a 'Private Group' through the dates and prices tab to book this adventure for just you and your chosen companions.

Our team of Adventure Hunters create exclusive adventures with highly vetted, specialist hosts. We only work with independent, local in-destination experts who know the very best places to explore and how to stay safe. See here for more info about the local teams we partner with.

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