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Hike, Kayak and Wild Camp the Norwegian Fjords

Our top wish-listed weekend. Paddle, trek and sleep in scenery you can't afjord to miss


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Hike, Kayak and Wild Camp the Norwegian Fjords

Our top wish-listed weekend. Paddle, trek and sleep in scenery you can't afjord to miss

3 nights
2 days off work
Up to 10 people
Bergen Airport, Bergen

Hostel · Wild camping



Based on 766 reviews

The hike is long and often steep, which some may find a challenge.

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

Journey through this pristine landscape with like-minded adventurers in small groups of up to 10 people

Day 1

Meet your crew

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


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


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


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.



Expert, friendly, English-speaking guides


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


Breakfast and dinner cooked over the campfire with sandwiches for lunch


You'll be transferred from and to Bergen Airport


Everything you need for kayaking and camping is provided

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Some meals as described

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Visas where required

Day 1

Hostel · Same sex dorm




Day 2 – Day 3

Wild camping · Twin share




Day 4

Departure day




What is the food like?

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?


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.

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.


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 (BGO)

Day 1: 14:30 as standard [13:00 for trips between 20 June and 16 Aug 2024 inclusive]


Bergen Airport (BGO)

18:00 on Day 4


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).


  • For departures between 11 April - 17 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 20 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, 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. 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


  • 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)

- James(September 2023)

Honestly where to begin! Such an amazing experience! The fjords are beautiful, never seen anything like it! Kayaking in them was a dream. Hike was really tough but so worth it at the end. Guide was super friendly and always accommodating. Weather is constantly changing so pack for rain but it makes it more exciting! Would love to do it again!

- Bobby(September 2023)

Excellent trip, organised well and amazing view. The local guide company really know what they doing and supply lots of food and excellent hosts.

- Zhi(September 2023)

Highly recommended, brilliant way to explore the fjords, led by an excellent guide

- Jamie(September 2023)


- Kasey(September 2023)

Had a great time, would really recommend. The weather is never guaranteed but worth the risk.

- Fiona(September 2023)

What an incredible adventure. Beautiful scenery, peaceful kayaking. The walk had a steep section for about 45 mins!! But the views were spectacular. Our guide Ollie was 💯 awesome. Everything was super organised. Food was fantastic and lots of it. The people in my group made it extra special, everyone was kind and so much fun. Exceeded my expectations and would totally recommend.

- Dan(September 2023)

Luckily we got the best host! Ollie was exceptional. An incredible host and made some amazing meals including the best soup I've ever had! Definitely made the whole trip gel together perfectly. Really enjoyed the kayaking and the views along the hike were picture perfect.

- Eilish(September 2023)

Very well organised trip, Cheryl our guide was very good. The scenery was amazing! You can fit more items in the kayak as well as the dry bag supplied but they will probably get a little damp!

- Gustavo(September 2023)

The trip was overall great. Our guide, Brad, was the kindest guy ever - he really made the trip special. It rained a lot on the day of the hike which unfortunately meant we couldn't reach the summit, but even with our clothes soaking wet, it was a fun trek. The kit could be slightly better - I assume it would be fine in dry weather, but with so much rain, the clothes for paddling and the tents showed they were a bit worse for wear. Norway is breathtaking and the kayaking was amazing. Overall it was an incredible weekend. Highly recommended!

- Paul(September 2023)

I would like to thank the team at MBA for an epic experience in Norway. From start to finish we’re so well looked after accommodating every need. The area identified was truly beautiful and the challenge interesting and exciting. Personal guide Benji was exceptional, from assistance, cooking ability and becoming part of our team. Thank you.

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 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 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.

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 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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