Norway’s west coast fjords are famous for their dramatic scenery and peaceful wilderness feel. Immerse yourself in nature with 6 days of self-propelled adventuring. You’ll kayak through some of the area’s most beautiful fjords, checking out towns and waterfalls along the way. At night you’ll camp near the shore or hike up into the mountains above the fjords to stay at historic farms. Your hassle-free trip includes:
- 6 days guided sea kayaking
- 5 nights of camping
- All meals (Day 1 lunch through Day 6 lunch)
- Professional, experienced, English-speaking guide
- Camping equipment (tent, sleeping mat, kitchen supplies)
- Kayaking equipment (single or double kayak, paddle, life jacket, drybag)
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This is the perfect trip for active travellers who want a unique and adventurous way to explore Norway’s west fjords.
Day 1: Alesund to Vemoya
Your guide will meet you at the waterfront in Alesund at 10:00 in the morning. Meet the other members of your group, review equipment and safety, then hit the water for your first day of kayaking.
You’ll paddle along the coast in Ellingsoyfjorden to Vemoya where you’ll camp on the shore. Enjoy a campfire and a hot meal before bed.
4 – 5 hours paddling
Day 2: Vemoya to Yste Skotet
After breakfast and hot coffee you’ll paddle along Skodje Vika to Solnorcanals, then enter Storfjord, your first section of open water. Storfjord is the largest fjord in the area, and several smaller fjords branch off it.
In the afternoon you’ll arrive at a steep cliff. Ascend the cliff on a winding path to arrive at Yste Skotet, a historic farm that has been resurrected as a museum.
You’ll spend another night around your campfire sleeping under countless stars.
6 – 7 hours paddling, ½ hour walking
Day 3: Yste Skotet to Storoya
Explore the farm some more in the morning, then hike back down to the fjord for a short day of kayaking.
You’ll cross the fjord to Storoya and make camp at an old trading post. Take a natural waterfall bath, then relax with some fishing before dinner.
4 hours paddling, ½ hour walking
Day 4: Storoya to Aknes
Break camp early for a long day on the water. You’ll paddle along Storfjord all day beneath imposing mountains.
Around midday you’ll stop for lunch at a small town and have a chance to do some shopping.
In the afternoon you’ll enter Sunnylvsfjord and continue to Aknes, a steep cliff that is closely watched for landslides. You’ll climb up the hillside to a historic farm on the cliff. If the season is right you can spend the evening picking fresh cherries!
6 – 7 hours paddling, 10 minutes walking
Day 5: Aknes to Skagefla
Amazingly enough, the scenery gets even better today! You’ll finish paddling through Sunnylvsfjord and enter Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO-listed fjord with steep, green walls and a surfeit of waterfalls.
Stop in Matvik for lunch, then continue on to Skagefla where you’ll hike to a high campground for the best views of the trip! Relax around a campfire and enjoy your last night in the fjords.
5 – 6 hours paddling, ½ hour walking
Day 6: Skagefla to Geiranger
Linger over breakfast while gazing out over Geirangerfjord. From your lofty perch you can see three waterfalls: Bride’s Veil, Seven Sisters and Suitor.
Hike back down to the narrow shore and finish your kayaking adventure with a short paddle to the charming seaside town of Geiranger. You’ll arrive around 16:00, leaving time to find accommodation or travel onward.
3 hours paddling, ½ hour walking
Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.
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.
You’ll kayak from Alesund to Geiranger through a series of dramatic fjords on Norway’s west coast. The main fjord in the area is Storfjord (“Great Fjord”). Smaller, incredibly scenic fjords branch off Storfjord, leading deeper into the Norwegian wilds.
Geirangerfjord is the most famous and beautiful of the fjords in the area, earning it a UNESCO listing in 2005. Featuring steep mountain walls, no habitable shoreline, and several enormous waterfalls, the fjord is certain to take your breath away. The little town of Geiranger at the far end of the fjord provided the inspiration for the setting of Disney’s Frozen.
Along the way you’ll also visit several traditional farms. Known as mountain-and-fjord farms, they historically sustained themselves with fishing in the fjord and farming on the mountainsides. The turf roofs and remote settings feel like a step back in time.
Volsdalen Camping, Alesund - 10:00
Your adventure begins at Volsdalen Camping in Alesund at 10:00 where you will be met by your guide. During summer there are flights from London to Alesund Airport (AES) on Norwegian Airlines, or you can fly to Oslo and take a domestic flight to Alesund. Buses and taxis are available for the 20 minute drive into Alesund from the airport.
Geiranger Camping waterfront in Geiranger - 15:00
At the end of your adventure, you will finish paddling at the town of Geiranger around 15:00. After a fond farewell to your guide and fellow adventurers, you’re free to find accommodation in Geiranger or make your way to Alesund Airport. Your local host recommends you take the fjord cruise between Geiranger and Alesund. This departs at 16:00 and arrives in Alesund around 19:00.
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