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Kayak Norway's Great Fjords

Paddle along some of Norway's most spectacular fjords and stay in remote mountainside camps

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Adventures / Kayak Journeys

Kayak Norway's Great Fjords

Paddle along some of Norway's most spectacular fjords and stay in remote mountainside camps

DURATION
6 days
LOCATION
Norway
ANNUAL LEAVE
4 days off work
GROUP SIZE
Up to 10 people
MEETING POINT
Ålesund Airport
ACCOMMODATION
Wild camping
DIFFICULTY
Challenging

You should be able to swim, handle 6-7 hours on the water and have a positive mindset

Immerse yourself in nature with 6 days of self-propelled adventuring

Kayak through a peaceful wilderness, navigating breath-taking fjords and checking out towns and waterfalls along the way.

Camp near the shore in remote and unbelievably beautiful locations

Included

Guides

Professional, English-speaking guide

Accommodation

5 nights camping

Meals

Munch on tasty food throughout

Equipment

All your camping and kayaking equipment

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel to and from the start point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Volsdalen Camping, Alesund

10:00

Ends

Geiranger Camping waterfront in Geiranger

15:00

Transfers

Your adventure begins at Volsdalen Camping in Alesund where you will be met by your guide. At the end of your adventure, you will finish paddling in the town of Geiranger where you’re free to find accommodation or make your own way to Alesund Airport. Your local host recommends that you take the fjord cruise between Geiranger and Alesund. This departs at 16:00 and arrives in Alesund around 19:00.

Travel options

During the summer there are flights from London to Alesund Airport (AES) on Norwegian Airlines, or you can fly to Oslo and take a domestic flight. Buses and taxis are available for the 20-minute drive into Alesund from the airport.

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

Wild camping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 – Day 5

Wild camping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Meals are fresh, healthy and cooked over a campfire. Dinner options include meat or fish, vegetables, pasta and rice. Breakfast includes fruit, bread, cereal, coffee, tea and juice.

What is the accommodation like?

The great fjords

You'll camp in remote locations far from any facilities. Tents, sleeping mats and cooking equipment will be provided, but you'll need to bring your own sleeping bag.

Day 1

Alesund to Vemoya

Kayaking

4-5hrs

Meet your guide and the rest of your team at the waterfront in Alesund, where you'll review equipment and safety and then hit the water for your first day of kayaking. Paddle along the Ellingsoyfjorden to Vemoya where you'll set up camp on the shore and enjoy a campfire and a hot meal before bed.

Day 2

Yste Skotet

Hiking

.5hrs

Kayaking

6-7hrs

After breakfast and a hot coffee to start the day, paddle along Skodje Vika to Solnorcanals and then enter Storfjord - your first section of open water. Storfjord is the largest fjord in the area, with several smaller fjords branching off of it. In the afternoon, ascend a steep cliff and follow the winding path to Yste Skotet, a historic farm that has been resurrected as a museum where you'll spend another night beneath countless stars.

Day 3

Storoya

Hiking

.5hrs

Kayaking

4hrs

Explore the farm some more and then hike back to the fjord and cross it to Storoya where you'll make camp at an old trading post. Take a natural waterfall bath and relax with some fishing before dinner.

Day 4

Aknes

Kayaking

6-7hrs

Break camp ready for a long day on the water and paddle along Storfjord beneath the imposing mountains. Stop for lunch at a small town where you'll have the chance to do some shopping and then paddle along Sunnylvsfjord. Moor up at Aknes, a steep cliff that's closely watched for landslides and climb up the hillside to the historic farm above. If the season is right you can even spend the evening picking fresh cherries!

Day 5

Skagefla

Kayaking

5-6hrs

Somehow the scenery gets even better today! Paddle out of Sunnylvsfjord and enter the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, surrounded by steep, green walls and a surfeit of waterfalls. Stop in Matvik for lunch and continue on to Skagefla where you’ll hike up to your campground and some of the best views of the trip before relaxing around the campfire and enjoying a last night in the fjords.

Day 6

Geiranger

Kayaking

3hrs

Linger over a last wilderness breakfast gazing over Geirangerfjord. From your lofty perch, you'll see three waterfalls - Bride’s Veil, Seven Sisters and Suitor. Hike back to the narrow shore and finish your kayaking adventure with a short paddle to the charming seaside town of Geiranger where you'll say goodbye to your guide and team and your adventure will come to an end.

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?

  • All technical equipment, including single or double kayaks

What's available to hire?

  • Sleeping bag can be rented for 450 NOK, please enquire with your host

What do I need to bring?

  • Light, breathable clothes for kayaking
  • Paddling shoes or sandals that can get wet
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Warm layers for the evenings, including thermal underwear, a sweater or warm jacket, wool socks, and a warm cap and gloves
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Personal toiletries and medication
  • 3-season sleeping bag (sleeping mat will be provided)
  • Head torch
  • Water bottle (will top up from waterfalls)
  • Sunblock, sunglasses and a brimmed hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Personal snacks (optional)
  • Medium rucksack (approx 40L) to carry gear to camp
  • Camera to document your adventure

This is a multi-day kayaking trip with some longer and shorter days. Depending on the circumstances, you will be paddling for up to 6-7 hours on the longer days with headwinds, which calls for strong arms and a positive mindset. You also need to be able to swim and be strong enough to lift a fully packed kayak in and out of the water, often in rocky and slippery landing conditions. While it is not a technically difficult trip and you do not need much experience, you should be sure that you can sit in a kayak for quite a few hours over 6 consecutive days. Our experience is that this trip is not suited for those who have back problems or who have had these in the past.

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

Drinking water will be refilled from waterfalls en-route and it doesn't get much fresher than that.

Summer in Norway is sunny and warm, though the weather can still be fickle. Daytime temperatures average 12 – 20 °C, while nights cool down to 5 – 10 °C. It also rains more than half the days each month. Though too far south to experience the Midnight Sun, summer days in Alesund are very long and there’s no true night from May through August.

Any luggage you don't need can be left in the car in Alesund. This will then be driven to Geiranger where you can collect it at the end of the trip.

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!

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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.

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This trip operates with both double and single kayaks so you can tell your host your preference upon booking. Saying that they can't guarantee the use of either as they need to ensure that the group paddles at an equal pace, using equal effort. This means that the guide will always have the last word on who is paddling which kayak.

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