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Kayak and Camp Norway's Geiranger Fjord

Paddle through the UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord to spend a night at a remote and peaceful mountain campsite.


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Adventures / Kayak Journeys

Kayak and Camp Norway's Geiranger Fjord

Paddle through the UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord to spend a night at a remote and peaceful mountain campsite.

2 days
Ålesund Airport

Norway’s west coast fjords are famous for their dramatic scenery and peaceful wilderness feel. Immerse yourself in nature with an overnight kayaking adventure. You’ll paddle through beautiful Geiranger Fjord, checking out farms and waterfalls along the way. At night you’ll camp in the wilderness surrounded by pristine streams and forests. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • 2 days guided sea kayaking
  • 1 night of camping
  • Most meals (Day 1 lunch, through Day 2 lunch)
  • Professional, experienced, English-speaking guide
  • Camping equipment (tent, sleeping mat, kitchen supplies)
  • Kayaking equipment (single or double kayak, paddle, life jacket, drybag)

**Perfect for: **
This is the perfect trip overnight adventure for active travelers who want a unique and adventurous way to explore Norway’s west fjords.





Local transport

Meals as described

Day 1: Kayak from Hellesylt to camp

Your guide will meet you at the Hellesylt waterfront in the morning. Meet the other members of your group, review equipment and safety, then hit the water for your first day of kayaking.

Paddle 1 - 2 hours through the UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord at a relaxed pace with plenty of time to rest and enjoy the incredible scenery.

You'll stop for lunch at a coastal farm, then continue on for a few more hours to a remote stretch of the fjord.

You'll hike a little ways up from shore and set up camp. Enjoy dinner around a campfire, then take a brisk shower beneath a waterfall or simply sit back and admire the view.

4 - 5 hours paddling

Day 2: Kayak from camp to Hellesylt

Watch the fjord for porpoises and other wildlife while enjoying a hot breakfast and coffee, then hike back to shore to begin paddling.

You'll kayak past impressive waterfalls including Bride's Veil and the Seven Sisters.

Stop for a waterfront lunch around midday, then finish paddling the last stretch of Geiranger Fjord to the town of Hellesylt.

4 - 5 hours paddling

Note: This itinerary may be reversed, starting in Geiranger and ending in Geiranger.

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.

You will be camping remote from any facilities. Tents, sleeping mats and communal equipment like cooking items will be provided, but you need to bring your own sleeping bag.

Geirangerfjord is one of the most famous and beautiful fjords in Norway, 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.

You’ll also visit traditional farms along the way. 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.

Start point?
You will be met at the waterfront in front of Hellesylt Camping in Hellesylt around 10:30. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
Your tour will end at the same place as where you started in Hellesylt. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
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, and in the summer a bus connects Alesund with Hellesylt.

There is also a bus available between Hellesylt and Stranda.

The kayak trip starts at 10.30 am at the waterfront near the campingsite. You can see the camping when you follow the tunnel down to the village, at your righthand side at the waterfront. When you see our van/car with the kayak trailer - you are at the right place! In the afternoon of day 2, between 4 (16.00) and 6 (18.00) pm, you will get back to Hellesylt. If you want to catch a specific bus, please notify us before booking and also at the start of the kayak trip.

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights to/from Norway
  • Transfers to and from Hellesylt
  • Accommodation before or after the tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for your guide (optional)

Sure can! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 10. Please note, if there are not 4 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

You will be served three meals a day. 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.

Absolutely! Just let us know at booking.

A basic level of fitness is needed to kayak all day, though there are plenty of rests and the pace is relaxed. No previous kayaking experience is needed.

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

All technical equipment, including single or double kayaks, will be provided. Please bring your own:

  • Light, breathable clothes for kayaking
  • A light, waterproof jacket for kayaking
  • Paddling shoes or sandals that can get wet
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Warm layers for evenings at camping, including thermal underwear, a sweater or warm jacket, wool socks, and a warm cap and gloves
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sleeping bag
  • Head torch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock, sunglasses and a brimmed hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Personal snacks (optional)
  • Small or medium rucksack to carry gear to camp

Unfortunately the pre-set dates are reserved for adults only. Children over 12 can do this trip however, as part of private bookings - enquire for details.

We recommend you take a flight on the day before the start of the trip. You can fly from Oslo or Bergen, to Ålesund. There are also international flights directly from Amsterdam (KLM). The name of the airport is: Ålesund airport Vigra. From Ålesund airport Vigra you can take the airport shuttle bus to Ålesund city center (appr. 25 minutes). The bus stops right outside the airport terminal. The bus from Ålesund to Hellesylt leaves 2- 3 times a day from Ålesund bus station (Ålesund rutebilstasjon). You can buy a ticket in the bus and tell the driver where you want to get off (for example the hostel in Hellesylt). The time table varies during the week and weekend so please check the available buses at the website.

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