Kayak and Camp along the Lysefjord

Paddle along one of Norway’s most impressive fjords and camp beneath the stars. 0 days off work.

On this two-day mini-adventure, you’ll kayak along some of the 42km of the Lysefjord with an overnight stay camping beneath the stars.

As you paddle, you’ll witness some of the best outdoor scenes in the world including the mammoth Pulpit Rock which rises 604m above the fjord.

This is a real opportunity to connect with nature; fishing from your kayak and sleeping in the wild.

This adventure includes:

  • 2 days kayaking along the Lysefjord
  • 1-night camping
  • Local, certified guide
  • All kayaking equipment inc. wetsuit and life jacket
  • Tents and blow-up air beds (or one big teepee depending on group size)
  • Breakfast and evening meal
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip

Perfect for:
Anyone looking to escape the day-to-day and spend two days reconnecting with nature. You don’t even have to be an avid kayaker; this trip is great for beginners and experts alike.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to and from Norway
  • Airport transfers
  • Local transfers
  • Accommodation before/after the 2-day trip
  • Snacks and drink
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

This trip will run with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 14.

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

A good level of fitness is needed for the long days of kayaking and hiking, but no previous kayaking experience is needed.

Summers in Norway are sunny and warm, though the weather can still be fickle. Daytime temperatures average 12 – 18 °C, and nights cool down to five to 10 °C. It rains on more than half of the days each month.

Meals are fresh, healthy, and cooked Norwegian style. Dinner options include meat or fish, vegetables, pasta and rice. Breakfast includes bread, fruit, coffee, tea, juice, milk, cheese and eggs.

If you have any special requests, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • All kayaking equipment including kayak, paddles, wetsuit and life jacket
  • Tent/tipi and mattress
  • Mountain boots/outdoor shoes that can handle some rain (or in addition neoprene shoes
  • Wind and waterproof pants and jacket
  • Thermo longsleeve
  • Wool sweater or fleece, hat and gloves
  • Min. 1 extra pair of warm (wool) socks
  • A backpack with min 1 set of extra clothes
  • Bottle of water/drink
  • A plastic bag to pack eventually wet cloth after the tour
  • Sleeping bag (for nights as cold as 5 degrees Celcius)
  • A light, waterproof jacket for kayaking
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Warm layers for evenings
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock, sunglasses and a brimmed hat
  • Mosquito repellent

Please do NOT bring: Jeans or textile sneakers!

Other recommendations are:
- Personal toiletries
- Camera
- Mobile phone
- Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)
- If you prefer wine or beer in the evening, you need to bring this on your own, this is not included

There are direct flights from London to Stavanger Airport (SVG) with Norwegian Airlines and SAS.

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Located on the southern Norwegian coast, Lysefjord is a 42-km long fjord framed by huge, sheer cliffs of light-colored granite rock, including the 604 m Preikestolen (“Pulpit Rock”). Many come to witness the Kjerag; a glacially deposited boulder wedged into a cliff overlooking the fjord. The starting point for this trip is Stavanger, a city in southern Norway with a population of over 130,000. It’s famous for its easy access to beautiful mountains, and also for its numerous parks and museums.

Start point?
You’ll be met by your host at the harbourfront bus stop in Jørpeland at 14:00 on the first day. They will then transport you to Forsand to begin your adventure.

Finish point?
Your host will return you to Jørpeland bus stop by 14:00 on the final day, after completing your expedition in Forsand.

Getting there and away?
There are direct flights from London to Stavanger Airport (SVG) with Norwegian Airlines and SAS. Getting to Jørpeland bus stop from Stavanger is easy by public transport, with buses departing regularly. Your host will provide you with more information when booking. If you’re planning to come for a weekend break only, your host suggests taking the flight from London Gatwick arriving at Stavanger Airport at 23:45 on Friday, and departing at 19:45 on Sunday for your journey home.

To make your life easy, you can add a transfer from Stavanger city/airport to the starting point of your trip in Forsand. You can add this service to your booking under “Optional Extras” section above.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

What to Expect

Day 1: Get to know Lysefjord

This morning, you will meet your guide at the rental station in Forsand and receive an introduction to kayaking. This will include the safety basics, equipment specifics and key kayaking techniques. If you’re new to kayaking you may prefer to paddle in a more stable double kayak instead of a single kayak, which will be available for the more practised paddlers.

Group assembled and fully equipped, you’ll head out on the fjord. As you paddle past hidden bays and small islands, your guides will share local stories, giving you a real sense of connection with this fascinating area.

If the weather permits, you will pause in the complete calm of the fjord and try your hand at fishing from your kayak. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see the occasional seal rising from the water to check out the visitors.

As the day begins to draw to a close, you will stop at a suitable spot and set up camp on the embankment. With your new-found adventure friends, you’ll enjoy an evening meal on the beach cooked over an open fire – fish if any of you got lucky – before retiring to your tent for a good night’s rest in this remarkably peaceful place.

Day 2: Scenic wonder of Lysefjord

The scenic wonders of Lysefjord are world famous; from the sheer cliff of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) to the perched Kjerag boulder; today, you will lay witness to as many of them as the weather permits, as you glide further along the fjord.

Wherever you look on this trip the views are overwhelming; soaring mountains, wild forest and jagged boulders. With only the white-noise of crashing waterfalls in the distance, you have a real opportunity to appreciate the beauty of untouched nature.

The trip will come to a close at around 14:00 when you return to your start point at Forsand. You may have been paddling a kayak for the past 24 hours, but there is something about the zen-like atmosphere of the fjord that will send you home feeling relaxed and refreshed. Although, the adventure doesn’t have to end there; if you have energy left in your reserve you have the perfect opportunity to hike to Preikestolen for a closer look. Your host can offer you a guided tour to put the cherry on the icing of what’s already been an amazing weekend.


You will camp beneath the stars in either individual tents or a large teepee (depending on group size), being surrounded by the stunning fjords. Your host uses a variety of Lavo tents that can comfortably accommodate between 2-6 people.

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