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Sea Kayak and Wild Camp Norway's Askoy Region

Explore the remote islands around Herdla on this mini sea kayaking adventure. 2 days.

  • Norway
  • May, August
  • Bergen Airport Flesland, Bergen (BGO)

A two-day sea kayaking adventure with a remote feel out of from Bergen. Spend two days sea kayaking around the islands of the Askoy region, climb the island’s highest mountain and wild camp on its peaceful summit.

Your hassle-free adventure includes

  • 2 days sea kayaking
  • 1 night wild camping
  • Qualified experienced guide
  • All meals
  • Sea kayaking equipment

Perfect for

Anyone looking for mini marine adventure in Norway. No previous experience is required, but a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights
  • Sleeping bag/sleeping pad
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for your guides (optional)
  • Transfer from/to city center (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 2 people, and a maximum of 6. The guest to guide ratio will be maximum 6:1. Please note, if there are not 2 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

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

Your host recommends to pack:

  • Layered clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Hiking boots/shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented)
  • Roll mat (can be rented)

You are free to book any flights that fit with the start and end points of the trip.

Yes, children are from the age of 14 are welcomed to join this trip, if you’re booking as a private group.

Speak with your host when you book the trip. Your host can arrange transfers for you, just specify your time and location. The approximate costs for a round trip will be:

  • 1 person = NOK 1980
  • 2 people = NOK 1180
  • 3-4 people = NOK 900
  • 5-6 people = NOK 390

Please speak to your host to arrange this. Your host will be able to co-ordinate your times with other guests joining on to keep the cost down for you.

A bus is available from Bergen heading up to Herdla, take a look at the route here. You will arrive early, around 08:48, but you can drink coffee and relax before the trip. Alternatively, speak with your host about organising a transfer.

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Location

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This adventure takes place around the island of Herdla, around 45 minutes’ drive North of Bergen. The region is home to many of the fjords that Norway is so famous for. The rugged landscape is filled with green-topped islands fringed by rocky coastline down to the clear waters of the Norwegian Sea.

One of the best ways to explore this region is by sea kayak. With difficult access, many of the islands retain a tranquil and remote feel – the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. Because of their remoteness many of the islands have a rich birdlife, sure to pique to the curiosity of any avid twitchers. Herdla itself has a nature reserve that is home to 220 species of bird.

During your trip, you’ll climb and camp on the island’s highest mountain, Eldsfjellet. Standing at 324 metres above sea level, the summit is relatively diminutive by mountain standards but nonetheless provides outstanding panoramic views. Camping in the wilds of Norway with nothing but the sound of birds and the lapping of the waves is an experience not to be missed.

Start point

This adventure begins at 10:15 at the host’s base on the island of Herdla. An optional transfer is available from near the Tourist Information Office in Bergen at 09:30.

Finish point

You will finish back at the base on Herdla. If you purchased the (optional) transfer, you will be returned to the city centre.

What to Expect

Day 1: Kayak and Summit Mt.Eldsfjellet

Your adventure begins at 10:15 at the host’s base on the island of Herdla, just 45 mins north of Bergen. An optional transfer from the city center at 09:30 is available for you to add to the tour. You’ll meet your guide over tea and coffee before loading the boats and hitting the water. After some introductory safety training, it’s time for the off.

Day 1 is a 10-20 km paddle around the green-topped craggy edged islands around Herdla. Once arrived, you’ll swop kayaks for boots and head up Eldsfjellet. The summit sits at a modest 324 metres, but as the highest mountain in the islands, it offers a commanding view.

As you relax and take in the view, the team will establish the camp for the night. There is an option of a further small hike then your guide will prepare dinner. The mountain is a tranquil setting to spend the night, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Day 2: Sea Kayaking

Awake to the sound of the birds and arise to a freshly prepared breakfast in your mountain campsite. Take a minute to breathe in the fresh air and appreciate your surroundings before packing up ready to hit the water once again.

The exact route will depend on the group but you can expect another 10-20 km of fantastic sea kayaking through beautiful surroundings.

The journey ends back at your local host’s base. There’s a chance for a shower to freshen up and a hot drink. Then it’s time to head back to Bergen wishing your fellow travellers and guide a fond farewell.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

Accommodation

During the trip, you will be camping at a peaceful spot on Eldsfjellet mountain. Tents are provided and will be set up for you by your guide. A sleeping bag and roll mat are not included but are available to rent from your local hosts.

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Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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