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Hike, Kayak and Wild Camp the Norwegian Fjords
Our top wish-listed weekend. Paddle, trek and sleep in scenery you can't afjord to miss
1.5 days off work
Starts & Ends
Bergen Airport, Bergen
You need to pretty fit for this one. The hike is long and often steep, which some may find a challenge.
Why it’s much better
Kayak through the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord, the wildest and most stunning arm of the Sognefjord
Paddle past sheer cliff faces, snow-dipped mountains, majestic waterfalls, rustic farms, and the occasional nosy seal
Discover seldom-visited areas of the fjords, far from the maddening crowds, only accessible by kayak
Wake up to a Norwegian paradise and hike the highlands and summits for the ultimate vista across the fjords. Thigh-burny bliss
Wild camp under the stars on the fjord-edge and feast on supper prepared by your guide over the campfire
Expert, friendly, English-speaking guides
1 night in a hostel and 2 nights camping at the fjord edge
Breakfast and dinner cooked over the campfire with sandwiches for lunch
You'll be transferred from and to Bergen Airport
Everything you need for kayaking and camping is provided
We're so confident that your holiday will be your best yet, we actually guarantee it
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Arrive in Bergen and meet your crew
Wave goodbye to the office and head to Bergen where you will be met at the airport for your transfer to your accommodation in either Voss or Bergen.
After settling into your hostel, head out to grab dinner locally, then it’s time for a good night’s sleep before hitting the water tomorrow.
Kayaking the Nærøyfjord
On the Water
Grab breakfast and meet your guide for the drive to the put-in point at Gudvangen. Get your paddle gear set up before heading out for the first days unforgettable paddling down the beautiful Nærøyfjord.
Arrive at the campsite in the late afternoon for a well-deserved break, enjoy the stunning scenery, eat and make merry over the campfire.
There is also the option of going for a short walk to get a better view of the fjord from above.
Hike to the highlands 1000m above the fjord
On your Feet
Approx. 10 - 11 hours of hiking
1530m up / 1530m down
Wake up in Norwegian paradise and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before packing your bag, ready for the day’s hike.
Your aim is to reach the highlands and Breiskrednosi summit above the Nærøyfjord and get a spectacular view of the fjord from above.
After reaching the top and enjoying some great views of the fjord, it’s time to head back down to your campsite for dinner round the campfire and another night under the stars.
Kayak past cliff faces and waterfalls before heading home
On the Water
Breakfast and lunch
Continue kayaking north along the Nærøyfjord, exploring the magnificent cliffs and remote waterfalls, keeping your eye out for seals along the way.
Arrive mid-afternoon at the remote village of Undredal, at the Aurlandsfjordm, before your shuttle back to unload all equipment and heading to the airport for your flight home.
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.
Bergen or Voss
Same sex dorm
On your first night, you'll be staying in dorms in a simple, clean hostel in either Bergen or Voss. If you would prefer to have your own room this can be arranged by your host, but they are limited and cost an extra 400NOK (approx £40, $50). You'll pay for these locally, but they need to be booked in advance.
On the second and third night, you'll paddle to a beach and sleep in a tent under the stars and get cosy around a campfire. Sleeping mats and sleeping bags are provided, but you can bring your own if you prefer. There is no shower, and toilets are basic to say the least - it is wild camping after all.
- Rucksack for hiking (15-20 litres)
- Waterproof jacket with hood
- Waterproof trousers
- Warm jacket
- Long trousers
- Base layers
- Worn in hiking boots or shoes
- Goretex or waterproof shoes (optional, but helpful in streams and muddy puddles)
- Hiking socks (plus some extra socks)
- Gators (if you have them)
- Flip flops or light trainers for camp
- Thin gloves
- Sleeping bag liner
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Small travel towel
- Refillable water bottle
- Personal medication if needed
- Antihistamines/bite relief if you are allergic
- Head torch
- Personal snacks
- All kayaking equipment
- All camping equipment
- Sleeping bag (but bring your own if you prefer)
Meet Your Host
Jan and team
You’ll be paddling with Jan and his team of enthusiastic, reliable and friendly guides who are passionate about preserving the fjords and sharing them with others. They’ve been leading trips around the fjords for nearly 20 years and know every remote corner to keep you far away from the crowds, not to mention being dab hands with a campfire.
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