Hike, Kayak and Wild Camp the Norwegian Fjords

Norway

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4-day adventure around a Norwegian paradise, passing incredible fjords and sleeping under the stars.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Stavanger

You will be picked up from Stavanger Airport at 6pm, and then driven to your cabin, which overlooks the Hølefjorden.

After you have settled in, the guides will prepare a nice dinner for you and explain the details for the following day. This trip includes all food, accommodation, equipment and airport transfers.

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After breakfast, you will head out for a full day of kayaking on the Lysefjord. For those that want to, you will have an opportunity to learn some skills along the way, before stopping for lunch.

In the afternoon you will arrive back at your wild camp, with enough time to relax a little. There is also an option to go for a short walk and get a better view of the fjord.

The evening will be spent around the campfire and under the stars. Sit back and relax, whilst your guides cook up a delicious dinner on the open fire.

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Wake up in Norwegian paradise, whilst enjoying a nice cup of coffee over breakfast. This will prepare you for the day's hike up Pulpit Rock - the views are incredible!

After enjoying views of the fjord from above, you will head back down to your campsite for dinner around the fire.

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It's time to get back in the kayaks, for another breath-taking paddle, further into Lysefjord. Explore the waterfalls and incredible cliff faces, and see Pulpit Rock from below! Keep an eye out for the seals, which are common in the area.

You will arrive back at Stavanger airport by 4 pm for your flight home.

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5.00 (3 reviews)

Marco
Verified - Travelled September 2021

If you never paddled in your life and want to do it for your first time do it with Rasmus and his crew. They know and love what they are doing and they always do it with a smile on their face.

Jess
Verified - Travelled September 2021

Honestly a truly amazing fun experience - the scenery was breathtaking - food was yummy (and plentiful and lots of chocolate!) and the guides were very knowledgeable and fun. The equipment was also n ...read more

Richard
Verified - Travelled September 2021

Brilliant trip! Excellent guide, knowledgeable and flexible for the whole group. Campsite and food were both excellent. Would highly recommend this tour

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FAQs

Included:

  • Guides
  • Airport transfers
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Specialist equipment (kayaks, tents, sleeping mats)

Excluded:

  • International flights
  • Sleeping bag
  • Appropriate clothing

You don't need any kayaking experience to enjoy this adventure - the guides are great at making it enjoyable for all abilities.

You'll need a moderate level of fitness. The kayaking is 6 hours of relaxed paddling each day, with plenty of breaks along the way. The hike is quite steep to start, with a total altitude gain of 600m, and can be quite challenging when wet. Don't worry though, there is no rush to get to the top and you can take it at your own pace. The guides may also offer to take you on a shorter hike, but this is weather depending.

Start: You can be picked up at 4 pm or 6 pm from Stavanger Airport on the first date of your trip. 

If you can't make the pick-up, it's a 40-minute taxi ride to the start location, which can be relatively expensive in Norway.

End: You'll be dropped back at the airport for 4 pm on the last day. 

The maximum size is 8 people.

You can stay at camp if you would rather relax for the day.

Yes! Most people are solo travellers.

Yes, luggage that you don't need during the trip can be stored on the transport which will remain at the start/endpoint throughout the trip.

Water

Whilst doing adventurous activities, it is important to carry enough water and stay hydrated. We strongly recommend taking between two and three litres of water. Your guide can give you advice on where to get water each day. This is often likely to be from a fresh stream, so please bring purification tablets if you feel it necessary.

Food

You will have the chance to taste a great variety of local specialities. The breakfast includes porridge, eggs, bacon, bread and coffee/tea. For lunch, you will be given sandwiches and fruit. For dinner, you will enjoy local food, cooked on an open fire.

If you have any food restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten intolerance, etc) please make us aware of this when completing your registration form, found on your Skyhook dashboard. The guides can cater for most people.

The kayaks used are double kayaks.

Yes, and you can find discount codes on your Skyhook dashboard once you've booked.

Winter season (Nov – Mar)

Winter in Norway can be extremely cold, with temperatures in some northern parts reaching as cold as -40 degrees Celsius. In Stavanger, temperatures can go as low as -20 degrees Celsius.

Shoulder (Apr– May & Oct)

Temperatures in Stavanger can vary at this time of year. Lows of minus 5 degrees Celsius and highs of 10 degrees Celsius. There can be some chances of rain, with May turning very green.

High Season (Jun – Sep)

June to Sept can be comparable to British summer, with daytime temperatures ranging from 8 – 25 degrees Celsius. There can be some rain.

The weather in the mountains (and the fjords) can be quite unpredictable and weather situations can change very quickly. Therefore, it is necessary to be always prepared for such a change.

Single supplement is available for the camping nights only. Usually, two people will share a tent. If you want your own tent, then please let us know before you arrive. The cost is 750NOK / £75. The cabin on the first night is dormitory-style, with warm showers and WiFi.

We recommend bringing a dry bag if you need to keep any valuables dry (e.g. camera/phone) - you can find these affordably at stores such as AlpkitDecathlon or Cotswold, and some discount codes are available on your dashboard.

The minimum age is 18, or 16 if accompanied by a parent/guardian.

A traditional Norwegian cabin on the side of the fjord - our primary cabin is Nodhagen Turistforeningshytte, 4303 Sandes, Norway.

We will confirm the final cabin location 3 months prior to the trip. 

You stay in a dormitory-style cabin on day 1. The cabin has showers and a kitchen. There's also cellular reception.

The wild camp will be in tents on the side of the fjords. There will be very basic toilet facilities at these camps, so it is important that you bring toilet roll and hand sanitiser.

Single supplement is available when camping only. The cost of this is 750NOK / £70.

Day 1 - Arrival day (No kayaking or hiking today).

Day 2 - Distance: 16km, Time: 6 hours, Activity: Kayaking.

Day 3 - Distance: 7km, Time: 8 - 10 hours, Activity: Hiking.

Day 4 - Distance: 16km, Time: 6 hours, Activity: Kayaking

The hike to pulpit rock is at moderate difficulty. The hike is 600 meters in altitude over a distance of 7km to the top, giving the hike a total of 14 km. The total average hike time is estimated to be 7-10 hours.
The hike is suitable for anyone in a normal good physical shape and with some prior hiking experience. 

Laundry facilities are not available on this trip

The currency used in Norway is the Norwegian Krone (NOK). We recommend changing your money before you arrive as it will be difficult to do so once you start your journey.

It is not mandatory but always nice to show your appreciation to the guides.

There will be a few opportunities to buy home-brewed coffee and try local chocolate. You may want to bring a few Norwegian Krone (NOK), if you wish to buy any extra snacks along the way. Credit cards are accepted most places.

No. We do not rent out sleeping bags.

Yes - you must be able to swim to attend this trip. You will be asked to complete a waiver when you attend the trip. 

Personal

  • Wallet + spending money (Norwegian Krone)
  • Travel documents (+ travel insurance)
  • Passport / Personal ID
  • Face masks for when in transit (plane + bus)
  • Drinking bottle (0,5-1 liter)
  • Sleeping bag + sleeping bag liner (recommended)
  • Toilet accessories and personal hand sanitizer (+ any personal medication)
  • Personal toilet kit (paper, hand-sanitizer, matches)
  • Small pack for storing lunch and water during the hike (recommended)
  • Sitting pad
  • Mosquito net + spray

Paddling

  • Jogging shoes for use in the kayak (neoprene shoes are not included)
  • Dry bags (to keep your things dry) - we recommend 6-8 x 8litre bags for easy packing in
  • the kayak.
  • Sunglasses + a strap
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap to protect your eyes

Clothes

  • Hardshell jacket (waterproof)
  • Rain pants (recommended)
  • Camp pants long & shorts
  • Tshirts
  • Thermal/wool underlayer, pants (no cotton!)
  • Thermal/wool underlayer, long-sleeve shirt (no cotton!)
  • Underwear
  • Socks (wool)
  • Beanie/Buff
  • Wool / fleece / down middle-layer
  • Hiking boots
  • Towel (recommended)

Electronics

  • Head-Torch / flashlight
  • Phone + charger
  • Powerbank
  • Camera (recommended)

Yes, it is possible to leave earlier, by ordering a taxi at your own cost (we can help you with this). However, you might not be able to join the paddling activity to make it back in time.

Estimated costs for a taxi to Stavanger Airport
Saturday-Sunday: 1850NOK + road taxes
Weekdays: 1550NOK + road taxes

Provided by Nordic Paddling

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