Norway

Hike & Kayak the Norwegian Fjords (Hut Edition)

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4-day adventure around a Norwegian paradise, passing incredible fjords. Stay in a comfortable Norwegian lodge by the water-side.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Stavanger

You will be picked up from Stavanger Airport at 4 pm, and then driven to the cabin which overlooks the Lysefjord.

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.

All food, accommodation and transfers are included on this trip.

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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.

During the paddle, you'll see the Pulpit Rock, waterfalls, caves, and if you're lucky some of the local wildlife (seals, great sea eagles, porpoises).

In the afternoon you will arrive back at the cabin, with enough time to relax a little. The evening will be spent enjoying a pleasant dinner, in the traditional Norwegian cabin.

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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 the cabin for yet another pleasant dinner and movie night.

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It's time to get back in the kayaks, for another breath-taking paddle, over to the island of Bergsholmen. Explore the waterfalls and incredible cliff faces, keeping an eye out for the seals on the way.

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

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12 verified reviews

Rated 5.0
Dean
Dean

Traveled Oct 2022

Really enjoyable few days, with a great group of people. Rasmus was an excellent Guide and Cook. The Kayaking was a good new skill to learn, and Pulpit Rock was spectacular. The Cabin was very cosy and comfortable. I would happily recommend this activity for anybody.

Samantha
Samantha

Traveled Oct 2022

Amazing trip and the best time here. Rasmus was the perfect guide. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone!

Kate
Kate

Traveled Sep 2022

An absolutely fabulous trip. Great guide, great group, great location, all round awesome experience. Highly recommend it!

Satwik
Satwik

Traveled Sep 2022

It was my first solo trip and I must say the experience has been amazing, to say the least. Nordic Paddling and especially our guide Dan made it completely seamless. Dan is an asset to the company and I must compliment him for his amazing technical knowledge, stories, friendliness, warmth, and hospitality (especially his cooking skills). He made sure everyone in the group was comfortable and had a great time on the tour. Especially on the hike, he made sure that everyone was safe and also took the group climbing above pulpit rock which was an exhilarating experience. The highlight of the tour for me was the Night Paddling under the stars which made the trip something really special. I think both Skyhook and the Nordic Paddling team for this excellent trip.

Tania
Tania

Traveled Sep 2022

This was such a lovely trip! Accommodation was in a stunning location right by the water. Dan our guide really took care of us all and made us feel very welcome and safe while entertaining us with lots of tales of norwegian folklore. There was a good balance of activity and downtime and the pace adjusted to the level of the group so no-one was left struggling to keep up. A really great experience that I would thoroughly recommend :)

Sian
Sian

Traveled Sep 2022

Everything I hope for and so much more! Stunning accommodation, place and scenery. The kayaking was interesting and fun and the hike incredible. Our guide did everything he could to make it an unforgettable experience. Great people on the trip too! I highly recommend this trip.

Michael
Michael

Traveled Sep 2022

Absolutely amazing trip. An unforgettable few days spent kayaking and hiking leaving one wanting the trip to last longer. Thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone considering it. Don’t worry if you aren’t experienced in a Kayak, they really looked after all of us.

John
John

Traveled Sep 2022

This trip was amazing, met some fantastic people which may the experience even better. Dan our guide was fantastic and his cooking skills were superb. The experience will live with me forever. I highly recommend nordic paddling to anyone looking for an exciting experience.

Lee
Lee

Traveled Sep 2022

Amazing trip well organised great scenery. Dan our guide was amazing 5 stars for him. Would 100 percent recommend the trip and made new friends for life

Maxwell
Maxwell

Traveled Sep 2022

5* trip & would highly recommend! The location is superb & scenery spectacular. Dan, our guide, was amazing; great guide, chef, and all round top guy. Enjoyed the whole experience; paddling, hiking and making new friends. Lots of laughs and memories made, a truly magical experience.

Roger
Roger

Traveled Sep 2021

Hiking and Kayaking Norwegian Fjords (Autumn) in Lysefjord Wow, what an experience. Rasmus is well organized, friendly, informative, and fun. The cabin was well appointed with all facilities you need. The food cooked by Rasmus was excellent. Our itinerary was altered to suit…

Satinder
Satinder

Traveled Sep 2021

Absolutely breathtaking scenery! Wonderful Hosting and Guiding from Rasmus (Nordic Paddling). Super cosy Cabin right on the shore of Lysefjord. Totally recommend this trip!

FAQs

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 400m, 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.

The maximum size is 8 people. 

Included: - Guides - Airport transfers - Food - Accommodation - Kayak & Paddle - Paddling clothing: Dry suit, neoprene boots & buoyancy aid. Excluded: - International flights - Bedding & Towels - Appropriate clothing

You'll stay in an cabin where you will sleep in single- or double bed rooms for all nights. The cabin has showers, Wi-Fi, and a kitchen.

You can stay in the cabin if you would rather relax for the day. 

Yes. The cabin offer double- and single bedrooms. 

Yes! Most people are solo travellers. 

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. You can get fresh water from the cabin. Food You will have the chance to taste a great variety of local specialities. The breakfast includes porridge, eggs, bread and coffee / tea. For lunch you will be given sandwiches and fruit. For dinner, we'll cook a pleasant meal with local foods. 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.

Below you'll find the minimum gear required for this trip. Personal - Wallet + credit card - Travel documents (+ travel insurance) - Passport / Personal ID - Drinking bottle (0,5-1 liter) - Bed sheets and pillow case / sleeping bag liner - Toilet accessories and personal hand sanitizer (+ any personal medication) - Small pack for storing lunch and water during the hike (recommended) - Mosquito head-net + spray (recommended) Paddling - A dry bag for storing belongings while kayaking - Sunglasses + a strap - Sunscreen - Cap to protect your eyes Clothes - Hardshell jacket (waterproof) - Rain pants - Long pants - T-shirts - 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 Electronics - Head-Torch - Phone + charger - Camera (recommended)

Day 1 - Arrival day (No kayaking or hiking today). Day 2 - Distance: 14km, Time: 6 hours, Activity: Kayaking. Day 3 - Distance: 8km, Time: 5 - 8 hours, Activity: Hiking. Day 4 - Distance: 14km, Time: 6 hours, Activity: Kayaking

Start: You can be picked up at 4 pm from Stavanger Airport on the first date of your trip.  If you can't make the pick-up, it's a 50-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.

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. 

The hike to pulpit rock is at moderate difficulty. The hike is 400 meters in altitude over a distance of 4km to the top, giving the hike a total of 8 km. The total average hike time is estimated to be 5-8 hours. The hike is suitable for anyone in a normal good physical shape and with some prior hiking experience. 

The kayaks used are double kayaks. 

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. 

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 card is accepted in most places too.

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

Sleeping bags are available to rent for 200 Norwegian Krone.  Any rental requests must be made 2 weeks in advance of your trip. You can request this when completing your registration form, on your Skyhook dashboard.

Yes - you can store luggage in the cabin.

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

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 

Laundry facilities are not available on this trip 

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

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. 

The guide will meet you in front of the Hertz car rental, inside the airport arrivals hall.

We only offer pick-up from the airport. There are busses leaving from the center to the airport every 20 minute so it should be easy to find one that match one of the pick-up times.

Your head guide is Rasmus

All trips on Skyhook are run by small, hand-picked local guiding companies. For this trip your guides run Nordic Paddling, based in Forsand.

By booking through Skyhook you'll be joining a small-group trip. This can make it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!

Rasmus