Hike & Kayak the Norwegian Fjords (Autumn)

Norway

4-day adventure around a Norwegian paradise, passing incredible fjords and sleeping in an intimate traditional Norwegian cabin by the fjord.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Stavanger

You will be picked up from Stavanger Airport at 6 pm, and then driven to the cabin by the fjord, 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.

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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, and experiencing the Norwegian "hygge" (a cozy feeling) of a 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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September 2021
Thu
30 Sep
4:00PM
Sun
3 Oct
4:00PM
£600

Based on£600 GBP

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6 spaces

Thu
14 Oct
4:00PM
Sun
17 Oct
4:00PM
£600

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FAQs

Included:

  • Guides
  • Airport transfers
  • Food
  • Accommodation (dormitory beds)
  • Specialist equipment (kayak equipment)

Excluded:

  • International flights
  • Bedding & Towels
  • 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 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.  

The maximum size is 8 people. 

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

Yes! Most people are solo travellers. 

Yes - you can store luggage in the cabin.

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, bacon, 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. 

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. 

No. The cabin only offer dormitory-style beds, 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. 

You'll stay in an intimate cabin where you will sleep in dormitory-style rooms for all nights. The beds are bunk beds and mattresses. The cabin has showers, Wi-Fi, and a kitchen.

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 (+ a bit of kayaking).

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. 

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. 

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.

*Due to the risk of spreading Covid-19 we do not rent out sleeping bags for the season 2021* 

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

Documents

• Passport

• Travel insurance details

• Boarding passes for flights

• Driver’s license (if needed)

• Cash – Norwegian Krone

• Credit/Debit Card

Footwear

• Paddling shoes/ old trainers

• Hiking shoes

Clothing

• Trousers for around camp (walking trousers or similar)

• Shirt for around camp

• Thermal trousers (Long johns or similar)

• Long sleeve base layer (Merino wool or similar)

• Underwear

• Socks (Not cotton)

• Sunhat (optional)

• Hat and Gloves

• Buff or similar

• Wind proof/ waterproof jacket

• Warm jacket for around camp (down or similar would be ideal)

• Fleece

Personal

• Toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant etc.)

• Toilet paper

• Bedding & Towel

Other

• Any personal medication

• Water bottles and Extra snacks

• Head torch

• Phone and charger (Extra battery pack)

• Camera

• Sunglasses with strap

• Sun cream

• Mosquito spray

• Mosquito net

• A few Drybags

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

Skyhook Adventure is an Authorised Agent of Nordic Paddling. Please familiarise yourself with the Nordic Paddling Terms & Conditions and Skyhook Adventure's Terms & Conditions.