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.

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Day 2: Kayaking the Lysefjord

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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Day 3: Hike above the Fjords to Pulpit Rock

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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Day 4: Kayak the Lysefjord

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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Rated 5.0

14 verified reviews

Elisa Alice
Elisa Alice

(Sep 2023)

Esperienza e location stupende,guida eccezionale e splendido alloggio! assolutamente da provare!

Dax
Dax

(Sep 2023)

Beautiful scenery and guide was amazing. Spectacular views and great food and conversation. Honestly 5 stars.

Dean
Dean

(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

(Oct 2022)

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

Kate
Kate

(Sep 2022)

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

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.

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.

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

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

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) - Toilet accessories and personal hand sanitizer (+ any personal medication) - Small pack for storing lunch and water during the hike (recommended) Paddling - A dry bag for storing essentials while kayaking - Sunglasses + a strap - Sunscreen - Cap to protect your eyes Clothes - Hardshell jacket (waterproof) - Rain pants - Long hiking 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)

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 Alpkit, Decathlon or Cotswold, and some discount codes are available on your dashboard.

Yes - you can store luggage in the cabin.

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.

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

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

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.

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