Norwegian Fjords and Summits

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3 Day tour – Sea Kayaking and Hiking

3 Awesome days in the Norwegian Outdoors!

Join our Norwegian Fjords and Summits tour and experience some of the most stunning areas of Norway! 

Spend 3 days padling and Hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage area of the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord. This is one tour not to miss!

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We paddle the majestic Nærøyfjord on Day-1, Hike to the summits above the fjord on Day-2 and continue our Sea Kayaking journey into the Aurlandsfjord on the last day before returning to our base in Gudvangen late afternoon.

  • All transfers out & back included from Voss 9 am or you can choose to meet us in Gudvangen 10 am
  • Kayaking and Hiking. Plenty of time for relaxing
  • We paddle about 25 Kilometers split over day 1 and 3. Day 2 is spend Hiking (up to 1189 meter altitude gain and 22 km distance)
  • Camping accommodation. Fully catered
  • Our most popular overnight tour and highly recommended!

We can provide a return transfer to Voss after the tour. From Voss there are corresponding trains to Bergen.

This trip begins at 09:00 at our floating base in Voss from where transport to the fjord is included or you can meet us at our Sea Kayaking Center in Gudvangen by 10:00. Our trips usually return to Gudvangen by 5:00pm and back in Voss by 6.30pm on the last day.

The drive from Voss to Gudvangen, our starting place at the Nærøyfjord, is very scenic. On our way we pass the Stalheim gorge before entering the Nærøyvalley leading down to Gudvangen at the mouth of the fjord.

Norway Outdoor Adventure Nordic VenturesThe Nærøyfjord, Gudvangen and the valley leading up to Stalheim has been a popular tourism destination for almost 150 years -­ not without a reason – the scenery is spectacular and here we will be spending 3 days kayaking and hiking on this incredible Norway Outdoor Adventure!

At our base in Gudvangen our guide first go through the plans for the tour before we get you equipped with your personal paddle gear for the tour. Assistance with pre-trip packing and preparations are provided as necessary. All clients receive comprehensive personalized instruction and a Kayak Safety briefing before getting on the water. 

If you have any luggage or belongings that you will not be needing to take with you on your trip let your guide know and they will be able to store it in our storage area.

This trip will take you to the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage area in the spectacular Nærøyfjord. We will experience all this from a Sea Kayakers and Hikers perspective. The itinerary allows you plenty of time to get to know the other people on the tour well – it is rather like a group of friends paddling together than a guided tour.

On the trip we will visit areas only accessible by kayak or boats. Late afternoon on Day 1 we arrive at our campsite for the night where we pull out our kayaks and take a well deserved rest.

After setting up camp you may relax and enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the area. In the evening we enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner before relaxing around the camp fire.

Norway Outdoor Adventure HikingOn the morning of Day 2 we pack our daypacks after breakfast and begin our hike up the valley above Dyrdal. Our aim is to reach the highlands and summits above the fjords and get a spectacular view of the fjord from above. For walking the tracks, firm footwear is required, but hiking boots are not essential.

During May, June and parts of July we are likely to hike on snow up in the mountains as we go past the tree border – the landscape and vegetation is rapidly changing up here – we pass melt water lakes, snow patches and waterfalls as we make our way up towards the summits.

The hike climbs about 1200 meters in just over 10 kilometers, passing a lovely mountain lake along the way. The reward at the top is an eye-popping panorama South overlooking the Nærøyfjord towards Bakkanosi.

U-shaped glacier-valleys are clearly visible in the upper landscape as we reach the plateau above the timberline. It’s truly one of the best views in the whole UNESCO World heritage area and well worth the workout.

The upper trails may not be snow free until as late as late June, but the brief summer season brings a spectacular and colourful display of subalpine wildflowers – on many tours we collect wild blueberries, strawberries and fill our water bottles with clean water from streams and rivers along our trail. 

After reaching the tops and we enjoy some great views of the fjord, some 1000 meters below us, before we head back down to our campsite where we will spend another night with dinner and campfire after the days hiking. We spend the night at camp in our tents and get some well deserved rest.

After a leisurely breakfast on Day 3 we break up camp, pack up our kayaks and get back on the water late morning. We continue kayaking north throughout the Nærøyfjord and explore the magnificent cliff faces found here – hopefully we spot some seals along our way. We are entering a part of the fjord where take-outs are rare and will visit one of the more majestic waterfalls entering the fjord in the outer part of the Nærøyfjord We stop for lunch at early afternoon when we come over a suitable pull out.

Mid afternoon we arrive in Undredal, a remote village at the Aurlandsfjord, where we finish kayaking and pull out our kayaks . We will be able to enjoy a well deserved ice cream in the sun before the company shuttle arrives and return us back to our base in Gudvangen. Here we unload and sort out our personal items.

Norway Outdoor Adventure KayakingArriving back at Voss late afternoon/ early evening you may choose to stay in Voss or travel onwards to Bergen or Oslo, we will be happy to assist you making plans as a part of your booking process or you can browse our website for advise and information.

All meals are included. We can cater for most dietary requirements and vegetarians are welcome. Special dietary needs need to be advised in advance. Meals are fresh, generous and varied.

If you are able to spend 3 days this is our recommended way of experiencing the fjords. Escape the crowds and come along for a genuine experience with good company and all provided!

See listed dates or call/ e-mail us to check availability on this Norway Outdoor Adventure.

 

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Q: What part of the season is best for this trip?

We run the trip all season and each trip is different in terms of flora, fauna and weather. We recommend Mid-May to Mid-September – the earlier part of the season has more snow and waterfalls, Mid Summer is warmer and September brings out beautiful autumn colours so pick your choice!

Q: Do I have to bring my own sleeping bag and sleeping pad for the tour?

Yes, we provide the tents but our guests normally bring their own sleeping bag and mat. These ARE also available for rent from us and you can add this requirement when you fill out the online booking form.

Q: What airport should I fly into and when should I arrive?

Bergen airport (BGO) is the easier gateway to the Fjords and from here you need to travel to Voss by train. The meeting location for the tour is in Voss 9 am the morning of the tour start. We run an airport transfer to Voss or Gudvangen Friday afternoon that can be booked by contacting us, special timing apply.

Q: Can this tour also be booked for shorter or longer itineraries?

A: Yes, we offer a 2-Day option (without the hiking day) and a fantastic 5-Day option.

Q: Can this tour package also be booked on dates not listed now?

Yes! We will usually need a minimum of 4 people to confirm a departure. Get in touch and we can check options.

Q: What is your cancellation policy for this tour?

Cancelled is allowed up to 7 days before departure and a refund is charged a 5% processing fee to cover the card charges for your payment and our refund back. Cancellations within 2-7 days are charged a 30% cancellation fee, cancellations within 48 hours of tourstart or no shows are not refunded.

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Oct 5th, 2021: “An out of this World experience”
Oct 5th, 2021: “Once in a lifetime”
Oct 5th, 2021: “Must do -One of the best trips I’ve ever done”
Oct 1st, 2021: “Amazing kayak and wild camping adventure”
Oct 1st, 2021: “11/10 – Superb”
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