5 day hidden fjord hike and kayak adventure

Experience some of the most spectacular scenery Norway has to offer on this 5 day hiking and kayaking adventure.
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From 13900 NOK, p.p
16+ years
5 days
moderate
Max. 10 people
june - september

Hidden fjord hike and kayak tour highlights

Join a small group to paddle the amazing Hjørundfjord, away from the crowds and hike some exciting trails providing fantastic views of the fjord and its waterfalls. Hiking and kayaking are a great combination, a work out for your entire body. Overnight you stay in roadless tiny villages or farms where you meet the locals. And you sleep in cozy houses while at the same time you can enjoy an evening outside by the fire. A great combination of nature and culture.

While it would be an advantage, prior experience is not needed on this tour. As long as you have a decent fitness level and a sporty attitude, this hiking and kayaking tour will be perfect for you.

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Departure Dates

In the summer of 2020 and 2021, the hidden fjord kayak & hike takes place on the following dates:

Dates 2020 Status
August – September Only on request: please contact us. Min. required private group size: 4 pax.

 

Dates 2021 Status
June 09 – 13 Bookable: please contact us
July  06 – 10 Bookable: please contact us
August 02 – 06 Bookable: please contact us

If you would like to request another departure date, please feel free to contact us.

Prices
Price per person
Price 2020 13900 NOK
Price 2021 14600 NOK

Upon booking you pay a 30% deposit to secure your spot. The 70% balance payment is due 4 weeks before the start of the tour.

Included & not included

Included:

  • The services of an experienced Norway Adventures guide throughout the whole trip
  • All kayak equipment: single or double kayak, paddle, paddle vest, 20L waterproof dry bag
  • All accommodation and food from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 5
  • Rooms are 2-4 pax rooms in single or bunk beds

Not included:

  • Travel to and from Norway/Urke
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Costs occurring in case of dramatic changes of the trip and/or in case of extremely bad weather (eg staying at a camping place or cabin, bus transportation if we have to skip a leg and start from another point the next day)
Location
  • Start: day 1, 11.00 (am) at Urke Kaihus.
  • Finish: day 5, before 16.00 (4 pm) at Urke Kaihus

The meeting point in Urke can be easily reached with the Hjørundfjord cruise from Ålesund. The timetable of the boat corresponds with the start and finish of the trip.

What to bring

There are a couple of things you really don’t want to forget to bring on this kayaking and hiking trip.

For more information about what to pack
our packing list of a multi-day kayak trip.

Or the packing list of a summer day hike.

FAQ

If you have questions about this tour, visit our Frequently Asked Question page. If you did not find your answer do not hesitate, contact us.

Day to Day

Itinerary

Hjørundfjord day 1, kayaking

Day 1: Start your journey and kayak to a roadless village

Meet your guide and the rest of the group at Urke kaihus. You will get instructions and pack your kayak before paddling the first leg out of the Norangsfjord. You will stop for a lunch break near the small harbour of Leknes. Then you turn into the Hjørundfjord and enjoy the afternoon paddling to Trandal a roadless village where you stay on a farm with the most amazing views over the fjord and the jagged Sunnmøre Alps peaks in the background. Your guide will prepare a delicious meal, with a little help from you.

Hike along the Hjørundfjord

Day 2: Hike into the Sunnmøre Alps

Today you will hike from Trandal into the Sunnmøre Alps. It is nice to see the landscape change from green forests to rocky alpine summits while hiking up. You take a lunch break at 500 meters (1640ft) altitude at the summer farm with a great view. The sporty ones can even hike further up to the summit.

Take the afternoon to relax at the farm before having a group dinner. You will spend the night at the same place.

Hjørundfjord day 3, hike to waterfall

Day 3: Visit a roadless village and hike to a waterfall

After breakfast you will leave the farm and paddle into the fjord towards Sæbø. Here you go on shore for a lunch break, and you will find the luxury of a small shop (the only one on this trip)! After lunch you continue towards another roadless place, a village with 2 farms. You will stay in one of these farm houses. Check in and prepare dinner with the whole group. This is a great place for an evening by the fjord enjoying the campfire or a walk to the waterfalls higher up the valley.

Day 4, kayaking to Bjørke

Day 4: Explore the most impressive part of the Hjørundfjord

Today you paddle perhaps the most impressive stretch into the fjord to Bjørke. The fjord makes turns and this makes it more dramatic and impressive. On the way, you land on a little peninsula near Utåløyra and pass by Viddal and Finnes before you land in Bjørke and stay at Bjørke hostel. This lovely little sleeping town has some beautiful historic boathouses.  Let’s see if it is a good evening to use the outdoor grill at the hostel. Is there anyone who wants to hike up to the reservoir to get a nice view over the end of the fjord?

Hjørundfjord day 5, kayaking back to Urke

Day 5: Paddle the final stretch back to Urke

You paddle along the other side of the Hjørundfjord back to Urke. A typical lunch spot today is Viddal. This is partially the same stretch as yesterday but it is interesting to experience how different the views are while paddling in the opposite direction. Arriving at the Urke kaihus you can go for a drink with the rest of your group to “skål” on the end of this unique experience.

The tour ends in time for you to get the last Hjørundfjord cruise back to Ålesund.

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