6 day Fjord Kayaking Trip Norway

Experience this transitional journey as you kayak the fjords from the coastal Ålesund to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Geirangerfjord on this 6 day expedition.

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12200 Nok, p.p
18+ years
6 days
moderate - advanced
Max. 8 people
july - august
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Fjord kayaking trip Norway highlights

Start your kayak expedition at the Atlantic coast, where you will leave Ålesund and make your way into the fjord landscape, paddling through the fjords and enjoy camping on an island. While paddling deeper into the fjords, day by day, let yourself be awed as the landscape surrounding you transforms gradually.

This fjord kayaking trip Norway does something with you along the way, the sheer size of the fjords, the beauty of the cultural heritage, meeting the locals, clean and pristine nature.

Daily routines and pace brings you back to nature, to yourself. Sharing this with a small international group of people, the stunning waterfalls, a porpoise blowing in the silent evening or an eagle catching a fish is just a natural fit in your experience. Are you ready to start your kayak expedition?

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Price

The price for 1 person is 12200 NOK

If you want to rent a sleeping bag (3 seasons), it is 550 nok per person. Can be booked as an add- on when using the “book now button”. We do advise you to bring your own Sleeping bag liner to put inside the sleeping bag.

Upon booking: pay a 30% deposit to secure your spot. 70% balance payment 4 weeks before start of the trip.

Is this trip for you?
This tour is set up like an expedition, where everyone will work together to accomplish goals. You have to be able to paddle in calm and windy circumstances at a normal pace.

Everybody needs to be able to swim, and to be strong enough to lift a fully packed kayak in and out of the water, in rocky and slippery landing conditions.

If you like an adventure in wild and overwhelming nature, and a good conversation around the campfire, this is the trip for you!

Included & excluded

Included:

  • All meals, starting with lunch on day 1 and ending with lunch on day 6
  • The services of an experienced Norway Adventures guide throughout the whole trip
  • All kayaking equipment: single or double kayaks, paddles, paddle vest, 20L waterproof dry bag
  • Five nights camping and use of all camping gear, excluding sleeping bag

Excluded:

  • Travel to and from Norway
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Sleeping bag (3 seasons) rental, 550 nok per person. Can be booked as an add- on when using the “book now button”. We do advise you to bring your own Sleeping bag liner to put inside the sleeping bag.
  • Travel insurance
  • Costs occurring in case of dramatic changes of the trip in case of 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)
Dates & location

In the summer of 2020, two Fjord kayak tours have been confirmed for departure:

July 21 – 26

August 25 – 30

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

  • Start: day 1, 10.00 (10am) at the camping in Ålesund.
  • Finish: day 6, around 15.00 (3pm) at the Geiranger waterfront

What to bring
There are a couple of things you really don’t want to forget to bring on this kayaking expedition. We made a detailed packing list for this multi day kayaking trip, click here to see it.
FAQ

For our Frequently Asked Question page about this tour, click here. If you did not find your answer, do not hesitate to contact us.

Day to Day

Itinerary kayaking trip Norway

Pitch your tent along the fjord coastline.

Day 1: the start of your Norway kayak adventure

At 10 in the morning, you will meet the guide and the rest of your expedition team at the waterfront near Ålesund. Here you will go through paddling and expedition routines. After everyone is ready to go, the group will depart to paddle in the Ellingsoyfjorden. We will make landfall at an island in the Ellingsøyfjord around 4 to 5 hours of paddling, where the group will set up camp and spend the night.

Ytste Skotet, a steep cliff with a farm. Photo: Thomas Bickhardt

Day 2: A new landscape and farm visit

In the morning, we will paddle towards Skodje under a big brigde and through the coastal fjord landscape before we make depart from Skodjevika and make our way to the Solnørbay. After passing through the canals, we arrive at the Storfjord, which is a completely different, large fjord, but nonetheless showcases the beauty Norway has to offer.

In the afternoon, the group will arrive at Ytste Skotet, a steep cliff with a farm on top. We will hike 30 minutes, ascending 250 meters (820ft) up to the farm, which is a historical and cultural highlight. Tonight, this will be our camping ground, and if we are lucky, we might be allowed to sleep in the storehouse and eat our meal inside. A very nice and cozy place where we will get the feeling of what life in the 19th century was like. If you have never taken a bath or shower in a Nordic waterfall, here is your chance.

Take a dive in the fjord for those who are brave enough. Photo: Rytis Media

Day 3: Kayaking to Stranda

We spend a little more time at the beautiful Ytste Skotet, getting the full experience of what life in Norway was like 100 years ago. Afterwards, we take a 4 hour trip across the fjord to Storoya. At this old trading post we will make camp, or if the weather is bad, we might continue to another farm or even Stranda, depending on the situation. If we spend the night in Stranda, we might have access to hot showers.

Every day your kayak trip will take on a completely new landscape. Photo: Rytis Media

Day 4: On top of Åkernes

Today we leave early for a long day spent on the water. After lunching on a terrace at the beach, there is an opportunity to do some shopping. Afterwards, we make our way into the Sunnylvsfjord, arriving at Åkernes, a cape that is expected to fall into the sea one day. The kayaking portion on this day is long but stunningly beautiful. We stay at a mountain farm on Åkernes, where we might get to pick some very tasty cherries. Spend the evening around the campfire, enjoying the stunning view of the fjord while we might hear deer searching for food in the forest behind us.

Seven Sisters Waterfall in the Geirangerfjord. Photo: Rytis Media

Day 5: Kayak in the Geirangerfjord

At last, we paddle our way into the world famous Geirangerfjord, the natural climax of this kayak expedition. Surrounded by the narrow, towering rock faces of this UNESCO World Heritage Listed fjord you will feel humble. After every corner there is a new surprise shaped by nature. By the end of the day we go on land and hike 45 minutes up to the 300 meters (985 ft) viewpoint which will surely be the best view of the week. We will make camp in a forest, where we have a stunning view of the Seven Sisters Waterfall.

The journey comes to an end. Photo: Brad Schmidt

Day 6: The end of the journey

After enjoying our breakfast with a view of the fjord below us, we descent back to the shore, where we leave the Brides Veil, Seven Sisters, and Suitor waterfalls behind us as we make our way to the town of Geiranger, arriving there early in the afternoon, where our kayak expedition comes
to an end.

Testimonials

Giacomo

August 2019

I can’t recommend this trip enough! The breathtaking sceneries and the atmosphere were well worth the effort of paddling for nearly 100 km in 6 days. The guides were patient and knowledgeable, the food was abundant and the organisation overall was perfect.

Sasha

July 2018

The six-day kayak trip was the way to do Norway. The trip was more like your outdoorsy friend invited you on a trip than it is glamping with a sherpa, you’ll be setting up your own tent, helping with cooking, and carrying supplies in your kayak. And no one is paddling for you!

Anonymous

August 2018

If you are into kayaking, hiking, bushcrafting, camping, fishing and breathtaking scenery then you won’t be disapointed with this trip it has all this and more, Norway is an outdoors and sporty person’s paradise. I would definetly recommed this expedition by Norway Adventures.

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