FAQ 6 days fjord kayaking trip Norway
We are looking forward to helping you out. However, before reaching out to us, please check the list of general information and frequently asked questions below.
Am I able to do this trip?
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.
Our experience is that this trip is not suited for those who have back-/hip-/pelvis problems or have had these in the past.
Do I need kayak experience?
You do not need much experience since it is not a technically difficult trip but you should be sure you can sit in a kayak for quite a few hours six consecutive days.
Where and when does the trip start?
Start time is 10.00 am
Meetingpoint is close to Ålesund city center: at the parking by the entrance of Volsdalen camping. Take a taxi to get there (Ålesund Taxi telephone number +47 70 10 30 00). If you do not find the spot: call our office at (+47) 57 62 41 70, or the guide.
Where and when is the finish point?
How do I get back to Ålesund
New in 2019: There is a boat from Geiranger to Ålesund, daily departure at 4pm (16.00). It is advisable to book your spots in advanced. More information can be found here.
Check the timetable of the busses on Framm (timetables are normally not available until 2-3 months before the start of the summer).
If you want to get back to Ålesund upon arrival in Geiranger at the last day of your kayak trip you can take the bus (mind that you have to change busses several times). Most probably you will be able to catch the bus departing Geiranger 3:37pm (15:37) with arrival in Ålesund 6:45pm (18:45). If not, you can take the next bus departing Geiranger 6:37pm (18:37), with arrival in Ålesund 9:45pm (21:45). You can buy a ticket in the bus. This trip requires 3 changes (we are sorry but that is how it can be using public transportation in the fjords)
Information on how to get back to Oslo after the end of the trip, you will find below on this page.
How do I get to Ålesund?
You can book a flight from Oslo or Bergen to Ålesund. Check SAS and Norwegian Airlines. Flight takes approx. one hour. There are also international flights directly from Amsterdam (KLM) to Ålesund. We recommend you take a flight on the day before the start of the trip. The name of the airport is: Ålesund Airport Vigra.
The other option is to take a bus from Oslo to Ålesund: please check Nettbuss. It takes approx. 11,5 hours. You can book tickets online or buy directly in a bus (more expensive).
How do I get from the airport to Ålesund city center?
From Ålesund airport Vigra you can take the airport shuttle bus to Ålesund city center (appr. 25 minutes). The bus stops right outside the airport terminal and leaves in appropriate time after each flight arrival. Check FRAM to find needed bus. Buy tickets in the bus.
Where can I stay in Ålesund?
What do I pack for the trip?
We have packing list for multi-day kayaking trips, you will find many useful tips there and you are welcome to download and print this list.
All kayaking and camping gear is provided by us, except a sleeping bag. You should bring your own sleeping bag. Preferably a 3-seasons (we bring a matrass/pad for you).
It is possible to rent a sleeping bag from us. The price is 550 NOK for 6 days (full trip), can be booked as an add on when booking online. We do advice you to bring your own travel sheet/liner to put inside the sleeping bag.
Do you have single or double kayaks?
What changes can be made by the guide?
Is it possible to collect drinking water during the trip?
Where to place my luggage during the trip?
Can I leave any items at the start of the trip and collect them when we reach Geiranger?
How big is the group?
Usually we have 1-2 guides and from 4 to 8 guests.
What is the minimum age for this trip?
How do I get from Geiranger to Ålesund after the trip?
Check the suggestions higher up on this page under ‘where is the finish point’.
How do I get from Geiranger to Oslo after the trip?
First, you should take a ferry to Hellesylt. Please check Visitflåm for prices and information regarding the ferry. You can book tickets directly at the website.
Next step is a bus from Hellesylt to Stryn. Check FRAM. Buy tickets in the bus.
From Stryn there is an express Nettbuss to Oslo city center with a stop at Oslo Airport Gardemoen. You can book tickets online or buy directly in a bus (more expensive).
- If you need an overnight stay in Hellesylt check this hostel.
- Stryn is a popular touristic place and there are several bars and restaurants, so you can have a good dinner there before the express bus to Oslo.