3-day tour. 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. We return to our base in Gudvangen late afternoon on day 3.
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.
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.
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- All transfers out & back included
- Kayaking and Hiking. Plenty of time for relaxing
- Kayak sailing (wind permitting)
- We paddle about 25 Kilometres split over day 1 and 3. Day 2 is spend Hiking ( up to 1.089 Meter altitude gain and 20 Km distance )
- Camping accommodation. Fully catered
Train from Bergen to Voss 07.57.
The trip begins at 09:00 at our floating base in Voss from where transport to the fjord is included. Our trips usually return to Gudvangen by 5:00pm and back in Voss by 6.30pm (timings based on our standard schedule may alter on busier days). 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.
The 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 for an 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. Our guide will ensure an unforgettable fun time for all the members of the groups they lead.
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.
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.
On 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.
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 before we drive back to Voss.
Train from Voss to Bergen 19.37. Arriving back at Voss late afternoon/ early evening you may choose to stay in Voss or travel onwards to Bergen.
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!