4 Days: Hike Pulpit Rock & Kayak in Lysefjord (Autumn)

Price:

7450,- NOK

Duration:

4 days (3 nights)

Thursday – Sunday

Number of participants:

2-8

Difficulty:

Moderate

Kayaking Norway | Kayak Norway | Kayak Lysefjord

Book with ease of mind!

Book with ease of mind, knowing that if travel is prohibited or Your trip gets cancelled you will be offered a free date change, credit voucher, or a full refund!

Book with ease of mind, knowing that if travel is prohibited or Your trip gets cancelled you will be offered a free date change, credit voucher, or a full refund!

Roger T
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Wow, what an experience. Rasmus is well organized, friendly, informative, and fun. Our itinerary was altered to suit the weather but this only enhanced the experience giving us the opportunity to see bioluminescence algea...
Sat S
Sat S
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An amazing few days kayaking and hiking in and around Lysefjord. Rasmus is an excellent guide and host! Thoroughly enjoyable experience!
Melanie R
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I allways wanted to visit Norway and to do it with Nordic paddling has not dissapointed. Apart from the country being breath taking, it has been amazing to experience it from the kayak and doing hikes...
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There was beautiful scenery, an excellent guide, and the kayaking and hiking was lots of fun. An overall amazing experience!
Nic K
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I would highly recommend this tour. From the moment of being collected at the airport and (sadly) dropped off 4 days later our wonderful guide Trygve went above and beyond to ensure everyone in the group had a wonderful time and memorable experience...
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Kayak Norway - Your Adventure Awaits

A 4-day kayak holiday in Norway where you’ll get to experience all the best from the Norwegian paradise, Lysefjord. We’ll be paddling the incredible fjords, hiking the famous Pulpit Rock and sleeping in an traditional Norwegian cabin by the water.

Trip Details

Experience

You don't need any kayaking experience to enjoy this adventure - the guides are great at making it enjoyable & safe for all abilities.
You'll need a moderate level of fitness. The kayak trip includes 5-6 hours of relaxed paddling each day, with plenty of breaks along the way.
The hike is quite steep to start, with a total altitude gain of 400m, and a total distance of 7km. Don't worry though, there is no rush to get to the top and you can take it at your own pace.

What's Included

A professional guide.
Airport transfers.
Food (if any diets/allergies let us know).
Cabin accommodation.
Specialist equipment (double kayaks, dry-suit, paddle, buoyancy aid, neoprene shoes and sprayskirt).

NOTE: bed linens are not included.
See our required packing list below.

Where & When

You can be picked up at 18.00 from Stavanger Airport on the first day of your trip. You'll be dropped back by 16.00 on the last day.

Kayak Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

You will be picked up from Stavanger Airport at 4 pm, and then driven to the cabin, which overlooks the Lysefjord.

After you have settled in, the guides will prepare a nice dinner for you and explain the details for the following day. This trip includes all food, accommodation, equipment, and airport transfers.

Day 2: Kayaking

After breakfast, you will head out for a full day of kayaking on the Lysefjord. For those that want to, you will have an opportunity to learn some skills along the way, before stopping for lunch.

During the paddle, you’ll see the Pulpit Rock, waterfalls, caves, and if you’re lucky some of the local wildlife (seals, great sea eagles, porpoises).

In the afternoon you will arrive back at the cabin, with enough time to relax a little. The evening will be spent enjoying a pleasant dinner, and experiencing the Norwegian “hygge” (a cozy feeling) of a traditional Norwegian cabin.

Day 3: Hiking

Wake up in Norwegian paradise, whilst enjoying a nice cup of coffee over breakfast. This will prepare you for the day’s hike up Pulpit Rock – the views are incredible!

After enjoying views of the fjord from above, you will head back down to the cabin for yet another pleasant dinner and movie night.

Day 4: Kayaking

It’s time to get back in the kayaks, for another breath-taking paddle, further into Lysefjord. Explore the waterfalls and incredible cliff faces, and see Pulpit Rock from below. Keep an eye out for the seals, that are local to the area.

You will arrive back at Stavanger airport by 16.00 for your flight home.

Equipment List

Below you’ll find the minimum gear required for this kayak holiday in Norway.

Personal
  • Wallet + credit card
  • Travel documents (+ travel insurance)
  • Passport / Personal ID
  • Face masks for when in transit (plane + bus)
  • Drinking bottle (0,5-1 liter)
  • Bed sheets and pillow case / sleeping bag liner
  • Toilet accessories and personal hand sanitizer (+ any personal medication)
  • Small pack for storing lunch and water during the hike (recommended)
  • Mosquito net + spray (recommended)
Paddling
  • Dry bags (to keep your things dry)
  • Sunglasses + a strap
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap to protect your eyes
Clothes
  • Hardshell jacket (waterproof)
  • Rain pants (recommended)
  • Long hiking pants
  • Tshirts
  • Thermal/wool underlayer, pants (no cotton!)
  • Thermal/wool underlayer, long-sleeve shirt (no cotton!)
  • Underwear
  • Socks (wool)
  • Beanie/Buff
  • Wool / fleece / down middle-layer
  • Hiking boots
  • Towel (recommended)
Electronics
  • Head-Torch / flashlight
  • Phone + charger
  • Camera (recommended)

Refer to our blog (below) for an in-depth guide to what equipment we recommend bringing on any kayak holiday in Norway.

FAQs

Yes – you can store luggage in the cabin.

The maximum size is 8 people.

Yes! Most people are solo travellers.

Yes and no. The cabin has six bedrooms, of which one room has two single beds – the others have double beds. Depending on the composition of the group, we will make sure that all solo travellers get their own bed, but may have to share a room with another solo traveller of the same sex.

No. We currently don’t offer any rental equipment.

We use the “Boreal Design Esperanto” double kayaks. The kayaks are stable and fast, perfect for anyone on a kayak holiday in Norway.

Winter season (Nov – Mar)

Winter in Norway can be extremely cold, with temperatures in some northern parts reaching as cold as -40 degrees Celsius. In Stavanger, temperatures can go as low as -20 degrees Celsius.

Shoulder (Apr– May & Oct)

Temperatures in Stavanger can vary at this time of year. Lows of minus 5 degrees Celsius and highs of 15 degrees Celsius. There can be some chances of rain, with May turning very green.

High Season (Jun – Sep)

June to Sept can be comparable to British summer, with daytime temperatures ranging from 8 – 25 degrees Celsius. There can be some rain.

The weather in the mountains (and the fjords) can be quite unpredictable and weather situations can change very quickly. Therefore, it is necessary to be always prepared for such a change. Please refer to our recommended packing list for a kayak holiday in Norway.

Start: You can be picked up at 4 pm or 6 pm from Stavanger Airport on the first date of your trip. 

If you can’t make the pick-up, it’s a 40-minute taxi ride to the start location, which can be relatively expensive in Norway.

End: You’ll be dropped back at the airport for 4 pm on the last day. 

The hike to pulpit rock is at moderate difficulty. The hike is 400 meters in altitude over a distance of 4km to the top, giving the hike a total of 8 km. 

The hike is suitable for anyone in normal good physical shape and with some prior hiking experience. 

You can stay in the cabin if you would rather relax for the day, but kayaking will not be possible without the guide.

Day 1 – Arrival day (No kayaking or hiking today).

Day 2 – Distance: 16km, Time: 6 hours, Activity: Kayaking.

Day 3 – Distance: 8km, Time: 4-6 hours, Activity: Hiking.

Day 4 – Distance: 16km, Time: 6 hours, Activity: Kayaking

Water

Whilst doing adventurous activities, it is important to carry enough water and stay hydrated. We strongly recommend drinking between two and three litres of water each day. You can drink the tab-water in the cabin and along the daily activities, your guide will give you advice on where to get water each day. This is often likely to be from a fresh stream, so please bring purification tablets if you feel it necessary.

Food

You will have the chance to taste a great variety of local specialities. The breakfast includes porridge, eggs, bacon, bread, coffee, tea, yoghurt and berries. For lunch you will be given sandwiches and fruit. For dinner, you will enjoy local food, cooked on an open fire.

If you have any food restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten intolerance etc) please make us aware of this when completing your registration form. We can cater for most people.

For this kayak holiday in Norway, the minimum age is 18, or 16 if accompanied by a parent/guardian.

The cabin has a shared entrance with an old hard workshop / sawmill.  The apartments are not luxurious but cozy. The outdoor area is large, free and private.

The cabin has six bedrooms, of which one room has two single beds – the others have double beds. 

We own the entire area which includes 40 meters of quay, several older and newer buildings, 30 acres of land with different animals, fruit trees, vegetables etc. The electricity is produced from our own hydroelectric power plant!

The cabin features:

  • Gorgeous view
  • WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach access / waterfront
  • Well-equipped kitchen

No. There are no laundry facilities available on this trip.

Yes. You must be able to swim to attend kayak holiday in Norway. You will be asked to complete and sign a waiver stating this when you attend the trip. 

If your desired date is not available in our booking schedule, you’re welcome to send us a bespoke request by email to info@nordicpaddling.no

Book with ease of mind

Book with ease of mind, knowing that if travel is prohibited or your trip gets cancelled due to your own country Government or the Norwegian Government restrictions you will be offered a full refund, credit voucher or a free date change. 

All You need to do is to let us know 30 calendar days before the Trip, or if restrictions are put into effect after this point You can let us know any time up to 24 hours before the trip starts.

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