4 Day Kayak Trip in Norway: Hike, Kayak, and Camp on the Norwegian Fjords


8 800,- NOK


4 days (3 nights)

Monday – Thursday

Thursday – Sunday

Number of participants:




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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...
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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...

Your Adventure Awaits

Experience the majestic Norwegian fjords from a kayak and, climb to the top of the iconic Pulpit Rock, on our 4-day kayak trip in Norway: “Hike, Kayak, and camp on the Norwegian Fjords”!

Trip Details


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 6 hours of relaxed paddling each day, with plenty of breaks along the way.

What's Included

A professional guide.
Airport transfers.
Food (if any diets/allergies let us know).
Cabin accommodation on the first night.
Specialist equipment (double kayaks, paddling gear, tents, sleeping mats).

NOTE: sleeping bags are not included, but can be rented.
See our required packing list below.

Where & When

You can be picked up at 16.00 from Stavanger Airport or 16.45 from Sandnes Sentrum Station on the first day of your trip. You'll be dropped back by 16.00 at the airport on the last day.

Kayak Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

You will be picked up at your specified pick-up, and then driven to your cabin, which overlooks the Hølefjorden.

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.

In the afternoon you will arrive back at the wild camp, with enough time to relax a little. There is also an option to go for a short walk and get a better view of the fjord.

The evening will be spent around the campfire and under the stars. Sit back and relax, whilst your guides cook up a delicious dinner on the open fire. 

Day 3: Hiking

Wake up in a 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 your campsite for dinner around the fire.

Day 4: Kayaking

After a good night’s sleep and coffee over breakfast, it’s time to get back in the kayaks. Another breath-taking paddle, further into Lysefjord awaits. 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.

Packing List

Below you’ll find the minimum gear required for this trip. You will need to pack your equipment in smaller bags in the kayak – you shouldn’t bring more than you can fit in a 60litre backpack, as we will also need space for common equipment in the kayaks (food, water, cooking equipment, etc.).

  • Wallet + credit card
  • Travel documents (+ travel insurance)
  • Passport / Personal ID
  • Water bottle (1 liter)
  • Sleeping bag + compression sack
  • Toilet accessories and personal hand sanitizer (+ any personal medication)
  • Personal toilet kit (paper, hand-sanitizer, matches)
  • Small pack for storing lunch and water during the hike (recommended)
  • Sitting pad
  • Mosquito net (head) + spray
  • Dry bags (to keep your things dry) – we recommend 6-8 x 8litre bags for easy packing in the kayak.
  • Sunglasses + a strap
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap to protect your eyes
  • Hardshell jacket (waterproof)
  • Rain pants (recommended)
  • Camp pants long & shorts
  • 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)
  • Head-Torch / flashlight
  • Phone + charger
  • Powerbank (recommended)
  • Camera (recommended)

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


Yes – any excess luggage that you don’t need during the trip can be stored in the transport. This will be returned to you after the trip on the last day.

The maximum size is 10 people.

Yes! Most people are solo travellers.

All solo travellers will get a 1-person tent. Only participants travelling together will sleep in the same tents.

The cabin on the first night is dormitory-style, with warm showers and WiFi.

We use the “Boreal Design Esperanto” double kayaks. The kayaks are stable and fast, perfect for anyone on a kayak trip 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 10 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 kayaking trips in Norway.

Start: You can be picked up at 4 pm from Stavanger Airport or 4.45pm from Sandnes Sentrum Station on the first day of your trip.

Airport pickup point: The driver will be waiting for you at the departures entrance (100m from the arrivals). He’s parked in a white minibus and got a sign with Nordic Paddling.
Sandnes Sentrum Station pickup: We’ll meet you in front of Sandnes Tourist Office located at the south end of the station.

If you can’t make the pick-up, it’s a 40-minute taxi ride to the start location.

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 to the top and back. 

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

You can stay at camp if you would rather relax for the day, but kayaking will not be possible.

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

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

Day 3 – Distance: 8km, Time: 5-7 hours, Activity: Hiking.

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


Whilst doing adventurous activities, it is important to carry enough water and stay hydrated. We strongly recommend taking between two and three litres of water. Your guide can 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.


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. The guides can cater for most people.

The minimum age is 18, or 16 if accompanied by a parent/guardian.

A traditional Norwegian cabin on the side of the fjord – the address is Nodhagen Turistforeningshytte, 4303 Sandes, Norway.

You stay in a dormitory-style cabin on day 1. The cabin has toilets, showers, and a kitchen.

The wild camp will be in tents on the side of the fjords. There will be very basic toilet facilities at these camps, so it is important that you bring a toilet roll and hand sanitizer. This is also mentioned in the required gear list. 

Single supplement is available when camping only.

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

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

We recommend bringing dry bags to keep your things dry. It’s easier to pack multiple smaller bags in sizes 8-10L into the kayak than a few big ones. 

You will need to bring everything you need during the trip in the kayaks.

If your desired date for this kayak trip in Norway isn’t available in our booking schedule, you’re welcome to send us a bespoke request by email to info@nordicpaddling.no

Yes. You can rent a sleeping bag + travel liner for 225nkr for the duration of the trip. 

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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