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

Short Description

4-day adventure around a Norwegian paradise, passing incredible fjords and sleeping under the stars.

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

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 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 600m, and a total distance of 14km. 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). Accommodation. Specialist equipment (double kayaks, tents, sleeping mats).
NOTE: sleeping bags are not included.
See our required packing list below.

We Recommend That You Bring

You will need to bring your own personal belongings, sleeping bag, hiking shoes, and dry-bags! Below you can read a full list of gear we recommend bringing on any kayak trip in Norway .

Where & When

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

Kayak Trip Day Plan

Day 1: Arrival

You will be picked up from Stavanger Airport at either 16.00 or 18.00, 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

It’s time to get back in the kayaks, for another breath-taking paddle, over to the island of Bergsholmen. Explore the waterfalls and incredible cliff faces, keeping an eye out for the seals on the way.

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

Book your kayak holiday now!

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

Book with ease of mind!

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

FAQs

Yes – you can store luggage on the transport which will remain at the start/endpoint throughout the trip.

The maximum size is 8 people.

Yes! Most people are solo travellers.

Single supplement is available for the camping nights only. Usually, two people will share a tent. If you want your own tent, then please let us know before you arrive. The cost is 750NOK / £75. 

NOTE: For season 2021, all solo travelers will get a 1-person tent (free of charge) to limit the spread of Covid-19. Only participants from the same household will sleep in the same tents.

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

Sleeping bags are available to rent for 200 Norwegian Krone (cash). 

Any rental requests must be made 2 weeks in advance of your trip.

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 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 600 meters in altitude over a distance of 6km to the top, giving the hike a total of 12 km. 

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: 12km, Time: 8 – 10 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 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.

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. 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 showers, Wi-Fi, 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. The cost of this is 750NOK / £70.

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 smaller bags in sizes 8-10L into the kayak than a few big ones. Our favourite is the SeaToSummit Big River dry bags.

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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