Discover the Norwegian Fjords from the water during this week-long sportive adventure.
The Kayak Trip
The Norwegian Fjords are a central part of the untouched, raw Norwegian nature. You will be paddling on the deepest fjord of Norway, the by UNESCO World Heritage protected Sognefjord. Centuries ago this was the area were the Vikings’ headquarters were located from which they terrorised the rest of Europe.
During The Kayak Trip you will paddle a six-day trail of approximately 120 kilometres in a professional sea kayak together with a professional guide. On the first day we’ll teach you the real techniques of sea kayaking, both in theory and in practice. This training will enable you to make it through the six-day trail and survive the waters.
All kayaks feature waterproof storage space where you can store the camping gear you will use all week.
The Kayak Trip Trail makes a loop and kicks off at the Basecamp. Our guide will take you along for the whole week, showing you the most beautiful spots near the water. The basecamp is located at the side of the fjord in a small bay, so you’ll master the technique before you come across some actual wave action.
Togheter with the guid you will cover approximately 120 km, depending on the level of the group the amount of kilometers can be increased or reduced. The itinerary can also be modified according to the weather forecast.
The Week Schedule
Take note: Because we are technically at sea, you must take the weather conditions and their changing nature into account. Too much wave action and/or wind can lead to a temporary delay of your kayaking. During the Kayak Trip, you do not pay attention to time too much, you live in accordance with Mother Nature’s pace.
SaturdayBergen - Sognefjord
SundayAmlabukti - Aurlandsfjord
MondayAurlandsfjord - Dyrdal
Tuesday & WednesdayDyrdal - Sognefjord - Lustrafjord
ThursdayLustrafjord - Ornes - Lustrafjord
FridayLustrafjord - Amlabukti
SaturdaySognefjord - Bergen
You camp there where you have arrived at the end of the day. Norway acknowledges wild camping as a basic right – as long as you keep to some rules, of course. Every day in the early evening, the guide will take you to the perfect camp spot that is located nearby.
Those who want to take the task to navigate upon themselves can do this, our guide will always be with the group to give some indications there where it is necessary. After peddling for six days, you should arrive back at the basecamp. If you get delayed throughout the week, don’t worry, the last day is planned as a day to paddle out or catch up on some lost hours during the week. Our bus back to the airport of Bergen will leave early in the morning on the eighth day.
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- week 1 Sat 10 July - Sat 17 July
- Week 2 Sat 17 July - Sat 24 July
- Week 3 Sat 24 July - Sat 31 July - limited availability
- Week 4 Sat 31 July - Sat 7 August
- Week 5 Sat 7 August - Sat 14 August
The price for The Kayak Trip comes down to €540 per person, which includes:
- Rental of kayak for 6 days, incl. paddles, life jacket.
- The KayakTrip Trail map & Survival Guide
- Kayak instructions & guidance through the week.
- GPS-tracker with emergency button.
Flights included: starting from €780 per person.
Every week ther will be a flight from Belgium (Brussels Airport Zaventem) & The Netherlands (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol) to Norway ( Bergen Airport).Departure and arrival day 1:
Departure Brussels Airport Zaventem: 6h10 on Saturday
Departure Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: 11h45 on Saturday
Arrival in Bergen Airport: 13h25 on Saturday
Departure in Bergen Airport: 10h45 on Saturday
Arrival in Brussel Airport Zaventem: 22h15 on Saturday
Arrival in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: 12h30 on Saturday
In Bergen there will be a bus that will pick up all participants and drive them to basecamp. At the end of the week, there will also be a bus leaving for Bergen Airport early in the morning.
For those that rather come by own means: this is possible without any problem. You can choose to get on the bus together with the other participants in Bergen or you come directly to our basecamp.
Why join The Kayak Trip?
Norway isn't an easy country to explore on your own if you have never been there or doesn't have tons of experience. Our guides thought out an amazing trail that everybody with a good basic condition should be able to finish without any problems. On top of that you get this:
- Stay the night at special spots in nature
- A balanced trail
- An affordable price
- A complete logistic organisation (local transport, trailbooks, camping spots, English/Dutch/French speaking guide, optional Foodpack, kayak,...)
- Optional: Flights, round trip Brussels or Amsterdam to Bergen: €240 per person
- Optional: Rent camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, air mattress and liner): €65 per person
- Optional: The Kayak Trip Survival Foodpack: €95 per person.
- Travel insurance: €39 per person.
- Superflex cancellation insurance:
€79FREE until the 1st of Marchr
If you book before the 1st of March, you will get our Superflex cancellation policy for FREE (instead of €79). This means you can cancel your trip at any time and with any reason before the first of April and get your money back.
Food and water
Everyone receives a compact cooking set which will allow you to cook some simple meals. We also propose a survival food pack: a bunch of super-compact, nutritious meals that are easy (and fast) to prepare.
You cannot drink water you are on (saltwater) so you have to pick up water at the intended water points; these are located alongside the route. Upon departure, you’ll receive a large drinking bottle.
What is included?
- 7 camping nights from which 2 are at a camping and 5 near the water at the Sognefjord.
- All local transports by bus
- Guidance by our own guides
- GPS-Tracking system in case of emergencies.
- Trailbook The Kayak Trip
- Optional: Flights (roundtrip) from and to Bergen
What do I have to bring
You will spend six days on the water, without electricity or technology. This is a fantastic experience but it doesn’t come without any risk. Because it’s better to be safe than sorry, we advise everyone to bring an old-school mobile phone(one whose battery doesn’t die every few hours) or a waterproof case and a powerbankfor your smartphone. Every duo will also receive a GPS tracker with an alarm button.
Our guide will be present with the group at all times, but thanks to the trackers we will be able to track every one of the group 24/7.
Bring good hiking boots with you, you need to feel comfortable to walk a long hike with them.
Prepare yourself for quickly changing weather. Bring protective rain gear and some warm clothes. Especially in the evening it gets colder pretty quick.Own tent if you don't rent the camping gear
If you choose not to rent our camping gear make sure to bring your own tent (at least a 3-seasons tent), sleeping mat and sleeping bag.Norway Trail camping gear
If you chose for the option NorwayTrail Camping Gear you will get a tent, sleeping mat, and a sleeping bag at the start of the route. The gear is made out of the most weatherproof materials.
A more extensive list of what to bring will be provided a sufficient long time before your departure to Norway!
What's inside the Foodpack?
What with luggage on the plane?
You can book a piece of hold luggage: L + W + H max. 158 cm and max. 23 kg for the departing as well as for the returning flight for the total of €50.
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