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Fjord Tours Articles / 24 Jul 2020

Paddling through Norway’s Wilderness

Experience the magic of gliding silently through glistening snow-melt lakes or feel the adrenaline as you battle the thunderous whitewater rapids. Tailor your trip to be as wet and wild or as dry and tranquil as you like (weather and paddling skill dependant obviously).

This is not your average holiday dream of sun-soaked deserted beaches, this is back to nature, this adventure, this is Norway! Norway has one of the world's longest coastlines thousands of kilometers long with islands, inlets, and of course fjords to explore. From canoe or kayak, Fjord Tours has gathered the best paddle tours to explore Norway's stunning landscape.

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Photo: Kajakk Balestrand

Beautiful Eidfjord

Join a beautiful 3-hour kayaking trip on the Hardangerfjord form Eidfjord and experience the peace and tranquility of this enchanting fjord landscape. During the trip, there will be short stops, at one of which you can fill your drinking bottle with some of the purest water on earth, directly from a small waterfall!

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Historical Hardangerfjord

Starting in Odda, as does the famous Trolltunga hike, this 4-hour kayak trip requires a moderate fitness level and takes in sites such as the  “Cathedral” hydropower plant in Tyssedal.

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Explore Bergen from the Sea

Bergen is Norway's second-largest city with a vibrant cultural life. On this kayak trip, you can visit some of Norway's largest bird sanctuaries and also several war memorials.

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Glacier Kayaking in Rosendal

Meeting on the scenic Rosendal dock, you will embark on an incredible glacier tour kayaking at Folgefonna Glacier, 850 meters above sea level!

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Wilderness Tour in Reine

Totally outstanding nature experience! You will paddle through the dramatic landscape with our experienced guides filling your soul with views of jagged mountains, white beaches, and crystal clear waters.

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Crown Jewel Geirangerfjord

As we paddle close to the untouched nature of the world-famous Geirangerfjord we get to learn more about the history of how the breathtaking landscapes were formed and hear how the area is flourishing today. The goal is to reach The Seven Sisters waterfall before returning to base for an 8km round-trip.

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Picturesque Balestrand

On this recreational and educational kayak trip on the King of the fjords, the Sognefjord from Balestrand you will enjoy both Eseforden and the Sognefjord, and you will have plenty of time to take a closer look at the beautiful surroundings

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Photo: Kajakk Balestrand

Tips for canoeing and kayaking trips 

  1. Choose the trip by ability and show respect for weather and weather forecasts
  2. You must be able to self-rescue and prove your competence level should you wish to explore without a guide
  3. It is a good idea to carry an emergency first aid kit with a dry bag and a set of dry clothes
  4. Energy: Always have some chocolate, nuts, or similar readily available, as well as water and a thermos flask with a hot drink
  5. The optimal campsites along rivers or lakes have easy landing conditions (sandy beach), flat grassy areas for pitching tents, and are sheltered from the wind. Leave the place as you found it

Explore other Fjord Tours paddling trips HERE.