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5 Days Kayaking Norway Fjords

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Go Kayaking in Norway on a Quintessential Fjord Paddle

This is a magical sea kayak journey that takes you 60 miles (100km) down Western Norway’s Wild Arctic Fjords, with wild campsites ideally placed on the banks of the fjords or after short hikes up to historic mountain ledge farms with fantastic vistas.

Ålesund, Norway’s Art Nouveau City; also described as Norway’s cutest city, is a great starting point for the world-famous Norwegian Fjords Sea Kayaking Journey. The backdrop for our launching site is Ålesund’s southern harbor, which is speckled with green grassy parks, mountainous islands, a skyline of art nouveau interspersed with modern architecture, lazy marinas and pleasure-crafts bobbing on glistening fjords.

Exiting Ålesund’s harbor, a secluded sound leads you out to a unique string of islands running northeast of the city. This intricate archipelago stretches the length of Ellingsøy Fjord and with the sun at your back, we aim our kayaks northeast island-hopping our way down Ålesund’s northern fjord, gliding stealthily around islands laid out like a string of pearls dotted with abandoned farms, quaint cottages, secret meadows, and beacons bearing real maritime heritage.

Navigating the bridges of Skodje County and Solnor Canal takes us to the entrance of the Grand Fjord which has cut its path through the granite and gneiss mountains of the Sunnmøre Alps, creating a surreal landscape that is both awe-inspiring and breathtaking.

Formed like canyons with steep granite walls that begin 400 meters below the sea’s surface and reach 1,500 meters above, the fjords of western Norway make us feel infinitesimal in our sea kayaks as we paddle this venue of raw natural beauty with snow-capped mountains, towering granite walls, thundering waterfalls, mountain ledge farms, flowering fruit trees, and quaint villages tucked into small protective bays.

Rounding the point at Matvik marks the entrance to the world’s most photographed fjord, Geiranger Fjord. The rugged beauty is overpowering as we glide the jade-green waters, feeling small under the towering granite walls that stretch 1,500 m above. We paddle toward the end of the fjord, passing rushing waterfalls and historic mountain ledge farms perched precariously high; making the final turn, the hamlet of Geiranger rises in front of us marking your journey’s end.

Our sea kayak specialists were the first to design and operate commercial sea kayak trips along Norway’s Western Fjords. No one knows these waterways better than us, as we are without a doubt, the sea kayak tour company with the most guiding days on the fjords.

In 2020, we have guides available for weekly departures during June, July, and August! Also, for those who want to paddle the fjords during other months or who want our trip designers to create a custom itinerary we are more than happy to accommodate you, just send us an email to [email protected] with your proposed dates and your groups’ details. Please keep in mind that the earlier you send us your request the more likely it is that we can accommodate you.

Don’t miss out – book your trip today! We are excited to kayak the world-famous Norwegian fjords with you!