A Short Guide to Sea Kayaking on the Fjords

Paddling over serene, rich blue waters between steep fjordscapes just might be one of the most surreal experiences you’ll ever have. You’ll glimpse farms in bright Scandinavian colors dotting the mountainsides like miniature scale model homes, far above the fjord waters. Snow caps the mountains above even in summer, and an abundance of wildlife—including sea eagles and porpoises—are almost close enough to touch! It’s definitely not your average kayaking experience when taking the scenery and the wildlife into account, but it’s also a leisurely, uncomplicated excursion through one of the most peaceful regions in the world.

Know Before You Go: Packing List & What to Expect

Never been in a kayak before? No sweat! Previous experience kayaking isn’t usually a necessity when you’re on the fjord, because an instructor both coaches you beforehand and is with you during the entire excursion.

Packing List

Please keep in mind that the following items are recommendations only. Be sure to do research about the projected weather, ask your Scandinavia specialist questions about the tour, and know what electronics you’re comfortable carrying to capture the moment. Here’s our short list:

  • Swim suit
  • Long underwear
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with a strap
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof camera with neckstrap, waterproof phone case with wriststrap, or similar
  • Optional: Wet bag for any items you may not want to get wet

Fjord Norway Hiking Tour: Kayaking on the World-Famous Nærøyfjord

This unique journey combines the experience of sea kayaking the UNESCO World Heritage Nærøyfjord with hiking different parts of the Sognefjord: join your guide on an unforgettable small group tour of fjord Norway, visiting Bergen, Myrkdalen Mountain Resort, and the popular town of Flåm! The tour is a multiform Norway active tour with hiking, sea kayaking, biking, and walking tours; the highlight of the sea kayaking is the region you’ll be exploring, the Nærøyfjord, one of two famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Norwegian west that are considered the embodiment of the archetypical fjord landscape.