2 days off work
Up to 12 people
Hostel · Wild camping
Friday 17th - Monday 20th May 2024
London Gatwick Airport
The hike is long and often steep, which some may find a challenge.
Expert, friendly, English-speaking guides
1 night in a hostel and 2 nights camping at the fjord edge
Breakfast and dinner cooked over the campfire with sandwiches for lunch
2 Training Days In The 6 Week Build-up to the Trip
• 1x Day Hike into Brecon Beacons, Wales
• 4-hour Kayak on the River Thames, Oxford, to establish 'water awareness.'
You'll be transferred from and to Bergen Airport
Everything you need for kayaking and camping is provided
Flights from UK to Norway
Fly out Friday morning, back on the Monday evening
Discounted Online Training Program
10% discount on our 12-week Hike Online Training Programme
Some meals as described below
Visas where required
DAY 1 (Fri 17th MAy) - MEET YOUR CREW
Wave goodbye to the office and head to Bergen where you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in Voss. After settling into your hostel, head out to grab dinner locally. If you're feeling brave, you could try a quick dip in the Vangsvatnet lake before settling in for good night’s sleep before hitting the road, and hitting the water tomorrow.
DAY 2 - (Sat 18TH MAY) Kayaking the Nærøyfjord
Grab breakfast at your hostel and then head to the put-in point at Gudvangen. When you arrive, your guide will get you set up with your wetsuit, kayaking boots, dry bag and waterproof camera/phone box and all of your paddle gear. You'll have a safety briefing and an introduction to sea kayaking before heading out for your first days unforgettable kayaking down the beautiful Nærøyfjord. You'll stop off along the way for breaks and to admire the scenery before arriving at the campsite in late afternoon. Enjoy a well-deserved break and the stunning scenery before tucking into a hot dinner and make merry around the campfire. If you're feeling up to it, there is the option of going for a short walk to get a better view of the fjord from above.
DAY 3 - (Sun 19TH MAY) Hike to the highlands
Wake up in a Norwegian paradise and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before packing your bag, ready for the day's hike. Your aim is to reach the Breiskrednosi summit 1189m above the Nærøyfjord and get a spectacular view of the fjord from above. Drink in the views over the fjord from the top with your group. Head back down to your campsite and enjoy dinner round the campfire before another night under the stars.
DAY 4 - (Mon 20TH MAY) Kayak past cliff faces
Food and Accommodation
WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?
The portions are more than generous, all the food is fresh and any dietary requirements can be met - just tell us your preferences when you book. Dinner and breakfast is prepared by your guide over a campfire, the menu will vary but you can expect things like rice and pasta with fresh vegetables, egg, bacon and sausages. There is also bread and sandwich filler for lunch breaks. Water, tea and coffee are also readily available as well as wine for the evenings.
WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?
On your first night, you'll be staying in same-sex dorms in a simple, clean hostel in Voss. Occasionally alternative accommodation is provided in cabins at Gudvangen Camping (close to the kayaking base) or in a simple hotel in Brandseth.
On the second and third night, you'll paddle to a beach and sleep in a tent under the stars. Sleeping mats and sleeping bags are provided, but you can bring your own if you prefer. There is no shower, and toilets are basic to say the least - it is wild camping after all.
All kayaking equipment:
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
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