FJORDS OF NORWAY
EXPLORE THE FJORDS BY SEA KAYAK & CLIMB SAKSA PEAK
This programme is perfect for a long weekend adventure, and will take you to the heart of the beautiful fjord region of Norway. Combining sea kayaking on the tranquil waters, to an ascent of the jagged Saksa Peak, it’s a trip of great variety of both scenery and activities.
Accommodation & Service
There are a handful of rustic Norwegian lodges to choose from, and on this programme we use a traditional cabin on a tiny island. There are also numerous options for camping, as well as hotels in the local towns.
Day 1: Arrival and drive to the fjords
Arrive in Alesund in beautiful Norway, arriving in the afternoon. It’s a short 1.5 hour drive in to the fjord region, including a 20 minute ferry ride. Overnight in a Norwegian lodge with short hikes nearby to stretch the legs.
Day 2: Sea kayaking across the fjord
A full day of sea kayaking across the fjord to a tiny village with just 9 inhabitants (and their own lively pub!). We’ll try to catch our dinner from the kayaks as we paddle in Hjørundfjorden. All of the kit will be taken by ferry, leaving the group to enjoy the experience. Overnight in a lodge, campfire by the fjord for tall tales and cold drinks.
Day 3: Hike to the summit of Saksa Peak.
After a short boat ride, we start our climb to the summit of Saksa Peak, one of the most scenic hikes in the whole region. We’ll stop on the summit to take in the views, before descending back to the water’s edge. Overnight in town for a celebratory dinner and drinks.
Day 4: Rock climbing and flights home
Already it’s time to drive back towards the airport, with a quick stop for rock climbing on the way. Depart for flights home.
There are countless treks and challenges which we can offer in this region so we are able to build an itinerary to your exact requirements, so please contact us for more details
Leadership by qualified Guides
All accommodation and meals as described in the final itinerary
Transfers as described in the final itinerary
Private transfers throughout the programme
Specialist equipment required for sea kayaking
Entry visas if required
Alterations to the itinerary
Beverages in hotels
Norway enjoys long, defined seasons, however the winter months are significantly colder with low temperatures and short daylight hours. For this programme we recommend late Spring to late Summer.
This example programme involves ascents of one mountain, and several hours of kayaking. The terrain is not technical and the trip is suitable for somebody with good basic fitness.
A full kit list will be sent to you at time of booking.