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GUIDED SEA KAYAK EXPEDITION
A unique opportunity to explore the entire length of one of Norway's most iconic Fjord systems. We travel from source to sea on this fjord journey.
Mountains rise steeply out of the sea, towering on each side, peaks in this region reach up to 1800m in height, and fjords more than 1km deep. Snow can often linger for many months after the winter season-high in the mountains, and the meltwater provides spectacular waterfalls for much of the summer.
The mouth of the Sognesfjords sits just north of Bergen on the west coast of Norway. The wide fjord weaves it's way East, gradually narrowing before forking into many branches.
Our end destination is Flam, one of the southern arms of the Fjord.
Who's this trip for
14th - 22nd JuLY 2021 (Space)
9 day trip, with 7 full days of kayaking
Paddlers with 5 days' previous experience kayaking.
Skills around BCU 2* standard.
Paddlers with a fitness level to cover
20-25km a day.
Experience of wild camping, and happy to live without facilities for a long duration.
If you would like to discuss any of the above requirements, please get in touch. We have training courses running in spring and autumn or 1:1 coaching.
Our Route will start at the mouth of the Sognefjord, near the small farming community of Oppedal. We will pack our boats with 8 days of supplies and head east, hugging the southern shoreline of this impressive fjord.
The mountains here are rugged and steep-sided. Nestled in small fertile valleys in-between, are old traditional Norwegian farms. Beautiful wooden farmhouses proudly overlook the water's edge, not long ago the only transport to these settlements would have been by boat.
Vikoyri and Vangsnes, a hand-full of smaller towns we will pass by. A rare opportunity to stock up of fresh fruit and maybe an ice-cream. Once around the Vangsnes corner, we are now deep into the fjord system. Our route bares southwest, and with every km, the fjord here begins to narrow.
Fresvik is our last stop before pushing on to explore the incredible Narrowfjord. Steep cliffs fall directly into the water and drop hundreds of meters beneath your kayak. Sea eagles sore high above amongst the craggy walls and waterfalls fall thousands of meters into the fjord. This is a truly magical landscape.
We finish our route, paddling down the last branch of the Sognefjord, into the popular village of Flam. Here the hustle and bustle of tourists life will feel a world away from your wild journey of the Sognefjord.
Endless freshwater streams off the mountainsides and into the fjords, creating nutrient-rich waters, a perfect habitat for sea life. It is certainly likely we'll get a glimpse of a shy seal, otter, and the small porpoise that feed in these waters.
One of the most enchanting creatures we will enjoy a sighting of is the white-tailed Sea Eagle. These enormous birds will often be perched right at the water's edge, feeding their young, or soaring beneath the steep cliffs. If you're extremely lucky you can watch these magnificent birds plucking fish from the fjord.
With so much wilderness available in Norway wild camping is very accessible. The outdoors is a way of life for Norwegians, and so they are very welcoming to others who want to enjoy their nature. Campsites will depend on how far we travel each day. The beauty of wild camping from a sea kayak means you can find remote spots, inaccessible to others to pitch your tent. We've enjoyed some of the most spectacular sunsets from the beach camps of this expedition.
We will try to ensure each camp has a water source for drinking. Although the water in Norway is thought to be very clean, we still suggest purifying your water with either tablets or a filter.
There will be a very limited toilet or shower facilities while wild camping, be sure to pack a sense of humor for a quick river wash. Evoke will supply toilet bags with all the kit you need. On occasions, we may find a camp with compost toilets
“Amazing adventure in the beautiful Norwegian fjords. Erin lead the group brilliantly. Always making it fun but also challenging. Wild camping, cooking on the beach and a bit of pretty chilly wild swimming too. Evoke Adventures created lifelong friends and memories.. I will be back!”
Lee - Window Fitter
Participants will need to arrive in Bergen the evening of the trip start date, and arrange accommodation in town, for the first and last night of the trip. We will depart from Bergen the morning of the final day.
What the Price Includes
Evoke Wilderness Sea Kayaking Guide.
Sea kayaking safety equipment.
All kayaking and camping equipment.
Cooking equipment and all expeditions meals.
Airport transfer to/from accommodation in Bergen.
Price does not Include
Travel to Bergen
Meals on arrival and departure days
Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
A 25% deposit is required to secure your spot, with the remainder due 8 weeks before the expedition start date. *While the uncertainty that Covid-19 brings final payment will only be collected when we can definitively (or as definitively as possible) say that the trip will run.
If you have any questions about the expedition or would like more information you can contact us