Kayaking from Flåm through Aurlandsfjorden Paddling

Paddle the serene world heritage listed fjord

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

Highlights

Want to see the reasons why Aurlandsfjorden and Nærøyfjorden became members of UNESCO’s world heritage list? Join a guided kayaking trip for an experience you will never forget. With a range of easy 3-hour short trips to more demanding 7 to 10-day overnight tours, there's a perfect adventure for everyone.

Essential info

  • Destination Flåm
  • Season May–September
  • Departures Daily at 12:00 noon
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Audience Suitable for children

Book with Njord - Seakayak and Wilderness Adventures

Adult: NOK 670
Child (5-13): NOK 490

What You’ll Do

The day starts off with an introduction of what you will expect on the tour. We will then head to our boathouses to go through what to wear and how to wear different safety equipment. We have a range of wetsuits and life jackets for all ages and sizes. Also, we include dry bags and dry boxes for those of you that would like to bring your phone, camera and other things that need to stay dry. After we get dressed, we head out for a go through on safety and paddling techniques.

We take safety seriously, so we start off on the beach by doing a thorough go-through on safety procedures, and make sure everybody knows what to do in the event of a capsize.

Even though sea kayaks are very stable, we will show you how to signal, how to remove the spray skirt and how to get out of the kayak, when you are upside down.

After the safety drill, an instructor will show you correct paddle strokes, and how to synchronize paddling with your partner.

Then, it is “go time”! Once on the water, we start slowly moving out on the fjord. This is when you first start to notice the extraordinary feeling of gliding through the brackish water, and start to soak in the beautiful landscape around you. There is no way to describe it in words, so you’ll have to be there to experience it yourself!

We’ll form a raft along the way to tell stories from the ancient times and fun facts from the fjords of Norway. For our longer day tours, we will get out on shore for a quick lunchtime hike.

For our day tour, the maximum number of people is 10 and lower age limit is 5 years old.

We are completely self sufficient carrying all our own luggage, water and food, thus relying on no external support and reducing emissions to a minimum. 

What’s Included

  • All sea kayaking equipment
  • Safety course
  • First-aid equipment
  • Experienced guide
  • Life jacket

What to Bring

Feel free to bring a snack, drinking water, sunglasses, sunscreen and camera. We have waterproof camera boxes & bags to borrow. Please dress for the weather. You will be able to borrow a paddling jacket if needed. If your tour includes a hike, please bring outdoors shoes, no flip-flops, sandals, or high heels and during the hike there may be a chance for a swim in a freshwater lagoon so bring swimwear & a towel on sunny days. Try to avoid wearing cotton clothing - especially when paddling. Cotton does not dry quickly once it is wet, making it uncomfortable and cold.

Meeting Point

Our base is located on the beach in Flåm, about a 5 minute walk from the Tourist Information.

Train

Flåm is easily accessible by hopping on a train from either Oslo or Bergen. Get off at Myrdal station and take the impressive Flåm Railway down to the village centre. See the timetable and book a ticket at nsb.no

Bus

The Øst-Vestekspressen bus route travels to and from Oslo and Bergen and stops in Flåm. This route travels once a day, each direction. Book your ticket with NOR-WAY bussekspress here

Expressboat

Spend five hours on an extraordinary trip from Bergen to Flåm via Expressboat. Book tickets at norled.no

Car

Oslo to Flåm

The quickest route from Oslo to Flåm is a 4.5 hour journey heading northwest via Rv7 and Rv52. You will drive through Hemsedal via Gol and also experience the magnificent 24.5 km Lærdalstunellen, the longest road tunnel in the world.

Bergen to Flåm

Only taking 2.5 hours, driving from Bergen is easily achievable by heading east on E16. Pass through Voss and you will end up in Flåm right after passing Gudvangen.

Adult: NOK 670
Child (5-13): NOK 490

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Njord - Seakayak and Wilderness Adventures

Njord offer unique kayaking experiences on Norways most beautiful fjords, Aurlandsfjorden and Nærøyfjorden. Join us for a half day tour in Aurlandsfjorden or longer day tours in the surrounding areas of Flåm.

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