Away from cruiseships and tourists we found this hidden gem for you where you can enjoy spectacular fjord scenery and pristine nature in tranquillity.
At 11.00 (am) you meet your guide and the rest of the group in Urke at the waterfront café Urke Kaihus. Get to know each other and the gear as we go through paddling and tour routine. We show you how to pack your gear in the kayak and after a short safety and paddling instruction, we leave. We start on the Norangsfjord which we soon leave for the Hjørundfjord. Depending on the wind forecast for the next days we choose to paddle either left or right, to try to avoid paddling with headwinds (at least for 2 days). After a while we find a spot to land along the fjord, where we will enjoy our lunch. It can be a fjord side farm or a tiny island in the fjord.
After paddling and enjoying the sheer size of the fjord and the surrounding mountains you arrive at your destination for the day. You will camp in a remote spot. After organising you prepare dinner as a group. Enjoy a long relaxing evening either by the campfire (tent). Here you can see the light changing, but it never gets totally dark
After a good night sleep in these very tranquil surroundings, we enjoy breakfast before we pack and paddle. You paddle through the same fjord on your way back but on a different side. The views, angles, and villages will be different. You paddle relatively close to land (not too close because of rockfall). Approx. 11.00 (am) you arrive back in Urke. From where you can take the boat back to Ålesund or you can continue your trip further into Norway.
What to bring
There are a couple of things you really don’t want to forget to bring on this Hidden fjord kayaking trip
- Sleeping bag, if you go wilderness camping and do not want to rent a sleeping bag
We made a detailed packing list for this multi day kayaking trip.