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SEA KAYAK Guided Tour – Hardangerfjord, Granvin

Take a breathtaking sea kayak tour in Hardangerfjord, the fifth longest fjord in the world. Also referred to as Norway's Queen of Fjords, we think kayaking is one of the best ways to explore this epic waterway. 

If this sea kayaking tour of Hardangerfjord appeals to you, you might also like to check out our entire range of Kayaking Tours in Voss as well as our Canoe Tours in Voss.

This immersive tour promises a perfect blend of natural wonders, making it an unforgettable adventure for nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike! Keep reading to learn more and please get in touch if you have any questions.

Quality Equipment Kayaks made in Germany
 Beautiful views Professional Guide 

 

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Hardangerfjord Sea Kayak Adventure

Fjord kayaking in Hardangerfjord is the perfect way to explore Norway’s second largest Fjord.

Extending over 179km in length and with waters over 1300m deep, it is the fifth-longest Fjord in the world. It is one of Norway’s most iconic Fjords, situated at the base of majestic mountains.

Essential Details About this Hardangerfjord Kayak Adventure:

  • This trip will take you on a 29km journey by car, through the incredible mountains to where we will start into the waters of Hardangerfjord.
  • On this special sea kayaking adventure, you will branch of Granvin to revel in this quaint fjord’s spectacular scenery. This lesser-known fjord is the perfect opportunity to get away from the big boats and crowds of tourists. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this fjord, without the sound of boat engines.
  • Granvinfjord is also well known for its tiny settlements, excellent fishing spots, and sun-drenched bays for swimming. Its towering peaks, hanging valleys, and beautiful waters are sure to take your breath away.

Keep reading to learn more. We also recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. This is one of the best outdoor adventures in Norway! And if you're looking for even more of a challenge, consider our epic River Tandem Kayaking from Voss.

Location

Hardangerfjord

Season

Jun - Sep

Price

1190 NOK (Adult)
1070 NOK (Youth)
960 NOK (Child)

Included

All equipment + guide

Duration

5 hours total
2-3 hours kayaking
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Difficulty

Beginner to intermediate

Requirements

5+ years

Recommendation

This tour is suitable for beginners and intermediate adventurers.

High quality gear

For the best possible experience

PRIJON ECO SEA KAYAKS – MAKING A MARK ON SUSTAINABLE ADVENTURE 

At Outdoor Norway, we believe in investing in equipment that stands the test of time, and the Prijon Eco Sea Kayaks exemplify this principle. With their exceptional durability and superior craftsmanship, these kayaks outlast their competitors, reducing the need for frequent replacements. What makes them even more remarkable is Prijon’s remarkable environmental values, emphasizing sustainability throughout their manufacturing process. By choosing Outdoor Norway kayaks, we not only provide our guests with high-quality vessels for touring, but also an opportunity to express commitment to mother nature.

PRIJON POSEIDON 2 KAYAKS – THE ESSENCE OF SMOOTH SAILING

For calm lake days and serene fjord tours, we have chosen the Prijon Poseidon 2 Kayaks. These versatile kayaks are designed to offer stability and ease of maneuverability, ensuring a pleasant experience for both beginners and experienced paddlers. With these kayaks from Outdoor Norway, our guests have the opportunity to explore breathtaking water bodies at a comfortable pace, immersing themselves in the beauty of Norway’s natural wonders.

PRIJON CUSTOMLINE CL 470 RELAX 2 – FIT YOUR WHOLE FAMILY

We have also introduced the Prijon Customline CL 470 Relax 2 into the Outdoor Norway fleet, a spacious three-seater kayak that accommodates families and allows for pet-friendly tours. This kayak is perfect for those seeking quality time together and unforgettable moments surrounded by Norway’s stunning landscapes. We believe that creating memorable experiences should be inclusive and accessible to everyone.

Prijon Poseidon 2

People: 2
Material: HTP
Capacity: 240kg

Length, width, height

L: 518 cm
Wi: 67 cm
We: 39 kg

Prijon Customline CL 470 Relax 2

People: 2 + 1 (child or dog)
Material: HTP
Capacity: 250kg

Length, width, height

L: 476 cm
Wi: 76 cm
We: 35 kg

Details

For Fjord Kayaking in Hardangerfjord

  Hardangerfjord Kayak Tour

Itinerary

  1. Check-in at our Outdoor Base at 08:30 AM. Departure 09:00 to Hardangerfjord
  2. Scenic drive to Hardangerfjord
  3. Arrival in Hardangerfjord, preparation of the equipment and gearing up
  4. Safety instructions
  5. Warm-up
  6. Adventure departure
  7. Lunch break by the fjord (bring your own food/snacks and water/drink)
  8. Paddling back
  9. Loading equipment back into the van. A chance to visit the store nearby and take photos
  10. Scenic drive back to our Outdoor Base in Voss
Guest requirements
  • +5 years old (the guardian signs waiver for minors)
  • Basic swimming skills
  • Max 120 kg / 265lbs
  • 200cm (6'6 feet)
  • Good physical health

Before your trip, please inform us or your guide of any medical conditions like asthma, epilepsy, etc.

What to bring with you
  • Footwear you don’t mind getting wet
  • Warm layers if it’s a cold day (thermals: wool or synthetic, not cotton)
  • Sunscreen/hat/cap
  • Water
  • Lunch & snacks
  • Extra shirt to change to after the tour
  • Towel
  • Camera to register the epic views

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • A qualified and knowledgeable sea kayak guide
  • All equipment, including sea kayak, paddle, PFD (life-jacket), sprayskirt and splash jacket
  • Transport to and from the fjord
  • Towering walls
  • Unforgettable kayaking adventure
 

 

Still have questions?

FAQ

When does your season start and end?

Typically, our season runs from May through the end of October. However, our tours are subject to weather conditions.

What should I bring with me for a fjord kayak tour?

Before your activity, you will receive a detailed list of recommended items to bring, including appropriate clothing and gear for the activity.

For kayaking tours, attire should be weather-appropriate and might include:

- Swimwear (to wear under the wetsuit)
- Thermal underwear (if cold)
- Extra clothes for changing after the trip
- Towel
- Sunscreen

Regarding weather conditions:

Kayaking may be restricted during periods of excessive wind or adverse weather conditions.

When is the ideal time for kayaking?

Typically, the best time is from May to October. However, for calmer and sunnier weather, the period from mid-June to September offers the most favorable conditions.

Do I need previous experience to go kayaking?

No, you do not.

The majority of our guests are first-timers, and our trips, equipment, and briefings are tailored to make beginners feel comfortable. Our experienced guides will offer a safety orientation before you start and will support and coach you throughout the journey, addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

Do we need to be physically fit to go kayaking?

Kayaking is an inclusive and enjoyable activity suitable for individuals of various fitness levels. While prior experience isn't required, we recommend that our guests have a generally good level of physical health to fully relish the experience.

If you have any medical concerns, it's advisable to consult your doctor before booking a kayak tour. Our tours involve physical elements like paddling and maneuvering the kayak, and we want to ensure your capability to participate comfortably.

We're committed to making our tours accessible to everyone, welcoming guests of all ages and abilities. Our experienced guides offer comprehensive instructions and support, prioritizing your safety and ensuring a delightful experience on the water.

Join us for an incredible kayaking adventure, and let's craft lasting memories together!

Will I be at risk of falling out of the kayak? If I do, what should I do?

Your safety is our utmost priority during your kayak adventure. While our aim is to keep you in the kayak at all times, we acknowledge the possibility of accidents. Hence, we utilize high-quality, stable double kayaks that are intentionally difficult to tip over. These kayaks feature wide cockpit openings, allowing for easy exit in the rare instance of a capsize, enabling you to resurface for air without difficulty.

Furthermore, our experienced guides will provide thorough instructions before the trip, ensuring you're well-equipped with the knowledge of what to do in case of a capsize. Our goal is for you to feel confident and ready to handle any unforeseen circumstances.

Be assured that your safety is of utmost importance to us, and we've taken every precaution to ensure that your kayak adventure is both thrilling and safe. Join us and discover the fjord's beauty with peace of mind!

What types of kayaks do you use?

We have 8 double, 2 single, and 1 triple top-tier kayaks crafted by Prijon.

In the triple kayak the 3rd person must be a child (shorder than 120cm), who will not paddle. The triple kayak is also perfect for dog owners, since your furry friend can happily sit in the middle, as you paddle forward!

Can I take a dog with me for kayaking?

Yes, absolutely! We have a high quality triple kayak from Prijon, which fits 2 people and your furry friend! Just let us know in advance, and we will make sure that the kayak is reserved for you!

Do I need a paddle pass to go on this tour?

No, you do not need a paddle pass to go on this tour.

Is the shuttle to the fjord included?

Yes, indeed. We will meet at our Base in Voss, and from there, you'll be transported to the fjord in our company van. Just sit and enjoy the magnificent views!

Can I leave my bag/luggage at the base?

Yes absolutely, that's not an issue at all.

We have shelves available for storing your belongings while you're out on a tour. Rest assured, there's always a member of our staff present at the base, so your items will be securely looked after— nothing goes missing on our watch!

Is there an age limit for the tour?

There's no maximum age limit for our tour. As long as you're physically fit, you're more than welcome to join us!

Should I tip my guide?

Tipping isn't customary in Norway, as it is e.g. in the USA. Our guides put in considerable effort to ensure your experience is both enjoyable and safe, maintaining the high standards set by Outdoor Norway.

While tipping is recognized as a standard practice in the industry and is always welcomed, it's never an obligation. It's entirely up to your discretion whether you choose to leave a tip. Your appreciation for the service provided is greatly valued either way.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes.

Upon joining any activity, a waiver acknowledging risks must be read and signed. For minors, a parent or guardian is required to sign the waiver.

Meeting point

Summer Outdoor Shop address:
Evangervegen 32
5704 Voss
Norway

Meeting Point