Photo: Paddling the Lysefjord

On this guided 3 days (2 nights) journey, you will paddle the 42 km long Lysefjord in a seakayak, hike the longest wooden stairs of the world with its 4444 steps, enjoy local Norwegian food, sleep in cozy mountain cottages and conquer the iconic Kjerag bolt. What are you waiting for? 

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Season: Fixed dates 2018: 25-27 May, 15-17 June, 13-15 July, 27-29 July, 10-12 August, 24-26 August & 14-16 September.
(*Guaranteed dates with minimum of 4 people, max 14 participants)

Price per person: NOK 6990 / approx. € 750 / $ 890

Includes: Intro course in kayaking before start, 2 outdoor guides, all meals and non-alcoholic drinks, overnight in mountain cottages, sea kayaks, paddle equipment (dry suits, life vests, paddle etc.), back up motorboat for emergency situations, guided hikes Flørli stairs/Kjerag bolt, bus/ferry transfer, airport drop off. 

Level of difficulty:  Moderate - challenging. The trip is suitable for all who have an average fitness. 15 years +

Itinerary

Photo: Dørvika Beach.

Photo: Dørvika Beach.

DAY 1: FORSAND - DØRVIKA BEACH - FLØRLI

You will meet the group in Forsand for an intro course in kayaking. Your guide will go through basics, techniques and equipment, and you will be introduced to the other participants. Paddle straight into the Lysefjord and head for Dørvika; a sandy beach where you break for lunch. In the afternoon, you paddle the last stretch to a cottage in Flørli.

Flørli is remote little fjord village, with a captivating history. No roads lead to Flørli and only 2 people reside here permanently. Local dinner and overnight.

 
Photo: Flørli Power Station. You will follow the 4444 steps from here. 

Photo: Flørli Power Station. You will follow the 4444 steps from here. 

DAY 2: FLØRLI HIKE - LYSEBOTN 

After a decent breakfast you hike the 4444 Flørli steps to the top of the mountain. (or stop at the 700 steps-point if you wish). The fall from lake Flørlivatnet at the top of the mountain down to sea level, is 740 meters, which makes this place ideal for power production. A power plant was constructed in 1916, and wooden stairs were built along the transportation rails. 

Enjoy an outdoor lunch at the top of Flørli, before hiking back down to continue the kayak tour to Lysebotn, another 15 kilometers into the Fjord. Dinner and overnight at a B&B with fantastic hosts. 

 
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / fjordnorway.com

Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / fjordnorway.com

DAY 3: KJERAG HIKE - FORSAND

After a real, homemade Norwegian breakfast, you and your fellow kayakers will travel by bus to the starting point for the Kjerag Hike. At 1084 metres (3556 ft), Kjerag rises above the other peaks along the Lysefjord. In total is a 4-5 hours hike, with 10 km distance. Mountain top lunch with breathtaking views! 

Early dinner at trekking cabin before you will take the ferry back to the starting point in Forsand. The 2 hour ferry trip is like a fjord cruise and an experience on its own.