Fjord Kayak Tour in Lofthus

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Norwegian fjords are said to be Europe’s best areas for kayaking. From the cockpit of your kayak, you see the snowy capped tops of the Folgefonna glacier, the green hills and the deep waters of Sørfjorden with new eyes. The steep mountain sides will make you feel so small.

1045
NOK*
5
h
Fjord Kayak Tour in Lofthus
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Meetup point

Hotel Ullensvang

Ullensvangvegen 865

5781 Lofthus

About the

kayak tour

The tour starts with an introduction to the equipment, safety brief, adjusting the kayaks and basic paddle technique to make you comfortable before we launch the kayaks to the fjord. To explore the fjord in all its beauty, we begin to paddle from the white sandy beach at Ullensvang Hotel. Soon enough, you get a unique view of “the main fruit garden in Norway”: the village Lofthus. You will gaze at the small fruit farms which lay side by side. Can you spot the cherries, plums, apples and pears?  

When you need to stretch your legs, your guide will take you to a beach, a boathouse or another splendid spot for lunch. While you paddle you will learn more about the orchards, the history of Lofthus and the national parks around. Kayaking can be quite an unwinding experience with light wind, but also be prepared for some more exercise in case small waves appear. Do not worry, your guide is always there to help!  

Are you travelling off-season and want an out of the ordinary experience? Join us for a tour in the snowy, frozen landscape in a Norwegian fjord. Here you get to witness the winter wonders of Norway. Remember to wear warm clothes! Please note that there is a price difference between winter and summer kayak tours.

What's included?

Professional guide and instructor carrying safety and first aid-equipment

Kayak (we have both single and tandem kayaks)

Paddle

Wetsuit/Drysuit

Lifejacket

Information about local nature and history

Good to know

Difficulty and requirements

Level of difficulty: Moderate

The weather condition greatly determines the level of difficulty. This is not a tour for people with troublesome shoulders. Please inform your guide of any medical conditions that might impact you during the tour or in an emergency.

Requirements:

  • Normal physical condition
  • Minimum age to participate: 12 years old (children from 12 – 15 years must share a tandem kayak with an adult)
  • Maximum weight: 125 kg
  • Good swimming capabilities
  • Minimum number of 2 participants for the tour to run
Duration and distance

Approximately 5 hours • 8-12 km of paddling  

It takes approximately 30-45 minutes from meetup until we are on the water. This is to make sure you are equipped with all necessary gear and the kayak is adjusted to you correctly. Total time on the water is 3-4 hours.

Meet up

10 am. Meet your guide and travel companions at the reception at Ullensvang Hotel, Ullensvangvegen 865, 5781 Lofthus.

Weather

Rain is not a problem when it comes to the kayak-tours, kayaking is actually the perfect activity to do in the rain. It is mainly wind and waves that are giving us restrictions for this tour, but it also depends on what direction they are coming from. We will let you know as soon as possible if we must cancel the tour due to weather conditions.  

If we cancel due to weather you can choose to join another day, another activity or get a full refund. If it is too wavy for the kayak it means it is even more fun for the rib-boat!

What to bring
  • Water, lunch and snack for approximately 5 hours
  • Clothing for hot days – light pants/shorts, t-shirt, caps, sunglasses
  • Clothing for colder days – woollen layers under your sport clothes, beanie/headband, gloves with a good grip
  • Shoes that can get wet
Additional info

To book a private guide, choose the option ‘Private guide’. A group with a private guide, can include up to 8 participants/the price is equal to the price of 8 persons booked. For the private guide, make a booking for 8 persons, when placing your booking info, write ‘Private guide xx persons’ in the cell for your first name. And your full name in the cell for the last name.

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FAQ

Do I need a previous experience to join the kayak tour/course?

No, it is also suitable for beginners in paddling.

Do I need a certification to join the kayak tour/course?

No, you do not need any certification to join the guided kayak tour.

Is the information meeting also for kayak tours?

The information meeting is mainly focusing on the long and demanding Trolltunga tours. If you have any questions, you can join the meeting and the guide will come with advice at the end of the meeting.

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