Paddling the Viking Route from Fjords to Outer Coast
Norway Kayaking Tour
Discover Norway by Kayak
Thunderous waterfalls plunge into pristine waterways, providing energy and spirit to the historic Viking route connecting Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, to the myriad islands of the country’s rugged west coast. A strikingly beautiful land of epic Norse myths and sagas, it needs to be experienced from the water.
A Paddler's Trip
This newest adventure tour follows a circular route that starts and ends in Bergen. A paddler’s trip with curated kayaking legs, it showcases the best of the western fjords as well as the lesser known – but no less magnificent – islands of Norway’s far western coast. Along the way, we visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites and stay at three of Norway’s historic Grand Hotels.
Timed for the Best Weather and Experience
July is the warmest month of the year, making for the best weather in which to enjoy Norway’s scenic grandeur. Snow still adorns the high country, while snowmelt powers scores of waterfalls into an awesome display. Extended days of midnight sun shortly after the summer solstice are perfect for an extraordinary range of travel options and adventures.
Journey from Fjords to Coast
This trip includes three distinctly unique paddling areas: Nærøyfjord, Sognefjord, and the Solund Archipelago. Here, long days of northern sunlight set against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery make paddling this Viking route a trip of a lifetime.
A Cultural Journey
Unique Landscape and Unique Transportation
In a place where geography dictates that short distances involve multiple ferry rides and traveling though some of the world’s longest tunnels, moving by sea has, for thousands of years, made more sense. We start our travels on a mountain train that, in its time, was an engineering marvel. Throughout the trip we use modern and efficient high-speed catamarans of the local express boat system to connect three distinct kayaking locales.
A Personal Note
You set up a spectacularly beautiful trip that provides the experience of so much diversity in locations, hotels, foods, etc. Quite the masterpiece.Cori Ryan, NH View Trips
National Geographic Award
Tofino Expeditions was the highest rated sea kayaking adventure travel company in a National Geographic Adventure survey of international outfitters based on:
- Quality of Service
- Spirit of Adventure