FJORDS NORWAY – Kayaking the Fjords

The Sognefjord, the king of the fjords, is the longest fjord adventure in Norway. The fjord is 204 kilometres long and 1308 meters deep and is made for kayaking.

The Nærøyfjord, Fjærlandsfjord and Lustrafjord are three branches of the Sognefjord that are great to explore from a kayak. You can join guided kayak-trips on all these fjords. We recommend you to use guide. The Sognefjord and it´s branches can be exposed for strong wind and current, the weather can change rapidly.

External Link: Guided Sea Kayak Tours – The Nærøyfjord
External Link: Guided Sea Kayak Tours – Balestrand and the Sognefjord
External Link: Guided Sea Kayak Tours – The Lustrafjord
External Link: Guided Sea Kayak Tours – The Årdalsfjord


Glacier Hiking on Nigardsbreen Glacier with Fjord Tours

Kayaking the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord

Undredal is a beautiful village by the Aurlandsfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord. From here we paddled out in our kayaks. It was clear blue sky and a perfect day for kayaking. We rounded the foot of Mt. Beitelen and paddled into the UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord.

Kayaking the Aurlandsfjord

At the beach at Undredal, close to Underdalsbui, I packed my kayak and glided into the Aurlandsfjord. The feeling was fantastic, sitting in the kayak on the Aurlandsfjord outside Undredal. The silence, only surrounded by the fjord, the beautiful nature and the steep mountains.

Kayaking the Fjærlandsfjord to Balestrand

It was late May, 2014. We drove from Oslo to visit Fjærland in Sogn, to spend some days in this picturesque village surrounded by fjord, mountains and glaciers. We slept in free air, and next morning we had breakfast by the fjord before kayaking out the Fjærlandsfjord to Balestrand which is another beautiful village in Sogn.

Kayaking the Lustrafjord to Urnes Stave Church

I headed towards Marifjøra in Sogn, a great place to start kayaking on the Lustrafjord which is a branch of the 204 kilometre long Sognefjord. Marifjøra is in the middle of the Lustrafjord, and from there you can easily explore this beautiful area in all directions. My goal was just to have a nice day in my kayak on the fjord, but I also wanted to visit Urnes and Solvorn, two idyllic villages on each side of the fjord.

Kayaking the Lustrafjord and part of the Sognefjord

In 1999, I was kayaking the Lustrafjord for the first time. In June 2019, twenty years later, I did it again. It almost went wrong, but I was lucky and “Saved by the Bell”. The Lustrafjord and the Luster area is one of the most beautiful spots in Norway, where the fjord meets the top of Norway with it´s numerous mountains and glaciers.

Kayaking the Årdalsfjord

The Årdalsfjord is the part of the Sognefjord that runs between the outer part of the Lustrafjord and the industrial town of Årdalstangen. Small idyllic fjord villages are located along the Årdalsfjord, squeezed between steep mountains, waterfalls, rivers and the fjord. The Årdalsfjord and the surrounding dramatic mountains are great areas for activities such as hiking, mountaineering, climbing and kayaking.

FJORDS – Useful Links:

Fjord Tours: Norway in a Nutshell
Fjord Tours: Plan and book fjord travel, accommodation and activities
Go Fjords: Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Fjord Pass: Great Discounts on Activities and Attractions in the Fjords
Visit Norway: Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway: Official page for Fjord Norway

Tourist Information – Sognefjord:
Guided Kayak Trip on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord
Guided Kayak Trip from Balestrand on the Sognefjord and Fjærlandsfjord
Guided Kayak Trip on the Lustrafjord – Fjordseal at Marifjøra
Guided Kayak Trip on the Årdalsfjord

Kayaking on the Sognefjord – Map Overview