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Front of a white kayak on the Hjørundfjord in nice weather. Sunnmøre alps in the background.

Kayaking in Hjørundfjord

In the middle of the Sunnmøre Alps you find the breath-taking Hjørundfjord. Explore it on a kayaking tour in peace and quiet between some of Norway's wildest mountains and enjoy the pristine nature.

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A group of people in tandem kayaks in front of mountains on the Hjørundfjord

Paddling on the Hjørundfjord

Enjoy a full-day kayaking trip in the picturesque scenery of a fjord which can be considered a hidden gem in Western Norway. The tour starts at 10:00 in Øye, in the fjord arm Norangsfjorden, where there is good protection from the rougher weather one can encounter further out the fjord. The day begins with a mandatory safety talk about the kayaks and kayaking before you set off to enjoy the stunning nature. There are good chances to get to see parts of the wildlife such as eagles, porpoises and otters. During the tour you will also have an included picnic lunch.

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4-hour guided kayak tour

Period: 08 May – 18 September

Place: Øye

Sales close 48 hours before the trip starts*

From NOK 1399,-
View from a kayak towards mt. Slogen and other mountains in the Norangsfjord

Equipment & instructions

The kayaks you will use are stable tandem kayaks which are easy to paddle and provide a perfect platform to explore the fjords. Uteguiden will provide all necessary kayak equipment for the guests, and the experienced guides will give basic instructions before you paddle out on the fjord.

Two kayaks with three people on the fjord in front of Mt. Slogen in sunny weather.

A hidden gem

The 35-kilometre-long Hjørundfjord cuts into the dramatic landscape of the massive Sunnmøre Alps, with one arm reaching to Bjørke, while the other, known as the Norangsfjord, stretching to Øye. The surrounding steep mountains are an amazing hiking destination. To this day it is still a challenge to construct roads in the area, so you can still encounter small villages and farms along the Hjørundfjord which are still only reachable by boats.

Practical information:

Meeting place: Uteguiden Hellesylt (at the quay)
Meeting time: 09:50
Starting time: 10:00
Duration: 4 hours
Length: 13 kilometres
Difficulty: Medium
Min. age: 14 years
Max. group size: 8 people
Parking: By Øye quay

What is included:

  • Lunch
  • Wetsuit
  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Spraydeck
  • Lifejacket
  • Drybag
  • It is possible to borrow paddle jackets

What to bring:

  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Warm wool or fleece jumper
  • Hat and gloves for colder days
  • Cap, sunglasses and sun lotion on sunny days
  • Camera and/or mobile
  • A bottle of water is nice to have
  • Travel insurance that includes outdoor activities

*Sales close

Reservations later than 48 hours before the trip starts cannot be guaranteed and is only possible by contacting our Visitor Center directly by chat, e-mail, or phone:

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