Kayaking in the Sognefjord

The Sognefjord isn't nicknamed the "king of the fjords" for nothing. This is Norway's deepest and longest fjord, stretching 205 km (127 miles) from just north of Bergen, on the west coast, to Jotunheimen National Park. There are many arms to the Sognefjord, including the UNESCO World Heritage Nærøyfjorden. The Sognefjord is a model of sustainable tourism, too, with local municipalities working with the tourism industry to protect the area from exploitation. This ensures that the fjord's emerald green waters and all those mountains, waterfalls, and forests that surround them remain unspoiled for the foreseeable future. 

And the best way to absorb the natural beauty of all this scenery is on a kayak excursion. Even if you have no prior kayaking experience you can enjoy this adventure. A professional guide will provide basic instructions and then accompany you on a group trip out on the water, teaching you about the culture and history of the fjord and surrounding towns as you go. The excursion embarks from the colorful village of Sogndal, on the north shore of the Sognefjord, and you'll have a few hours on the water at an easy pace. So be sure to snap plenty of photos.

Tours that Include Kayaking in the Sognefjord

Drive along some of Scandinavia's most beautiful roads.
Map of Nordic Road Trip for Nature Lovers - 14 Days
Nordic Road Trip for Nature Lovers - 14 Days

Take the wheel on this relaxed self-guided road trip as you travel through five of Norway's official scenic routes. Over two weeks you'll encounter a number of stunning fjords, national parks, cool mountain towns, farm stands, and varying landscapes with mile-long views. Finish the adventure with some urban culture in Norway's second largest city (Bergen) with its great restaurant scene and wharfside UNESCO World Heritage Site.