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An awesome all-inclusive SUP adventure over 6 days in the UNESCO protected Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord. Mountains, waterfalls, porpoise, sea eagles, seals, fjord side restaurant & breathtakingly beautiful camp sites. Traditional Norwegian food and lots of surprises. Our original & most popular adventure!

SUP Norway

As those that have shared adventures with SUP Norway know. There is so much more to our expeditions than we can display on a web page.

This is our passion.

We love to surprise you with the unexpected and curious along the way. From local Norwegian delicacies to secret spots and spontaneous activities, we love challenging preconceptions and exceeding our guests expectations in providing outstanding life experiences.

Our focus is on fun and being totally present with ourselves and nature. This, and the awe inspiring grandeur and sheer majesty of the nature we are blessed with in Western Norway are the reasons that many of our guests often report profound experiences.

Nærøyfjord

Sognefjord is the longest & deepest navigable fjord in the world and one of it’s arms – Nærøyfjord – is undoubtedly the most spectacular.
Imagine paddling beautiful Nærøyfjord, surrounded by shear mountains and snow-covered peaks that stand 1700 meters above sea level, with picturesque villages and literally hundreds of waterfalls along it’s length.
Whether spotting porpoise or sea-eagles, paddling up to a thundering waterfall, laughing around the camp-fire or just chilling in the most beautiful nature there is, people who join us here are invariably blown-away by the experience. Your drinking supply is from the many granite filtered pure waterfalls. It is the sweetest water you have ever tasted, guaranteed! No filter required. If you are after adventure and incredible nature, you can find it here with SUP Norway. This is definitely a bucket-list trip.

“The earth has music for those that listen.”

George Santayana

Good to Know

Long days

At this time of year we can have up to 20 hours of light and our days are long and relaxed.
Wake up with the waterfalls sounding like distant surf through your tent. Brave one for a cool wash, then breakfast with your friends to talk about the coming day’s paddle.

Relaxed pace

When all are ready, we break camp and launch our boards. Gliding under towering cliffs, you teach yourself to paddle silently so as to take in your surroundings totally. We pause often as opportunities present themselves to film, photograph or just take in the magnificence.

Varied camp-sites lend themselves to different activities and at the end of the day you will find yourself in good company laughing around the camp fire or taking some time alone for a moment of zen in some of the most wonderful surroundings mother nature has to offer.

Intimate

Group numbers are kept small to provide an intimate feeling to the expedition and to minimise our environmental footprint. A low guest to guide ratio is maintained to maximise safety and ensure personal attention.

We are a very friendly, small company who love SUP and nature and want to share this amazing location and experience.

Food

Three healthy meals a day are provided.

We use the best quality Norwegian produced tour food for breakfast and dinner. Lunches are freshly made by your guide each day and are usually traditional Norwegian fare. For the third day we have an evening meal at a restaurant right by the fjord and a cooked breakfast the next day.

We have menu options for Vegan, Vegan (GF), Vegetarian, Lactose free, Gluten free. (If pre-ordered)

What’s Included

  • Awesomeness
  • Redpaddleco ‘Voyager’ Inflatable SUPs
  • Carbon-fibre paddles and all safety gear
  • Norway’s top SUP Instructors/Guides
  • BBQ & drinks on arrival day
  • Three meals a day
  • Tents and all camping/cooking gear
  • Group shared video & images of your expedition

What’s Not Included

  • Transportation between your home and Gudvangen.
  • Personal belongings and equipment.
  • Alcoholic beverages/Snacks.
  • Travel insurance. *Important please read*

“I joined an expedition in 2018 and came back from the experience a changed person. It is remarkable what just 5 days out in the Norwegian Fjords can do with your mindset. As an athlete I was used to have my focus on the future, my next goal, whatever was next to accomplish.
In Norway I truly experienced for the first time what it was like to live in the moment. Out there, I could calm my mind and I found a connection to nature that I had never experienced before.”

Kim Clijsters, World Champion tennis player
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FAQs

The expedition consists of the arrival day + 5 paddling days.

Example: For the 2-7 August 2020 expedition. The arrival day & BBQ is the 2nd Aug, we start paddling 3rd Aug and the last day is 7th Aug.

Please see other FAQs regarding arrival day & last day details.

You must be at least 18 to take part in SUP Norway’s expeditions.

We occasionally allow 16 year olds if they meet the following criteria:

  • Accompanied by legal guardian.
  • Experienced, powerful SUP paddler.
  • Must have good strength & endurance.
  • Must have mature outlook to be part of an adult group.

A quick note on travel insurance:

Personal travel Insurance is absolutely essential when venturing abroad. When selecting a travel insurance policy at a very minimum you should be covered for medical expenses and emergency repatriation.

We strongly recommend that your policy covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ensure you have your policy number and emergency telephone number for your insurance company with you. If this is unavailable please ensure you have the necessary information required by your insurance company in case of an emergency.

World nomad’s policy can be pretty cheap depending on your country and details and covers everything you need for your expedition with us. Please note, we have no affiliation with Worldnomads, we have just heard good things from previous guests. You can search around and may find better deals online from other companies.

https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/

We have menu contingencies for Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten free & Lactose free diets.

It is important to inform us on your returned ‘Personal Details Form’ of any special dietry requirements.

Please note that we have no control over the menus and food preparation practices of the restaurants & shops that we visit on both the Sognefjord and 3 Fjords expedition.

We will however supply you with extra special rations in case there are no suitable choices at these locations.

Secure online payments with Visa & Mastercard.
For alternative payment method with Paypal please email.

If you do not have Visa or Mastercard, it takes just a few minutes to get a Paypal account.
You can then transfer funds from your bank to your account.

If staying in Bergen, there are very reasonable deals to be found right in the center and loads to do:

AirBnB in Bergen

Hotels in Bergen

Information and things to do in Bergen

Travelling between ‘Bergen – Gudvangen’ is a train/bus journey. You only require 1 ticket when you book.

BERGEN – (train) – VOSS – (bus) – GUDVANGEN

Train/bus: Bergen train station – Gudvangen

  • https://www.nettbuss.no (Click ‘Menu’ on top right for English)
  • Timetable PDF
  • Please note that when travelling from Bergen, your journey will begin at the train station. Input Bergen (jernbanestasjon) ‘train station’ in the from/to field.
  • There are two stops in Gudvangen. ‘Aurland (Gudvangen E16)’ & ‘Aurland (Vang camping)’. The latter is the closest to Gudvangen camping where we are based (100 meters), ask the bus driver to stop there.

There is also another company that offers one bus a day between Gudvangen-Bergen here: https://www.nor-way.no/
And another with some routes here: https://www.skyss.no/

We will contact you the day before you arrive and invite you to advise us on Whatsapp, SMS or Facebook messenger of your E.T.A or any expected delays.

The bus stop ‘Vang camping’ is closest to our base camp at ‘Gudvangen camping’.
Gudvangen camping is just 100 meters away across the road. The other bus stop is in Gudvangen itself. If you get off here, it’s is a 500 meter walk back up the road to the base camp.

You will then find us here:

You may turn up when you like on arrival day but it’s nice to get here in the afternoon and spend the day resting after your journey and getting acquainted with the group.

There will be electricity, showers, refreshments and cool company. After you are settled in and the group is all here, we’ll have a briefing and issue you with all necessary gear and food for the expedition. There will be a little ceremony and then the BBQ starts at 18:00 if everyone is here, or 20:00 at the latest. We will start paddling the following morning.

We will usually arrive back at Gudvangen at approximately 11-12:30, in good time to unpack and catch your bus to Bergen or other transport.
The assistant guide will accompany those that may need to paddle back early in order to catch their bus if required.
If you wish to stay with us at Gudvangen camping for an extra night after the expedition, you are most welcome and may borrow your expedition tent or stay in our group ‘Lavvu’ (Teepee). The camping fee (Nok 160,-) is not included for this night.

Yes. Alcohol & snacks are not included and if you have to leave the expedition in an emergency you may need to take a ferry or other public transport.

There will be shops available at some points in the expedition. Cards are accepted everywhere, including ferries & buses.

Guests will need to have SUP experience in order to enjoy the week of paddling and to allow the group to travel at practical pace.

Please be realistic in assessing  your ability to complete a stand up paddling expedition in varying weather conditions covering 50-70Km over 5 days.

An average and healthy individual that engages in some form of regular exercise should have no problems.

The conditions are mostly calm and stable for the summer but we can occasionally run into some wind and a bit of chop, especially at the beginning and end of the season.

We ask that when you arrive for your expedition you:

  • Have a good solid paddle technique.
  • Are confident in your ability to paddle 10 Km (standing up).
  • Are able to effectively (Knee) paddle against a headwind.
  • Can swim 100 meters in open water.

If you are uncertain of your suitability for the expedition, please contact Titus for advice.

Please note: You will be asked to return a ‘Personal details form’ immediately after booking. Guests arriving with a physical or psycological condition or contraindicator that was not declared in their personal details form may be precluded from parcipitating in the expedition with no recourse for compensation. (Contraindicators can include; obesity, epilepsy, pregnancy, heart conditions etc. . .)

A comprehensive gear list will be sent to you when you book with us. You will just need to bring personal clothing/gear.
Due to it’s nature, SUP exploring requires minimalist, lightweight and efficient gear and this is the way we roll (paddle).

We do have limited extra items of personal gear if needed.

Norwegian saying: “There is no bad weather. Only bad clothing”

Royal Marine saying “Any idiot can be uncomfortable in the field.”

We will be comfortable :)

No. We don’t use or supply wetsuits. In reality, we paddle in board-shorts & t-shirts or long-sleeved tops depending on sun or cloud. If raining, we put on a shell top.  The water temperature is cool/cold. If you do fall in (Happens rarely), you are dry again in 5 mins and every paddler will have a towel and warm top to hand if needed.
Paddling in a wetsuit for over 2 hours will make you sweaty, smelly and actually colder than if you paddle dry.
On most expeditions, we stop and have a swim to cool down at some point. The picture on the right was taken in May.

Excess luggage can be left in the locked expedition vehicle at the launch point (at own risk). It is a low population/low crime area and most people do this.

You may also leave any luggage or valuables in a safe room at Gudvangen camping if you prefer.

Most days are between 4-6 hours paddling 9-15 Km (More if you want to and Max 8 hours/20 Km). The focus of the trip is to experience this magnificent area at a relaxed and enjoyable pace whilst being present, we do not focus on endurance/distance paddling.

We have almost 20 hours of daylight so we are in no hurry and the pace is steady and relaxed. The Itinerary is flexible according to weather, group interest and opportunities that may arise. Porpoises, photography & filming, waterfall swims, fishing for supper etc

For the arrival night we will be staying at Gudvangen camping nestled between 1500 meter towering cliffs with a view of the majestic Kjelfoss. You may stay in your expedition tent or in our shared 8-10 man ‘lavvu’ (traditional Norwegian teepee). It is also possible to rent a small hytte (hut) yourself (if available). Booking of hytter.
For the other nights we will be wild camping or at established camp-sites. Toilet facilities vary from flushing and hot showers to traditional compost and a waterfall wash for the hardy.

These are the views that surround us on arrival day at ‘Gudvangen camping’. we shall BBQ, get to know each other and prepare for our adventure.

Most of the areas we paddle in are quite protected and beautiful. We try to avoid head-winds and wavy conditions where possible. If conditions deteriorate to a level outside the group’s comfort zone then we can wait it out, paddle down wind to another destination or also re-location via road or boat may also be possible.

We have not yet experienced a day when we could not paddle. If this ever happens, there is always lots to do at all the stops in this amazing environment.

Prices

Prices

Sognefjord expedition – Nok 12500,- (£1,063 / €1,238 / US$1,365 )*

*Currency conversions are dynamic and update hourly

Deposit

20% of the tour’s cost  Nok 2500,- £213 / €248 / US$273 ) is required at the time of booking to secure your place on the expedition with the balance to be paid no less than 60 days prior to the expedition start.

Payment

Secure payments with Visa & Mastercard.
For alternative payment method with Paypal please email.

Cancellation

  • 2 weeks from order – Full refund
  • Prior to 60 days – Loss of deposit
  • 59-30 days- 50% of trip cost
  • Less than 30 days – No refund

Travel insurance

Information here. Please make sure your insurance includes a cancellation clause.

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Travel Information

For arrival day and last day timings & info see the FAQ section.

Getting to Gudvangen

The expedition starts (and ends) in Gudvangen approximately 150 kilometres NE of Bergen.

If travelling from the UK. Fly to Bergen airport (BGO), take the shuttle to the Bus station (Every 10 mins) and a scenic 2½hr train/bus ride will drop you off close to our base-camp at ‘Gudvangen camping’ (See map).

Bergen airport – Bergen

Shuttle bus: Bergen airport – Bergen bus station – Every 10 Mins (23 mins trip)

Bergen – Gudvangen

Travelling between ‘Bergen – Gudvangen’ is a train/bus journey. You only require 1 ticket when you book.

BERGEN – (train) – VOSS – (bus) – GUDVANGEN

Train/bus: Bergen train station – Gudvangen

  • http://www.nettbuss.no
  • Timetable PDF
  • Please note that when travelling from Bergen, your journey will begin at the train station, input Bergen (jernbanestasjon) ‘train station’ in the from/to field.
  • There are two stops in Gudvangen. Aurland (Gudvangen E16) & Aurland (Vang camping) The latter is the closest to Gudvangen camping where we are based (100 meters)

There is also another company that offers one bus a day between Gudvangen-Bergen here: https://www.nor-way.no/
And another with some routes here: https://www.skyss.no/
Please also see addition information in the FAQs

Alternative schedules and info.

Titus

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