At this time of year there are about 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.
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.
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.
Redpaddleco ‘Explorer’ Inflatable SUPs
Carbon-fibre paddles and all safety gear.
Norway’s top Instructor/Guide
Free camping & BBQ the day before expedition start
3 basic meals a day
Video of your adventure and free use of our images from your expedition.
What’s Not Included
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long/far will we paddle every day?
A: Most days are between 4-6 hours of paddling 8-15 Km (More if you want to). The focus of the trip is to experience this astounding area at a relaxed and enjoyable pace. The Itinerary is flexible according to weather, group interest and opportunities that may arise. Porpoises, photography & filming, fishing for supper etc
Q: What type of experience and fitness is required?
A: Guests will need to have some SUP experience in order to enjoy the week of paddling and to allow the group to travel at practical pace. Ability to swim 100 meters in open water and a suitable level of fitness/Health. A free SUP course or assessment will be available upon request in Norway (Larkollen) or England (Falmouth) once a deposit for the expedition has been paid. Age restriction 16+ ( Flexible, pending fitness/skill level)
Q: What equipment will I need to bring?
A: Due to it’s nature, SUP exploring requires efficient, compact & lightweight gear. Removing usual everyday distractions is a great way of really immersing yourself into this adventure and your surroundings. A gear list will be sent to you upon booking or upon request.
Q: Do I need a wetsuit?
A: No. We don’t use or supply wetsuits. The average air temperature for June/July is 16-24°C (61-75°F). The water temperature is cool/cold. You can take a thin long-John wetsuit if desired. In reality, if there’s no rain then we paddle in board-shorts with t-shirts or long-sleeved tops depending on sun or cloud. If raining, then we put on a shell top.
Q: What are the conditions like on the fjord?
A: Most of the areas we paddle in are quite protected and beautiful. We try to avoid head-winds and wavey conditions where possible. If conditions deteriorate to a level outside the group’s comfort zone then re-location via road or boat may be possible.
Q: What is the accommodation like?
A: For the first night (If you arrive the night before.) we will be staying at a campsite in Gudvangen nestled between towering cliffs. You can choose to sleep in a Norwegian Lavo, tents or cosy traditional Norwegian hytte (hut)*. 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.
*subject to availability.
We are a very friendly, small company who love SUP and nature and want to share this amazing location and experience.