Things to do in Sogn og Fjordane, Western Norway: The Best Boat Tours & Water Sports

June 11, 2021 Moriah Teneyck

Rich in mountains, islands, glaciers, farmlands and fjords, Sogn og Fjordane is best known for Sognefjord, the longest in Norway and the second-longest in the world. One of its arms, Nærøyfjord, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is the 12th-century Urnes Stave Church near Lustrafjorden, an excellent example of traditional Scandinavian wooden architecture. Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier on mainland Europe, is home to a national park with several museums and visitor centers.

1. ICETROLL - Glacier Hiking & Kayaking

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ICETROLL - Glacier Hiking & Kayaking

ICETROLL offer glacier walking tours, combined with either kayaking or a scenic motorboat tour to the glacier. We also offer rafting tours (see RiverPig) and Ice climbing adventures

2. Njord - Seakayak and Wilderness Adventure Day Tours

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Njord - Seakayak and Wilderness Adventure Day Tours

Are you dreaming of a real authentic adventure? Longing for silence and tranquility?Do you wonder how it feels relaxing outside your tent, after spending a full day exploring one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, using the most environmental friendly means of transport ever – the kayak?If you long for some of the above you should check out Njord. We have been guiding people in the outdoors since 1999, given thousands of customers a great day out – or the adventure of a lifetime – kayaking the beatiful fjords of Norway.Western Norway is the area for our activities. Njord specialize in kayak and wilderness adventures, in the fjords and by the North Sea coastline. We have bases in Flåm and – if you are in for a real adventure – the amazing archipelago of Bulandet. For the last years, we have set the standard for adventure tourism in Norway, building a happy and competent crew to give our customers the best of service.Our philosophy is that our main product is everlasting and positive vacation memories. We only recruit guides that have considerable knowledge about nature and safety, a structured mind and the positive spirit that is the core value of the company. We are concerned with the nature that surrounds us and have a philosophy of leaving no trace of our journey. The only thing we leave behind is ripples in the water.We have on offer shorter 3-4 hour tours, multiday tours, rentals and kayak courses from beginners to advanced level. We have a flexible and adaptable organisation and are fully focused on providing the best service possible to our customersWe have a policy of training and employing local guides. We aim to have at least 50% local guides and instructors. Every season we have several local youths in as trainee guides. All Njord Guides are either qualified trough the Norwegian Paddle Association (NPF), British Canoe Union (BCU) or American Canoe Union (ACA).All guides have been taking part in our Guide Training Programme. This programme focus on; Safety issues; Technical kayaking skills; Customer relations; Guide skills; Local culture and history; Environmental awareness. All our guides have a valid First Aid qualificationNjord invites you to join the adventure and feel free to ask us questions or share your experiences with our company, either via Facebook, Trip Advisor, Twitter or email.

3. Ervik Surfshop

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5.0 based on 4 reviews

Ervik Surfshop

Come visit us on your way to Ervik. Our boards are fat and wide and adapted to Scandinavian conditions (or perhaps your increasing girth), designed and priced to make you happy. Have a look at our boards and our equipment, have a coffee and chill out a bit whit us. We love surfing and we love to here about your last session…

4. FjordSafari

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5.0 based on 1,054 reviews

FjordSafari

Experience the very best of nature, wildlife, history and local slowfood Fjord Norway has to offer! The RIB boat tour will show you the Unesco listed Nærøyfjord up close and personal. The hike goes from the fjord to the goatfarm Leim (360m amsl) with breathtaking views along the way. Enjoy a tasty local lunch based on goat produce and a tour of this traditional farm. Car back to Flam.

5. Adventure Tours Norway

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Adventure Tours Norway

Adventure Tours Norway offers guided RIB-boat-, bicycle, hiking, fishing, glacier and Stand Up Paddle-tours. We are a local company with local and knowledgeabe guides who wish to share our passion with our customers. Our adventures takes place in the inner part of the Sognefjord, Breheimen national park and in Jotunheimen National Park. Come closer to Norwegian nature, experience the great landscapes and listen to local history from the area on our tours. Our goal is to provide you the adventure you wish for! Visit our website for more information about the different tours and rentals. Let's go on a Norwegian adventure!

6. Elvepurka Glacier Rafting

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Elvepurka Glacier Rafting

We offer scenic whitewater rafting trips on a pristine, glacial fed river in the heart of the Nordic fjords. Our Little Piggies (Grade 2) trip can accommodate young families while our Bosshog (Grade 4) trip can accommodate all of the adrenaline junkies. For those of you looking for something in the middle, our signature Elvepurka (Grade 3) section is the one for you.

7. Gone Paddling

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Gone Paddling

Gone Paddling Balestrand offer two guided kayaking trips daily (at 10.00 AM and at 15.00 PM)around Balestrand. Average duration is 3 hours and includes a light lunch! You can also rent single or double kayaks and explore the area around Balestrand. On the guided tour, we will supply you with drysuit, personal flotation device, paddle and sprayskirt. A drybag can also be included.

8. SUP Norway

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SUP Norway

Unique and exclusive stand up paddling adventures in the most magnificent nature Norway has to offer. The best equipment, the most experienced guides in the most beautiful UNESCO protected areas in the world. Our guests often report life changing experiences on our expeditions and our reputation for excellence is spreading fast. National Geographic lists the fjords of Norway as the number one unspoiled travel spot from a list of 115 destinations around the world! If you are going to SUP, then why not do it in one of the most beautiful Edens on earth? SUP Expeditions, guided tours and Instruction, novice to advanced. Book your 'bucket-list'adventure with us today.

9. Island Hopping

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5.0 based on 4 reviews

Island Hopping

Join the local post boat on a guided tour to westernmost islands in Norway. With several thousand island, islets and rocks this is a lovely adventure journey! Traveling by boat between Solund and Bulandet you'll get close to the spectacular scenery on the coast - and get to experience the everyday life of the people living on the islands!

10. Balestrand Fjord Angling

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Balestrand Fjord Angling

Fishing - Storytelling - Sightseeing. All in one fjord adventure trip! That's perfect, because Happy wife is Happy life ! Balestrand Fjord Angling is the original fjord experience. Our simple, fun, but at the same time rich program, has pure nature experiences, participation and a fine balance between natural fishing instincts, storytelling and self-development that raises every self-confidence and mastery.

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