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Stavanger: Lysefjord Kayaking Trip with Gear & Snacks

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Nordic Paddling
Water activity

Stavanger: Lysefjord Kayaking Trip with Gear & Snacks

Activity provider: Nordic Paddling

From US$ 123.38 per person

See dramatic gorges, curious seals, and the iconic Pulpit Rock towering above on this guided kayaking tour in the Lysefjordon. Get all the gear you need for a safe adventure.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Norwegian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Kayak in a Norwegian fjord landscape
  • See the famous Pulpit Rock from below
  • Take in panoramic views of Lysefjord
  • Spot mountains, waterfalls, and wildlife
Full description

Explore the incredible fjord landscape in Lysefjordon on this guided kayaking tour. Learn the basics of kayaking, then embark on the water to see mountains, gorges, waterfalls, and wildlife. Take breaks to learn about the area and fully enjoy the scenery. 

After meeting your guide, start with a short briefing about the trip, safety talk, and waivers. Gear up in the necessary paddling gear before walking (150 m) to the kayaks down by the fjord. 

Adjust the seats and pedals of your kayak with the assistance of the guide, then set out on the water to learn the basic paddling techniques, including efficient forward paddling and how to steer the kayak.

When you've got hold of the basics, follow your guide across the fjord where you'll be paddling closely along to the 300-400m tall mountains, exploring beautiful gorges and waterfalls, and hopefully meeting some of the curious seals of the fjord.

Enjoy multiple short breaks on the water, where you can enjoy a chocolate snack and learn about local history, culture, and wild edibles in the fjord. Before turning around to head back home, paddle right below the Pulpit Rock.

  • Kayaking guide
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Kayaking clothing (spray skirt, buoyancy aid, spray jacket)
  • Chocolate snack
  • Photos taken by the guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers

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Meeting point

Follow the signs to the parking lot at the meeting point. Your guide will meet you at the equipment storage spot next to the parking lot.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Sports shoes
  • Thermal clothing

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine, but the itinerary may change according to the weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Tldr - an awesome gig with a great guide! We started off with a quick, but comprehensive safety/padding training and then we were off. There was also a moment about splash skirts, but I'll let you come up with your own jokes, when the time comes ;) Weather was spectacular for the event, so everything aligned for our group to have an excellent adventure. Our Mighty Dane of a leader proved to be both knowledgeable about his craft and entertaining sharing stories and trivia about the fjord and the surrounding mountains. Pacing was excellent as well, winds and current really helped us get through everything we could possibly see in the allotted time. Things to consider: - transportation - plan your route in advance...duuh - endurance - this was my first time paddling, but if I could manage the whole 14km with no prior training, then you can succeed too (technique matters). Do yourself a solid favor - book the trip, enjoy the stunning views and keep an eye out for seals ;) and jellifish

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March 23, 2023

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre balade de 4h en kayak double. Merci à Dan, notre fantastique guide pour ses conseils, ses récits historiques, son français (meilleur que notre norvégien :D) et son humour. Nous pratiquons déjà le kayak en eaux douces et cette 1ère expérience en mer fut magique. Nous recommandons cette aventure 200% <3

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March 23, 2023

The experience was fantastic. The weather that day was cloudy and there was fogs around the top of the mountains. so our expectations were low. Yet the waterfalls around the mountains are very visible because of the heavy rain. The view of the mountain is very exciting and impressive. Overall healthy and fun way to explore the fjords. Our instructour is friendly and shared some beautifull stories about the Fjords. 10/10 i would recommend it, whenever you have a chance.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 408465