Kayak tours

Kayak tour on Halne Fjord (lake) on Hardangervidda

See the famous Hardangervidda National Park from the water!

Full day guided kayak tour starting close to Halne Fjellstova 1140m. Using touring single kayaks, we will paddle through the largest mountain plateau in Europe.
This hilly landscape is characterised by treeless moorland interrupted by numerous pools, lakes and streams. The Hardangervidda plateau has one of the biggest populations of wild reindeer in Europe and if you are patient you could be lucky and see these amazing animals.
Halne fjord is 12 km long and you can see the glacier Hardangerjøkulen and the Hallingskarvet mountain from the water level.
Join us for a beautiful adventure of kayaking in the Hardangervidda plateau.

Minimum number of participants: 2 (Are you alone?
Call us, you could possibly join another group).
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    Price

    NOK 1300,- p.p.

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    Minimal age

    This tour is suitable for those who have a moderate level of physical fitness. Teenagers are fine, but it is generally not a trip advisable for children.

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    Duration

    About 6 – 8 hours

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    Bring

    Towel and an extra set of warm clothes in case you get wet or cold. Technical or woolen underwear is highly recommended for kayaking. You will get a wind and waterproof jacket and we recommend light sports trousers or shorts in combination with woolen underwear. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunglasses and sun cream

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Expected Distance Paddled and Requirements:
  •  Usually the paddling distance is 15-20km, but it can vary according to the group.
  •  Choppy conditions are common on windy days.
  •  This tour is suitable for those who have a moderate level of physical fitness. Teenagers are fine, but it is generally not a trip advisable for children.
The tour includes:
  • transport (Geilo – Halne Fjord – Geilo);
  • English-speaking guide;
  • all the kayak equipment: (kayak, paddle, spray skirt, life jacket, waterproof jacket (spray only), neoprene boots, gloves (optional).

We start at 10:00 from our base (Bardolavegen 4) in Geilo. We can pick you up anywhere in Geilo or on the way from Geilo to Halne Fjellstova. The drive from Geilo takes approximately 40 minutes.
Our guide will familiarize you with the equipment, will explain basic paddling techniques and basic control of the kayak. The guide who will lead the expedition will ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

Good to know:
  • The temperature can be quite low up on the plateau, even on a warm day in Geilo. Bring a towel and an extra set of warm clothes in case you get wet or cold. Technical or woolen underwear is highly recommended for kayaking. You will get a wind and waterproof jacket and we recommend light sports trousers or shorts in combination with woolen underwear. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunglasses and sun cream, as sometimes you can burn even though it’s overcast.
  • Make sure you eat a filling and nutritious breakfast, as this will be a long day.
  • Take enough food and water for the trip. A snack stop is scheduled in the middle of our trip. You will burn a lot of calories. Kayaks have a watertight compartment for handy things and food. Bring a dry bag, in case you have one.
  • A trip can be cancelled or moved to a different day in case of bad weather. The organizer reserves the right to cancel or cut short the activity on short notice. Paid fees will be refunded.