Among our most unique and varied tours for those who really want a varied adventure which includes: sea kayaking, hiking, and camping in the Norwegian wilderness! Includes an experienced guide, all kayaking gear, tents and all meals. Gone Paddling are members of Leave No Trace and are passionate about sustainable adventure tourism. Guests are expected to follow all LNT principles outlined during the orientation.
This adventure takes place around the island of Herdla, around 45 minutes’ drive North of Bergen. The region is home to many of the fjords that Norway is so famous for. The rugged landscape is filled with green-topped islands fringed by rocky coastline down to the clear waters of the Norwegian Sea.
One of the best ways to explore this region is by sea kayak. With difficult access, many of the islands retain a tranquil and remote feel – the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. Because of their remoteness many of the islands have a rich birdlife, sure to pique to the curiosity of any avid birders. Herdla itself has a nature reserve that is home to more than 220 species of bird.
During your trip, you’ll climb and camp on the island’s highest mountain, Eldsfjellet. Standing at 324 metres above sea level, the summit is relatively diminutive by mountain standards but nonetheless provides outstanding panoramic views. Camping in the wilds of Norway with nothing but the sound of birds and the rustling of the wind is an experience not to be missed.