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NORWay SUP ADVENTURE

 

 

 

Join us in Norway for a 5 day stand up paddle expedition exploring the breathtaking fjords. This is an exclusive women only holiday for Gutsy Girls!  

 

 

 

PACKAGE £920 * 

HIGHLIGHTS

✓ Exclusive women only expedition 

✓ Breath taking location and unforgettable experience

✓ Expert expedition guide 

✓ Wildlife and waterfalls!  

✓ Remote location

* 9995 NOK

 

What to Expect

 

You’ll be joining a small group of women and an expert expedition leader for a 5 day expedition paddling through the fjords, surrounded by steep mountains, thundering waterfalls, camping in wild locations and discovering remote villages.

 

On this adventure, we’ll paddle between 9-16km, between 4-6 hours per day at a comfortable pace to take in the beauty of our surroundings. Stopping along the shore line to explore hiking trails, challenging ourselves to swim in deepest part of the fjord, showering in waterfalls, dolphin watching and fishing.. 

This is the ideal escape for those looking to go offline and reconnect with nature.

 
 

LOCATION

 

We’ll be exploring Søgnefjord the largest and deepest navigatable in the world, extending from the coast just north of Bergen up to the mountains of Jotunheimen National park. Søgnefjord plunges to more than 1,300 metres deep with the surrounding mountains rising to 1,700 metres creating a dramatic backdrop to our SUP adventure. 

 

Nærøyfjord is the the most spectular of all Norwegian Fjords, in sections the Fjord is just 250 metres wide,with snow-covered steep mountains towering over at 1,800 metres. Paddling through this UNESCO world heritage site of outstanding beauty is unforgettable and humbling experience. 

 

Through the expedition we’ll be accompanied by pods of dolphins, paddle past thundering waterfalls and discover remote beaches and villages only accessible by water. Standup paddle boarding is the perfect low impact way to explore this truly beautiful location, leaving no trace of our presence on this exhibition. 

 

This is an exclusive women only expedition. You’ll be joining 6 -10 women for the incredible experience. We’ll introduce you all before hand and see if we can all get out on the water together before the trip!

 

Can’t make these dates? No problem! We will try our best to fit you into another expedition. 

 
 
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TITUS

Our expedition guide Titus is an experienced expedition leader and long distance SUP paddler, an ex-Royal Marine and Arctic survival expert, a true waterman. Local to the area, Titus provides in incredible insight, has fantastic stories from his adventures and shares a wide range of skills with his guests, including Wim Hof Breathing method!

 

FULL ITINERARY 

 

DAY 1

9 KM 

Gudvangen - Odnes

We start our expedition off with our shortest SUP distance to improve technique and get comfortable on our boards. Starting in Gudvangen the southernmost post of Næryøfjord we will set off at a steady pace, taking in the breath taking surroundings, with impossibly high mountains either side of us and loud waterfalls carving themselves into the mountains cliff face. 

Our first destination is Odnes, we’ll set up camp on the most grassy area behind the beach. With 20 hours of daylight, we’ll have the choice of swimming beneath the Odnesfoss waterfall or exploring the royal postal footpaths. In the evening, we’ll settle in for a night around the camp fire and sleep too the sounds of the powerful waterfall behind us! 

Sleeping in traditional Norwegian campsite with compost toilets


DAY 2

15KM

Odnes - Dyrdal- Aurlandsfjord

After breakfast and a quick dip in the waterfall river, we’ll fill our bottles with the sweet crisp water from the glacier and head off for our second day of paddling on the arguably the most beautiful half of the Nærøyfjørd. We will stop for lunch at Dyrdal, a tiny remote village only accessible by boat, here we’ll refuel on a traditional Norwegian lunch and watch for dolphins! 

After lunch we’ll continue on to our wild camp where the 3 fjords meet, we’ll camp right on the waters edge and if we are lucky will have dolphins past right past our tents. This is the perfect spot for some fishing and survival training from our expert guide! 

Wild Camping.


DAY 3

12KM

Aurlandsfojrd - Undredal

Today we’ll paddle south pass the entrance of Nærfjørd and further into Aurlandsjord. Dotted along the cliffs are farm houses and goats showing off their rock climbing skills on the steep cliff faces. Tonight we’ll be staying in Undredal, a tiny remote traditional Norwegian village, famous for it’s goats cheese! 

Dinner will be in a restaurant right on the waters edge, sampling traditional food. Here we’ll camp in an established campsite with showers, toilets and electricity! Plus there’s a village shop for us to restock on snacks!


Today will be our longest paddle distance, heading back North to re-enter Nareøfjord to paddle to a beautiful and rare sandy beach for another Norwegian tradition of fire-grilled Pøsler. For our last night, we can choose where to camp with most groups choosing Odnes to sleep to the sounds of the thundering waterfall.

DAY 4

16 KM

Undredal - Dyrdal Beach - Odnes


On our last day on the water we’ll make the journey back to the Gudvangen, paddling on the same tracks but in a different direction offers new beautiful vistas and a moment to reflect on the past 5 days on the water. To enjoy the still and silence of being in nature, detached from the outside world! 

We’ll arrive back in Gudvangen in time for the daily coach back to Bergen, to even spend a night in the city or fly home. 

DAY 5

9KM

Odnes - Gudvangen

WHAT'S INCLUDED 

 

  • 5 day expedition

  • Redpaddleco Explorer Inflatable SUPs

  • Carbon-fibre paddles and safety equipment

  • 6 nights camping, wild and in campsites. 

  • Camping equipment provided.

  • All meals - Including 1 dinner in a restaurant

  • Welcome BBQ and free night camping on 5th July 

  • Water, tea and coffee

  • Welcome drink and BBQ

  • Video and photographs from your adventure! 

  • Expert expedition leader 

ACTIVITIES

 

  • SUP Touring in UNESCO protected Fjords

  • Experience 20 hours of daylight! 

  • Waterfall bathing

  • Wild Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Training in Wim Hof Method Breathing from Certified Instructor

  • Field craft guidance and advice from ex-Royal Marine   

  • Wildlife watching

  • Wild camping

DATES

5th JULY - 10TH JULY - SOLD OUT

SUP Expedition starts on the 6th July. We will camp and have a BBQ on the 5th July at the starting point. 

NEW DATES: 31ST JULY - 5TH AUGUST

SUP Expedition starts on the 1st August.  We will camp and have a BBQ on the 31st July at the starting point. 

Nearest airport: Bergen

 

PRICE

9995 NOK | £920

20% Deposit required to secure your spot*

Remaining balance due 7th May 2018 

*Spots are limited and will sell out fast! 

 

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DO I NEED PREVIOUS SUP EXPERIENCE?

You’ll need to have some SUP experience to enjoy the week of paddling. Gutsy Girl runs monthly SUP session in London, so you can gain more experience!

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

Insurance - This is a requirement. We can recommend a great policy to cover you for the week

Flights - You can pick up a low cost flight to Bergen from £110 return with Norwegian.

Transfers from Bergen to Gudvangen and back around £25 each way. There are bus times that will allow you to fly on the 5th and return on the 11th.

Snacks and Alcohol - We can stock up before the expedition! 

WHAT WILL I EAT? 

All meals are included whilst on the SUP Expedition. As we’ll be camping in beautiful remote areas, Titus our expedition leader will our head chef! Our breakfasts and dinners will be rehydration rations, provided by a fantastic Norwegian company that delivers delicious flavours, nutrionational balanced and are highly rated. 

Lunches, we’ll sample traditional Norwegian food including pølser (sausages), caviar, goats cheese, reker (fresh prawns) and chocolate from happy cows. We’ll enjoy one evening dinner out a traditional Norwegian restaurant on the edge of the Fjord. 

Alcohol and snacks are not provided, however there will an opportunity to stock up before we head off.  

We can accommodate all dietary needs, we just need to know beforehand. 

WHERE WILL WE SLEEP?

We will be camping for the week, in both wild locations and established campsites. Top quality equipment is provided to make week as comfortable as possible! We’ll be bringing along a traditional Lavu (teepee) for communal space and shelter. It's ok if this is your first wild camping experience, you won't be the only one in the group new to it :) 

We’ll also give you a kit list so you can be prepared, most of this you’ll most likely already own! 

CAN I COME ALONE? 

As with all our Gutsy Girl events and holidays, we encourage you to come solo! Most women joining the week will be travelling alone, plus there is a Gutsy Girl Host on hand to introduce you to your group. We will also connect you with other women on the trip beforehand, so you can make travel arrangements together and meet up! 

IS THERE A HOST?

Natalie is the founder of Gutsy Girls and super excited to be joining you in her mother's homeland for this incredible adventure. Nat is an experienced SUPer and rower, who this year will tackle a 26km SUP River race in Portugal.  With years of organising and hosting trips and events, Nat will be your point of contact from booking to departure, making your holiday stress free and simple. Super friendly and approachable, she is on hand to take out the intimidation of travelling alone!