Kayak on Finse lake
Paddling a kayak on Finse lake must be one of the closest to paddle in "Arctic waters", with a magical scenery of mountains and glaciers. Kayaking at Finse lake takes place in steady double kayaks, focusing on safety and learning. Our guides will tell you exciting storys from the area, from the Stone Ages fishing culture, the wildlife and the Bergensbanen. You will also learn about how the Finse area was used by Amundsen and Schakleton as a test and training area for polar expeditions! There is no road access to Finse, only a railway stop - this is an amazing and exotic experience in untouched nature!
With Halnekongen as a transport, you get access to many beautiful hikes into the national park. The boat offers tours from Halne Fjellstugu (located at RV7), whether you want to walk by yourself or together with a local guide. On our guided boat trip, you will hear interesting stories about people who have lived on the mountain plateau for almost 8000 years. You will have the rare opportunity to get close to the wildlife, flora and local history and the guide will tell you about trappers, livestock drovers, bishops, reindeer herders and modern hikers. During your lunch, consisting on the mountain's resourses, you are able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Hallingskarvet, the glacier Hardangerjøkulen and Hardangervidda national park.
Geilo is a great base for those who want kayaking and canoeing. With over 80 waters in the surrounding Geilo area, the situation is right for those seeking excitement or a quiet experience. You can rent the canoe "Freya" with three seats (space anough for two adults, and two small children) and take a trip around the Ustedalsfjord. There are alot of cultural monuments around the Ustedalsfjord, for example "Geilojordet" with its 200-300 year old houses, "Tuftebrua" and a Viking Age grave field to name a few. The fjord is also home to some beavers, as you can see traces of along the shore!