Over the centuries, the Dalsfjord proved immensely important for the survival of the people who called its shores home. Today, while it still is a part of their everyday lives, the fjord also plays a central role when it comes to active adventures and cultural opportunities. One of the best ways to simultaneously explore the open water, striking mountains, and cascading waterfalls is on a private kayak excursion.
Gliding through the water, you will notice how the smooth movements of the thin canoe create an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, accompanied by a visual backdrop of a stunning landscape and an audio soundtrack of chirping birds and tumbling water. Small and mobile, the kayak can take you far from the beaten track to swim under waterfalls, paddle alongside porpoises and enjoy remote beaches, all while tasting local foods and observing largely untouched ecosystems.
Yet the fjord’s secrets can also be found in the breath of living locals. A private fjord cruise is one example that beautifully intersects quality time out on the fjord and quality time with its people. Directly into the core of experiential travel and into the homes of the Dalsfjord’s native residents, a private fjord cruise takes you across open water to the doorsteps of Norwegians who spent their entire lives growing on its shores, all excited to share their stories, traditions, experiences and views on a region so deeply tied to their identity.