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“Perfect Way to See the Fjords”
Review of Nordic Ventures

Nordic Ventures
Ranked #1 of 11 Tours in Voss Municipality
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nordic Ventures offer a wide range of nature based outdoor activities. Our base is in Voss, 100 km from Bergen. We are situated between the two major fjords of Norway, the Sognefjord to our North and the Hardangerfjord to our South, making it the perfect base for anybody wishing to visit western Norway.Our guided Sea Kayaking tours will take you to the most beautiful places of the Nærøyfjord in the UNESCO World Heritage site. If you are looking for an active holiday, look no further, you have come to the right place!
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

My family and I (11 people all together, aged 28 to 67) did a full-day kayak excursion with Whitey and Rowan this week. I can't think of a more perfect way to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Norway - we had an absolutely fabulous time!

Whitey was the group leader and a source of endless patience, enthusiasm, charisma and interesting information about what we were seeing. It was Rowan's first day but you can tell already he will be a fantastic guide - he was helpful, kind, and also full of great stories. They both made us feel safe and content the whole day, giving instruction where needed and tidbits of info throughout. We had amazing weather and, at the lunch break, had an invigorating swim while Whitey and Rowan grilled up a feast of pork, pasta, and garlic bread in the most picturesque setting imaginable. Delicious and far from the packed sandwiches I was expecting!

On the way back we took an extra stop at a beautiful waterfall and threw a frisbee around in a meadow with, again, a spectacular view. We filled up our water bottles with the freshest water I've ever tasted. We couldn't have asked for a better Norwegian experience!

All of us said it was the best day of our week long vacation - seeing the fjords from a kayak gives you a different perspective compared to the big ships and really makes you feel like you're in nature.

Thanks again to Whitey and Rowan - we'll be talking about that day for a long time! Cheers!

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Myself and a group of 8 friends went on the 3 day kayak / hiking trip and we added an extra day on to the trip to visit Trolltunga (which was well worth it). Everything was fantastically well organised from beginning to end and terrific value. Even when one of our group managed to miss the flight Jan was extremely proactive in arranging a way for him to rejoin the group with minimum hassle.

Our tour guide Whitey was an absolute legend and completely made the trip for us! He was an excellent kayaking instructor, cooked us up some amazing meals and generally looked after us throughout. More importantly he was extremely enthusiastic throughout the 4 days and his great sense of humour kept a smile on everyone's faces throughout the whole trip.

I'd thoroughly recommend Nordic Ventures to anyone who fancies an adventure in the fjords and if possible make sure you get Whitey as your tour guide!!!

Visited August 2014

James, UK

Thank James G
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

A group of 5 of us girls booked a 3 day kayaking and tramping tour with Nordic Ventures at the beginning of August. We had a few road bumps with our booking but Jan sorted everything out for us so we had the most enjoyable tour, we really appreciated the lengths he went to accommodate us based around our booking and flights times, he went out of his way to ensure we made the most of our time in Norway.

The tour itself is fantastic, the guides are all friendly and knowledgeable, and they make an effort to share everything they know with you (our guide was Kat, a fellow New Zealander). It is well planned, and the food is a real highlight as well - which we were not expecting based on the basic facilities available. The scenery is stunning and we were lucky enough to spot quite a bit of local wildlife. The hike on day two is challenging, but a real achievement at the end, with stunning views over the fjords.

I would not hesitate to recommend Nordic Ventures to everyone I know and it is worth a trip to Bergen just to do this tour. Thank you so much to Jan and his team at Nordic Ventures for a truly unforgettable experience!

Thank Kelly T
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Nordic Ventures is a slick operation. Beautiful setting, great activities, wonderful staff. Cat, our guide was great. Food was excellent. Trip felt like I was in NZ. Really good value for money. Amazing to fit such a great trip into just three days.

Thank Helen T
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Booked the full day kayaking tour with Nordic Ventures with a friend while visting Norway.

I cannot speak more highly of the organisation and specifically our guide Whitey. The whole outing from arriving in Voss, to transport to Gudvagen and the actual kayaking itself was extremely well run and thoroughly enjoyable.

Whitey ensured everyone was comfortable kayaking ,and was on form with his anecdotes and little bits of trivia about the region. It certainly helps having a guide who wants to know his customers.

Highly recommended, and suitable for all, young and old.

2  Thank chris p
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