Balestrand

The Jewel of Sognefjord!

Balestrand

Balestrand is located in the heart of the majestic Sognefjord- one of the longest Fjords on earth!

Conveniently located, Balestrand can be reached by car in just under 4 hours, or by Expressboat in about the same time!

Paddle the emerald waters, cycle around the fjord, wander through orchards of blossoming fruit trees, explore Viking graves, eat unique local food, or just relax on the beach. This small fjord community has activites for people of all ages and activity levels!  Come and visit us at the Tourist Information Office in Balestrand, or book your activity online- below! 

Guided kayak tour in Sognefjord (Balestrand)

Description Join us on a recreational and educational kayak trip on the fjord in Balestrand with an experienced guide. On the trip you will enjoy Sognefjorden and Eseforden and have plenty of time to take a closer look at the beautiful surroundings.   After suiting up and a short safety orientation you will embark on an unforgettable kayaking trip on the fjords around Balestrand. Your experienced guide will take you on an historic and cultural trip through time as you bask in the natural beauty of the surroundings- like those named in UNESCO. During the trip, we will stop on one of the many beaches so you can stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery while we have a light lunch. Practical information Meeting point: The tourist information in Balestrand. Please meet 10 minutes before scheduled start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Spare clothes, camera etc. can be stored in dry bags during the trip. Children must be over 7 years old. We use double kayaks, which are very stable and easy to manoeuvre Duration: 3 hours. No special requirements needed. Have a nice trip!

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Guided bicycle tour in Sognefjord (Balestrand)

Description Cycle with a guide along three scenic arms of the Sognefjord! The unique geography of the fjords north of Balestrand provides a unique cycling route that reveals a new landscape around every curve. The length of the tour is 50 kilometers round trip, lasting about 4 and a half hours. The route has a few rolling hills, none of them higher than 30 meters, and car traffic is minimal. We stop at Lunde Arboretum in Dragsvik for lunch, which is included in the price. Practical information Meeting point: The tourist information in Balestrand. Please meet 10 minutes before scheduled start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. No small/child bikes are available, so any children must fit comfortably on adult bikes to participate. Duration: 4,5 hours. No special requirements. Minimum 4 participants, maximum 8.   Currently, these trips are only bookable on request (min 4 pax).  Please use the "Inquire Booking" button to send us a message if you would like more information. Have a nice trip!

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Kayak rental Balestrand

Don't want to follow along with a guided tour?  Do you have good skills and do not want to be held back by those who are less experienced?  Or maybe you simply want to explore at your own pace.  Rent a quality kayak and accessories at affordable prices and make your own adventure!   Top quality single and double kayaks! Book now to confirm your rental, otherwise you can try your luck and wait until you arrive at the Tourist Information Office in Balestrand between 14 May - 14 September. Pick-up and return times correspond to the Tourist Information operning hours.  Late returns will be charged an additional 250 kr. If the date you want does not appear on the booking calendar, it either means that there are no kayaks available for rent or that the Tourist Information office is not open on this day.  You can always show up at the Tourist Information and try your luck with last minute cancellations or unexpected availability, but there is no way to confirm this in advance. :( By renting a kayak, you are confirming your competence and responsibility in assessing weather conditions.  If any at sea rescue is deemed necessary, the cost will be born solely by the person signing the rental agreement and must be paid directly to the agent managing the rescue.   We also have guided tours at 10:00 and 13:00, 14 May-14 Sept, here!   SUP Stand Up Paddle (boards) are available for rental from the Tourist Information, pending availability, but unfortunately, we are not able to book them in advance. :( Rental Prices     Single  Double  Kayak 1 day  990,- kr. 1490,- kr. Paddleboard Half day- morning (09:00 - 13.00) 500,- kr.   Paddleboard Half-day- afternoon (13.00 - 17:00) 500,- kr.   Paddleboard  Full day 700,- kr.   Late return fee (after hours) 250,- kr.                    Kayak rental includes: Kayak, spray skirt, life jacket, and paddle    Paddleboard rental includes: board and paddle

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Bicycle Rental- Balestrand

Rent a top quality bike to tour the magnificent Sognefjord!   Bookable online here or at the Toursit Information Office in Balestrand between 02 May - 31 September.  The table below is a guide for prices during the season.  Please continue to booking calendar to see the actual price and rental durations on the day during the time you wish to rent.                                                                  Price Morning rental (2-3 hours)*         250-300 kr. Afternoon rental (2-3 hours)*     250-300 kr. Full day rental (5-7 hours)*         350-400 kr. Late return fee                                200 kr. After hours return fee                   250 kr.   *Bicycle rental days, times, and durations correspond to Tourist Information opening hours, so they vary from from day to day during the season and the prices vary with them.  This variation is accounted for in the booking process, so when you book, your tickets reflect the actual pick-up/return times (and price) on the day of rental.      If there is no availability on the day you want, you can always show up at the Tourist Information Office on that day and check for last minute availability/canccellations, etc.   Please visit the Balestrand Tourist Information website for opening hours if you want to get a better overview of their opening hours before booking.   Bicycles book up fairly quickly, so advanced booking is recommended- particularly during the months of June and July.    

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