Welcome to Bulder & Brak Opplevingar
Årdal offers world class nature experiences in a slightly secluded area of Sogn. There is no queuing and most people will find something to do here. Steep mountain sides offer excellent skiing conditions, great climbing experiences and the toughest hikes. The deep fjord and big lake offer great fishing or a beautiful paddling trip. The wild and beautiful valley of Utladalen makes Jotunheimen easily accessible to most people – whether you wish to experience it on foot or by bike. As a consequence of the industrial fairy tale that has taken place in Årdal you find a never ending path network of construction roads that will take you through some breath-taking nature; perfect for a bike ride in the high mountain. Come join us!
We arrange courses both at pre-set times and upon request. Do you wonder if paddling might be for you? Get in touch to register for an introductory course. Do you wish to learn how to paddle? Register for a beginner’s course.
INTRODUCTORY COURSE SEA
introductory course sea
Bulder&Brak Opplevingar AS arrange courses according to the educational ladder of the Norwegian Canoe Association. Get in touch to register your interest for the course.
Bulder&Brak Opplevingar AS arranges courses according to the educational ladder of the Norwegian Canoe Association. Get in touch to register your interest for the course.
“Any normal human being will have a deep seated need to be as one with nature, to the point where they convince themselves their minds have roots that have yet to fully let go of the earth. It is this need that drives us city folk out to sea, in to the woods and onto the mountains.”, Rubenson, C.W. (1914): Our sport. I: Norsk Tindeklubb (The Norwegian Mountaineering Club) (Ed.): Norsk Fjellsport (Norwegian Mountain Sports) 1914. Grøndal, Oslo, p.2
”There is only one way of travel that appeals to me more than travelling on horseback: Travelling on foot. You can have a break, when it suits you, you yourself decide, when you want to rest, one can put in as much or as little an effort as one wants.”, Jean-Jacques Rousseau on the art of wandering in: Knecht, A. og Stelzenberger, G. (ed.) (2010): Die Kunst des Wanderns. DTV, München
«Open nature cannot be manufactured. Nature never goes out of fashion. Those who play a part in development that leaves the nature desolate and those who remain passive are part of making the commercialisation of an outdoors lifestyle part of the global issues of the world. An outdoors lifestyle in the Norwegian tradition, bringing the worth of humanity and nature to life, is part of the solution and it is a road to change with joy., Faarlund, Nils (2015): Friluftsliv, en dannelsesreise (The Outdoors Lifestyle, An Educational Journey). Ljå Forlag, Oslo, P. 16
We arrange experiences on the lake, the fjord and in the mountain on request. Join Bulder & Brak Opplevingar’s local guides on an adventure!
Family trip tandem
Bring your whole family for a kayaking trip in our steady tandem kayaks. Kids over the age of 12 can paddle their own kayak. Duration: about 3 hours. We paddle on the lake Årdalsvatnet or on the Sognefjord – depending on the conditions. Get in touch by email if you need more information.
fjord to mountain
Join us for this trip including both kayaking and hiking to an amazing viewpoint. We kayak across the lake Årdalsvatnet to the secluded valley of Nundalen. We hike from the lakeside up to Haugstad at 520 masl. Duration: 4-6 hours. Get in touch by email if you need more information.
HALF DAY TRIP
We arrange half day kayaking trips for you and your friends. Do you want to experience the magical fjord landscape or the spectacular lake Årdalsvatnet? We take our time to really take in the scenery. Duration: about 3 hours. Get in touch by email if you need more information.
YOGA & KAYAK RETREAT
27th-30th of July you can join us in beautiful Oldedalen for a yoga & kayak retreat. The success formula is as follows: morning and evening sessions with yoga, kayaking during the day, healthy & tasty food, interesting conversations around the bonfire with nice people, sauna, spectacular surroundings of mountains, rivers, waterfalls and glaciers. Check it out HERE, and email us if you have questions.
We arrange experiences in nature all year round. Join our local guides on an adventure!
Paddling in the winter
Bulder&Brak Adventures offer guided paddling excursions also during the winter – all led by approved activity leaders. Do you want to experience the unique norwegian landscape with cold air and magical light? Get in touch by email to register your interest.
snow shoe hiking
Do you want to experience a spectacular winter landscape, but feel like long ski trips is not your thing? Try hiking with snow shoes! Our guides will take you on a hike with snow shoes in the most beautiful surroundings. Get in touch by email to register your interest for an excursion.
Lars-Kristian FauskeActivity leader
Torunn Todal LabergActivity leader and guide
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WhereÅrdal in Indre (inner) Sogn
Call us+47 952 11 657 / +47 975 22 139
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