Take to the water and see Svolvær’s coastline from a different perspective as you follow a local guide and paddle aboard your own two-person kayak.
Try a new adventure sport as you learn to kayak on the Arctic Sea
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Lofoten archipelago
Learn about the fascinating nature, history, and culture of Svolvær
Autumn, Winter (01.10-30.04)
Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed
2 hours 30 minutes
Clothes/Footwear: Warm, multi-layered clothes and comfortable shoes.
Note: Kayaks, dry suits, splash cover, paddle, and life vest are provided. Due to adverse weather conditions, trips may be cancelled or postponed, but alternatives will be offered where possible. Winter kayaking is only offered to adults.
This excursion starts a short walking distance from where your ship docks in the town of Svolvær, capital of the Lofoten islands. It is tailored to those with little or no experience kayaking, but who are active and in good physical health.
After meeting your guide, you’ll begin with a safety briefing that will give you detailed instructions on the dos and don’ts of kayaking. Next, we suit up with dry suits and life vests before pairing off to board stable tandem kayaks.
After an initial warm-up to find your sea legs and get used to the action of paddling, it’s time for us to set off.
Enjoy a peaceful two-hour kayaking trip that takes in the natural beauty that the Lofoten archipelago is so famous for.
As you go, your guide will point out places of interest along the coastline and tell you more about the islands’ rich history and culture.