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Winter kayaking is a wonderful way to explore Lofoten's unique nature. The clear water visibility and the crisp salty air puts you in direct contact with the raw elements of a winter coated Svolvær.

Everything in Svolvær is connected to the ocean. 

With a kayak, you sit directly on the surface of the ocean, in perfect height to enjoy the view of the iconic fisherman's cabins, the wooden racks used to dry stockfish and the tall mountain peaks. You get to watch everything that makes Lofoten unique and beautiful, but from the waterside. 

During the activity you will be seated in a double seated wide bodied kayak, providing good stability for both beginners and more experienced paddlers. 

The trip starts from Svolvær harbor, and follows a 2-hour-long route through calm and crystal clear waters. 

Join us for a unique winter activity out on the winter sea - a truly Arctic experience!

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Winter kayaking in Svolvær

Credit: Karianne Klovning

Winter kayaking in Lofoten

Credit: Karianne Klovning

Winter kayaking in Svolvær

Credit: Karianne Klovning

Winter paddeling in Svolvær

Credit: Karianne Klovning

Kayak safari in Svolvær

Credit: Karianne Klovning

Important on this trip

Age Limit

Participants have to be at least 16 years old.


Winter kayaking is not recommended for people with heart problems or reduced mobility. A normal fitness level is required.  

Meeting Point

Make sure to meet 30 minutes before departure to get suited up at XXLofoten's Activity Center at Joh. E. Paulsens gt. 9 in Svolvær.


No food and drinks are included. You may want to bring a bottle of water and something small to eat for when you are back on land.


You will get a dry suit before you embark on your trip. It is recommended to layer up with a wool base layer and a warm mid layer under the dry suit.

Included Equipment

  • Double seated kayaks
  • Dry suite
  • Splash cover
  • Paddle
  • Life jacket