Rent a paddle board (SUP) in Stockholm

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Do you want to rent a SUP in Stockholm? Then you have a great experience ahead of you. Renting a paddle board and going out on the water has become a popular summer activity in the city and experiencing Sweden’s capital from the water is unbeatable. You can paddle a SUP in the central parts or take a wonderful tour in scenic environments outside the city. No matter what you prefer, there are many good SUP rentals in Stockholm.
Last updated: July 14, 2022

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is one of the fastest-growing water sports. The combination of surfing and paddling, where you stand on a large surfboard and move forward with the help of a long single-bladed paddle, has taken Sweden by storm. And it’s no surprise – this lovely activity is probably the closest you’ll get to walking on water. The sale of paddle boards has skyrocketed, but there are also many rental spots if you want to try it out. It’s usually places where you can also rent a kayak.

Besides being fun, paddle boarding is also a great form of exercise for the whole body where you train strength, endurance, and balance. In addition, it’s a simple activity that suits everyone regardless of experience – both children and seniors have fun on a paddle board. All you need is the right equipment (board, paddle, ankle leash, life jacket, and some proper clothing – like swimwear or a wetsuit) plus a place with water – you can paddle in lakes, seas, rivers, canals, or why not an outdoor pool.

SUP rental in Stockholm
Paddle boarding is a fun summer activity
Standing up on the board is not as hard as it seems, but it may be wise to start on your knees to find balance. The board is almost impossible to tip over, but if you lose your balance and fall into the water, just climb up again and go on.

Rent a paddle board in Stockholm – a wonderful summer activity for everyone


With a SUP, you can explore the city from the water while engaging in a fun and social activity that’s perfect to do with friends or family. Paddle SUP in the central areas or the fine waters outside the city center. No matter what you prefer, there are plenty of good SUP places in Stockholm. And don’t forget the beautiful Stockholm archipelago with 30,000 islands and islets. Stockholm and the surrounding areas are made for paddle boards!

Here’s our guide to the city’s SUP rentals. And no matter what kind of adventure you’re up for – a quick tour or a day trip – it’s easy to rent a paddle board in Stockholm. Where there’s water, there’s often a SUP rental nearby. Have a nice time!

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Lek Mer

Lek Mer is one of Stockholm’s best, largest, and nicest SUP and kayak rentals. Their concept is simple but ingenious: decent prices, quality equipment, and excellent courses. So far, it has resulted in thousands of satisfied paddlers on the customer list. Today, they’re located in three places in central Stockholm – Pampas, Eden, and the City Hall (read more below) – where you can experience world-class SUP paddling. The company Melker of Sweden is behind the concept.

At Lek Mer, you can rent several types of paddle boards. If you’re a beginner and just want to get out safely on the water on a lovely summer day, there are stable SUPs that are easy to paddle. If you’re more experienced and want to do stand up paddle boarding as exercise, they have the market’s best boards from Starboard. You can also rent lifestyle boards that are suitable for SUP yoga.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff is always at your service. They help you choose the right equipment and go through everything you need to know before you start. For those who want to learn more, there are SUP courses and training sessions with professional instructors. As you can see, Lek Mer has everything you could wish for when it comes to SUP. So get to the jetty in time, pack your drybag, fasten the leash around your ankle, and get out on the water to enjoy Stockholm!

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Pampas

Pampas is Lek Mer’s main facility. Here you can rent both SUP and kayak, and this is where most of the courses and tours are based. The location between Solna and Stockholm offers excellent opportunities for both experienced paddlers and rookies. You can easily get to the beautiful Karlberg Canal to feel the city pulse or head towards Bromma and Lillsjön if you’re more eager for a pleasant nature experience. And don’t miss to browse Melker of Sweden’s brand store where you can buy your own SUP.

Karlbergs strand 6A, Solna

Eden

Eden is a cozy green oasis by the water, located near Rålambshovsparken in Kungsholmen, where the focus is on food, culture, and recreation. It’s also one of Stockholm’s best places to watch the sunrise (or sunset) and perfect if you want to rent a SUP (or kayak). Have a wonderful day on the water with the board – a great activity with the family or a group of friends. End the SUP adventure with good food and drink at the pleasant restaurant located in a beautiful old house.

Smedsuddsvägen 23, Kungsholmen

The City Hall

Stockholm’s nicest dockside hangout – and most central SUP rental can be found at Klara Sjökrog next to the City Hall. At the sunny quay, you can rent a paddle board and either enjoy the quiet and cozy Karlberg Canal or go on a more daring tour in the magnificent Riddarfjärden. When the paddle tour is over, you can relax at the dockside, where you’re offered a brilliant combination of delicious food, friendly people, and good music.

Klara sjörampen, Norrmalm/City

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Kayakomat

KAYAKOMAT offers unmanned SUP and kayak rentals throughout Stockholm and the rest of Sweden. Book your SUP online, pay, unlock it with a code, and start paddling. Could it be easier than that? And if you like to avoid small talk, like a typical Swede, it’s perfect. Paddle, leash, and life jacket are included in the price. Since KAYAKOMAT is open 24/7, you don’t have to plan but enjoy the summer whenever you want. As soon as you see a beautiful sunset or your friend contact you, just get out on the water immediately.

KAYAKOMAT offers flexible SUP rentals in many places – both in the city center, the Stockholm archipelago, and by beautiful beaches. Hagaparken, Stora Essingen, Stocksund, Sköndal, Nacka, Bromma, Värmdö, Nynäshamn, Vaxholm, and Ornö are some examples. The paddle boards are specially developed to be stable, safe, and easy to use – perfect for both beginners and the more experienced. Behind the concept is Point 65 Sweden, the world’s leading paddle sports rental company.

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Stand Up Paddle Board Stockholm
Paddle boarding is a great activity for families

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Söderkajak

If you want to rent a SUP in southern Stockholm, Söderkajak is an excellent alternative. They are one of Sweden’s leading SUP (and kayak) rentals and are located in a wonderful location by the popular Vinterviken. A great starting point for a paddle tour, regardless of whether you’re in the mood for the inner city or nature. Nearby are plenty of islands to land on and canals to paddle through. Just customize your water adventure the way you want. Why not paddle to a bathing place?

At Söderkajak, you can rent high-quality paddle boards for anything from an hour to a whole day (8 hours). The boards work great for both exercise and calmer tours, where you can relax in the sun and take a dip from the board whenever you want. The SUPs are fully equipped so that you can be several people on one board. Why not take your children or the dog out on the water! You either book a SUP in advance or come spontaneously for drop-in. Life jackets and paddles are included; you can also rent waterproof bags and mobile cases if needed. After the tour, there are many other things to do in Vinterviken – restaurant, garden café, picnic areas, padel courts, tennis courts, and swimming area.

Vinterviksvägen 52, Aspudden
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Stockholm SUP

Stockholm SUP is located in Gröndal and was one of the first companies in the city to offer stand up paddle board rental. They have a great location if you’re in the mood for SUP in nice waters and serve both beginners and those at a more advanced level. The experienced staff will help you as soon as you get to the jetty and make sure you’re 100 percent ready when you get out on the water.

Stockholm SUP has a wide range of SUP boards. There are standard paddle boards – from stable beginner boards to the best boards on the market from Starboard. There are also lifestyle boards for SUP yoga and Twin SUP that fits two people if you want to paddle with a friend. And if you like to be several people on the board, you shouldn’t miss Big SUP – a giant SUP board with room for up to eight persons! A perfect choice for a paddling-eager family or group of friends. And in addition to paddling, you can sunbathe or swim from the board. Big SUP is also suitable as a fun corporate event – a better collaboration exercise is hard to find. Stockholm SUP simply has everything you need, so aim for Gröndals Båtklubb by Café Cul de Sac and enjoy the summer’s most fun activity.

Lusuddsvägen 10, Gröndal
SUP yoga Stockholm
Have you tried SUP yoga? A great exercise! Photo: Matthias Patzuda/Unsplash

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Långholmen Kajak

Do you want to rent a SUP in Södermalm? Then Långholmen Kajak is an excellent choice. They’ve been around since 2012, making them a veteran among paddle sports rentals in Stockholm. Today they’re a popular SUP rental, and you’ll find them at Pålsundskanalen on the historic prison island Långholmen. The vision is to make the water in Stockholm accessible to as many people as possible – it should be easy to get out and experience the water, nature, and beautiful views. Some popular routes for more enduring stand up paddlers are Reimersholme and Långholmen, around Kungsholmen, and around Årstaviken.

Långholmen Kajak offers SUPs that suit all levels of paddlers for rent at good prices. You can either rent your paddle board at the main facility on Långholmen or in Tantolunden by Årstaviken. The friendly staff ensures that you are well prepared for the trip on the water, regardless of your experience level. They also offer playful SUP yoga if you want to try this wonderful form of exercise. And if you would like to invest in your own equipment after renting, you can also buy a SUP. The store offers both inflatable SUP, fiberglass SUP, and used SUP.

Alstaviksvägen 3, Södermalm

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Surfbussen

Surfbussen, which has been around since 2005, is located in Kungsholmen by the Karlberg Canal and specializes in SUP, surfing, kitesurfing, hydrofoil, and eFoil. They offer everything a water sports fan might need and want: a well-stocked shop (physically and online) with quality products, courses, trips, and rentals.

If you want to rent SUP in Stockholm (drop-in only) or try SUP yoga in the city, Surfbussen is a good choice. You start the tour in the calm waters of Karlbergssjön (which stays still even when it is windy), and no matter which direction you choose, you can look forward to a pleasant tour. If you aim for the city, you can reach the City Hall in just half an hour. Leash and paddle are included in the price, you can borrow a life jacket, and wetsuits and shoes are available for rent.

Kungsholms strand 181, Kungsholmen
SUP Stockholm
Enjoy the magical summer nights in Stockholm on a paddle board

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Skärgårdens Kanotcenter

For those who want to rent a SUP in the Stockholm archipelago, Skärgårdens Kanotcenter on Resarö near Vaxholm is perfect. Here you have a fantastic starting point to explore the beautiful archipelago – a magical world for paddling and made for incredible SUP adventures. The scenic archipelago environment offers everything from nice and calm paddle waters to more demanding challenges. And if you want to explore the archipelago’s islands with your board and perhaps stop for a cooling swim, you don’t have to paddle very long. The number of islands and islets is unlimited (or, more precisely, 30,000).

Skärgårdens Kanotcenter offers a flexible rental where you can choose between a short trip of a few hours to rent a paddle board for a whole week if you really want to improve your SUP skills. Besides SUP, you can rent kayaks, canoes, trekking bikes, and camping equipment.

Resarövägen 10, Vaxholm

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Hellasgården

Hellasgården in Nacka is perhaps Stockholm’s nearest open-air area and is beautifully situated by a lake. It’s perfect if you want a superb nature experience without traveling far from the city. Here you can, among other things, rent SUP and go out on the beautiful and quiet lake Källtorpssjön (remember not to disturb the animal and bird life). There is also a longer route on the nearby lake Dammtorpssjön for the experienced standing paddler. You book online, and the price includes a life jacket. There are also SUP yoga courses available.

When the SUP tour is over, you and your party can continue with fun activities. There are swimming, sauna, beach volleyball, boules, rounders, fishing, football golf, kayaking, Canadians, mini-golf, mountain biking, swim-run, tennis, hiking, outdoor gym, and yoga. In addition, Hellasgården has excellent exercise tracks for running fans. If you get hungry after the activities, there’s both a restaurant and a café.

Ältavägen 101, Nacka
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Rent a SUP in Stockholm and enjoy the city from the water


There you have our guide to paddle board rentals in Stockholm if you want to do a great outdoor activity with friends or family. Experiencing the Swedish capital from the water is an unbeatable experience – whether you are craving a quiet and peaceful moment on the inner-city waters or want to get a real workout in a scenic archipelago setting. Find a place to rent SUP in Stockholm that suits you and have a nice time!

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Find the SUP rentals on the map
Title Address Description
Lek Mer
Karlbergs strand, 171 73 Solna, SverigeKarlbergs strand 6A
Lek Mer
Smedsuddsvägen 23, 112 35 Stockholm, SverigeSmedsuddsvägen 23
Lek Mer
111 64 Stockholm, SverigeKlara sjörampen
Kayakomat
Ekelundsvägen 26, 171 73 Solna, SverigeEkelundsvägen 26
Kayakomat
169 70 Stockholm, SverigeStallmästaregårdens Båtsällskap
Söderkajak
Vinterviksvägen 52, 117 65 Stockholm, SverigeVinterviksvägen 52
Stockholm SUP
Lusuddsvägen 10, 117 66 Stockholm, SverigeLusuddsvägen 10
Långholmen Kajak
Alstaviksvägen, 117 33 Stockholm, SverigeAlstaviksvägen 3
Surfbussen
Kungsholms strand 181, 112 48 Stockholm, SverigeKungsholms strand 181
Skärgårdens Kanotcenter
Resarövägen 10, 185 51 Vaxholm, SverigeResarövägen 10
Hellasgården
Hellasgården, Ältavägen 101, 131 33 Nacka, SverigeÄltavägen 101
Title Address Description
Lek Mer
Karlbergs strand, 171 73 Solna, SverigeKarlbergs strand 6A
Lek Mer
Smedsuddsvägen 23, 112 35 Stockholm, SverigeSmedsuddsvägen 23
Lek Mer
111 64 Stockholm, SverigeKlara sjörampen
Kayakomat
Ekelundsvägen 26, 171 73 Solna, SverigeEkelundsvägen 26
Kayakomat
169 70 Stockholm, SverigeStallmästaregårdens Båtsällskap
Söderkajak
Vinterviksvägen 52, 117 65 Stockholm, SverigeVinterviksvägen 52
Stockholm SUP
Lusuddsvägen 10, 117 66 Stockholm, SverigeLusuddsvägen 10
Långholmen Kajak
Alstaviksvägen, 117 33 Stockholm, SverigeAlstaviksvägen 3
Surfbussen
Kungsholms strand 181, 112 48 Stockholm, SverigeKungsholms strand 181
Skärgårdens Kanotcenter
Resarövägen 10, 185 51 Vaxholm, SverigeResarövägen 10
Hellasgården
Hellasgården, Ältavägen 101, 131 33 Nacka, SverigeÄltavägen 101
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