In other words, you have enormous opportunities to experience “Venice of the North” and the city’s surroundings in the very best way – from the water. Kayaking is the simplest form of boating, and to get out on the water and feel the freedom and tranquility as you glide forward is a true pleasure.
Rent a kayak in Stockholm – a fantastic way to experience the city
With a kayak, you can easily go where you want in Stockholm, and the city is full of fantastic kayaking opportunities. City kayaking or archipelago kayaking – you choose. Paddle around Kungsholmen or Årstaviken. Or steer the kayak towards the City Hall, Old Town, Tantolunden, Långholmen, Drottningholm, and other wonderful excursion destinations – including the stunning Stockholm archipelago with 30,000 islands and islets. Stockholm is a true kayaking paradise!
Here’s our guide to the city’s kayak rentals (many of them also offer SUP rental. And no matter what kind of adventure you’re up for – a quick tour or day trip – it’s easy to rent a kayak in Stockholm. Where there’s water, there’s often a kayak rental nearby. Have a nice paddle tour and remember the safety. Always wear a life jacket, paddle close to land, never paddle alone, and check the weather before starting.
At Lek Mer, you can rent a single kayak, double kayak, and family kayak with room for two adults and a child. Life jacket, paddle, and spray skirt are included. If you’re up for a longer excursion, you can also rent a dry suit, tent, sleeping bag, and groundsheet.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff is always at your service, and for those of you who want to learn more, there are try-out courses, introductory courses, advanced courses, and rolling courses. In addition, they offer corporate paddling – a perfect activity for your next event at work.
KAYAKOMAT offers unmanned SUP and kayak rentals throughout Stockholm and the rest of Sweden. You book your kayak online, pay, unlock it with a code, and start paddling. As easy as it gets. And perfect if you’re introverted as a typical Swede and like to avoid small talk. A paddle, cockpit cover, and life jacket are included and can be found in the kayak’s cockpit. Since KAYAKOMAT is open 24 hours a day, you don’t have to plan and can enjoy long summer evenings. As soon as you see a beautiful sunset or your friend calls, just rent a kayak and start paddling.
KAYAKOMAT offers flexible kayak rentals in most places – both in the city center, in the Stockholm archipelago, and by beautiful beaches. Hagaparken, Stora Essingen, Stocksund, Sköndal, Nacka, Bromma, Värmdö, Nynäshamn, Vaxholm, and Ornö are some examples. The kayaks you rent are specially developed to be stable, safe, and easy to use. Therefore they’re suitable for both beginners and more experienced kayak users. Behind the concept is Point 65 Sweden, which is the world’s leading paddle sports rental company.
Bålsta – Kalmarsand
Gröndal – Gröndalshamnen
Ingarö – Björkviks havsbad
Nacka – Ältasjön
Norrtälje – Rimbo
Norrtälje – Societetsparken
Nynäshamn – Nickstabadet
Ornö – Kyrkviken
Saltsjö Duvnäs – Duvnäsvikens Marina
Sköndal – Drevviken
Sollentuna – Segeludden
Solna – Hagaparken
Solna – Pampas
Stocksund – Marina Läroverket
Stora Essingen – Amerikanska Gymnasiet
Sätrabadet – Café Sjöstugan
Täby – Hägernäsbadet
Vallentuna – Gustavs Udde
Vaxholm – Norrhamnen
Värmdö – Grills hamn
Dalcon Archipelago’s kayaks can be rented online at gallno.se, and you can book anything from a day to a longer period. Then paddle away and discover the incredibly beautiful surroundings. The kayaks are from the Seabird brand and are robust and safe with a large cockpit. They are perfect as sea kayaks and suitable for both experienced paddlers and beginners. Both K1s and K2s are available for rent. After the kayak experience, you can stay at cozy Gällnö and enjoy good food, and there is also accommodation for those who want to stay overnight.
Långholmen Kayak offers a large selection of kayaks (one-person kayak and two-person kayak), SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board), and accessories that suit all levels of paddlers for rental at reasonable prices. The friendly staff ensures that you and your party, regardless of experience level, are well prepared for the trip on the water.
They also have courses for both beginners and more experienced paddlers. In addition, you can join guided paddle tours (in both English and Swedish) in tandem kayaks, where you can both improve your technique and learn about the surroundings. These tours are based on the rental in Tantolunden, Tanto SUP & Kayak. And if you want to invest in your own equipment after renting, you can also buy a kayak at Långholmen Kajak.
Söderkajak is another popular alternative for renting a kayak in Stockholm. They offer kayak rental (and SUP) in a top location – lovely Vinterviken in southern Stockholm. A perfect starting point for kayaking, whether you’re in the mood for the city center or nature. Nearby there are plenty of islands and canals to paddle through, and the routes are filled with scenic picnic areas and bathing places where you can take a nice break. Drottningholm, Långholmen, The City Hall, Karlbergskanalen, Hornsbergstrand, Tantolunden, Stora och Lilla Essingen, and Nockebybadet are examples of places you can easily reach from Vinterviken.
At Söderkajak, you can rent several different types of sea kayaks. There are single kayaks if you want to paddle yourself, tandem kayaks for paddling with a friend, or triple kayaks if you’re a trio. There are also family kayaks if you wish to share the water experience with your children – extra stable, plenty of luggage space, and bathing friendly. Söderkajak also offers corporate paddling, a perfect activity for team building, and group paddling for bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, birthdays, etc. In addition to kayak rental, there are many other things to do in Vinterviken – restaurant, garden café, picnic areas, padel courts, tennis courts, and swimming area.
At Brunnsvikens kanotklubb, you can rent single kayaks, tandem kayaks, and Canadians (canoes with three seats). The price includes a life jacket, paddle, and cockpit cover. If there’s time, the staff can give you a shorter instruction, and there are also try-out courses. You need to be at least four people or rent a kayak for more than a day to book in advance. Otherwise, it’s a drop-in policy for available kayaks.
Rent any period you wish, from a few hours to several days, if you want to go on a real kayak adventure. The kayaks are stable, of the highest quality, and fit all paddlers regardless of skill level. Life jacket, paddle, and cockpit cover are included. You can also rent SUP here.
To make your experience as good as possible, the experienced staff is happy to help with advice and tips on tours and techniques. Kajakkompaniet also offers guided kayak tours. To get started, join the beginner-friendly try-out course where you paddle to the canal Karlbergskanalen and back. Or for the more experienced – around Kungsholmen or a day trip to Drottningholm.
After just 20 minutes of paddling, you reach the first uninhabited island where you can disembark to swim or spend the night if you want. Then just paddle around and explore the archipelago – the number of exciting islands is unlimited! If you want to go on a multi-day kayak tour, you can quickly reach the scenic outer archipelago.
At Dalarö Kajak, you can rent a kayak for any period of time – from a few hours to several days. The price includes basic instructions, paddle, life jacket, cockpit cover, and water-resistant map. If you want to go on a longer trip, you can also rent camping equipment – tents, sleeping bags, groundsheet, and Trangia portable stoves. In addition, you can buy a kayak, go on guided tours, take courses, and take your colleagues on corporate paddling.
Rent a kayak in Stockholm and experience the world’s most beautiful city from the water
There you have our guide to kayak rental in Stockholm for those who want to do an enjoyable outdoor activity with your family, friends, or work colleagues. Experiencing the Swedish capital from the water is hard to beat – whether you’re in the mood for paddling in the city center or a scenic archipelago paddling among islands and rocks. Find a place to rent a kayak in Stockholm that suits you, and have a great trip!