Winter kayaking

Winter kayaking

Crystal clear winter water

Yes, you heard right – kayaking during winter! Or that’s at least what we like to call it in between October and March, even if some days can be warmer than during summer. This is the perfect trip for the inexperienced kayaker or the ones who want a nice and different introduction to the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund.

The Gulf stream will provide us with good temperatures in the water. At this time, the water is really clear and gives us the opportunity to see both fish and starfish. This winter kayaking trip is with no doubt one of the most adventurous ways to explore Ålesund during this time of year.

How does it work?

Stay warm with the right clothing and gear

We meet up at the activity centre at Notenesgata 3 in Ålesund – a perfect starting point for kayak trips. Here, you will be kitted out with all the mandatory equipment like a drysuit, spraydeck, neoprene gloves, and boots. We will then have a safety briefing before it is time to leave.

All our guides are kayak guides with great local knowledge, who will assure that you get a great day out on the water. On these trips, we use our stable tandem kayaks which will provide a great experience for all levels.

Do you think it sounds cold to go kayaking in the winter? When you have put on the drysuit and get down in the kayak it’s actually quite warm. The lower part of your body will be warm down in the kayak and the upper part will be moving most of the time.


Be sure to book your amazing experience here

Winter kayaking must be booked on this website no later than the day before the activity.

This is an activity of a total of 2.5 hours from the attendance until you have finished changing after the trip. Suitable for smaller groups of 3-8 persons. One guide per group and all guests in a double kayak.

Sea kayak rental

At Uteguiden, you can rent everything you need for your next adventure! You can also choose if you want to pick up the equipment in Ålesund, Stranda or Valldal.

  • Single sea kayaks
  • Double sea kayaks
  • Paddles, flotation vests, and spraydecks
  • Tents
  • Other hiking equipment

A “Våttkort” (a wet card, the Norwegian Paddle Association’s Norwegian version of the European Paddle Pass (EPP)) is required for renting a single kayak. If you are going to paddle alone, we will require a basic course. You do not need a course to rent a double kayak but must have previous experience.

Rental site