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Adventures in the Stockholm archipelago. A birds-eye view of a kayak navigation through islets in the Stockholm archipelago.

Photo: Henrik Trygg

Categories: Activities

Kayak adventures in Stockholm

Publish date: 14 December 2023

Explore Stockholm's waters with a paddle. Here are some tips on where to rent a kayak or canoe in Stockholm.

It's been said, not just once, that Stockholm is best experienced from the water. So why not take matters into your own hands (literally) and spend a day exploring Stockholm with a kayak? There are several ways to explore the city and its surrounding waters from a duck's point of view.

Either by renting your transportation of choice (SUP, kayak, or canoe) and paddle your way through the islands of the Stockholm archipelago. For example True Nature Sweden, Skärgårdens Kanotcenter, or The Green Trails. Or you can discover the central parts of Stockholm with for example Stockholm Adventures, Långholmen Kajak, or Eden Kajak & SUP. Around Stockholm, you'll also find self-service kayak rental services, like ShareKayak or Kayakomat.

Most kayak rental companies offer self-guided tours, perfect if you want to explore at your own pace. But several also organize tours with a guide. Check with the individual operators to see which suits you best.