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A Beginner's Guide to Winter Kayaking in Stockholm

Updated: Apr 5

Are you looking for a unique and adventurous way to explore Stockholm during the colder winter months? Look no further than to our 3h winter kayak experience in Stockholm! While kayaking may seem like a summer activity, it can be enjoyed year-round in Stockholm.

Winter Kayaking in Stockholm

Why Stockholm is Perfect for Winter Kayaking

Stockholm City Tours

Stockholm is known for its beautiful waterways and stunning archipelago, making it the perfect city for kayaking. During the winter months, the city is transformed into a winter wonderland, with frozen lakes and snow-covered landscapes. This creates a unique and picturesque setting for kayaking, allowing you to see the city from a whole new perspective.

October - April

Winter kayaking in Stockholm is available from October to April, giving you plenty of time to plan your trip and experience this one-of-a-kind activity. During this time, the city is less crowded with tourists, making it the perfect opportunity to explore Stockholm’s waterways without the hustle and bustle of the summer months.

Stockholm Nature AB

We offer winter kayaking tours that allow you to explore the city’s waterways and archipelago during the colder months. Our experienced guide will take you on a journey through frozen landscapes, providing you with a unique and unforgettable experience.

What to Wear for Winter Kayaking

Winter Kayaking Gear

When it comes to winter kayaking, it’s important to have the right gear to keep you warm and safe. We provide all the necessary gear for our winter kayak tours, including a dry suit, boots, gloves and a life jacket. The dry suit will keep you dry, while the life jacket will ensure your safety on the water.

Winter Kayaking Clothing

While we provide the necessary gear, it’s important to wear appropriate clothing underneath to stay warm and comfortable during your kayaking adventure. It’s recommended to wear thermal layers, such as long-sleeved shirts and leggings, as well as a warm hat and socks. It’s also a good idea to bring an extra change of clothes in case you get wet during the tour.

Additional Sauna

After your winter kayaking tour, you can warm up and relax in an additional sauna experience. This is the perfect way to end your day of kayaking and fully immerse yourself in the Swedish winter experience. The sauna is located next to the kayak station, providing a peaceful and serene setting to unwind and warm up. You have to bring a large cotton towel and a swimsuit/swim shorts with you.

Winter kayak Tour in Stockholm

Tips for Winter Kayaking

Stay Hydrated

It’s important to stay hydrated during your winter kayaking tour, even though it may be cold outside. Be sure to bring a water bottle with you and take breaks to drink water throughout the tour.

Listen to Your Guide

Your guide is there to ensure your safety and provide you with an enjoyable experience. Be sure to listen to their instructions and follow their lead while on the water.

Bring a Camera

Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the stunning winter scenery and your kayaking adventure. Just be sure to keep it in a waterproof bag or case to protect it from any splashes or water.

Have Fun!

Most importantly, have fun! Winter kayaking is a unique and exciting experience, so be sure to enjoy every moment of it.


Winter kayaking in Stockholm is a must-try activity for anyone visiting the city during the colder months. With the stunning winter scenery and the opportunity to explore the city’s waterways in a whole new way, it’s an experience you won’t want to miss. So, bundle up, grab a paddle, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Stockholm!


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