Kayak course for beginners

Become a safe paddler through our popular beginners course in kayaking. The course is aimed at those who paddle for the first time, for those who want to learn more or for those who just want to get out and paddle.

Learn, among other things:
Basic paddling technique

Learn, among other things:

Basic paddling technique

Boarding and disembarking at the pier and on land

Safety and rules at sea

Mate rescue

For those who want to learn more about kayaking

Our beginner's course begins on land where our instructor goes over safety, paddling technique and boarding and disembarking at the jetty and beach. Once we are seated in the kayaks, we start by getting to know the kayak and how we paddle forward, backward and turn. Then we do some technique exercises before paddling at a leisurely pace around Reimersholme and Långholmen. After the paddle trip, you have the opportunity to try to capsize the kayak and learn how to get into the kayak from the water (companion rescue), under the supervision of our instructor. We always adjust the degree of difficulty of the course according to the level of the course participants.

Price: SEK 690

For more information contact uthyrning@langholmenkajak.se. Did you know that we have guided kayak tours in two-man kayaks for beginners on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays all summer?
For all tours the following applies:
Number of participants: maximum 10 people, minimum 2 people
Maximum weight: 130 kg
Swimming skills are a requirement

Good things to bring with you:
Water bottle
Sun cream


"Smooth reception, knowledgeable staff who know the weather. Beautiful views. All in all, a really nice experience."

Avenir K


"Would like to recommend Långholmen's kayak. Such nice staff, nice kayaks and fabulously beautiful environment to paddle in!"

Christel E


"The guide was excellent and the city is even more beautiful from the water, if possible. A great way to get active and have a unique experience."



Find the right one & prepare yourself

All rentals start at Långholmen next to the Pålsund Canal. The nearest address is Alstaviksvägen 3, parking is available at Långholmen camping. The nearest subway is Hornstull and if you take a bus, you can go to Högalidsgatan (bus 4) or Bergsund beach (bus 54 & 66).

Be there at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time to check in and prepare your equipment. Warm welcome!