Kayak Rental in Jørpeland and the Lysefjord
Rent Single & Double Kayaks
While kayaking in the Lysefjord is reserved for experienced paddlers, those with less experience can enjoy a paddling tour around Jørpeland. We have the kayaks and all other equipment you’ll need.
Kayak rentals for short and long adventures
Season | March – November
The Complete Package
From very short paddling tours to longer, multi-day adventures, we have both single and tandem / double kayaks, and will equip you with the necessary gear for your kayaking trip.
We also offer rental of camping equipment including sleeping mats, tents, and cooking equipment.
Kayaking is Good for the Body
Kayak paddling is a great way to have fun while being physically active. When you paddle, you engage the muscles in your entire body. An effective paddle stroke requires that you use a combination of back, hip, abdomen, leg and shoulder muscles. With each stroke, your body rotates, which makes for a more comfortable ride and allows you paddle longer.
Kayak Rental Near the Lysefjord
From our rental base in the village of Forsand, it’s possible for experienced kayakers to paddle directly into the legendary Lysefjord. Weather, wind, and waves can shift rapidly, so paddlers must be prepared for a variety of weather conditions, and be able to rescue themselves or others in the event of an emergency.
Kayak Rental Near Jørpeland
Along the coastline near the town of Jørpeland, weather, wind, and wave conditions are calmer, making it the ideal location for less experienced kayakers. From our base in Jørpeland, we offer reasonably priced, half-day kayak rentals, perfect for those who prefer a short and peaceful paddling tour.
What to Wear While Kayaking
While kayak paddling, you must dress according to the temperature of the water. Even when the air temperature is quite warm, it can be very cold in the water. In the event that your kayak flips over, it’s important that you are dressed accordingly.
Layers for Better Insulation
We recommend wearing a wool base layer under your outerwear. Many people choose to wear neoprene suits if the air temperature is warm, but the water is cold. This provides good insulation, and keeps you warm if you should fall into the water. To protect against wind, you can also wear a jacket over the suit. It’s a good idea be it spring, summer or autumn.
A Dry Suit Keeps You Dry
If you prefer to stay both warm and dry, a dry suit combined with a wool base layer can be worn. It’s the perfect combination when both air and water temperatures are low. A shell jacket over the dry suit will further insulate you against wind and rain. Many paddlers choose a dry suit when kayaking during the autumn and winter.
Foot And Head Protection
In normal circumstances, it should not be necessary to get your feet wet while boarding or paddling a kayak. Most of our guests choose to wear sneakers or light hiking shoes during their tour. However, accidents do happen, and in the event that water gets into your shoes, it’s a good idea to wear wool socks for better insulation. As it can often be windy on the water, we also recommend bringing along a beanie / hat.