Kayak rental in Lysekil, Outdoor West Sweden

From SEK 650

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Stable and easy-to-maneuver kayaks that are suitable for beginners and inexperienced paddlers can be booked in our Kayakomat.
Kayaks with room for two children or a dog can be booked here.
We also have slightly sharper kayaks for the experienced sea kayaker who wants to be out all day or paddle longer. Call about this.

Many waterways/fairways
Please note that Lysekil is exposed to the elements, and that you must be very careful and attentive when passing over, or along, the many fairways around the Stångehuvud nature reserve.
Past Stångehuvud runs the "maritime E6 fairway" and other waterways run between Lysekil's commercial harbour and the open sea. There are also fairways on all sides of Stora Kornö. All fairways must be passed with a reasonable margin of safety and without unnecessarily obstructing other traffic. Above all, you can't count on boaters to see you kayaking, even though they should be on the lookout. Better wait, than take a chance!

If you are unsure of your ability to handle the kayak or are paddling with children, we recommend a guided kayak tour or that you stay close to land, east from Norra Hamnen (ie on Saltö Fjord, south Saltö, east Stora Skeppsholmen).

Kayaks are handed over at a time that we agree with the renter. Booked at least 6 hours in advance.

This is always included: kayak, paddle, chapel and oars.



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The kayaks must be cleaned at the return.
Flush the outside and inside as well as vacuum the water.
Spray skirt and life jacket are rinsed off and then hung up to dry.

It is about 300 meters to walk with the kayak to the insertion site. Cart for transport is available to borrow.

DELIVERY OF RENTED KAYAKS: Contact us for quotation.


We recommend the following level of skills in ocean kayaking for a tour on your own in Lysekil's archipelago, starting in Lysekil's Northern Harbour:

  •  Wind 3-5 m/s - at least one in your group has knowledge of ocean kayaking risk assesment and knows how to rescue a capsized companion
  • Wind 6-8 m/s - at least one in your group has previous knowledge of ocean (open water) kayaking risk assesment and knows how to rescue a capsized companion
  • Wind +8 m/s  - at least one in your group has extensive experience of ocean kayaking and risk assesment, experience in guiding less experienced paddlers and knows companion rescue. If neither of you has these skills, we kindly urge you to join a guided tour in stead.
  • Outdoor West will cancel kayak rental bookings (and refund the balance) when wind direction and speed combined are not suitable for beginners/intermediate level paddlers - unless you can prove your have sufficient skills.


  1. Norra Hamngatan 6, Lysekil