Guided kayak tour

Join us for a memorable kayak adventure, starting from Stokmarknes. Get ready to experience the mighty nature and wildlife of Vesterålen while moving silently across the arctic waters.

Vesterålen is a paradise for sea-kayaking!

The tour is easy and does not require any prior kayaking experience. As your safety is our highest priority, our guides will begin with a safety briefing followed by some kayaking technique tuition to help you manage the kayak in the best possible way.

When you feel safe and ready, we start kayaking towards an island called Risøya, located close to shore. Here the beaches have white sands and the waters are crystal clear. During the tour, your guides will tell you about the cultural and natural history of the area. They will also supply you with information about conservation efforts, which is at the heart of everything we do.

On your way towards the island, you have a great chance of encountering different wildlife species, such as sea birds, eagles or seals. You might catch sight of life beneath the sea surface, and even fish some of the local delicacies yourself.

Arriving at the island, we will go ashore at one of the beaches. Here you can enjoy your lunch and we will provide hot beverages such as coffee, cacao and tea. After lunch, we will leave the island behind and return to Stokmarknes. If the weather is good, we will paddle a different route back.

Program for our guests

  1. Meet up at Markedsbrygga, Stokmarknes.
  2. Safety briefing and introduction of the kayak and its equipment.
  3. Get everybody on the water.
  4. Kayaking to Risøya, included a lunch stop at the beach.
  5. Returning to Markedsbrygga, Stokmarknes.

Included in the tour

  • Kayak (single or double)
  • Paddles
  • Spraydecks
  • Life jacket
  • Paddle mitts/gloves/pogies
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
  • Hot beverages.

Want to make the experience even better?

Bring your own camera or mobile phone to take photos. We have waterproof bags for safe keeping.

Your guides will also shoot pictures during the tour with a mobile phone, these can be transferred to you afterwards.

Important to know

To get a good experience it is important that you feel safe, dry and warm.
Remember, the temperature is lower at sea compared to on land. It is therefore crucial to have warm and waterproof clothing. You will not be allowed to participate on the tour without correct clothing.

When you are kayaking, it will drip and splash from you paddle. You should therefore bring some dry clothes in a backpack a long with some food and drinks to secure a good experience.


Sustainability and eco-friendly tourism are one of our main priorities. We do not want to leave any traces behind.

We hope you can help us with:

  • Not throwing thrash in the nature.
  • Walking on the trails already made.
  • Listening to the guide’s instruction if we meet animals.
  • Using toilette facilities BEFORE starting the tour. There are no public toilets available on this tour.
  • Respecting the other participants.


  • Kayaking to Risøya
  • Lunch stop at the beach
  • Knowledgeable English speaking guide

Prices from NOK 1.295 /adult
NOK 799 /children up to 15 years together with an adult.

1-10 participants
May – October
} 4 hours
Meet up at Markedsbrygga, Stokmarknes
Pick-up points at Melbu and Sortland

Starting time: 10:30am


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Adventure 4 Life
Chr. Frederiksens gate 3
8445 Melbu, Norway 992 467 312

Phone: +47 959 24 921

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