Affordable 3 Hour Kayaking on Lake Above the Ocean

5.0 / 529 Reviews
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Day Tour
All year
3 hours
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Lake Sørvágsvatn
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Experience some of the most beautiful attractions in Vagar island starting in a kayak. When renting your very own kayak, you have the chance to take an extraordinary route to see the famous sights around Bøsdalafossur waterfall. Land the kayak at the end of the lake and go ashore to see the unbelievable views.

The lake Leitisvatn is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands stretching 6 km from one end to the other. The lake is just beside Vagar airport. Your kayak adventure will start from some old turf-roofed stone houses near the village Miðvágur. You can see the meeting point when looking through the photos of the tour. A member of staff will hand you your kayak and give you instructions if you are a novice kayaker.

The ride from the stone houses to the end of the lake towards the ocean and Bøsdalafossur waterfall takes one hour or so. Kayaking to the lake's edge towards the North Atlantic Ocean  is an epic paddling experience. 

You can go ashore and relax while you experience the waterfall Bøsdalafossur and the free-standing Geituskorardrangur rock wall. Bøsdalafossur plunges into the fresh salty ocean and very near lies Trælanípa with the iconic view of the lake Leitisvatn hanging over the ocean.

A stop at Bøsdalafossur is a must for those travelling to the Faroe Islands. Besides taking in the sights, you will have a unique chance to immerse yourself in the untouched nature in your own rented kayak.

You will paddle in the safest kayak on the market and in the most easy to use kayak. When on the lake, you can enjoy the remoteness and silence in the middle of unspoiled landscapes. Renting a kayak on the lake Leitisvatn is for those seeking something extra on their vacation in the Faroe Islands.

Starting from the stone houses near Miðvágur, you can paddle as you like in your kayak. Leitisvatn is a freshwater lake that you most likely have seen on many pictures of the Faroe Islands.

Discover some of the wonders in the Faroe Islands by renting a kayak that will bring you to the unique seaside attractions on Vágar island. Check availability by choosing a date.






Lake Sørvágsvatn


Vágar Island

29 reviews for Affordable 3 Hour Kayaking on Lake Above the Ocean

  1. Claire Bonello

    Our trip had to be rescheduled due to the weather, but the new timeslot meant we were dry the whole time, even with some sunshine! Quite fortuitous for October in Faroes. Michael is a truly lovely guide. The wind was quite challenging during the first half of the kayaking and I was struggling a bit, but it was OK for me to go at a slightly slower pace. At the end of the lake we hiked to the most incredible views (including a little barefoot wade through some water since it had been raining so so much the previous days). All absolutely fantastic. Highly recommended if you’re up for a more active activity in the beauty and serenity of Vágar.

  2. David Rosenbluth

    The kayaking trip was fantastic. There were beautiful views and our tour guide was very friendly and even packed us a homemade sandwich for our hike! Would highly recommend it.

  3. Ying-Ju Tseng

    It was awesome!!! Thanks for the instructions of kayaking and sharing the Wow view to us!
    We did have an unforgettable experience. We would love to take this activity again when we visit Faroe island again in the future!

  4. Alyssa Seiner

    Michael did an amazing job! He felt like a friend who came with us instead of a guide. We felt safe, privileged and welcome. It was fantastic.
    The only thing we struggled with was the directions (it makes sense in hindsight of course) but the directions said “”by the stone houses with grass roofs on the shore IN the town of Miðvágur”” or something like that. So we unfortunately we’re looking for said houses near the church as maybe we were gonna shuttle over or something. Like I said in hindsight of course it was AT the lakes shore and not the port. If that makes any sense. Haha. However, even with that mistake on our part it was and absolutely incredible time and we don’t want to share it with anyone! We want to keep it all to ourselves!

  5. Solfinn Jacobsen

    Vores kajak tur var fin, men tågen ødelagde vores udsigt.
    Men vores instruktør Michael var fin, med mange gode fif om hvordan vi skulle forholdes til sikkerhed, vind og vejr.

  6. Gerard Lombarte Prunés

    Although the wind was blowing strong at the beginning, it has been an incredible experience. The kayak route and the views from the top of the mountain have been amazing.
    Thanks for everything!

  7. Andre Sad

    “We enjoyed all aspects of our experience! It was beautiful out in the lake, the equipment was new, and our instructor was most helpful and friendly.

    Would definitely go again and recommend the company!”

  8. Tom

    Fantastic tour with our guide Michael. Well organised. The views from the lake were breathtaking. Michael was very enthusiastic and pleasant to spend a few hours with. He also protested some amazing salmon sandwiches for the trip which were much appreciated when sat viewing the spectacular waterfall crash into the ocean. Couldn’t recommend more.

  9. joachim renaudin

    Very nice tour ! Even with average weather & fog it is nice.

    Going to the cliffs is a must do.

    You can skip the fee from the Traelnipan trail and go directly there with your Kayak

  10. Gerard Lombarte

    Although the wind was blowing strong at the beginning, it has been an incredible experience. The kayak route and the views from the top of the mountain have been amazing.

    Thanks for everything!

  11. Emma Simonsen

    Virkelig god tur. Det var så flot og sjovt at prøve, kæmpe anbefaling herfra, jeg synes det er noget alle skal se og prøve. Virkelig sød og god guide 🙂

  12. Suzan Amin

    The trip with the kayak was absolutely an amazing choice with the best guide!

  13. Søren

    In Short: try it!!
    For me it was a MUST experience.

    Now the weather was really windy somewhat 8 meter a second i think.
    Because of that, it was quite the trip to remember.
    I have never been in a kayak before, but the tour guide gave some good tips that got us going.

    Now the guide did question the weather if would be too much, but we gave it a shot, and i’m thankfull we did.

    The view on the lake is unlike anything i ever seen. And yes it is worth every Penny to get the tour guide along side you.

  14. Simone

    It was the most beautiful trip! Our guide was wonderfull and we saw something you you only see if you took this trip.

    We had awfull weather, but out guide still made it fun and wonderfull. If I could give more then 5 stars I would! It is really a must do!!

  15. Damian Hamill

    it was great , not many places like that you can paddle . We were told the weather made for a more authentic Faroise experience , with the peacefulness of the lake and the sea crashing against the waterfall made it more spectacular. The instructions were great and easy going and a chance to talk to a local about the last few years of covid was great to. If im back i would do it again and i would recommend to anyone going that way.

  16. Sebastian H. Henriksen

    It was a great experience and one I will remember for the rest of my life.

    Thank you for this and the great service.

  17. Wanson

    We had great time great guide and great weather
    Enjoyed the tour very much. Kayaking there is just relaxing and easy

  18. Thomas Trautner

    It was great experience, we had lots of fun 🙂

  19. Lisa Pongratz

    We really enjoyed the kayaking!!
    It was one of the best experienced we had in the Faroe Islands!
    We got a great introduction where to go and where not to and he also told us about the history of the stone houses.
    It was awesome!

  20. Michael Ladyman

    It was excellent. The guy who runs the company, Michael, accompanied us and he was a great guide. Some amazing views!

  21. Cornelia

    Was a great experience! I enjoyed the kayak tour very much and can recommend to everybody who loves nature, adventure and silence.

    The guide made a great job and I learned a lot about your culture.

  22. Pips

    Absolute blast! Perfect conditions and the scenes visible were incredible, very helpful setup and advise on where to get out and see the scenes…

  23. Madeleine Salzer

    It was absolut amazing! A wonderful experience and an interesting and very helpful guide. It was easy to book and as beginners i kayaking it was nice to be guided.

    I can only give my warmest recommendations for this event!

  24. Sara Douglas

    Kayaking on the lake above the ocean was an awesome experience! We had mostly clear & sunny weather, but the kayaks were stable even in the rain & wind. Michael explained everything perfectly so there was no confusion about where to go or how to handle the equipment. Hiking in the middle of the excursion was nice too!


    Our guide showed us how to Kayak and was very helpful giving us tips whenever we needed it! The weather was fantastic. Clear and sunny! A beginner may find it hard but soon he will find the right pace. The View is absolutely stunning! You can stop and stare the beauty of this place at any time! I will definitely recommend it! It’s not only a good exercise for the body but also a great sightseeing experience!

  26. Sergio Martínez

    We have really enjoyed our Kayak activity on the lake. It has been a different and fun way to cross it. Once you reach the other end of the lake, it is possible to leave the kayaks parked and reach the famous views of the “lake over the ocean”.

    The problem is that if it is windy it is difficult to handle the kayak, although not impossible. In addition, those responsible for the activity are very friendly. We would definitely repeat it again! 🙂

  27. Nicolette Cutright

    This was as incredible experience! Michael was fantastic! Super friendly and flexible. This was a great value and an experience not to be missed!

  28. Paulina Rousseau

    The experience was great despite the rainy weather.

  29. Peer Woyczechowski

    This tour is a must do when visiting the Faroe Islands!
    We had great weather and the views were absolutely stunning!
    Highly recommend to anyone!

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