Affordable 3 Hour Kayaking on Lake Above the Ocean
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.
- Life jacket
- Tour guide
More than 8 m/sec. is NO GO. If you want a guide/instructor: order in due time. If you go fast, you might have some time on land near Trælanípa and Bøsdalafossur waterfall.
When you venture into the lake Leitisvatn in your rented kayak, you do so at your own risk. We accept no liability for any injury.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) Can this trip be done without experience?
Yes, the tour can be done as an inexperienced kayaker. These kayaks are super easy to paddle.
2) What would you recommend to wear?
Dress in layers as it can be cold. Wear something warm such as a windproof jacket. You can then take off the jacket if it gets too warm when on the tour.
3) Is it possible to bring a photo camera and keep it dry?
Yes, there is room in the kayak for the camera. You can rent a waterproof bag at the kayaking site for free just for safety.
4) What's the distance you travel?
It is basically up to you how far you want to go. You can paddle all the way to Bøsdalafossur waterfall and go on land if you like. Just cruising along the waterfront is also enjoyable.
Guide to Faroe Islands offers friendly cancellation policies for cancellations related to COVID-19 reasons.
If you place a booking on Guide to Faroe Islands but test positive when in the Faroe Islands or if your flight to the Faroe Islands is canceled due to COVID-19, you will get a full refund. Alternatively, you can choose to reschedule your trip to another date.
All cancellations must be made by e-mail. Guide to Faroe Islands is making every effort to ensure the best protection for the client in case of cancellations.
These terms apply to day tours and activities booked on Guide to Faroe Islands when cancelled by traveller:
- a) For cancellations more than 48 hours before the start of the activity, you will receive a full refund (small processing cost taken by the payment provider).
- b) For cancellations 48 hours or less before the start of the activity or in case of no-show, no refund.
If you need to adjust your travel plans to the Faroe Islands, please kindly email us and we will try our best to present you with an alternative plan. These terms apply to multi-day tours and vacation packages.
- More than 7 days prior to arrival/tour date – 100% refund (small transaction fee taken by payment provider)
- 3-7 days prior to arrival/tour date – 50% refund
- Less than 48 hours prior to arrival/tour date – no refund
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- More than 7 days prior to pickup – 100% refund (small transaction fee taken by payment provider)
- 3-7 days prior to pickup – 50% refund
- Less than 48 hours prior to pickup – no refund