Luleå’s close proximity to water means that water sports have a natural place in our everyday lives. This can be seen not least in the skilled canoers nurtured by the city – members of Sweden’s national team such as Joel Elenius and Henrik Strand have honed their skills on Skurholsmfjärden.

Training opportunities for elite canoers are good but options for leisure paddlers who wish to experience Luleå’s natural environment are even better. Rent a canoe, take a look at our kayaking guide and get out there. It is an experience not to be missed. In Luleå you can choose between canoeing on the open sea, along our rivers or on our lakes. You are never far away from calm kayaking waters. To allow you to make the most of your experience we have developed a kayaking guide in collaboration with experienced practitioners, our Kayaking guide to help you find the waters that are just right for you. We recommend that you either download the guide via the link above, or that you collect a printed copy from the Luleå Tourist Centre, found inside Kulturens Hus in central Luleå. In the kayaking guide we have compiled a selection of both simpler and more challenging routes, covering day trips as well as longer excursions.

Kayak guide

For suggested routes for kayaking, download the guide in pdf-format:

Kayaking routes of Luleå archipelago >> (ENG).

Or order a printed copy från Luleå Turistcenter.


Rent canoe/kayak

Äventyrsbutiken Hägglunds 

Luleå Kajakklubb, Kanotcentral 

Luleå Archipelago Adventures 

Canoe Adventure North 

Brändö konferens & fritidsby 

Klubbviken, Sandön 

First Camp, Arcus


Guided day trips

Explore Luleå  

Ouroboros - Luleå Archipelago Adventures 

Canoe Adventure North

Creactive Adventures