Did you know...

The island’s name originates from “high island”, and consequently, if ever an invading force advanced up through the Oslo Fjord (the most practical way to invade the city), the watchmen on Hovedøya would be some of the first to know.

The island therefore boasts a fort built in 1808 with an array of cannons pointing south.

During the medieval period, an abbey on the island was the Oslo region’s main trading post. After the reformation, however, the abbey was raided by King Christian II in 1532 and its ruins are testament to this.

Private Guided Winter Kayaking Fjord Tour around Hovedøya

For the first time we are offering winter kayak tours of Oslofjord. Perfect for kick off events, team building, associations, bachelor parties and other celebrations!

Our 3-hour tour around Hovedøya is suitable for all levels. No kayaking experience required.

  • We provide all gear – kayak, paddle, lifejacket, spray skirt, drysuit, neoprene paddling shoes, gloves/mitts and hood. You may want to bring your own gloves to wear underneath the neoprene paddling mitts.
  • Please bring at least two layers of wool thermals without zips (top and bottom) and wool socks to wear under the drysuit. No cotton.
  • There is a changing area and storage for your belongings.
  • Longer tours available on request. Please email kontakt@madgoats.no
  • There is also a public Winter Fjord Tour running most weeks.

Price

  • 4 to 11 people – kr 990 per person

Booking Enquiry

Participants

Age requirement: 14 yrs +
Fitness requirement: low – medium

Skill level: Beginner. No experience needed.

Duration

3 hours including getting kitted up, safety briefing and tour.

Location

GreenBoats, Stranden, Aker Brygge, 0250 Oslo

Price

Adult – kr 990 per person, including all winter kit hire.

25% off for children (14 years -18 years) and students.

Equipment

We provide all gear – kayak, paddle, lifejacket, spray skirt, dry suit, neoprene paddling shoes, gloves/mitts and hood. You may want to bring your own gloves to wear underneath the neoprene paddling mitts.

What to bring

A towel, at least two layers of wool thermals without zips (top and bottom) and wool socks to wear under the dry suit. No cotton. If you are going for a sauna at GreenBoats you will also need swim wear.

Meeting Point – GreenBoats, Aker Brygge