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.

Guided Winter Kayaking Fjord Tour around Hovedøya

Oslo Fjord is one of Oslo’s many famous attractions, and a lot of people jump on the ferries to go and see the islands... maybe you are one of the more adventurous ones?

This 3-hour tour is suitable for all levels. No kayaking experience required.

  • 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.
  • Please bring at least two layers of wool thermals without zips (top and bottom) and wool socks to wear under the dry suit. No cotton.
  • There is the option to warm up in GreenBoats saunas after the course so you need to bring swim wear and a towel if you would like to join. Just show your Mad Goats booking to get a 25% discount.
  • There is a changing area and storage at GreenBoats for your belongings.
  • Can be booked as a private group.
  • This tour can be purchased as a gift.

Price

  • Adults – kr 990 including all winter kit hire.
  • 25% off for children, students and youth (30 years and under).
  • 15% off for OsloPass holders – go to VisitOslo to get your discount code.

Calendar and Booking

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Participants

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

Skill level: Beginner. No experience needed.

Duration

3 hours

Location

GreenBoats, Stranden, Aker Brygge, 0250 Oslo

Price

Adult kr 990 including all winter kit hire.

25% off for children, students and youth (30 years and under). 15% off for OsloPass holders – go to VisitOslo to get your discount code.

There is the option to warm up in GreenBoats saunas after the course – just show your Mad Goats booking to get a 25% discount.

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