Kayak on the Lake Above the Ocean

Kayak on the Lake Above the Ocean
Kayaking Faroe Islands
Kayak on Sørvágsvatn
Kayak on Leitisvatn
Kayak on the Lake Above the Ocean
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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 Trælanípa and Bøsdalafossur. 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 and your kayak trip will start in the lake’s end towards the airport. 

The ride back and forth takes approximately 2 hours. It gives you 1 hour to go ashore and relax while you experience the waterfall Bøsdalafossur and the slave cliff Trælanípa. Bøsdalafossur plunges into the Atlantic Ocean and Trælanípa is where you will get the iconic view of the lake Leitisvatn hanging over the ocean.

A stop at Trælanípan and Bøsdalafossur is a must for those travelling to the Faroe Islands. Besides taking in the sights at Trælanípan and Bøsdalfossu 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 at the northern end of the Faroe Islands largest lake you can paddle 6 km in your kayak and reach the southern end. 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 attractions Trælanípa and Bøsdalafossur. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Kayaking
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 7 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Trælanípan (Slave Cliff), Vágar, Bøsdalafossur waterfall, Leitisvatn
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00, 13:00, 16:00.


You will get your kayak by the lake Leitisvatn.

  • Life jacket

  • Tour guide

Good to know:

More than 8 m/sec. is NO GO.

If you want a guide/instructor: order in due time.



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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!
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