With the sea to the east, lakes, rivers and streams, Umeå has a lot to offer for those who love to paddle or who have not yet discovered the fantastic feeling.

Plenty of options!

Paddle calmly downstream in your canoe or kayak, stop for swimming, a picnic or fishing. Try something out of the ordinary and you will have a wonderful experience. In the Umeå Region, there is a large variety of paddle waters, tranquil lakes, rivers and seas to explore.



New summer 2022 - Kayakomater

Book online - Unlock - Paddle. Now Umeå residents and visitors are able to rent a kayak or a SUP board via an app. You will find a kayakomat in Kvarnlunden (Umeälven River) and Nydalasjön. More information here

Paddla. Foto Philip Avesand

Tavelsjö. Photo: Philip Avesand 



Gourmet paddling in Skeppsvik
Join a guided kayak trip in Skeppsvik's island archipelago. After the tour, a fantastic buffet awaits at Skeppsvik's manor.  
Book your trip with Umekajak

Midnight paddling in Holmsund
Paddle out into the magical northern summer night. Glide among cobs and cuts and enjoy the tranquility.
Book your trip with Umekajak

Rental of sea kayaks
On the island of Holmen between Holmsund and Obbola you can rent sea kayaks. More information about sea kayak rental here

öreälven-paddlingÖreälven. Photo: Philip Avesand



Midnight paddling in the Umeälven river
Book a guided tour in the summer night and you will experience some really nice places along the river. During the coffee break, you will hear stories about the river.
Book your trip with Granö Beckasin

Timber rafting in the Umeälven river
Build your own timber raft and fide down the river. Experience nature up close and enjoy the tranquility. 
Book your trip with Granö Beckasin

Paddle in the Öreälven river
High ravines and seep sandy banks rise up out of the water and form a powerful setting for your paddling.
Rent a canoe from Öreälvens kanotcenter

Paddle in the Umeälven River
Experience Umeå from the water by kayak or on a SUP board when it suits you. The kayakomat is located at Kvarnlunden. 
Rent a kayak via an app by Point 65

sävarån-fredrik-larssonSävarån. Photo: Fredrik Larsson

Lakes and small rivers


During your paddle trip you can stop at one of the islands for a coffee break or a dip in the lake. Do not miss the beautiful canal where the trees hang down.
Rent a canoe or kayak from Tavelsjö kanot & kajak

You paddle from Sävar to Skeppsvik. A nice day trip and suitable for families with children. Keep your eyes open and you may see beavers. 
Rent a canoe from Sävar kanot

Canoeing that varies between lakes and rivers. The lake system is nice and organized, which makes it easy to paddle.
Book a guided tour or rent a canoe from Åmsele By Seasons

Scenic paddling in one of Umeå's nature reserves. The stretch is incredibly beautiful and you have the opportunity to see moose, deer or beavers.
Rent a canoe from Umenatur

The lake is about three kilometers and is located in a nice outdoor area. The kayakomat is by the lake. 
Rent a kayak via an app by Point 65

Stand up paddling


Stand up paddling


You get to start by trying in calm water, practice balance and technique. Then you are ready for bigger challenges.
Book at Aurora Borealis Adventure

Try SUP in the lower delta of the Umeälven River. Good for beginners, protected from wind and waves. 
Rent your board at Rinneln Båtkiosk 

Glide down the Ume River and discover Umeå from the water. The kayakomat is located in Kvarnlunden. 
Rent your SUP board through an app at Point 65

Now you have the opportunity to rent a SUP board and experience Nydalasjön. The kayakomat is located by the lake.
Rent your SUP board through an app by Point 65

beapaddelPhoto: Bea Holmberg

Rent here


Umekajak - kayak
Åmsele by Seasons - canoe
Öreälvens kanotcenter - canoe
Tavelsjö kanot & kajak - canoe, kayak, paddle board
Umenatur - kanot
Sävar kanotuthyrning - canoe
TTGU - duble kayak
Point 65 - kayak, SUP board

The Right of Public Access

The Right of Public Access gives everyone the freedom to enjoy the Swedish countryside. However, there are a number of things you should keep in mind.