Guided Kayak Tour Haldenkanalen

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Every day. Choose the time when you book.

hour from Oslo with car
percent recommendation
halden canal
Guided kayak tour Halden Canal. Foto: Visit Indre Østfold


Isabel S
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Vi hadde en suuuuper dag! Vi kommer i hvert fall tilbake!!!
Silje M
Silje M
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Dette var en veldig bra opplevelse. Kjempefine padleomgivelser, spesielt for nybegynnere som oss. Mange bademuligheter underveis og fine områder å spise nistepakken og evt grilling for de som ønsker det. Imøtekommende og hyggelig folk.
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Hei Oddbjørn! Hadde en helt fantastisk fin opplevelse på onsdag 🙂 Tusen takk 🙂 Ha en kjempefin dag og helg!
Helene16. aug 2020
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Det var heeelt fantastisk! Kommer garantert tilbake 🙂
Sour D
Sour D
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It was a great time and the price was very good, the kayaks were comfortable.😍
Jan V
Jan V
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Very nice trip with kajakk. Everyting worked perfectly. A 4 hour trip with my wife in sunshine. I recomand this to everyone.

A kayak trip on the Halden Canal is an experience that offers varied nature, from peaceful rivers to beautiful lakes, islands, and wilderness. On the trip, you will pass through historic locks that have been in use for over a hundred years!

Starting in Ørje, our experienced guides will safely take you through rivers, lakes, and locks, as well as show you the way to hidden gems.

We also offer transportation from Oslo. It is possible to hop on and off along the way – see prices.

Foto: Oda Hveem. Guidet kajakktur Haldenkanalen

Day trip or overnight stay

We cater for both short and longer trips. If you have limited time, you can join us for a day trip, or if you want to explore more, you can join our overnight trip and sleep in new shelters or hammocks. Along the way, we will visit cafes and enjoy the sun while paddling through diverse bird and wildlife.

Whether you are an experienced kayaker or a beginner looking for a fun and unique experience, a guided tour on the Halden Canal offers something for everyone.

All necessary equipment included

A guided tour with us includes all necessary equipment such as high-quality kayaks, paddles, life jackets, and maps, so you can focus on enjoying the experience. We also offer easy arrangements for cooking, either with a campfire or a camping stove. Equipment for overnight stays must be brought by the participants themselves.

We are located in Ørje, right by the Ørje locks, a 1-hour drive from Oslo Central Station. Easy parking available.

Guided kayak Tour Halden Canal

The Locks in the Halden Canal

Through the Halden Canal, there are several historic locks. These can be paddled through, or the kayaks can be carried around them. Either way, it is an experience to see the locks in action.


About the rental location (opening hours, facilities, etc.)

“From Oslo, it takes about 60 minutes by car. Ørje locks are located right by the E18, easy access. We also offer transportation services, see prices. A simple and nice travel description will be sent automatically after you have booked.”


Yes. There is free parking nearby.

We are open from 07.00-23.00

We do not offer drop-in for guided kayaking tours. Please check the kayak rental on Haldenkanalen in the menu instead.

“Toilet facilities are available near the meeting point.”


In Halden canal, we also offer kayak rental. These are perfect if you want to go for a trip alone, or together with family and friends.


About the equipment – guided tour Halden Canal

Not at Halden Canal, but we have two double kayaks at Vansjø. Se the menu.

Each kayak has room for one person. Most children over 6 years old are able to paddle on their own, but some may be more interested in looking at water lilies than paddling, so it’s a good idea to bring a rope in case you need to tow the child for a while.

Our kayaks are unfortunately not suitable for dogs.

We have tried over fifty different kayaks, and we have had about ten different brands in our fleet. We are so satisfied with the Oru Beach LT that all of our kayaks are now of this brand. Oru Beach LT is a great engineering feat, given that they are both stable and wide, have good propulsion, and maintain course. In addition, they are lightweight and foldable. This makes the bus ride back a breeze.

We have many different sizes of vests, from 15 kilos and up to 90+. The vest, paddle, and map are always included.

We do not have spray skirts at the moment. It is not common to use them here as it is wave-free. The paddle oars have rings that prevent most drops.


The kayak has plenty of storage space, enough for a day trip or an overnight trip. There is storage space both in the front and back of the kayak.

No, these kayaks are very easy to paddle and in combination with little wind, a rudder is not necessary.


All activities involve some level of risk. The common risks associated with kayaking include encountering boats and ships, waves, and strong winds. However, in this area, there are no boats, no waves, and the conditions are simple. Capsizing is rare, but if it were to happen, one can easily slide out of these kayaks. It is important that anyone who kayaks does so while sober. To increase safety, it is recommended to kayak with one or more companions. Being able to swim also enhances safety.

About the Halden Canal and the Area

Yes, there is a toilet near the meeting point. In addition, there are toilets along the canal.


There are good fishing opportunities in Haldenkanalen. You can buy a fishing license here.

Along the Halden Canal, there are many lean-tos that are free for everyone to use. In addition, there is a campsite and several suitable places for tents and hammocks. Ask us if you need specific tips.


The water is good for fishing and swimming, so it’s possible that it’s safe to drink – but we prefer to boil it.


From Oslo, it’s about a 60-minute drive. The Ørje locks, the meeting point, are located right by the E18 with easy access. A travel description will be sent automatically after you have booked.


We have eight Oru Beach LT kayaks. These fun kayaks can be folded up, which is perfect for the transport back to Ørje. Our guides will assist you with this.

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Guidet kajakktur Haldenkanalen 2023

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