Kayaking on lake Sandsvatn

Explore the untouched nature on the Faroe Islands as you glide through the beautiful lake Sandsvatn. You will get a hands-on experience of the pristine natural wonders on this much appreciated lake in Sandur.


You can book your kayak here via Guide to Faroe Islands or contact Visit Sandoy at info@visitsandoy.fo

Price - the price is 200DKK for renting a kayak for three hours.

Availability - all year, but do not go kayaking if the wind is too strong!

Lake Sandsvatn

Lake Sandsvatn is situated behind the local beach in Sandur. Sandsvatn is the third biggest lake on the Faroe Islands and is a long and shallow lake rich in trout. Every spring it is the last resting place for whooper swans on their way to Iceland.

There are small valleys around you so that in the interior Sandoy gives a softer and more rounded impression than most of the other islands. As Sandoy is the most fertile island in the Faroe Islands, you will enjoy the rich bird life and the flora around the lake.

Practical information about kayaking in Sandur

You will pick up your kayak at the base by the river bank just outside the village Sandur. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced paddler, this is the perfect adventure as a part of you stay in the Sandoy area.

All kayaks are single person boats. You will spend 3 hours in the kayak and enjoy the scenic view from the lake where you will see the drenched river bank and the low mountains surrounding lake Sandsvatn.

Our sea kayaks are the safest on the market and are quick-to-learn. Getting on the water is also easy in these kayaks.


All individuals are responsible to manage their own safety. This responsibility includes assessing your gear, skill level, and physical conditioning relative to the conditions and location, as well as making decisions about what you will or will not do. Participants acknowledge that kayaking can be inherently dangerous. Participants, on their behalf, agree to hold the owner of the kayaks blameless in the event of such injury, damage or death. Please use your judgment in assessing your ability to participate safely in this activity.