SUP – Stand Up Paddleboarding

SUP, also known as “stand up paddleboarding,” is a fun way to get around on the water’s surface. It is a great introduction to various types of surfing, easier than wave surfing and more peaceful than kitesurfing.

The stability of a SUP board makes it just as easy to SUP on a breezy day at sea as in any of Halmstad’s rivers on windless days. You do not need any special prior knowledge, as SUP is suitable for most people, large or small, beginners or pros. It’s also excellent exercise. While enjoying nature and your adventure on the water, you get strength, mobility and balance training, almost without even noticing that you’re putting in the effort.

SUP on Fylleån

SUP on Fylleån. Photo: Kitekalle

Glide down the river

Take your friends on an adventure down the leafy Fylleån River, or along the Nissan River if you prefer a more relaxed paddling trip.

The Fylleån River

With its Amazon-like environment, where branches stretch out over the water and rising stones challenge your steering, the Fylleån River can offer a real SUP challenge for you. This is Kitekalle’s most popular tour and a perfect, moderately adventurous activity to enjoy with family or friends.

The Nissan River

For a slightly calmer ride, there’s the Nissan River. It is a perfect option for those who want to try SUP for the first time or just want an outing in close proximity to the city. Stop somewhere to replenish your energy reserves. Söderfamiljen Restaurant is easily accessible and a perfect paddling distance. You can even book a champagne tour along the Nissan River (swe). External link, opens in new window.

 Several people on a megasup in the sea in Halmstad

Megasup på havet. Photo: Kitekalle

SUP in the sea

Would you rather embark on an adventure at sea? Face the waves and challenge your balance even further? There are several beautiful routes to choose from, and no matter where you opt to paddle, Halmstad’s coast offers fantastic nature experiences.

One great option is an evening trip to the Tylön Nature Reserve for a picnic overlooking Tylösand’s long, sandy beach before the sun goes down. Just make sure that you are permitted to paddle ashore – Tylön is home to sensitive bird life and most of the island is off-limits to visitors from April to mid-July.

Stand up paddle i solnedgång

Photo: Artitcom, Mostphotos

Rentals, activities and courses

If you don’t have your own board, you can rent one from several rental services in Halmstad. Are you looking for a really unusual experience? Try practicing yoga or other fitness activities on an SUP!


Those who want to take stand up paddleboarding to the next level can do yoga activities out on the water, all while balancing on a SUP board. On the river Nissan, close to Halland's Art museum, you can book a SUP-yoga session from Kitekalle External link, opens in new window. (swe). During the summer Kitekalle also holds several yoga classes close to Laxön Island, weather permitting.

Courses and rental services

Contact one of Halmstad’s experts for info about rentals, courses or guides: Kitekalle (swe), External link, opens in new window. Söderpiren (swe), External link, opens in new window. Ohana (swe) External link, opens in new window. and Namasea (swe). External link, opens in new window. Halmstad city and Västra stranden (beach) also have Kayakomat locations. Here you can rent kayaks and SUP boards. Book via External link, opens in new window.

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