SUP – Stand Up Paddle i Fjordlandet

Jump onto a SUP-board and enjoy the waterside in Fjordlandet. Read this guide and get inspired to explore Roskilde, Lejre and Frederikssund on a SUP-board with the best places to SUP and how to rent equipment.

There are plenty of places in Fjordland where it’s ideal to go stand up paddleboarding (SUP).

SUP is for anyone looking for an active and enjoyable way to explore and appreciate nature.

It’s the perfect combination of peace and adventure, where you can both enjoy the tranquility of nature while challenging yourself with technique and endurance.

Fjordland is packed with charming harbors and beautiful beach parks, all of which are places from which you can start your SUP-board experience. From here, you can explore the fjord and discover scenic coves, islands, beautiful coastal landscapes, and small coastal villages.

A large part of the fjord is part of the Skjoldungernes Land National Park, and there’s never far to idyllic nature.

Additionally, you can experience plenty of life on the water in Roskilde Fjord as the fjord is rich in birdlife, abuzz with outdoor enthusiasts on the water, as well as sailed by “Viking ships” from the Viking Ship Museum.

On this page, you can discover the best places to paddleboard in Roskilde, Lejre, and Frederikssund, where to find rentals and SUP-courses, and get inspiration for other exciting water activities.

So hop onto your SUP-board and experience the waters of Fjordlandet.

Best places to SUP in Fjordlandet

Vigen Strandpark


Explore Roskilde Fjord from the beautiful Vigen Strandpark, which offers green beach meadows and a lovely sandy beach, complete with a wooden pier extending into the fjord. From the water you can enjoy a unique view of Roskilde, where a UNESCO World Heritage site stand tall in the form of Roskilde Cathedral and Viking ships set sail from the Viking Ship Museum.

You can start your trip by paddling up to Veddelev Havn and cross over to Kattinge Vig, where you’ll find shelter in the idyllic inlet that borders Boseurp Forest – perfectly suited for a pause.

Gershøj havn

Kirke Hyllinge

With easy and convenient access to the water at the harbor and well-equipped facilities on land, it’s easy to get started with your water journey at Gershøj Havn.

Once you’re on the water, you can head north towards Møllekrogen and Selsø Castle, enjoying the peaceful trip and the picturesque landscape. Alternatively, set your course south towards Lejre Vig and experience the fantastic surroundings along the route.

Marbæk Strandpark


Beautiful scenery awaits at Marbæk Strandpark, which is an ideal starting point for your SUP-experience in Frederikssund. Here you can easily and conveniently launch your SUP board and quickly get out on the water.

You can start by paddling north and experience Marbæk Havn. Take a detour through the canal at Enghusene and continue to Frederikssund Havn where you can enjoy the cozy harbor atmosphere. Optionally, finish with a break at the lovely local harbor bath.

Jyllinge havn and the islets


Jyllinge Havn is a perfect starting point for your SUP-experience. Enjoy the excellent onshore facilities and explore the exciting excursion possibilities among the islets not far from the harbor.

Take a trip to Eskilsø, the largest island in Roskilde Fjord, which is a paradise for birds and flora. Remember to check the access restrictions on the islets and land only via the harbor on Eskilsø.

Rent SUP-equipment easily at Outdoor Adventures

Embark on a SUP-excursion in Fjordlandet with rentals from Outdoor Adventures. Here, you’ll find all the gear and expertise you need for your next SUP-adventure. Rent either at Vigen Strandpark or make an appointment and have the equipment delivered to you.

Rent equipment

Outdoor Adventures offers all the gear you need to embark on exciting adventures on a SUP-board in Fjordlandet. They ensure that you are well-equipped for your experience by providing advice on wind and weather, places to visit as well as paddleboard techniques. That way you are sure to feel comfortable on the water.

You can find paddleboards at the fixed rental station at Vigen Strandpark. Mobile paddleboard rental is also available, and the equipment can be brought to you if you are a group.

Rent SUP-equipment at Outdoor Adventures

Paddleboard course

If you are a beginner – or need a refreshment of your paddleboard skills – you can get started on a 2-hour paddleboard course. The course includes a basic introduction to technique, equipment and knowledge on how to read wind, and weather, so you can confidently venture out onto the fjord.

It is possible to book courses at several locations:

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a popular water sport that is a versatile and fun activity enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. SUP involves using a large surfboard that you stand or kneel on and use a long paddle to propel yourself through the water.

SUP is versatile and enjoyable activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.

  • For beginners, both children and adults, SUP offers a low-impact and fun way to get out on the water and enjoy nature. It’s easy to learn to balance on the paddleboard.
  • For the experienced water sports enthusiast, SUP provides the opportunity to challenge oneself both physically and mentally. From paddling long distances to performing advanced maneuvers and tricks, there are always new ways to improve your skills.
  • SUP is also suitable for families and groups looking for a fun and interactive activity together. It’s a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with each other in nature.

“Downwind” refers to a specific type of paddling where the paddler utilizes the wind to move in a particular direction. When paddleboarding “downwind,” it means moving with the wind at your back, making it easier to glide forward on the water.

To paddle “downwind” effectively, it requires a good understanding of the wind direction and strength, as well as skill in controlling the board and reacting to waves and wind conditions along the way. It’s an exciting and challenging technique that demands both skills and experience in the sport of SUP.

DownWind in Fjordlandet

There are excellent opportunities for Downwind SUP on Roskilde Fjord, typically with westerly winds, from Gershøj to Salvadparken or Veddelev depending on the wind direction. However, note that Downwind is recommended only for experienced SUP’ers.


When you are stand up paddling, it is essential that you are aware of certain safety elements. With the following 5 basic rules, we want to help you have a safe trip on the water.

1. ALWAYS use a leash (rope that connects you to the board)

2. Remember to wear a PFD/life jacket (it’s illegal to paddle without)

3. Bring your phone in a waterproof bag

4. Don’t go alone on the water and inform someone where you will go and when you expect to return.

5. ALWAYS check wind and weather conditions before going out. Do not go out in offshore winds if you are a beginner or slightly experienced.

Experience the world’s best surfers in Copenhagen

Our stand up paddle (SUP) guide is developed in close relationship with Surf & SUP Denmark, the national governing body for surfing and SUP, who will host the World SUP Championship in Copenhagen from September 16-22, 2024. Everybody is invited to join the event, as the host will organize a huge paddle festival with lots of side activities. This includes the mass-participation event, Copenhagen SUP, which will give you the opportunity to paddle around Copenhagen harbour and experience the vibrant city from the waterside. Get to know more

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