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Norse Bylgja Sea Kayak

High Quality, Affordable Sea Kayak With Hard Chine Design

A greenland inspired Norse Sea Kayak Design with Hard Chines. The Bylgja is a superb sea kayak for paddlers looking to tackle the ever changing british weather conditions!

Fibreglass Construction:£1,799.00 (RRP £1,999.00 - Saving £200.00)

Carbon Construction:£2,499.00 (RRP £2,799.00 - Saving £300.00)

Norse Bylgja Composite Sea Kayak

Norse Bylgja Composite Sea Kayak in Black/White

Paddling Coastal Swell in the Norse Bylgja off the Cornish Coast
Rough Water Paddling in the Norse Bylgja Sea Kayak
Sea Kayaking Cornwall in the Norse Bylgja
The Norse Bylgja holds its own in rough swelly conditions
Exploring off of Gribben Head in Cornwall with the Norse Bylgja
Norse Bylgja Sea Kayak Battling The Swell
Norse Bylgja - A Very Capable Sea Kayak For Paddling British Waters
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Norse Bylgja Sea Kayak

This Norse designed and Greenland inspired sea kayak draws its name from a Norse ledgendary figure who takes the form of a wave. The Bylgja is made for travelling the seas and riding the ocean swells with enough storage for weekend camping or longer multi-day expeditions.

This is a hardchine kayak which tracks extremely well in all conditions, and turns on a dime when needed. At maximum deployment the 10 inch retractable skeg drops down to a steep angle to deal with harsh conditions or can be used at low angles if just a little extra tracking is needed. As with all Norse sea kayaks Bylgja's hull is reinforced with aramid all the way through her keel and the chines have the same reinforcing, so this boat has great ridgidity and can take a beating. There are three bulkheads, two of which are accessed by good sized day hatches for packing larger equipment. The third smaller bulkhead behind the cockpit can easilly be accessed while on the water and is useful for stowing wet weather clothes to hand in case of squalls and showers. There is also room for cooking kit and food you might need for a break on a beach during a trip. There is also a convenient small hatch in front of the cockpit which gives access to a mesh bag which is ideal for stowing all the bits and bobs you need while paddling.

The rear deck has storage designed for a Greenland stick or a norsaq reflecting the Greenland influence. It is equally at home being paddled with euroblades although a spare set might need to be stored on the foredeck if needed. The oval cockpit allows larger paddlers to enter seat first then bring their legs on board which would make a solo re-entry on the water relatively easy. The deck fittings and compass mount are both recessed so the upper deck is sleek and stylish. The Storage Hatches are well-designed and renowned for being hard wearing. The signature printed seam tape with Viking motifs is an example of the attention to detail typical of Norse designs.

The Bylgja tracks and glides very well, as you would expect from a 17 foot kayak, which makes it ideal for long distance touring on calmer waters. With a V shaped hull and hard chines it is also at home playing in lively seas and handles rough conditions very well. Intermediate paddlers will find that edging over onto the chines is confidence inspiring and they will be able to hold an edge with ease and control the arc of turn with small weight andjustments. Advanced paddlers will find this kayak to be reliable, responsive and well able to cope with a wide range of sea conditions. These characteristics reflect the Norse heritage - The Bylgja is designed to cope with seas which are often like glass high up in the fjords but which can be wild on the more open coastlines. This suits the Bylgja to UK sea kayaking conditions with our unpredicable weather that can change conditions quickly.

All of this at an unbeatable price, for a composite sea kayak you really can't get any better!

Our staff have been paddling the Norse Kayaks and testing them out in a range of conditions - read our review of the Norse Bylgja by Clicking Here.

Canoe Shops UK Staff Member Jim Paddling The Norse Bylgja On The River Dee.


  • Deck Lines & Bungees
  • Retractable Skeg System
  • Deck Compass Recess
  • V hull with gentle rocker, flatter bottomed mid section and hard chines.
  • Two main hatches fore and aft with generous storage bulkheads
  • Convenient small forward deck hatch - accessable whilst on the water
  • Medium sized rear deck hatch and third bulkhead also accessible while paddling
  • Constructed From Vacuum Bagged Fibreglass Composite, reinforced with aramid along the keel & chines - Carbon construction also available


  • Length: 17 FT / 520 CM
  • Width: 21.65 Inches / 55 CM
  • Fibreglass Construction Weight: 52.9LB / 24 KG
  • Carbon Construction Weight: 46.30LB / 21 KG
  • Volume: 350 Litres
  • Cockpit: 90cm x 46cm - R5 / Bigdeck for easy fit or R4 / Keyhole for tight fit
  • Manufacturers Maximum Loading Weight: 140 KG
  • Manufacturer's Paddler Weight Range: 60-110 KG Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Norse Bylgja Sea Kayak for your weight


Norse Bylgja Sea Kayak in Black/White


Norse Bylgja Sea Kayak in Red/White


Collection Only

Courier delivery is not available for some products such as Open Canoes, Hobie Kayaks and Composite Sea Kayaks. Please contact us with your address details and we will provide delivery options using our own vehicles (if available). We can offer collection of these products from any of our nationwide store - see below for more info.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Norse Bylgja Sea Kayak. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Give us a call on 01726 862798 if you have any questions about the Norse Bylgja Sea Kayak