Kayaking and Canoeing on Lake Hallstatt in Austria - © Outdoor Leadership

Kayaking and Canoeing

Each paddle stroke offers a new perspective

Ahead the bow waves lap, left and right gargle the swirls that were set by the paddle in the water. The eyes wander from the towering 2000m high Krippenstein to the mighty Sarstein, and all gloomy thoughts sink into the crystal clear water. Numerous bathing area, such as the one in Untersee (Bad Goisern), the tranquil bathing island in Hallstatt or the leisure centre in Obertraun invite you to take a spring into the cool waters.

On Lake Hallstatt there is an almost endless variety of impressions, which are accessible from a kayak: Practically from any point, the emerald green mountain lake looks different. This is due to on one hand the numerous bays and the mountain scenery, and on the other to the numerous large and small streams that feed the lake crystal clear waters.

But also on the eastern shore of the fjord-like lake you will always find excellent small places and corners to “set anchor”: for example, the “Goiserer Platzl”. Whoever wishes to make a stop here can let their culinary pleasures run free in the adjacent restaurant destination "Seeraunzn".

A day in a kayak on Lake Hallstatt does not cost much, but it brings a lot of fun and impressive experiences, from dreamlike mountain and landscape panoramas to encounters with water birds of all kinds. With a little luck you can even see the odd fish jump right in front of your bow!

Sea Kayak or Canoe Rental on Lake Hallstatt

What could be nicer than exploring our beautiful Salzkammergut lakes by boat? Pathfindep in Bad Goisern rents out 1-seater kayaks or two/three-seater canoes. Duration: May to September in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Prices at a glance

  • Kajak Einsitzer for 1 person:
    Full day: 38.- Euro
    Half day: 28.- Euro
  • Kajak Einsitzer for persons:
    Full day: 50.- Euro
    Half day: 40.- Euro
  • SUP (Stand Up Paddle)
    Full day: 35.- Euro
    Half day: 25.- Euro
  • Contact
    Pathfinder Events Bad Goisern
    Contact person:: Gerhard Gschwendtner
    Ramsau 55
    4822 Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt
    Opening hours: Mon to Fri 9.00 to 12.00 hrs.
    Phone:+43 (0) 664 25 27 059
    E-Mail: office@gerhardgschwendtner.at
    Homepage: www.pathfinder-events.at
  • Service
    Water temperatures

    Lake Hallstatt
    Current average value: °C 15
    Measured on: 14.06.2024
    Water quality: very good
    Subject to change

Please note!
How do storm warning beacons work?

Whether you’re out in a rental boat from one of the numerous rental agencies on Lake Hallstatt or underway in your own vessel, there is always a potential for storms or high waves on the lake. Storm warning beacons call attention to the weather conditions in the area. The storm warning beacons (an orange, blinking spotlight) are positioned in the north and south so that at least one signal is visual from any point on the lake.

In this manner, water enthusiasts can be immediately warned in the event of strong winds or storms. You should be aware of and heed the respective signals. A quickly rotating light signifies an approaching storm. You should leave the water immediately!

A slowly rotating light means that a storm can arise at some point in the near future. You may remain on the water but stay close to shore. Should you find yourself in a dangerous situation, call the emergency number 130. Your boat rental agency is available to answer additional questions. We hope you have a memorable and safe outing on Lake Hallstatt. 


If you have any questions on these topics, please contact the staff at Tourism Information.

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    Tourist information

    The 4 tourism offices of the
    UNESCO World Heritage region of H
    allstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut
    on a click
    Tourism information Bad Goisern
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 100
    Tourism information Gosau
    Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 20
    Tourism information Hallstatt
    Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 30
    Tourism information Obertrau
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40

Please note

Due to the current situation, changes can occur at any time. We look forward to your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and wish you a relaxing and restful holiday. See you in the heart of Austria.

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