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Norse Kayaks Bylgja

Norwegian Sea Kayak available in the UK

Incredibly well designed and constructed composite sea kayak at an affordable price.

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

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

Norse Bylgja

im and Colin from Manchester Canoes - Taking the Bylgja out on the Dee estuary

Jim from Manchester Canoes on the Menai Straits

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Norse Bylgja

The Bylgja (pronounced bill-gee-ya) is named after the Old Norse word for wave. Very appropriate as this model has a moderate rocker and hard chines, making it an ideal boat for the rough waters encountered around the UK's varied coastline.

At 17ft foot and weighing only 24kg (fibreglass layup) this is a sea kayak designed for covering distance, and also be loaded up to carry overnight kit when multi-day expeditioning. The recommended maximum carry capacity is 140kg, and a paddler weight range of 60-110kg which gives scope for the Bylgja to be loaded up to the hilt with equipment, water and provisions for extended island hopping excursions.

For those just wanting to use the Bylgja for day paddling, the rough water aficionado's will appreciate the hard, Aramid reinforced chines running the length of the boat. Perfect for carving tight turns on tide-race eddylines and playing in surf. This model is also nicely balanced front to rear to give a precise ride and predictable handling.

Lighter paddlers should look at the Norse Kayaks Idun for a same shaped boat, but scaled down to suit smaller and junior sea kayakers.

Click here to read the in-depth review from Jim at Manchester Canoes

Manchester Canoes Manager Jim Out Paddling The Norse Bylgja.

Key Features

  • Moderate Rocker on a V-Shaped Hull
  • 3x Bulkheads allow for 3x Watertight Storage Areas.
  • 1x Deck Mounted Day Hatch (easily accessible from the paddling position)
  • Fore and Aft Deck Lines.
  • Deck Elastics.
  • Retractable Firm Skeg.
  • Aramid Reinforced Keel Line and Chines.
  • Adjustable Padded Backrest and Seat.
  • Vacuum Bag Construction Results in a Quality, Evenly Distributed Gelcoat.
  • Pedal-Style Adjustable Footrests.
Weight Fiberglass 24kg
Weight Carbon 21kg
Length 520 cm (17´1´´)
Width 55 cm
Cockpit Depth 30 cm
Internal Cockpit 84x40cm
Volume 350 L
Max Loaded Capacity 140 kg (276 lbs)
Recommended Paddler Weight Range
Front Bulk Head Volume 65 L
Rear Bulk Head Volume 70 L


Norse Bylgja Black/White

Norse Bylgja

Norse Bylgja Black/White

Norse Bylgja


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We do not offer a courier delivery service for the Norse Bylgja (or any other composite kayak)

Please contact us if you would like a delivery price using our own vehicles.

Collection - Click & Collect

You can buy a Norse Bylgja online from our website and pick it up from ourselves or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection*.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - Near Newquay
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Hampshire

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

For further help and information about the Norse Bylgja, please call us on 01925 818437