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Norse Bylgja

Norse Bylgja Composite Sea Kayak - Red/White

Cornwall Canoes staff paddling the Norse Bylgja

The Norse Bylgja kayak being paddled in coastal waters

The Norse Bylgja kayak being paddled in swell

Norse Bylgja Sea Kayak

Composite Sea Kayaks with Chined Hull

With its hard chines and Greenland lines the Norse Bylgja is ideal for exploring the British coastline and will look after the paddler whatever the weather.

Price: £1799.00

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Norse Bylgja

The ancient Norse name Bylgja means 'big breaking wave' and was given to a sea goddess who roamed the oceans around Scandinavia. Now you can do the same in this Greenland inspired sea kayak. Its hard chines, distinct rocker line and upswept bow ensure excellent handling in all sea states and the strong hull is reinforced with aramid both on the keel and the chines to give superb strength to weight. The vacuum bag moulding technique used to make these kayaks produces a very even thickness and smooth finish. Usefully the skeg control is on the foredeck for ease of access.

The layout is three hatch, three bulkhead with an extra useful storage bag up front for on water paddling essentials whilst the traditional day hatch behind the cockpit can be used for a quick access cooking set up or wet weather gear. There are of course full decklines, chart storage and paddle storage bungees. All deck fittings are recessed for safety and also give a sleek uncluttered look to the deck.

The Bylgja composite Sea Kayak is a delight to paddle and far more playful than its 17ft length would suggest., however it has enough capacity to carry supplies for a proper multi-day expedition. At 55cm wide and with a volume of around 350 litres it suits paddlers up to 110kg and would be considered medium volume. If you are of smaller build we would suggest you look at the Idun.

All in all the Bylgia has to be considered as fantastic value when set against other composite sea kayaks yet there appears to be no corners cut. The design, finish and attention to detail and amazing price make the Norse Bylgja composite kayak a perfect partner for UK paddling.


  • 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


  • Length: 17 FT / 520 CM
  • Width: 21.65 Inches / 55 CM
  • Weight: 52.9LB / 24 KG
  • Volume: 350 Litres
  • Cockpit: 90cm x 46cm - R5 / Bigdeck for easy fit or R4 / Keyhole for tight fit
  • Manufacturers Maximum Loading Weight: 180 KGOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Norse Bylgja for your weight
  • Manufacturers Paddler Weight Range: 60-110 KGOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Norse Bylgja for your weight


Norse Bylgja in Red and White

Red and White

Norse Bylgja in Black and White

Black and White


We do not offer a courier delivery service for the Norse Bylgja sea kayaks (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 in store collection*.

Our other stores are:

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

If you need any further help or advice about the Norse Bylgja please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop