Kayaking the Stockholm Archipelago with Wild Camping
If you’re looking for adventure then you’re in the right place! Just moments out of the city the archipelago begins, with almost 30,000 islands it’s one of the most unique areas in Europe. It offers great paddling conditions and plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife. Why not take an overnight trip and make the most of the long days and beautiful scenery, enjoy some delicious Swedish meals and find your own island to make your home for the evening.
Your guide will meet you at the jetty in Runmarö, and after getting geared up and having a short introduction session with the kayaks you will set off on a beautiful adventure of discovery!
Having yourself a few days out in the archipelago will give you plenty of opportunity to perfect your paddling technique, however, it’s not all about paddling. Your local guide has a wealth of knowledge on the surrounding flora and fauna, and the history of Stockholm, so there will be plenty to learn and discuss as you go. You will also be able to take a swim, do some fishing (maybe even catch something for dinner!) and enjoy a quieter pace of life with your fellow kayakers.
The tours do not follow a fixed route, your guide will be flexible and pick the best route taking into consideration the weather, and the needs, desires and abilities of the group. You will often paddle to the outer “Skerries”, a true wilderness, and camp on uninhabited and remote islands, which are frequented by only a few people. If you have always dreamed of sleeping under the stars, this is your time!
If the weather is good, it will be possible to paddle leisurely to Bullerö Island, far out towards the open ocean. Bullerö Island was the inspiration for the famous Swedish artist Bruno Liljefors. If you are interested, it may even be possibile to visit the little museum and picturesque village before paddling on to the next remote camping spot.
Delicious typical Swedish meals are freshly prepared, and cooked on outdoor stoves for you whilst on your kayaking trip.
You do not need any previous kayaking experience or much ‘muscle-power’ to enjoy a kayaking tour, although some experience of outdoor life may come in handy. Naturally safety always comes first, and your guide will make sure that everyone is at ease and knows how to deal with the wind and the waves before crossing open stretches.
On the last day, you will arrive back to Runmarö in the late afternoon.
All dates for our Multi Day Kayak Tours 2017:
2 days – 27-28 May
2 days – 10-11 July
3 days – 17-19 July
4 days – 24-27 July
2 days – 31 July -1 August
3 days – 21-23 August
2 days – 26-27 August