Kayaking in the Stockholm Archipelago

Paddle in the Serene Stockholm Archipelago for the Day

*Price: 1790 SEK per person*
*Available May – October*

If there is something you absolutely should not miss whilst in Stockholm, it’s kayaking in the archipelago! Just moments out of the city the archipelago begins, with almost 30,000 islands it’s one of the most unique areas in Europe. 

Highlights

  • Marvelous nature in a maze of 30000 islands in the Stockholm Archipelago
  • Easy to handle kayaks suitable for beginners
  • Qualified English-speaking kayak guide
  • Small groups, max 8 participants
  • Delicious food included

The Tour

You will meet your guide and group at Our Adventure Café and set off in our comfortable minivan on a short drive out to the archipelago proper. All our kayak guides are local, qualified and experienced, so once you are geared up they will take time to run through some basic paddling techniques and safety information with you before you set off on a beautiful journey of discovery!

The wildlife, rugged scenery and serenity of the paddle will blow you away! It really is a very special place and there’s no better way to enjoy it than in a kayak. Some of the islands will be big enough to house a village, some just a single homestead and others so small they have room for only one tree on them! There will be towering cliffs, narrow passage ways, plenty of forest and wildlife in abundance! The wildlife and nature is astonishing! Moose, Roe Deer, Fallow Deer and Red Foxes live on the larger islands and during the summer months they swim between them.  White-tailed/Sea eagles, Canadian Geese, Eider, Loons, Arctic Terns, Ospreys, Great Cormorants and other migratory birds can be seen all summer out in the archipelago. You may even get lucky and see grey seals out fishing in the waters!

You will stop on the sunniest and most sheltered island for lunch, where you are welcome to swim and sunbathe should you wish. Our guides try to stop for lunch on a new island everyday so that we keep our impact on the nature to a minimum. With so much protection from the open sea we can always find somewhere sheltered to stop, even if it is windy. Our guides get weather updates daily and will change the route of the tour depending on the weather forecast.

Once lunch has been enjoyed and you’re ready to get going again, you’ll continue to paddle around the islands spotting wildlife and exploring more before heading back to van where you’ll pack up and head back into the city.

Good to know

  • 09:00 departure.
  • Our day tours have an easy tempo to suit all abilities.  Many persons who paddle with us have no previous experience, and the techniques are easy to learn.
  • You should be able to swim at least 200m to join this tour.
  • We carry all our food and drinking water with us in the kayaks.
  • There are no toilets on the islands we visit.

“Just an hour away, this was a perfect escape from the busy life of Stockholm… This was a trip for lifetime memories!”
Dina Sorokina, New York, USA

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Would you like to be kayaking for more than just a day?  Here are the dates for our Multi Day Kayak Tours 2018:

  • 2 days – 11-12 June
  • 2 days – 3-4 July
  • 2 days – 17-18 July
  • 3 days – 31 July-2 August
  • 3 days – 14-16 August
  • 3 days – 27-29 August
  • 2 days – 3-4 September

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  • NO hidden extras.
  • NO booking fees.
  • NO credit card fees.
  • NO cancellation fees for cancellations of day tours up to 24 hours prior to departure.
  • NO cancellation fees for cancellations of multiday tours up to 7 days prior to departure.

See our full list of reasons to book directly with us, click here.

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Meeting point (tour starts 09:00)

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Pricing

Price: 1790 SEK per person

Good to know

Duration: 8 Hours
Guided language: English
Group size per guide: Minimum 2 / Maximum 8
Meeting point: 08:50 at Our 'Adventure Café', Kungsbro Strand 21
We provide: Kayaks, Paddles, Life Vests, Classic Outdoor Lunch, Fika, Transport from/back to City Centre
You should bring: Hat, Sun Cream, Sunglasses, Waterproof Clothes, Spare Clothes, Swimming Suits, Towels, Water Bottle
Time of the year: May - October

Important information

Minimum age: 16 years old. ALL YOUTH'S MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
Minimum height: 1.50 m
Maximum weight: 130 kg

You should be able to swim at least 200m to join this tour.