4-Day Kayak & Wildcamp The Archipelago Of Sweden - Self-guided - Stockholm

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up at Stockholm Skavsta Airport at noon, alternatively any hotel/hostel in Norrköping, or the train station at 13.15-13.30.
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  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The remote Saint Anna Archipelago on the East Coast of Sweden is heaven for kayakers. Nowhere in Europe can you find 6000 islands so closely clustered together - a maze from the forested sheltered islands close to the mainland out to the barren islets bordering the open sea. You are free to paddle and wild camp wherever you like!
This is a self-guided long weekend and you decide your own route. All top-notch equipment is provided along with a detailed guide book, and 24/7 support while kayaking. Your pre-ordered groceries are packed when you arrive, and after a briefing on safety, navigation and the area, you're ready to hit the water! A perfect tour for beginners or experienced sea kayakers alike!
Almost all the islands are uninhabited, but the area also has a rich history of people living their whole lives out here. Its completely your choice what to explore visit cultural points of interest, do all wilderness, or more likely, a blend of both!

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Itinerary
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All your provided gear and pre-ordered groceries are waiting for you at the launch. We'll do a briefing on navigation, safety and the area, and go through a rough plan for your expedition. You'll repack your clothes into drybags and load the kayaks. Using our top-of-the-line equipment is a real treat! It can be hard to justify purchasing gear of that caliber on your own!
Our launch site is situated in a sheltered bay soon you round the first islands and see a maze of islands spreading out in all directions.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Do the North, Norrkoping, Ostergotland County

Day 1 - During your paddle northeast towards Aspja youll pass through many clusters of forested islands and islets. A variety of different ducks, as well as swans and Grey herons breed around here, and White-tailed eagles are sighted regularly since they nest in large trees nearby.
Continue paddling through the Uggelholmarna Nature Reserve, a great spot for a break. Three hundred year-old pine and linden trees grow here, and the open forest is perfect for a short wander. Aim east towards the narrow inlet between Lammskr and Kalvskr - you'll end up surrounded by a beautiful and sheltered atoll formation of islands. Sunset views here are amazing!

Duration: 12 hours

Location: Aspja Grden

Day 2 - Your following morning passes bird sanctuaries with lots of birdlife, if you choose you can paddle towards spskr. This crescent-shaped smooth islet is surrounded by shallow waters, and is superb for swimming and even snorkelling!
Another absolutely stunning route goes through a massive cluster of hundreds of barren islets close to the open sea. This is the most finely-chiselled archipelago that exists in Sweden, and the paddle is so beautiful with the blue horizon as your backdrop. You may spot Ospreys, Great Cormorants and Arctic skuas along with many other types of birds. Grey seal sightings are frequent around Norrbdarna and dskr.
Continue towards one of the most famous points of interest in Saint Anna - the old navigation mark Kupa Klint. Its a fantastic lookout with spectacular views of the archipelago spreading out below. Inside the outer band of skerries you find the large island Missj with its parallel islands. There is a rustic pub on Missj run by local boat taxi man and sea dog Mats. He's often there to host and tell stories and it's a very fun time indeed!

Duration: 12 hours

Location: Sdling's

Day 3 - Steer your kayak south towards the most visited island in the area Harstena. An idyllic view of the village greets you as you paddle the narrow inlet. Harstena is famous far and wide for its picturesque and historic beauty. Learn more about the history of the village at the museum in the old school, munch on delicious cinnamon swirls from the bakery and treat yourself to a meal of delicious archipelago cuisine at the water-side restaurant.
A short paddle west takes you to Torrn and its mosaic of surrounding islets. Its a very beautiful sheltered area with shallow waters, smooth rocks and calm creeks great for swimming and sunbathing. Make sure to look down as you glide through the myriad of skerries to view the bladder wrack forests on the rocky bottoms.

Duration: 12 hours

Location: Harstena, Harstena, Ostergotland County

Day 4 - Your last day in this island wonderland! Enjoy a leisurely morning and jump in the water for a final dip. Cook up a hearty breakfast in preparation for a somewhat strenuous paddle ahead.
Head north across some pretty exposed waters until you reach the pretty narrow passage between Missj and its inner parallel island. A quick paddle west and you reach the bustling mainland hub Tyrislt.
Take some extra time here to visit the Archipelago Museum and stroll the nature trail. Down a couple of cold lagers among the cherry trees outside the countryside pub. A great way to end your weekend of wilderness and archipelago culture! A pad on the back is in order, you just completed an impressive kayaking expedition all by yourselves in a truly wild coastal landscape!

Duration: 6 hours

Location: Tyrislt Camping

Inclusions

Top quality kayaking, camping & cooking gear

Return transport Stockholm Skavsta Airport or Norrkping - Saint Anna

Food order - we shop and pack for you at cost price

Briefing on the area, navigation and safety

Detailed guide book

Cell phone for weather reports & communication

24/7 Do the North service while kayaking

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Food and drinks

Flights

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A maximum of 12 people per booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum 12 years)

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate