Your expert local host will take care of all the logistics and equipment needed for kayaking, cooking, sleeping and exploring in this magical place. After a briefing on safety and navigation, youre off on your own for a true wilderness experience!
Wake up to an incredible view, eat some yummie breakfast, then pack up and explore the day away. The path you choose will be one never travelled before! Stop at your leisure to swim in pristine coves, enjoy a beer and soak up the sun. In the evening, pick a deserted island to watch the sunset, and enjoy each others company around the campfire.
You'll feel free....it's as simple as that!
Day 1 Into the maze
Our launch site is located in a sheltered bay - soon you see a maze of islands spreading out in all directions. You pass bird sanctuaries teeming with birdlife on your way northeast to the pretty islands around Aspja. Sea Eagles are a common sight around here.
Day 2 A band of islands against the horizon
Your next day is a beautiful paddle southeast through the barren, wind-pined islands of the outer archipelago. After a hard day you reach the old navigation mark Kupa Klint. It's a great lookout with stunning views of the hundreds of islands below. Inside the outer band of skerries is the sheltered large island Missj, ideal for camping. Local boat taxi man Mats runs a small pub on Missj.
Day 3 The village that time forgot
Continue your exploration south towards Harstena Village. You are greeted by a picturesque view of the village as you paddle the small inlet to the waterside restaurant. Harstena is famous for its idyllic and historic beauty. Visit the old school and seal processing factory, munch on delicious cinnamon swirls from the bakery or try hot-smoked fish from the local fisherman.
Day 4 A wood-fired sauna on the sea
Head west through the narrow straight by Vaggn with its dramatic steep walls crashing into the water, and circle back up to Hsk. It's one of the area's last untouched homesteads. They are well-known for their fresh deboned perch and smoked salmon.
For a very small fee you can use the wood-fired sauna located right on the sea.
Day 5 The abandoned copper mine
Paddle through the tiny straight by Krkmar - a secluded area with many traditional summer houses, aiming for Fng. During the 19th century, Fng was an important site for mining copper and there are many remains from the era.
Climb to the top of Gubbn navigation mark, opposite Fng, to get a spectacular view of the Gryt Archipelago before heading west towards the mainland to the end point of your trip.