Guided 5-Day Kayak & Wildcamp The Archipelago Of Sweden - Stockholm

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We'll pick you up in Norrköping at 10.00, either at the train station or at any hotel/hostel.
    Easy access from a number of airports:
    Stockholm Skavsta Airport
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  • Return Details :
    Drop-off in Norrköping at 5 pm.
  • 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

Enjoy a 5-day guided kayaking & wild camping adventure in Sweden's most stunning and untouched coastal wonderland!
The remote Saint Anna Archipelago on the Baltic coast 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'll team up with a crew of like-minded adventurers for this unforgettable wilderness experience. Your Tour Guides will take you far and wide, teaching flora, fauna & geology along the route. You'll venture far to the outer islands of the archipelago and get close to the amazing birdlife in this unusual habitat, and you may spot Grey seals.
This is a team effort through and through! Strangers at first, then quickly a well-oiled crew of explorers who are in it together! Youll cook delicious meals as a team, decide on the route as a team and learn fun skills from your guides and from each other.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Into the Maze

Stop At: Do the North, Norrkoping, Ostergotland County
All the provided gear, food and water are waiting for us at the launch. We'll repack our clothes into dry bags 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 we round the first islands and see a maze of islands spreading out in all directions.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Aspja Grden
During our paddle northeast towards Aspja well 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.
We 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 stroll. We aim east towards the narrow inlet between Lammskr and Kalvskr - we'll end up surrounded by a beautiful and sheltered atoll formation of islands.
A short distance north we reach the cluster of islets south of Aspja - one of the most gorgeous settings of the archipelago with spectacular sunset views.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
Lunch: We eat lunch and drinks coffee/tea before launching our kayaks.
Dinner
Accommodation included: Wild camping permitted anywhere in the area. We provide top quality Hilleberg solo tents, Exped airbeds, pillow etc.

Day 2: A Band of Islands against the Horizon

Stop At: Sdling's
Our following day is a fantastic paddle southeast through the outer archipelago and its barren, wind-pined little islets. The blue horizon and the open sea is our backdrop. If we're lucky we may spot seals and there is an amazing variety of coastal birds out here large colonies of gulls and Arctic terns, Black guillemots, Mergansers, Velvet scoters, Eiders, Shelducks, Oystercatchers and Redshanks. Large birds like White-tailed eagles and Great cormorants are common, and maybe we spot Arctic skuas and Ospreys.
After a quite strenuous day we reach the famous navigation mark Kupa Klint. Its a lookout with spectacular views of the hundreds of skerries of the Missj Archipelago spreading out below the most finely-chiselled archipelago that exists in Sweden.
Inside the outer band of skerries we reach the large island Missj with its parallel islands. Our guides know all the nooks and crannies and will find a superb sheltered spot for the night.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Wild camping permitted anywhere in the area. We provide top quality Hilleberg solo tents, Exped airbeds, pillow etc.

Day 3: The Village that Time Forgot

Stop At: Harstena, Harstena, Ostergotland County
We steer our kayaks south towards the most visited island in the area Harstena. An idyllic view of the village greets us as we paddle the narrow inlet. Harstena is famous far and wide for its picturesque and historic beauty. We learn more about the history at the museum in the old school, stroll around the village and munch on delicious cinnamon swirls from the bakery
After a visit to this village seemingly frozen in time, we head southeast aiming for the magical Ytter island with its smooth rocky beaches and gnarly old pine trees. Its right on the open sea and we find higher ground for a spectacular view of the archipelago and the horizon. When we fall asleep tonight all we can hear are the waves crashing against the smooth rocks and calls from the many birds that breed on the little islets surrounding the island.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Wild camping permitted anywhere in the area. We provide top quality Hilleberg solo tents, Exped airbeds, pillow etc.

Day 4: A Paddle to the Edge of the World

Stop At: Hradskrs fyr
Weather conditions permitting, well try to make it to Hradskr today. The old lighthouse on the island is the last outpost of the archipelago right on the open sea. Few make it to this historic spot at the edge of the world!
Well pass Gubb on the way, and climb the hill for an amazing view of this part of the archipelago. We paddle south through the beautiful clusters of islands at Laxvarp and make an assessment whether we can reach our goal.
After an exposed crossing, the red iron lighthouse finally appears. The only sounds out here are bird calls and the rhythmic crashing of the sea against the flat rocks. We're as far out as we're going to get and it's absolutely beautiful!
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Wild camping permitted anywhere in the area. We provide top quality Hilleberg solo tents, Exped airbeds, pillow etc.


Day 5: Due west for the mainland

Stop At: Fyrudden Gsthamn
We set up camp site south of Fng island last night, and it's our very last morning we in our island wonderland. After a hearty breakfast and a final dip in the sea, we're homeward bound.
We visit the abandoned copper mine on Fng on our way back, then round the island and paddle through a small canal that takes us opposite Fyrudden. A short paddle west takes us to the mainland and the finish point.
Far from strangers anymore, we're a crew of seasoned explorers whove just been through an unforgettable kayaking expedition together!
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

4x Breakfast

4x Dinner

4x Lunch

Accommodation included: 4 nights

Experienced kayaking guide

Top quality kayaking, camping & cooking gear

Return transport Norrkping-Saint Anna

Breakfast, lunch, snacks & dinners in the wild

Coffee, tea & soft drinks

Detailed guide book

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Bottled water

Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions

Flights

Airport transfer to Norrkping

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum age is 18 years

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers