1-day Kayaking Adventure in Stockholm Archipelago
Duration: 8 hours Easy
Why we love this tour
Explore the breathtaking wildlife of Stockholm archipelago in this fantastic kayaking day trip.
- Discover the wildest parts of the archipelago
- Stunning landscapes
- Learn about local wildlife
- Enjoy food in the forest prepared on a campfire
Art, architecture, design, and fashion. Scandi cool in Stockholm is fantastic, but the Swedish capital is more than a mere busy center. With numerous islands – some of them deserted – and rich wildlife, the archipelago offers a unique opportunity to be in contact with the best mother nature has to offer.
This kayaking trip is all you need to get up close and personal with Stockholm’s natural wonders. It is your chance to have a peaceful and relaxing time spiced with a bit of adventure.
We depart at 9:00 a.m. from our headquarters, just 10 minutes south of Stockholm by metro. Here you meet your guide, collect the kayaks, and go through some basic techniques and safety tips.
After that, we get into the car and head to a charming village called Dalarö. During our half-hour(ish) driving, we have the chance to see some lovely Swedish red huts discreetly placed among the pines.
In Dalarö, we jump in the kayaks to start our adventure. Paddling in and out, we explore different islands throughout the day. Don’t worry if you have little to no experience. You will have plenty of time to rest if you want.
At about noon, we have a break for lunch on a deserted island. Your guide makes a campfire and prepares a traditional Swedish meal. Here, you can take your time to rest and eat in complete peace. All you can hear are the swell of the Baltic and the singing birds.
At the end of the afternoon, we paddle back towards our starting point. This time, we meander through some of the wildest parts of Stockholm. Every turn surprises you with a new show of beauty.
Back at our headquarters, we have a chance to relax in our lovely sauna while we think back to the best moments of our adventure.
By the end of our tour, we can’t help but think the day passed a little too fast. All we can do now is take our feeling of “I want more” back to the buzz of the city.
Need to know before you go
What to bring:
- You should wear quick-drying cloth (wool or synthetics)
- A clothing layer for windy days and a raincoat
- Quick-drying shorts or tights with a swimsuit underneath (only recommended)
- Closed shoes, which can get wet (such as sneakers or water shoes), if you are used to be barefoot, you can also paddle without shoes
- Extra set of clothing for the evening or in case you get wet
- Camera and a waterproof case (or plastic bag) for your phone, if you are planning to use it
Children must be above 6 years when sharing a double kayak with an adult, and above 16 years when using a single kayak on a scheduled departure. For a private booking, there is no age limit.
No previous kayaking experience is required, we will show you everything you need to know for comfortable and safe paddling with a guide. However, as with any outdoor activity, you should have a reasonable level of physical fitness and confidence when moving into nature.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires minimum 2 people. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
It is possible to leave all your unnecessary belongings with us once we meet.
In case of a fire ban in the area, your guide won’t be allowed to light a fire in any place. He will prepare fresh wraps instead.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 2 days or less before the event
True Nature Sweden office
Ystadsvägen 18, 121 49 Johanneshov
Provided byTrue Nature Sweden
Reviews for this tour
4 Nov 2022
Our first kayaking experience and it couldn't be better! Alex was an amazing guide who explained everything well. He also prepared lunch for us on an open fire in the middle of the day (highly appreciated the possibility of a vegan option!). Nature in Sweden is absolutely breathtaking, we enjoyed a full day on water and made a few breaks on little abondoned islands where we jumped into the water for a quick swim and hiked to a little rock for a view. I can only recommend this tour :).
7 Sep 2022
4 Oct 2019
Great tour guide. Alex. Fantastic day seeing beautiful Sweden
27 Aug 2019
We had a fantastic day kayaking, our group were great and our guide was really friendly and helpful. The island we stopped on for food was picturesque and our cooked meal was delicious! If you like water and a fun time, I’d highly recommend this trip, well worth the money!
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