2-day Kayaking Adventure in Stockholm Archipelago
Duration: Multi day (2 days) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Spend two breathtaking days discovering the remote Stockholm archipelago by kayak. Explore the nature reserve and spend a night on a deserted island.
- 2 full days of kayaking
- Explore the wildest parts of the archipelago
- Stunning landscapes
- Learn about local wildlife
- Spend the night on a deserted island
- Enjoy food in the forest prepared on a campfire
Get up close and personal with Stockholm’s natural wonder of islets, islands, and rocks. While kayaking along the calm waters, you will fall in love with the natural wonder of the city.
Our voyage begins at 9:00 a.m. just 10 minutes south of Stockholm by metro. Here you meet your guide, collect the kayaks, and go through some basic techniques and safety before kicking off your paddling journey.
We travel through the 30,000 diverse islands featuring cliffs, forests, and typical Swedish red huts. Along the way, your guide narrates the area’s history and wildlife. A number of bird species may fly above us, such as the great cormorant migrating to their new home or sea eagles hunting for prey (don’t worry, they aim for smaller animals).
When our arms start to tire, we rest on a nice deserted island. Here we are rewarded with a tasty outdoor meal as we take some time to relax, accompanied only by the sounds of waves and singing birds. With our energy recharged, we head back to the sea.
In fair sea conditions, we can paddle to the nature reserve’s island of Kaston, a nesting area of grey seals. Hopefully, they pop their heads up to say hello!
At the end of the afternoon, we stop on another deserted island to set camp for the night. Over a nice campfire dinner, we take in the final treat of the day, a peaceful Swedish sunset.
In the morning, we enjoy a breakfast and a coffee, then pack up and hit the water for more sightseeing. This time on a different route, we meander through the wildest part of the Stockholm archipelago, every turn surprising you with a new show of beauty. With heads full of views and lungs full of fresh air, we head back to the meeting point and (reluctantly) return to civilization.
Need to know before you go
We start at 9:00 a.m. and finish around 5:30 p.m. the day after. Tours are available daily from May to October.
Please contact us about private tours.
We can transport up to 8 people and organize transportation for bigger groups upon request. Tours run with even 1 person.Children must be above 12 years when sharing a double with an adult supervisor and above 16 years when using a single kayak on a scheduled departure. During 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.
We meet at Palandergatan 49, 12137 Johanneshov. It's easily accessible by metro, but you may also use your own vehicle to get there.
It is possible to leave all your unnecessary belongings with us once we meet.
What to bring? You should wear quick-drying cloth (wool or synthetics), a clothing layer for windy days and a raincoat. We also recommend quick-drying shorts or tights with a swimsuit underneath. Finally, you’ll need closed shoes, which can get wet (such as sneakers or water shoes).
Don’t forget your camera and a waterproof case (or plastic bag) for your phone, if you are planning to use it. We also recommend bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, and an extra set of clothing for the evening or in case you get wet.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation voucher.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
True Nature Sweden office
Palandergatan 49, 12137 Johanneshov, Stockholm