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Paddle your way through Stockholm's archipelago on this full-day kayaking tour. Whether you are a novice or an experienced kayaker, this excursion allows you to immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the unspoiled wilderness found just offshore from Sweden's cosmopolitan capital city. Kayak to a secluded island for a refreshing swim, lunch and a traditional afternoon coffee break, or 'fika'. Paddling instruction from an expert guide and all kayaking gear is included.

Highlights

  • Kayak tour of the beautiful Stockholm archipelago
  • Admire Sweden's island scenery up close and learn about your surroundings from an experienced guide
  • Have lunch and take a swim on a remote island
  • Enjoy afternoon tea and snacks after your kayak ride
  • Suitable for all skills levels, and includes a safety overview and training
  • Includes all kayak equipment and a round-trip taxi boat transfer from Stavsnäs Vinterhamn to Runmarö

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What You Can Expect

Kayaking Tour of Stockholm Archipelago

Kayaking, Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden

Make your way to Slussen metro station, then hop on the morning bus to the small port of Stavsnäs Vinterhamn, just east of Stockholm. Take a brief taxi ride (fare included in tour price) to the kayak departure point on the island of Runmarö, where you'll meet your guide and tour group.
Listen to a short safety briefing and paddling on dry land, then get fitted for all your kayaking equipment. Jump in your kayak and start paddling, following your guide through the archipelago made up of over 24,000 small islands stretching over 19 miles (30 km) into the Baltic Sea. As you glide through the pristine, rocky islands topped with verdant vegetation, many of which are uninhabited, learn about the area's history, geology and native wildlife.
Stop at an out-of-the-way island for a refreshing dip in the ocean and a traditional Swedish lunch on the rocky shore.
After lunch, head back the way you came at a leisurely pace, passing other islands along the way. When you return to your departure point, enjoy 'fika', a traditional Swedish coffee and pastry break.
Board the water taxi back to Stavsnäs Vinterhamn and the bus back to Slussen at the conclusion of your full-day adventure on the water.

For sustainability reasons, this is a “fish and release” fishing type, meaning that the fish you will get will be put back into their natural environment… for their happiness, the ecosystem and the happiness of the next fishermen!

Customer Reviews

Sydney H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Guide was hysterical and had great adventure. It rained on us out of the time but I still loved it.

Audra E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

It was a pleasure to meet Michael (the guide) who capably led us on a 13km route around the beautiful islands. Michael readily shared his local knowledge and engaged us in intelligent conversation throughout the day. Lunch was delicious. A very well planned and executed activity. Thank you Michael!

Zoe G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Amazing! Worth doing even if you are a beginner.

Mr L United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2011

Brillant scenary. Definately worth a visit. The guide was very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. Very good directions provided during booking. Do follow them otherwise you'll miss the boat.

Jeffrey K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2011

We had a great time on our tour of the archipelago. The scenery couldn't have been more beautiful and we saw a good bit of wildlife throughout the day.

Francoise F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2011

Fantastic! very nice guide, beautiful location and a fantastic picnic (no sandwich). We all loved it.

Tracy I

4 star rating: Recommended October 2012

This isn't really a tour designed for tourists. Everyone else in the group was from around the area. The guide was friendly and helpful, the kayaking was fun for a beginner and the scenery is beautiful. Would have been alot better if I spoke swedish though...

Christine G

4 star rating: Recommended September 2012

Enjoyed the trip, there was only two people on it plus the guide as it was at the very end of the season. Guide was great

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