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Adventure hosted by Helena

5 daysHosted in English
Committed to safety
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Moderate activity level
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Up to 8 people
Includes food, drinks, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

A very special kayaking tour on the East coast of Sweden observing an abundance of coastal birds, and Grey seals in their natural habitat.

As part of a small group you'll paddle the long band of barren islets close to the open sea in the Saint Anna Archipelago. Made up of over 6000 islands it's a superb location for a sea kayaking expedition. No less than thirty-five coastal birds breed here! They hatched their chicks a month or two ago and the area is teeming with interesting birdlife. Spot seals and their cubs sunbathing on the flat rocks, or bobbing their heads above the water while hunting for fish.

This is a collaboration with Wild Sweden, a role model for observing wild animals and wildlife conservation. Your wildlife guide is an expert at getting close without disturbing.

Your group will glide quietly in a kayak through the stunning landscape. You'll get to marvel at large birds of prey like White-tailed eagles or Ospreys. Perhaps see the agile Arctic skua steal catch from other seabirds mid-air, and learn to identify a large variety of gulls, terns and ducks. Spotting Razorbills, Black guillemots, Great cormorants, herons and rare waders is a delight!

Each day starts by learning about the species you may encounter. It's pretty exposed out here, so although no prior kayaking experience is required, some of the paddling may be quite streneous if conditions are windy.
A very special kayaking tour on the East coast of Sweden observing an abundance of coastal birds, and Grey seals in their natural habitat.

As part of a small group you'll paddle the long band of barren islets close to the open sea in the Saint Anna Archipelago. Made up of over 6000 islands it's a superb location for a sea kayaking expedition. No less than thirty-five coastal birds breed here! They hatched their chicks a month or two ag…

What's included

  • Accommodations
    4 nights in a camping tent
  • Food
    5 lunches, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, snacks, dessert
  • Drinks
    Water, tea, coffee, soft drinks
  • Transportation
    2 car rides
  • Equipment
    Safety equipment, outdoor gear, creative supplies

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    Into the maze
    We begin our kayaking journey towards the outer archipelago. We will likely spot White-tailed Eagles and Grey Herons.
  • Day 2
    Birds, birds, birds
    We quietly glide through a bird sanctuary as we sharpen our bird watching skills. Many typical Baltic species breed here
  • Day 3
    Grey seals and their cubs
    We paddle near the seal sanctuary, where spotting seals sunbathing on the barren rocks is almost a given.
  • Day 4
    Soaring birds of prey
    We aim further south skirting new bird sanctuaries where hundreds of tiny skerries are clustered closely together.
  • Day 5
    Leaving the blue horizon behind
    A very beautiful paddle through the middle archipelago, indeed a very different landscape than the one we left behind.

Meet your host, Helena

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Do the North is the operator for this tour. We have been sending hopeful adventurers into Sweden's most stunning paddling destination for 15 years. We use top-of-the line gear maintained to the highest standards to make sure you stay comfy in the wild. We provide easy access to a remote coastal landscape with every practical aspect taken care of. Six thousand islands in a maze – always a route that's never been paddled before and wild camping permitted anywhere!

Fly to Stockholm Arlanda or Stockholm Skavsta, pick-up in Norrköping.

The tour is led by certified kayaking & wildlife guides with First Aid & CPR training. Guide to guest ratio 1:4. Maximum no. of guests on a tour is 8 persons, with 2 guides.

Note! These tours have participating guests from outside Airbnb also, the number of booked guests shown only reflect Airbnb booking
Do the North is the operator for this tour. We have been sending hopeful adventurers into Sweden's most stunning paddling destination for 15 years. We use top-of-the line gear maintained to the highest standards to make sure you stay comfy in the wild. We provide easy access to a remote coastal landscape with every practical aspect taken care of. Six thousand islands in a maze – always a route that's never been paddled before and wild camping permitted anywhere!

Fly to Stockholm Arlan…
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    Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Base layers for paddling: shorts or trousers that can be rolled up (you have to step into the water to get in and out) and short or long sleeved tops

    Neoprene socks or shoes