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5 day adventure

Bird and Seal Watching by Kayak

5 day adventure

Bird and Seal Watching by Kayak

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Kayaking, wild camping and sighting birds & seals in the outer archipelago
Duration
5 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
5 day adventure

Bird and Seal Watching by Kayak

5 day adventure

Bird and Seal Watching by Kayak

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Kayaking, wild camping and sighting birds & seals in the outer archipelago
Duration
5 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, 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.

Your itinerary

Your host

Learn more about Helena

Helena

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

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

Where you'll be

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

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).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is moderate.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Helena
5 day adventure
Bird and Seal Watching by Kayak
From $1,091/person
From $1,091/person