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Sweden Island Kayak

Norrköping, SwedenPart of the Airbnb Adventures collection

Adventure hosted by Helena

5 days
Moderate activity level
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join a small group of likeminded explorers on this sublime five-day tour of the Saint Anna archipelago on the East coast of Sweden, a maze of 6000 islands where birdlife flourishes and wild camping is welcomed throughout.

Led by two of our professional kayaking guides, you’ll enter the water in Mon, and paddle at a relaxed pace past wildlife sanctuaries that teem with birdlife including sea eagles. You may even see the occasional seal bobbing its head up in the waves. This is the perfect location in Sweden for an adventurous sea kayaking holiday, with uninhabited and enchanting islands as far as the eye can see, the thrill of wild camping every evening, wild swimming and quick bonding with a group that prepares meals and plots the route as a team.

An early highlight is Kupa Klint, the famous lookout, where you can view a band of hundreds of islets against the blue horizon.

When paddling through the narrow canal leading up to Harstena, you're greeted by the most idyllic of villages with traditional houses dotted along the bay.

This trip is ideal for beginners or experienced kayakers. The scenery is dramatically beautiful the whole way through, and you will be accompanied by professional guides that will bring these islands at the edge of the sea to life with their local knowledge.

Appr. 3.5-5.5 hours of paddling each day excluding breaks. Group of up to 8 participants.
Join a small group of likeminded explorers on this sublime five-day tour of the Saint Anna archipelago on the East coast of Sweden, a maze of 6000 islands where birdlife flourishes and wild camping is welcomed throughout.

Led by two of our professional kayaking guides, you’ll enter the water in Mon, and paddle at a relaxed pace past wildlife sanctuaries that teem with birdlife including sea eagles. You may even see the occasional seal…

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What's included

  • Accommodations
    4 nights in a camping tent
  • Food
    4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 4 lunches, snacks
  • Drinks
    Tea, coffee, soft drinks
  • Transportation
    2 car rides
  • Equipment
    Safety equipment, outdoor gear

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    Reach the launch site
    Drive the countryside roads to Saint Anna, then kayak through the maze of islands and find your first camp spot.
  • Day 2
    Hundreds of islets and the blue horizon
    Paddle through the outer archipelago and view hundreds of islets and skerries from above at the lookout Kupa Klint.
  • Day 3
    The village that time forgot
    Stroll around the idyllic old fishing village on Harstena island, a place seemingly frozen in time.
  • Day 4
    Reach Häradskär, the last outpost
    Paddle south to reach the Häradskär lighthouse at the edge of the world.
  • Day 5
    Due west for the mainland
    After visiting an abandoned copper mine on Fångö, it’s time to return to the mainland.
From $1,100
/ person

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!

The tour is led by certified kayaking & wildnerness 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 bookings. The video of this experience is mid-May, it's a lot warmer later.
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!

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Where you'll be

We’ll meet in Norrköping (a 2-hour drive from Stockholm), and drive to our launch point. After kayaking through Aspöja, Missjö, Ytterö, and Häradskä, we'll end the trip back in Norrköping.
Cailin
September 2019
From start to finish this experience was planned perfectly. Its clear that the owners of the company, as well as all the employees, love wha they do and are Invested in the success of the trips. The food was amazing, the guides were fun, knowledgeable and personable and the kayaking/camping were seamless. I felt safe every step of the way and could not have imagined a better experience. I cant wait to see what other adventures Do the North offers in the future, I would do another trip with them in an instant.
From start to finish this experience was planned perfectly. Its clear that the owners of the company, as well as all the employees, love wha they do and are Invested in the success…
Brittany
August 2019
I had a beyond wonderful experience on my Solo Traveler trip and would highly recommend anyone to go on this Airbnb Adventure! The two guides, Rob and Pontus, were extremely knowledgable, patient, well-versed in kayaking, and made everyone feel welcome. Their expert cooking skills also added to the trip :) Do the North had top of the line gear for kayaking and camping, and the food was next level for being in the outdoors for 5 days (flambéed pears?!). I have never been on a more organized and well guided tour. The included transportation from the train station to the launch point made getting around easy as well. Our driver, Dana, recommend an excellent Swedish hamburger chain that put the cherry on top for the entire trip!
I had a beyond wonderful experience on my Solo Traveler trip and would highly recommend anyone to go on this Airbnb Adventure! The two guides, Rob and Pontus, were extremely knowle…

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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

    Short base layers for kayaking, e.g. shorts & t-shirt or similar

    Long trousers and warm sweater for camping