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Kayaking in the Nämdö archipelago

Värmdö SO, Sweden

Experience hosted by Jonas

6 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

We’ll glide silently at a leisurely pace through narrow sounds and into lagoons and coves in the Namdo archipelago. We’ll go ashore for a coffee on a skerry, watching white-tailed eagles gliding across the sky – and if we’re lucky, we might even encounter a seal in the water.

While we paddle I will tell you more about the area, the history, and its people. For example: do you know that Charlie Chaplin has visited Bullerö?

After approximately five hours among the skerries, we’ll let the tailwind propel us back to Idöborg and a Swedish Fika.
Other things to note
Kayaking is easy, but you should feel comfortable with water and being in a small vessel in the sea. We will only paddle if the weather is calm. I recommend minimum age of 12 years.
We’ll glide silently at a leisurely pace through narrow sounds and into lagoons and coves in the Namdo archipelago. We’ll go ashore for a coffee on a skerry, watching white-tailed eagles gliding across the sky – and if we’re lucky, we might even encounter a seal in the water.

While we paddle I will tell you more about the area, the history, and its people. For example: do you know that Charlie Chaplin has visited Bullerö?

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What's included

  • Food
    Some healthy Swedish food from Strandbaren Idöborg.
  • Equipment
    Kayak, paddle, sprayskirt, life vest, map of the area

Meet your host, Jonas

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m the founder and owner of Grassroothikes, a company that offers hiking experiences, paddling, swimming, swimrun and other outdoor activities in the Namdo archipelago outside Stockholm. I’m a certified skating guide, I been hiking extensivly in Europe and US (thru hiked Pacific Crest Trail 2018) and have paddled for 25 years in the Namdo archipelago, where I will offer tours.
I'm also a journalist and have written several articles about the area and has been lecturing about it for foreign tourists.
Guiding for me is not just about showing you around, it’s also about meeting new people from all over the world.
Welcome!
I’m the founder and owner of Grassroothikes, a company that offers hiking experiences, paddling, swimming, swimrun and other outdoor activities in the Namdo archipelago outside Stockholm. I’m a certified skating guide, I been hiking extensivly in Europe and US (thru hiked Pacific Crest Trail 2018) and have paddled for 25 years in the Namdo archipelago, where I will offer tours.
I'm also a journalist and have written several articles about the area and has been lecturing about it for foreign…
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Where you'll be

We will start our paddling from Idöborg and the new restaurant Strandbaren (opened June 2020).

From there we will paddle around Långskär, Böteskobben and Rågskär and some other islands in the area. It's sheltered and very beautiful.

Strandbaren Idöborg (www.strandbarenidoborg) has a restaurant that is open Fridays and Saturdays through August and September (and maybe longer). It also has a spectacular sauna and lodging if you want to stay.

2 reviews

Hugo
November 2019
Kayaking between desert islands in november was one pf the most i credible experience i could live, and Jonas made it happen ! Before, he provided accurate infos and how to go and when and what equipment should i take. Very professional and organised, he prepared all equipment and a delicious lunch and we were good to paddle. We started from the wonderful cottage on a semi desrtic island and got into the water with a warm waterproof suit. We paddled throught different island, nice and easy, even if it was my first time on a kayak. We ended the day in front of the fire, chatting about life. A wonderful moment that i wish everybody to live once in their life. One word : TAK Jonas and see you soin :)
Kayaking between desert islands in november was one pf the most i credible experience i could live, and Jonas made it happen ! Before, he provided accurate infos and how to go and…
Monica
September 2019
We had a great time kayaking with Jonas. He was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us great instructions on how to get to the meeting location. He took us to some great little islands and packed a delicious lunch. I would definitely recommend this as a great way to experience the archipelago!
We had a great time kayaking with Jonas. He was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us great instructions on how to get to the meeting location. He took us to some great lit…

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

What to bring

Appropriate clothes (we’ll provide information on suitable clothing when you book the trip)

Watertight bags for storing extra clothing and valuables.