Water activity

Stockholm: Archipelago Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

Stockholm: Archipelago Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

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From US$ 120.97 per person

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Explore the winter side of the Stockholm Archipelago by kayak. Enjoy amazing nature only 30 minutes away from the Stockholm city center.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Try winter kayaking around a beautiful archipelago
  • Paddle through the magnificent landscapes of Vaxholm
  • Stay dry thanks to your dry suit
  • Take pictures of your winter adventure
Full description
Your adventure begins at Skärgårdens Kanotcenter, where you’ll meet your guide and take part in a safety briefing. Your guide will help you to make some adjustments to the kayak if needed, and will also discuss the route. Once you’re familiar with the basic paddling and safety techniques, it's time to hop into your sea kayak to explore the winter archipelago from the perspective of the water. Follow your guide as you explore the beauty of Vaxholm and admire typical Swedish architecture. With its famous fortress that was used to defend Stockholm and traditional fishing cottages in the harbor, it's the perfect place to get the full archipelago experience. On the other side you'll find one of Stockholm's largest nature reserves. Whilst kayaking and exploring the islands from the water, listen to local stories about the area, which was once home to Vikings over 1,000 years ago. Soak up the scenic winter views and feel immersed in the tranquility, despite being just 30-minutes from Stockholm. At the end of an unforgettable experience, it’s time to begin the journey back to the starting point, admiring the last of the views along the way before warming up over a cup of coffee.
Includes
  • Fully-equipped double or single sea kayak with paddle, spray skirt, and life vest
  • English-speaking instructor
  • Dry suit (standard adult sizes XS to XL)
  • Boots (standard sizes from 36 - 46)
  • Gloves
  • Rainhat
  • Changing room
  • Luggage storage room
  • Waterproof bag
  • Fika (Swedish coffee break)
  • 1.5-hour sauna session (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet the group at the kayak center: Skärgårdens Kanotcenter Kayaks & Outdoor. The meeting point is about a 40-minute drive from Stockholm. For public transport, take subway T14 towards Mörby Centrum; on station Danderyds sjukhus go to bus terminal F and switch to bus 670 to Engarn

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves
  • Flip-flops
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Socks
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Thermal clothing

Not allowed

  • Jewelry
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Minimum age 16 years accompanied by an adult (if you have younger kids please book our private family tour and inform us ahead about age of kids)
  • This tour requires understanding of English in order to communicate with the instructor
  • A reasonable degree of fitness is required
  • All participants must be able to swim
  • The sauna option takes part in a mixed-sex sauna, which might be shared with other tour participants
  • You are advised to wear warm thermal underwear (preferably merino wool). Bring 2x long pants or tights (no jeans), 2x long sleeve, 2x warm wool socks, a hat, and gloves
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Kayaking with Andy was so much fun! It was snowing during our adventure, pretty heavily actually, but it was so fun! The dry suit and boots and gloves kept us warm. Make sure to use the gloves they offer--their gear works better than the stuff you brought probably. They know what they're doing. If you go in winter, follow the guidelines about what clothes to bring--lots of layers. We did around 9km of kayaking. It does take some arm strength but if it's not windy it's easy. You don't have to be super fit to do this. Andy was a great guide and it was a once in a lifetime experience!

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November 20, 2022

Our kayaking experience was just wonderful - Teresa was friendly, informative, safe and we felt very comfortable with her. we were very lucky with the weather and explored the surrounding islands which were stunning. We stopped for fika on a beautiful deserted island and travelled at a very leisurely pace. Teresa recommended the ferry rather than the bus and tube back to Stockholm which we really enjoyed! Thankyou Teresa!

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October 5, 2022

My boyfriend and I came to Stockholm for a week escape and were really excited to find this adventure. Andy and the team were so lovely and the kyaking was an unforgettable experience. I’d never been kyaking before and was quite nervous but felt so at ease by the wonderful team and excellent training. We cannot recommend a better way of seeing the Archipelago nor a nicer group to do it with!

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April 13, 2022

Product ID: 347816