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From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

1. From Stockholm: Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner

At the meeting point your guide will be waiting for you. Here, you will also meet your fellow travelers for the day. The excursion starts with information and planning about how the evening is going to look. Depart in a comfortable minibus and head into the woods. Before you get active, start off with a campfire dinner during which you will get a more detailed picture of what animals you can see as well as their behavior and looks.   With a full belly, start off with a light hike in nature, looking for tracks, signs, and the animals themselves. After the walk, hop back into the van to increase your chances of seeing wildlife because you can cover a larger area in this way. After some successful wildlife sightings, head back to Stockholm. 

Stockholm Archipelago: Half-Day Kayaking and Fika Tour

2. Stockholm Archipelago: Half-Day Kayaking and Fika Tour

The adventure begins at Skärgårdens Kanotcenter, where you’ll meet your kayaking guide and take part in a short safety briefing. Your guide will help you to make some adjustments to the kayak if needed and will discuss the route. Once you’re familiar with the basic paddling and safety techniques, it's time to hop into your sea kayak and explore the 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 harbour, it's the perfect place to get the full archipelago experience. On the other side, there is one of Stockholm's largest nature reserves. While kayaking and exploring the islands from the water, listen to local stories about the area, which was once home to Vikings over 1000 years ago. Soak up the scenic views and feel immersed in the tranquil atmosphere of the reserve, which will leave you feeling as if you're a million miles from the stresses of the city, despite being just 30-minutes from Stockholm. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, find the perfect spot for a rest and enjoy a typical Swedish 'fika,' also known as a coffee break. You are also more than welcome to bring a swimsuit for a Baltic dip if you wish. After the break, head back onto the water and watch out for the reserve’s array of native wildlife including beavers and coastal birds. 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.

Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

3. Stockholm Archipelago: 1-Day Kayak Tour

Discover the Stockholm archipelago, just 45 minutes outside of Stockholm. The archipelago is formed of about 30,000 islands located in the calmness of the Baltic Sea. In the past, it was home to numerous farming and fishing shelters and was a Viking trading outpost. The surface of the water is overhung by domes made of rocks and trees creating a unique natural maze which is perfect to explore on a kayak.  Begin the tour, by meeting your guide at 9 AM in the South of Stockholm. Drive together to Dalarö, a charming little village, from where you'll embark on your kayak adventure. On the way, admire the magnificent little wooden red houses which have been discreetly built among the pines. Spend the entire day exploring different islands from the water. Stop on one of the deserted islands for a filling lunch cooked on an open fire. Take time here to rest, accompanied by the swell of the Baltic and the singing birds. At the end of the afternoon, paddle back towards Dalarö where you started from. Go around the other islands and get the opportunity to see other fantastic things on the more wild part of the archipelago. Keep your eyes peeled for circling sea eagles searching for prey. Try to spot numerous species of migratory birds including different types of goose or the famous great cormorant flying over the horizon heading north. At the end of the tour, return to Stockholm filled with memories and replenished by the fresh air. 

Nature Hike from Stockholm

4. Nature Hike from Stockholm

Meet your guide and fellow travelers for the day to come at the meeting point. Here you will be briefed about the day's itinerary. By van we'll make our way out of Stockholm and into nature. The drive will be about 30-40 minutes. The hike will start in dense pine forest and alongside a lake.  After coffee with cake you'll continue the hike and here the path combines with one of Sweden's most famous hikes: Sörmansleden. The route starts to go up and the area suddenly changes into rocky plateau's. Reaching Stockholm county's highest point you stop for lunch. When you continue the hike the area starts to resemble savannah areas more than it looks like Swedish forest.   The last part of the route will go through open green forest and past a lake before you arrive to the van. There's swim opportunity if you got too warm! Remember to bring a towel. After a dip you'll be transferred back to the meeting point.

Stockholm: Self-Guided hiking in beautiful nature

5. Stockholm: Self-Guided hiking in beautiful nature

Enjoy a day exploring a Nature Reserve, a protected area, or one of the many islands in the archipelago at your own pace, without having to prepare anything. Take your pick from aa variety of hikes to choose from when you come to collect your equipment. Hikes available range from 6km to 13km and from moderate to challenging levels. On these hikes you will see deep coniferous forest, beautiful lakes and saunas. You can also hike on Stockholm's archipelago, go through pine-tree forests, rocky landscapes and beautiful beaches. Take a dip in the Baltic Sea and maybe observe some wildlife, but also picturesque traditional red wooden houses, harbours and ruins. You'll be provided with the how, the where and the equipment, all you need is the enthusiasm and some experience.

Stockholm: 1-Day Summer Nature Hike

6. Stockholm: 1-Day Summer Nature Hike

This tour is ideal for those visiting Stockholm for a weekend who want to a peaceful Swedish forest for the day. Meet at Ystadsvägen 18 and travel from there by car to the forest entry point where the tour will start. Begin your hike through the incredible natural scenery. Feel the wonderful fresh air and take in the incredible views as your guide teaches you about the local wildlife.  Stop for a long lunch break and picnic by the lake. Here, take the opportunity to relax, swim in a lake, and dry off next to the fire where food and coffee are being prepared for you. After this energizing pause, put your shoes back on, and continue the hike. Return to the start point by the end of the afternoon. 

Stockholm: 2-Day Archipelago Kayak Tour

7. Stockholm: 2-Day Archipelago Kayak Tour

Escape hectic city life for the weekend, on a 2-day kayak tour to the Stockholm Archipelago, just 45 minutes away from the city. The archipelago is formed of about 30,000 islands located in the calm waters of the Baltic Sea. The surface of the water is overhung by domes of rocks which create a natural maze that is perfect to explore on a kayak during an 'island hopping' tour. Begin the tour by meeting your guide in the charming little village of Dalarö. Start by paddling between the different islands. Stop for lunch at one of the uninhabited islands and prepare a nice lunch cooked on an open fire. Take time to relax surrounded by singing birds and the swell of the Baltic Sea. At the end of the afternoon, having spent a good time at sea, decided on a spot to set up camp for the night. Admire the long Swedish sunset as you sit around the campfire whilst your guide cooks a delicious BBQ meal. If the weather is on your side, you might paddle to the island of Kaston, a nature reserve known to be a special nesting area for seals. If you're lucky you might spot one of them popping its head out of the water. The next morning, enjoy breakfast and coffee at camp before resuming the adventure. Pack up your stuff and get back on the waves for a new challenging day of kayaking back in the direction of Dalarö where you started from. Go around other islands and get the opportunity to see other fantastic things from the part of the archipelago that is probably one of the nicest and wildest. Keep your eyes peeled for sea eagles circling above hunting for prey. Try and spot other migratory birds including different species of goose or cormorants heading north. Finish your tour by the end of the afternoon. Arrive at Dalarö pier where you will be transported back to Stockholm full of incredible memories. 

Stockholm: Winter Nature Hike with Campfire Lunch

8. Stockholm: Winter Nature Hike with Campfire Lunch

Make your way to the meeting point and take a short 15-minute drive to a nature reserve in the Swedish wilderness. Upon arrival, put on your wooly hat and begin your adventure into the pristine snow. On the way, learn about plants, Scandinavian animals, and natural scenery. Avoid the paths as much as possible so you will get an appreciation for the depth of the forest and its secret spots. Take a break at around noon and build a fire to warm up. Cook lunch and enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee or tea cooked on the open flames. In the Swedish winter, it won't be long before the sun sets on the horizon, so torch lamps will be needed for the last part of the hike. The afternoon is usually the best time to spot animals. If the temperature allows, walk on one of the frozen lakes on your way out of the nature reserve, before returning to the city full of memories.

Stockholm: Forest Mountain Biking Adventure

9. Stockholm: Forest Mountain Biking Adventure

Your tour will start at 10:00AM from the agency, at which point you will check that the bikes are set out for you. You can double-check that everything feels comfortable and make sure that you’re all set before taking the direction to the forest. After just 6 minutes on the road, you will already arrive at the very beginning of the forest. It will be from this point that you will begin tod notice it’s smell from the pine trees, the green of the leaves, and the singing birds all around. Many different paths will be on option, according to your abilities, your guide will take tracks which suit you the best. You can of course feel free to take some speed or do some jumps if you feel brave enough. Some parts will be more technical, but your guide will be happy to show you how to manage these parts. This rocky terrain in the deep forest can be sometimes dry, sometimes muddy, cold in winter, and hot in summer. You will then take a break for lunch, during which sandwiches, coffee, and cookies will be available for you. Later, you will have the option to take a dip in a lake at the end and after having sweated so much. Undoubtedly a perfect idea for the end of a summer day. You will return back at around 2:00PM, complete with the great feeling of having discovered the fantastic nature that Sweden has to offer.

Stockholm: 2-Day Hiking Tour

10. Stockholm: 2-Day Hiking Tour

Day 1: You will depart from the office in the south of Stockholm at 9:00AM, at which point you will drive for 1 hour to a forest not far from a small town called Gnesta. Once there and after a check-up on your backpack, you will start the hike by following a path for about an hour, the perfect amount of time to make sure that your gear is well adjusted. At that point you will begin the real adventure and walk off the beaten track, which means no paths and no signs of human activity. This is the perfect setting if you want to really feel the wilderness, and you will then have lunch at around noon in this magical environment. In the evening you will set your camp next to a lake in which you will be welcome to swim. You will then build a fire and cook a delicious meal on it, prepared by your skilled guide (with your help). Day 2: From 7:00AM, you will build another fire to prepare breakfast with. You will then pack your tent before taking one last picture and hitting the road again. You will then hike through nature to another part of this huge forest which will offer other different landscapes. Later in the morning, you will reach the last lake of this trip and from there follow a path that will bring you back to the car, but not before having a lunch break and building one final fire. It will then be time to head back to civilization with a head full of memories.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

We had an awesome time with Patrick, who was an excellent guide for this hiking trip! He's a very experienced guide and I particularly loved the fact that he took some time to share his specific knowledge about the area, nature and wild animals and species we kept finding on the way. We were only 3 girls for the hike that day and he also made sure we felt super comfortable the whole time, which is very much appreciated. The campfire lunch was also very lovely and the place we found for it had gorgeous lake views. I will definitely recommend booking a trip with them and kudos to Patrick who made our day even more beautiful! Cheers! Ana and Maya

Beautiful hike in the heart of a nature reserve near Stockholm. Spontaneous and warm welcome from our guide William, with whom we shared at length his memories of travels around the world. The Fika and cooking meats on the fire were perfect

Fantastic experience. Despite the cold and rainy weather, the activity was terrific. Both of our instructors were lovely and excellent. Love the Fika also ;)

Nice guides and knowledge of the wildlife. Walk can also be done by beginners Campfire Lunch Nice intermezzo as well

This was a great tour and George was a great guide! Beautiful views and amazing conversations.