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Stockholm: Archipelago Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

Stockholm: Archipelago Winter Kayaking and Fika Experience

From US$ 139.80 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 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 a paddle, spray skirt, and life vest
  • English-speaking instructor
  • Dry suit (standard size XS to XL), boots and gloves
  • Waterproof bag
  • Fika (Swedish coffee break)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Thermal clothing
  • Socks
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Gloves
  • Hat

Know before you go

  • This tour requires an basic understanding English in order to communicate with the instructor
  • A reasonable degree of fitness is required to take part in this tour
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to run, if there are not enough bookings, the tour may be canceled
  • All participants must be able to swim
  • 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 16 reviews

Review summary

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

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Milena and Andy were awesome. It was an excellent day for a winter kayak - the dry suit kept me surprisingly warm. They had excellent knowledge and information of the area to share, and gave expert tips for sea kayaking. It was amazing fun that time flew by! The fika break/‘moment’ we had was idyllic and just the sugar bump I needed to get me through the rest of the trip. Afterwards, we got epic pictures sent to us. Thanks heaps guys for making my time in Stockholm memorable! Would love to come back and do it during summer!

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January 9, 2022

As someone who is a fan of kayaking in the summer months, I was at first skeptical of doing so in the winter However, I was very thankfully proven wrong. Not only are the islands of the archipelago absolutely breathtaking- I would paint them if I knew how to (so a photo will have to do for now)- but the guides themselves are excellent too. Milena was able to provide guidance, information and also set the pace for our expedition Having a guide made the experience far more cohesive, enjoyable and provided a sense of safety. She encouraged us to learn to navigate, disembark from kayaks on our own, and introduced the time-honored tradition of sitting fika to us. The equipment is obviously top of the line, and the experience is appropriate for even beginning kayakers.

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December 23, 2021

This experience was really original and our guide, Andy, was very prepared, professional and friendly. The prepartion before the trip was perfect: to be ready with thermals. After we got well covered we were not so cold and paddling helped us keeping warm. It was nice to hear regarding the nature, history and culture especially of Vaxholm archipelago. The views in the middle of the water with snow surrounding it was one of a kind. The fika completed the experience with some hot chocolate, tea and chokladbollar. Finally, really recommended for people that love and know kayak already from summer experiences. It will give you new perspectives and an unforgettable winter view. Thank you

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December 20, 2021

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