Welcome to Skärgårdens kanotcenter 2018 

Do you want to rent kayaks, canoes or bikes? Or do you want to buy a kayak? We have it for you! You can rent for some hours, a day, a week or more. We also arrange very popular guided tours and events. With us you can also rent your own island.


- Paddle yourself

If you feel like paddling on your own, then there is the opportunity for göda to get a really nice paddle experience.

Depending on the experience, how many hours you want to paddle a day, we will put up a digital route proposal that we can email you

It is also good that we know your length and weight so that we can propose a kayak type that suits you.

You can also get a list of islands where you can supplement the food, fill water or swim the sauna

We at the Archipelago canoe center are for you so ask us, we want to help you get a really safe, nice and memorable paddle experience

- All-inclusive

Our all-inclusive includes everything you need for the paddle,
single or double kits, life jacket, paddle and chapel,
cupola tent, sleeping bag, thermarest bed cover.
Camping kitchen with gasol, cutlery, mug and plate
Water protected map scale 1.50.000
even toilet paper is included.

Depending on your experience and how many hours you want to paddle a day, we will put together a suggestion on the paddle road and suitable places to stay.

List where you can add water

+ Extra good food for a three-day paddle trip. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.

Would you like to know more about State of Environment here swedishepa.se


Skärgårdens kanotcenter is situated at Resarö about 3 km from Vaxholm. Vaxholm is the charming capital of Stockholm archipelago with its 30 000 islands. Our surroundings are fantastic and there is kayaking water for both inexperienced and experienced. You can always find beautiful islands where you can stay for one night or more. We have very good experience and we show you the best islands and routes.

We are open daily from 15th of May until 3 th of September and the openings are workdays 10.00-18.00 and Sat/Sun/Holydays 10.00-17.00. If you want to paddle after 3/9 then you can email or call us on the phone and we will arrange this for you

Visiting address

The Skärgårdens kanotcenter, Resarövägen 10, Engarn, 185 94 Vaxholm (35 km northeast of Stockholm)


Find the Skärgårdens kanotcenter:



About 30 min drive from Stockholm city.
Drive the E18 in the direction of Norrtälje. At exit Arninge, drive road 274 towards Vaxholm. After about 10 min, turn left towards Resarö and after about 150m, take the first little exit to the right after the bus stop and continue about 100m to the entrance parking next to the canoe center.


From Stockholm C take the metro / red line towards Mörby center.
At T-bana Tekniska Högskolan take bus 670 towards Vaxholm. Engarn / Resarö descent site about 150m from Skärgårdens kanotcenter.

Bus timetables and tickets can be found here sl.se

Phone: +46 (0)8 541 377 90; +46 (0)70 6789 025

Email: kajaker@kanoter.com
If you want to rent during the period September until April -please give us a call or send an email.

We are very happy that we every year have have so many kayaking guests from all over the world and this summer we are looking forward to see all of you and new guests again!  

We will do our best to give you our best service for your holiday! Sorry, we cannot give you a guarantee about sunshine!!

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Price list Rent 2hrs 4hrs Day/24hrs Week/7days
Canadian canoe 150SEK 300SEK 400SEK 1000SEK
Big canoe max 14 pers. 1200SEK 1500SEK 2000SEK 7000SEK
Single sea kayaks        
SeaBird, Orion, Kodiak, Nelo, Sea Lion 100SEK 200SEK 300SEK 1000SEK
VKV -our best sea kayaks 300SEK 500SEK 650SEK 2100SEK
Double sea kayaks        
VKV Yoo-A-Kim, Albatross, Trapper M, Point 65 400SEK 500SEK 800SEK 2500SEK
Extra for kayaking        
Extra paddel     50SEK 150SEK
Paddelflottör/Stabilisatorer     30/50SEK 75/125SEK
Gloves     20SEK 100SEK
Mountainbikes 100SEK 200SEK 300SEK 800SEK
Barrow for children 30SEK 50SEK 100SEK 500SEK

Outdoor equipment

We have outdoor equipment such as stove, gas, tent, tipis and ground sheet.

Guided kayaking tours 2018

Our guided tours summer 2018 is much appreciated as birth gifts, the whole gang celebrates and paddles with. 

Minimum group size that we take is 4 people and you will determine the date when you want to paddle.

Booking at least 5 days before the implementation  


A kayaking day to remember 

A kayaking tour with lunch in the archipelago. After 2-3 hrs we take a break and go ashore on an uninhabited island where we enjoy a tasty lunch out in the wilds. Later we paddle back to Skärgårdens kanotcenter and feel many more impressions and experiences richer. Time: 1000-1700.

Price: 950SEK. Includes tour leader, kayak with equipment, instructions, life jacket, lunch. 

Lunch kayaking

Take a few hours break and go kayaking on safe waters in Vaxholm archipelago. After the finished tour we enjoy a lunch at the canoe centre. Time: 10.00-14.00

Price: 700SEK. Includes tour leader, kayak with equipment, instructions, life jacket, light luncheon, beverage.

Evening kayaking with sundown

We go kayaking in the nearby waters and we enjoy the long swedish summer evening filled with all the wonderful scents of nature. Time: 1700-2100. (time depends on darkness). Very popular tour!

Price: 600SEK. Includes tour leader, kayak with equipment, instructions, life jacket, sandwich, bevergae, fruit.

Kayaking to a ready-laid table

A fine combination of a shorter (2 hrs) kayak trip and a beautifully laid three-course dinner with candles on an island in inspiring archipelago environs. This is the perfect choice when you wish to do something special together. After dinner you can either paddle back to the canoe centre, stay over night on the island or take a taxi boat.

Time: 1500-2100

Price: 1,850SEK.  Includes tour leader, kayak with equipment, life jacket, instructions, escort boat, three-course dinner, beverage.

Departures: Please contact us. On this tour we want at least 4 persons.


Kayaking conference with accomodation on an archipelago island

This is a unique chance to arrange a conference, kick-off or a bachelor/hen party on an unhibited island. The overnight stay will be in "igloos" or in a Lapp cot. Food? Different alternatives: we can provide you with all raw produce for meals that you cook/wok yourselves, catering or you take your food with you.


Kayaking on your own hand

We always give you suggestions on nice routes and good islands where you can tent. You will get a plastic map for the nearby surroundings and you can rent a waterproof map 1:50 000 for a larger area.


Together with you we plan the kayaking trip in the archipelago and it includes kayak, food and overnight stay.


Kayaking with a luncheon hamper

We provide you with a luncheon hamper and you take it with you in the kayak and spend a half or a whole day in the archipelago.

Please contact us for information and booking!
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