Paradise is just a paddle away

Self-guided kayaking holidays in Stockholm Archipelago. We provide the gear.... but the adventure is all yours.

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Based out of Vaxholm in the heart of Stockholm Archipelago, we provide guided tours, customized adventures, and quality equipment rentals in the paradise of 30,000 islands. It is perfect destination for a short kayaking getaway as well as holiday adventure into the scandinavian wilderness. Through these services, we want to support the idea of sustainable tourism, in harmony with nature and respect for the environment and other people. Choose your unique way to discover the beauty of archipelago and join us in this mission!

Find us here


Resarövägen 10, Engarn/Resarö
185 51 Vaxholm

35 km northeast of Stockholm

WGS84: 59°25'2.7"N 18°18'51.8"E
Decimal: 59.417421, 18.314395

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Opening time

Guided tours all year round.


Bookings for rental
from 1 May to 30 September
Mon - Fri: 10 - 18
Sat - Son: 9 - 18


Drop in welcome every day June - August in above opening hours.
For other dates and time contact us.


Phone: +46 8 541 377 90

Skärgårdens Kanotcenter is a small company run by the couple Milena and Andrew for most of the year. We also work at sea, but we do our best to reply as soon as we can.

  • People at the center are extremely friendly, competent and enthusiastic, and they provide a great choice of sea kayaks for paddlers of all sizes. 
  • If you're visiting Stockholm I cannot recommend this place enough. It made our trip and it made my boyfriend's birthday. I can't wait to go back.
  • Quality kayak, experienced and passionate guide, beautiful tour, a lovely lunch and swim during the stop. Exceeds all expectations!

Sea kayaking, bikes and outdoor activities in Vaxholm, Stockholm Archipelago of Sweden

Our kayak center is located in the archipelago’s heart. It is a perfect starting point for all kinds of tours. We offer sea kayaking, canoe and SUP day tours, weekend adventures as well as multiday outdoor expeditions. Kayak rental, bike rental, guided tours, SUP rental near Stockholm. Experience amazing wildlife, especially sea eagles, ospreys, seals and beavers. Together with thousands of islands it makes Stockholm Archipelago one of the best sea kayaking and outdoor vacations on earth. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, cycling and camping on Resarö, Vaxholm, Grinda, Värmdö, Söderarm, Möja and Bogesund. All in wonderful Stockholm Archipelago.