WINTER KAYAKING

3 hours kayak tour around Vaxholm

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Duration: 3 h | Season: November - April (other months check our summer tours)

Explore winter side of Stockholm Archipelago by kayak. When the summer crowds depart life returns to normal for those who live here all year round. Winter kayaking is the time of year where you can truly experience the tranquility of archipelago and luxury of having it all to yourself.

Paddling around Vaxholm with the 16th century fortress and traditional fishing cottages, will give you the full archipelago experience. Admire beautiful swedish architecture along the way and listen to local stories about the area. On the other side, there is one of Stockholm's largest nature reserves, which was once home to Vikings over 1000 years ago. Soak up the scenic winter views and feel immersed in the tranquility, despite being just 30 minutes from Stockholm.

We meet in our kayak center on Resarö island. Depending on the weather conditions in the middle or after tour we enjoy a typical Swedish 'fika,' also known as a coffee break.

Our guides choose where to paddle based on their knowledge of archipelago, weather forecast and the sea conditions. Your guide will offer instruction on how to develop your paddling skills. We use single and double sea kayaks (depending on your experience). Doubles are incredibly stable and are great for those who are nervous or if you just want to share the paddling.

BOOK

Select your date and number of people. If there is no availability please contact us.

What to bring


  • Warm underwear (preferably wool)
  • Warm clothes to be worn under the dry suit
  • Warm wool socks
  • Warm hat, gloves
  • Change of clothes in case you get a bit wet
  • Waterproof case for your phone and camera

Prerequisites


  • Normal physical condition required (You need to be capable to sit on the floor then get up without assistance)
  • Ability to swim
  • Weight limit, 110 kilo per person
  • Minimum 160 cm height
  • People at the center are extremely friendly, competent and enthusiastic, and they provide a great choice of sea kayaks for paddlers of all sizes. 
    Benedikt
  • 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.
    Lara
  • Quality kayak, experienced and passionate guide, beautiful tour, a lovely lunch and swim during the stop. Exceeds all expectations!
    Jeroen