3 hours kayak tour around Vaxholm
KAYAKING STOCKHOLM ARCHIPELAGO
Winter kayak tour around Vaxholm is a memorable and purely magical experience. Vaxholm is known as a capital of archipelago and kayaking is the best way to explore this wonderful place. Paddling is possible almost all year round. The archipelago is very lively in summer however during autumn and winter you will experience luxury of having it all to yourself.
Area around Vaxholm is among the most beautiful places to paddle. Admire amazing swedish nature and local architecture along the way and listen to local stories. Paddling around Vaxholm with the 16th century fortress and traditional fishing cottages, will give you the full archipelago experience. On the other side, there is one of Stockholm's largest nature reserves, which was once home to Vikings over 1000 years ago. We will enjoy the fresh, clear air and the view over archipelago that goes in pale tones. The silence will be broken only by the splash of water from paddles. 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. After gearing up and short safety briefing we will explore archipelago by kayaks. We leave Engarn behind us and glide along the Resarö coastline towards Vaxholm or Bogesund Nature Reserve. Depending on the weather conditions, in the middle or after kayak tour, we offer a typical Swedish 'fika,' also known as a coffee break. We provide drysuit and warm drinks to keep you warm and dry during kayaking.
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 beginners or if you just want to share the paddling.
And what can be better than winter kayaking followed by wood burning sauna and refreshing dip in the sea? Let us know while booking if you are interested in sauna after kayaking.
- English speaking guide
- All sea kayaking equipment including: double or single kayaks, PFDs, paddles, spray decks, map
- Drysuit (standard sizes S - XL), pogies/gloves and boots
- Fika (swedish coffee break with a bun)
- Others: waterproof bag
- Wood burning sauna experience after kayaking (+ 200 SEK)
more about our sauna →
What to wear / bring
- Warm underwear to be worn under the dry suit, preferably wool (no jeans)
- Warm socks, hat and gloves
- Change of clothes in case you get a bit wet or sweaty
- A cotton towel, flop flops and a bottle of water, if you are interested in sauna after kayaking
- Normal physical condition which allows you for about 3 hours activity is 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 155 cm height
Eco friendly tour
Environment and climate are very important for us. We believe each of us can take small steps and actions to a sustainable future.
Use public transport
We encourage you to arrive by train, bus, ferry or car. Our location is easily accessible by public transport.
During our tours we educate about the right to access Swedish nature (Allemansrätten).
We cooperate with local family businesses.
We are a members of Skärgårdsstiftelsen (Archipelago Foundation working to protect a genuine archipelago).
No single-use plastics
We don’t use single-use plastics and make all our tours zero-waste.
“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!”