All you need to know for your kayaking & outdoor trip in Stockholm Archipelago.
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Take some time and go through the most frequent questions regarding kayaking and outdoor in our beautiful heart of Stockholm Archipelago.
Where can I leave luggage that I won't need on trip?
You can store luggage at our storage room. Please leave it with us on the first day of your tour for return to our office.
Are there any shops to get some food for our kayaking adventure?
We recommend to have almost whole food for your kayaking adventure. There are two local markets ICA where you can make your food shopping before you leave. Both are about 2.5 - 3 km away from our kayak center. On some of the bigger islands on archipelago you will find local shops where you can get fresh food if needed. Find useful resources with maps & links here→
How to get to kayak center from Stockholm?
From Stockholm C take the metro / red line towards Mörby Center. At T-bana Tekniska Högskolan take bus 670 towards Vaxholm. Get off at Engarn / Resarö. Bus stop is about 150 m from Skärgårdens Kanotcenter.
Where can I refill drinking water during my kayak expedition?
We recommend to take drinking water for at least 3 days and then refill it on the way. We don't have running water in kayak center so we advice to buy some bottled water. Optionally you can use our 5 liters water containers but from our experience 1.5l bottles fit much better in kayak hatches. We advice to have about 3 liter / person / day. On some of the bigger islands on archipelago there are shops, restaurants, campsites or summer houses where you can ask people to refill water bottles.
Where can I camp? Are there any special rules about wild camp?
The unique Right of Public Access gives you the freedom to paddle and camp wherever you like with the obligation to respect and protect the wild. Before your trip please read more about The Right of Public Access →
What happens if the weather is bad?
Kayaking and water sports in the rain is not a problem. Like any outdoor activity you have to be prepared for the weather. If we consider weather as too dangerous to be out on the water (high winds or lightening) we may have to cancel your trip. If this happens you will have the option to rebook or a full refund.
How big groups can we accomodate?
You are more than welcome to visit us with your group of friends! We have a large fleet of single and double kayaks, canoes and big canoe for 14 people sitting and paddling together! For groups we organize also: guided tours, sauna retreat, outdoor events on the private island.
Can I take my dog for kayaking / canoeing?
Yes! We love dogs in canoes and are very happy for you to take them with you in the canoes. Unfortunately we do not provide pet buoyancy aids so you will need to bring it with you.
Can I go in a canoe alone?
Our canoe boats are designed for two adults. A full size canoe is a bit harder to handle alone than a kayak but by no means impossible. It depends on your paddling skills as well as weather conditions (wind). Although we advice to take single kayak instead which is much easier to maneuver.
What is the difference between canoe and kayak?
Canoe is open boat great for leisure paddling, close to the shore on relatively calm water. Expedition sea kayaks are equipped with rudder / skeg system which makes it easier to maneuver in the wind. Sea kayaks are designed forchallenging water conditions. If you are planning to explore some of remote islands of middle and outer archipelago we strongly recommend our expedition kayaks.
How much paddling can we do per day?
Kayak or canoe trip could look quite different depending upon who is paddling it. It really just depends upon what the group wants to do. It's better to plan your trip not by km's but by time. We recommend something between 4-6 hours on the water a day, covering about 15 kilometers by canoe or about 20 km by kayak. You still have time for enjoying camping life, outdoor cooking or just lying in a hammock with good book. Especially if you don’t want to be setting up or breaking down camp in the dark then you’ll need to keep in mind how many hours of daylight you have.
Can you recommend route for our kayaking trip?
We prepared for you tour inspirations for kayaking days trips, canoe tours as well as longer expeditions. Find some of recommended routes with maps descriptions, photos and videos here →
Archipelago & Baltic Sea
In there a current in water?
There are no currents and no tides in Baltic sea. The water level is generally far more dependent on the regional wind situation than on tidal effects, the main factor that can affect kayaks / canoes may be the wind.