Archipelago Kayak Tour

Half day kayak tour with fika​

Experience the essence of Stockholm Archipelago on our half-day kayak tour. Glide through pristine waters, enjoy outdoor fika by the sea, and explore the mesmerizing beauty of Vaxholm, the heart of the archipelago.

  • Vaxholm Kayak Adventure: Explore idyllic Vaxholm by kayak and immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the Stockholm Archipelago.
  • Island Sneak Peek: Glide through pristine waters and admire picturesque wooden cottages painted in pastel tones.
  • Local Tales: Listen to enchanting stories as you paddle along, enriching your experience with regional history and culture.
  • Swedish Fika Break: Pause for a delightful coffee break by the sea, savoring the tranquility of the surroundings.
  • Wildlife Discovery: Spot beavers, seals, roe deer, and coastal birds while kayaking in the serene archipelago waters.
  • Nature’s Luxe: Enjoy a sauna session post-kayaking, adding a touch of luxury to your adventure.
  • Beginner-Friendly Excursion: No extensive kayaking experience needed! Just bring your enthusiasm and normal physical condition.
  • Personalized Tours: Customize your experience with a private kayak tour, ideal for families with young children or specific preferences.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in idyllic Vaxholm, exploring the Stockholm Archipelago from the water. Begin your journey as you meet your guide and receive a brief safety briefing.

Hop into your sea kayak and set out to explore the archipelago’s beauty, including the famous fortress of Vaxholm. Glide through pristine waters, sneak around picturesque islands, and marvel at charming wooden cottages painted in pastel tones.

Listen to captivating local stories, enriching your experience with regional history and culture. Enjoy a Swedish “fika” on a tranquil island, followed by a refreshing dip in the Baltic Sea.

Keep an eye out for native wildlife like beavers, seals, roe deer, and coastal birds as you paddle back to the kayaks. Despite being just 30 minutes from Stockholm, immerse yourself in the spectacular natural environment surrounding you.

No extensive kayaking experience is needed; all you need is enthusiasm and normal physical condition. Families with young children or those with specific preferences can opt for a private kayak tour.

After a memorable experience, end your journey by returning to where you started, taking in the final views before saying goodbye. Don’t forget to book a sauna ahead to add relaxation and luxury to your adventure.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat)
  • Outdoor clothes suitable for the weather forecast
  • Wet shoes or sport sandals with straps (shoes you don’t mind getting wet)

Outdoor clothes should be chosen based on the weather forecast. Avoid cotton and opt for quick-drying fabrics or merino wool instead. Quick-dry hiking pants or shorts, a thermal top, and wet shoes or sandals with proper straps (shoes you don’t mind getting wet) are recommended. Make sure to pack a fleece too, just in case it gets chilly later in the day.

Kayaking is an adventure in any weather. In Sweden, we say, ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.’ You’ll be amazed at how enjoyable it can be to paddle, rain or shine (though let’s hope for more shine!). Just make sure to wear the right outdoor clothing and remember, you might get wet even when it’s not raining – that’s just part of the kayaking experience!

Additionally, we provide wind and waterproof kayak jackets. During thunderstorms or very strong winds, we may have to cancel or reschedule tours for safety reasons.

If it’s your first time in a kayak, we recommend booking our beginner-friendly sunset kayaking or half-day tour.

Our kayak center is easily accessible and affordable via public transportation, with the bus stop located just 100 meters away. We highly recommend arriving by bus and returning by ferry for a scenic and enjoyable journey.

To reach us, take the T14 subway line towards Mörby Centrum. Upon arrival at Danderyds sjukhus station, transfer to bus 670, which stops at the Engarn station, a short walk from our center. For more detailed information, including schedules and routes, please visit the website. Tickets for the subway and bus can be purchased at

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We offer storage space for your personal items and luggage. Additionally, we provide a dry bag for essentials like your phone, towel, and swimsuit to bring along on the trip.