Winter kayaking

3 hour kayak tour with fika

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Winter kayaking in Stockholm Archipelago is an unforgettable and purely magical experience.

Escape the crowded city center, jump into one of our kayaks and explore archipelago from the best perspective. Area around Vaxholm is one of the most beautiful places to paddle. Enjoy the fresh, clear air and the view over archipelago that goes into pale tones.

Admire the spectacular natural environment, see the picturesque wooden cottages and listen to local stories. Try Swedish fika in the nature and feel the tranquility, despite being just 30 minutes away from Stockholm.

Winter kayaking can be followed by our traditional wood burning sauna and a cold dip in the sea for full archipelago experience.

Winter temperatures vary in Sweden so layers are the key! You will be provided with the drysuit and boots which will keep you dry but you still need good layers under to stay warm. Avoid cotton (and jeans) and seek for synthetic, wool and thermal clothing.

  • Base layer: warm thermal underwear, preferably merino wool (tights and a long sleeve)
  • Middle layer: hiking pants / another tights and a long sleeve fleece
  • 2 pairs of warm socks preferably wool
  • Warm hat

We meet the group at our kayak center about 30 min by car from Stockholm. Address: Skärgårdens Kanotcenter, Resarövägen 10 Resarö

The location is accessed all year round by public transport. Please don’t be late and we advice to arrive 5-10 minutes earlier.

Take subway T14 towards Mörby Centrum, on station Danderyds sjukhus go to bus terminal F and switch to bus 670. Our nearest bus stop is 100m away and is called Engarn.

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Outdoor clothes according to the weather forecast. Avoid cotton, look for quick-drying fabrics or wool instead. Quick-dry hiking pants or shorts, thermal top and wetshoes or sandals with proper straps (shoes you don’t mind getting wet) will work well. Don’t forget a rain jacket and a fleece just in any case.

Winter temperatures vary in Sweden so layers are the key! You will be provided with the drysuit and boots which will keep you dry but you still need good layers under to stay warm. Avoid cotton and seek for synthetic and thermal clothing. Wear warm thermal underwear as a base layer and tights and fleece as a middle layer. Remember to keep your feet and head warm – wear double socks, preferably wool and a warm hat.

In Sweden we say ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes’. You will be surprised how fun it is to paddle in rain or snow. Make sure you wear the right outdoor clothing (no jeans or cotton).

For winter tours we will provide you dry suit to keep you dry and warm, and our boots are big enough to fit two pairs of warm socks. During thunderstorms or very strong winds we may have to cancel or re-schedule tours for safety reasons.

Most of our tours are beginner friendly and prior kayaking experience is not necessary. Good general physical condition, ability to swim and taste for adventure is enough to join the group.

Our kayak center is located about 30 min by car from Stockholm and it is easy to get here with public transport. Take subway T14 towards Mörby Centrum, on station Danderyds sjukhus go to bus terminal F and switch to bus 670. Our nearest bus stop is 100m away and is called Engarn.