Kayak and Wild Camp the Archipelago of Sweden's West Coast - Self-Guided
An unforgettable self-guided adventure, sea kayaking and wild camping along Sweden's most beautiful coastline. 4 days. 2 days off work.
Sea kayak and wild camp along Sweden’s most beautiful coastline; you’re about to take a truly inspiring journey.
With its remote outer archipelago and sheltered inner islands, the rocky coast of Bohuslän is known as one of Europe’s most beautiful areas for sea kayaking whether you’re a novice or an expert. Along the way you’ll enjoy crystal clear waters between 8000 wild, uninhabited islands and a changing majestic terrain that will keep you on your toes. Spend your evening’s wild camping along the coastline; swimming in the sheltered coves, fishing from the rocks and cooking on an open fire.
This unforgettable self-guided adventure includes:
- 3 nights of wild-camping on deserted islands
- 4 days of kayaking and exploring the Bohuslän archipelago
- Kayaking, camping and cooking equipment
- Pre-purchasing service for food
- Customised guide book
- Safety and navigation equipment
- Emergency Phone
- Start and finish kayaking in different spots, so no backtracking
- Transport to and from Gothenburg Airport or hotel
- All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip
**Perfect for: **
Adventures looking to get away from the 9-to-5 and take a remote weekend trip on their own with all logistics taken care of.
Routes & Maps
FEEL GOOD VIBES
Friday: Trip briefing and the start of your adventure
Your host will collect you from your hotel and take you to the very best launch point in Bohuslän (1.5-hour drive).
When you arrive, you’ll be provided with your kayaking equipment. We usually use double kayaks, as we find this makes for a more enjoyable, social trip and you can fit in more equipment. Odd numbered groups receive doubles and a single kayak for the extra person. Your host will then brief you about the trip, your safety and navigation equipment, and help you to plan the best route for your journey. Feeling fully prepared, the adventure is now yours.
Enjoying the long Swedish summer days you can paddle into the evening, finding your own perfect piece of paradise to set up camp. As evening draws in, you can relax by the fire and admire the sunset glistening on the crystal clear waters.
Saturday: Kayaking and wild camping
This morning, you will use your pre-purchased food to cook breakfast as you plan your day ahead.
Is it a coastal wilderness kind of day, for heading out to the outer islands; or perhaps a mingling kind of day, to visit one of the hundreds of picturesque fishing villages and enjoy Swedish fika amongst the locals? Either way, the day is yours to spend as you wish.
As you glide through the still waters along the coast, it’s time to find your next camping spot for the night; take your pick from the countless deserted islands. Set up camp and cook up an evening meal to be proud of over the open fire.
Sunday: A day to explore
No doubt eager to jump in the kayak and get exploring yesterday, this morning you may opt to stay at camp a little longer and enjoy a morning swim in the crystal clear waters.
Feeling refreshed, you’ll be looking forward to more exploring from your kayak as you glide away from your island into the coastal wonderland of Bohuslän archipelago.
You may choose to try fishing for tonight’s dinner – what you catch, you eat; a fun game if your handy with a rod but perhaps a little risky for any companions who are new to fishing.
Finding a secluded sandy beach to set up camp, enjoy your final night witnessing a spectacular sunset and share food, drink, and stories with friends around the fire.
Monday: Return to shore
You’ll pack up camp for the last time this morning as you head off to your pre-determined pick-up point to meet your host.
But don’t let the blues set in just yet; you’ll let your host know your ETA, giving you plenty of time to take a slow journey back and take in the majestic terrain one last time.
On arrival at the pick-up point, your host will be waiting to take you to the airport or hotel for your forwarding journey home.
All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.
Known as a Swedish natural treasure, the Bohuslän Coast stretches from Gothenburg, all the way to Norway; a total of around 280 kilometres of stunning coastline.
Along the way, you will find clear waters, rocks that have been worn smooth by wind and sea, and hundreds of picturesque fishing villages neatly nestled amongst a vast archipelago of over 8,000 islands, islets, and skerries.
The rocky coast, with its remote outer archipelago and sheltered inner islands, is known as one of the most beautiful areas for sea kayaking in Europe; and with its varied landscape, it perfectly suits beginners and more experienced kayakers alike.
Gothenburg City - 09:00
Your adventure begins in Gothenburg. We pick you up from any Gothenburg hotel/hostel at 09:00 on the first day. It's best to arrive a day before the tour starts to give yourself some time to rest before setting off. Gothenburg centre is only a short 25-minute taxi ride from the airport.
Grebbestad - 14:00
At the end of your adventure, you will be picked up at Grebbestad and dropped back at Gothenburg Airport (GOT) or Gothenburg city centre. You’re free to book any flight that departs after 18:30 to allow sufficient time to pack-up and transfer you to the airport. Or you can stay an extra night in Gothenburg to checkout the fantastic city and so you can take it easy on your last day!
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