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Kayak and Wild Camp Sweden's West Coast Archipelago - Guided

Explore the beautiful Bohuslän archipelago and wild camp on idyllic beaches

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Adventures / Kayak Journeys

Kayak and Wild Camp Sweden's West Coast Archipelago - Guided

Explore the beautiful Bohuslän archipelago and wild camp on idyllic beaches

DURATION
2 nights
LOCATION
Sweden
ANNUAL LEAVE
1.5 days off work
GROUP SIZE
Up to 8 people
MEETING POINT
Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport, Sweden
ACCOMMODATION
Wild camping
DIFFICULTY
Moderate

No previous experience needed, just a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to swim and handle around 5-6 hours of paddling each day.

Kayak the Bohuslän archipelago - 8,000 wild and mostly uninhabited islands and one of Europe’s must-do locations for sea kayaking

Paddle your way from the sheltered, inner islands to the rocky outer archipelago and wild camp in remote and deserted locations

Learn about the area’s rich history and diverse flora and fauna and visit local fishing villages to absord some traditional Scandinavian culture

Included

Guides

Local, certified kayak guide

Accommodation

2 nights wild camping in remote locations

Meals

Munch on tasty food throughout

Transfers

All local transportation

Equipment

All your kayaking and camping equipment

Not Included

Travel to and from the start point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Gustafsberg, Uddevalla

09:00

Ends

Gustafsberg, Uddevalla

17:00

Transfers

Your host will meet you in Gustafsberg, Uddevalla and transport you to the launch site and back again.

Travel options

Gustafsberg, Uddevalla is situated 75km north of Gothenburg Airport and regular buses and trains link the two. A shuttle also runs to/from the bus/train station in Gothenburg. A private transfer can be arranged upon request.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

Day 1

Wild camping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Wild camping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Food on this trip will be as local and organic as possible. Breakfast is a selection of müslis and yoghurts, with bread, cheese, salami, coffee or tea and juice. Lunch will be sandwiches and fruits with coffee or tea. In the evenings, you’ll cook dinner together around the fire using as many fresh ingredients as possible; an example would be soup with fresh fish and shrimp. If you have any special dietary requests, let your host know in advance and they will do their best to accommodate them.

What is the accommodation like?

Bohuslän

Thanks to Sweden's right to public access, your group can set up camp on any island they wish. High quality twin-tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats and cooking equipment are all provided.

Day 1

The Bohuslän archipelago

Kayaking

5hrs

Meet your guide and the rest of your team in Gustafsberg, Uddevalla and after a safety and navigation briefing head to the launch point on the beautiful Bohuslän Archipelago. Paddle out, discover hidden passages, sandy beaches and natural rock formations and lose yourself amongst the region's 8,000 islands – most of them uninhabited. As the evening draws in, choose a secluded spot to set up camp, pitch your tent and cook dinner over the fire as you watch the sunset over the sea.

Day 2

Continue exploring

Kayaking

6hrs

Have some breakfast, break camp and then get back on the water while developing your kayaking skills with the help of your expert guide. Continue exploring this maze of islets and stop for lunch on a remote beach – be on the lookout for seals. Set up camp on another deserted island, take an evening swim and relax around the campfire.

Day 3

The outer archipelago

Kayaking

5hrs

After another campfire breakfast, head to the exposed outer archipelago and a wide, blue horizon. The islands here will give you a different perspective on the whole coastline – wilder and more rugged. The water might also be slightly choppier as you near the open sea, but you'll be in safe hands. Make your way back to the rendezvous point, where you’ll say goodbye to your guide and team before heading to the airport and home.

Please Note

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.

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What's included?

  • Kayak and paddling equipment (paddle, buoyancy aid, spray skirt)
  • Twin tent
  • Sleeping mat and thermarest
  • Camping stove and food utensils

What do I need to bring?

  • Clothes for paddling - (quick-drying synthetic or woollen shirt, bathing trunks, wind jacket)
  • Shoes for paddling (water-resistant sandals, neoprene shoes or Crocs)
  • Wind/rain jacket and trousers
  • Warm change of clothes (a hat and a warm fleece will keep you happy)
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • Suncream
  • Cap/hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Headlamp/torch
  • Camera
  • Mobile phone
  • Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

No previous experience is needed, just a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to swim and handle around 6 hours of paddling each day.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

There are plenty of fishing villages with top up points that you will pass.

From June to August the weather is usually good but coastal, which means mild, but changeable, with air temperatures that range from 15-30˚C. Water temperatures are also surprisingly warm, ranging between 16-23˚C and even warmer towards late July and August. The sun rises early and sets very late, especially towards the end of June and it’s typical for the outer coastal area to have sunny days even when clouds build up over the mainland. Wind is the factor that affects kayaking the most, but you can always find a sheltered area.

Any excess luggage can be safely stored with your host while you are kayaking.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

For current advice about travelling in Sweden, have a read of the UK Foreign Office pages here.

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

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All of our group adventures are specifically designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want them to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly likeminded.

“I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I’ve ever been on!” Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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