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Culinary Kayaking Adventure in Sweden

Paddle the Saint Anna Archipelago, cooking up gourmet meals from local ingredients along the way. 5 days. 3 days off work.

  • Sweden
  • Stockholm Skavsta Airport, Stockholm (NYO)

A culinary adventure that will take you kayaking along the coastal landscape of the Saint Anna Archipelago as you discover its history through food. You’ll source ingredients such as fish from a local fisherman, lamb from one of the islands, local boar, and fruit and vegetables from the mainland, for your talented group chef to create a gourmet menu every night.

Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • 5 days kayaking and foraging
  • 4 nights wild camping
  • Local, certified kayaking and culinary guide
  • All kayaking equipment
  • All camping equipment
  • All meals and drinks
  • Local transfers
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip

Perfect for: Foodies who are excited to learn about wild cooking techniques, local ingredients and foraging.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to and from Sweden
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

This trip will run with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Paddling distances will be short and your guide will be with you every step of the way, so you don’t need to be incredibly fit for this trip.

Kayaking beginners are just as welcome as the pros but you should have a genuine interest in food and culinary history.

September is regarded by many as the best month to go sea kayaking in Sweden. It’s starting to get a bit cooler but late summer weather is usually very stable. There is a good chance of mirror-calm water for several days. Late summer sunsets last for hours and are amazing!

You will be making your own food with local and foraged ingredients with assistance from your guide. An example menu would be; flatbread wrap with wild boar, juniper berries, leeks and apple, venison meatballs with wild mushroom gravy, potatoes and lingonberries, and waffles with strawberry jam and whipped cream.

If you have any special requests, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • All kayaking equipment
  • All camping equipment
  • All cooking equipment
  • A couple of sets of clothes
  • Warm layers (jumper, hat, gloves)
  • Shoes for water and land
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Suncream
  • Toiletries

Other recommendations are: - Camera - Mobile phone - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

Norrköping is just an hour bus transfer from our closest airport, Stockholm Skavsta Nyköping. You can fly from many cities in the UK and around Europe - we strongly recommend flying in the night before.

Stockholm Skavsta Nyköping Airport (NYO) is served by regular inexpensive flights. You can get any flight that suits you, but make sure they fit the times above to take advantage of the included transfers. An airport shuttle bus will take you to Norrköping in just 55 minutes.

Stockholm’s main airport, Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is just a 2-hour train journey from Norrköping and is served by Fly Scandinavian Airlines and British Airways.

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Location

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The Saint Anna Archipelagoes consists of more than six thousand islands and you are free to paddle and camp wherever you like. With all its islets and reefs, it is a delight to experience, and whether you’re an expert or novice paddler, it’s a great way to get closer to nature.

Although the epitome of seclusion now, this area has also been home to fishermen, miners and farmers for centuries; a time that has left its mark still to this day.

Wildlife encounters are plentiful with countless sanctuaries for seabirds; Saint Anna also boasts the largest population of sea eagles in Sweden. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the odd seal.

Start point?
You will be met at 10:00 at the train station or a hotel of your choice in Norrköping. Your host will be in touch before your trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off at 17:00 at the same hotel or the train station you were collected from at the beginning of your trip. Your host will be in touch before your trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Norrköping is just an hour bus transfer from our closest airport, Stockholm Skavsta Nyköping. You can fly from many cities in the UK and around Europe - we strongly recommend flying in the night before.

Stockholm Skavsta Nyköping Airport (NYO) is served by regular inexpensive flights. You can get any flight that suits you, but make sure they fit the times above to take advantage of the included transfers. An airport shuttle bus will take you to Norrköping in just 55 minutes.

Stockholm’s main airport, Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is just a 2-hour train journey from Norrköping and is served by Fly Scandinavian Airlines and British Airways.

Your host will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

What to Expect

Thursday: Kayak the Northeast of the Archipelago

Your guide will meet you at 10:00 this morning in Norrköping and take you to their HQ to get equipped and on the water.

You’ll begin kayaking through the northeast of the archipelago towards an atoll-like formation of islands where you are likely to find rosehip, sloe and juniper.

You’ll find a spot to set up camp and begin your culinary journey with a dish featured in the famous Cajsa Warg’s Cookbook from 1755. Get to know the group as you enjoy what you’ve cooked up together.

Friday: Cook up a Home-made Feast

After breakfast this morning you’ll head south to the sheltered islands of Missjö and Yttre Ohlsön.

Today’s cooking will focus on the Swedish husmanskost (home-made food); traditional Swedish meals dating back to the 19th and 20th century, made from local, seasonal ingredients.

Get comfortable at camp and enjoy some of the husmanskost your chef will cook up using locally sourced ingredients, for a gourmet meal around the campfire.

Saturday: A Fisherman’s Catch of the day

When it comes to the kayaking, there’s so much for your guide to show you; today might take you to the famous lookout Kupa Klint, or wandering the larger islands for mushrooms and berries.

Towards the end of the day, you’ll head to Torrön where you’ll meet with a local fisherman and prepare to cook up a feast with his catch of the day.

Wild camping is permitted anywhere in the area, so find the perfect place to sleep beneath the stars tonight and enjoy good food and drink with the group.

Sunday: The Last Supper

Today’s paddle to the next camp is a short and easy stretch just south of Vaggön, freeing up plenty of time to forage and cook up a great feast for your last meal tonight.

This also gives you an opportunity to explore the archipelago in more detail; head to what’s known as ‘the prettiest island’ for beautiful meadows and deciduous forests, or to Ytterö island with smooth rocky beaches and old gnarly pine trees.

Tonight, you will dig a stone-age style cooking pit filled with hot rocks to slow roast lamb for a final meal to remember.

Monday: Breakfast to Fuel the Journey Home

This morning’s breakfast will be a traditional filling dish that has historically fueled the minors and lumberjacks of Sweden ahead of a long laborious day.

You’ll begin to paddle for the final time towards the end point of your adventure at Fyrudden, passing an abandoned copper mine at Fångö along the way.

When you reach dry land at Fyrudden, your transfer will be waiting to take you back to Norrköping, arriving at around 17:00 for your forwarding journey home.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

Accommodation

Wild camping is permitted anywhere in the area. You will use one of Hilleberg’s sturdiest and highest quality free-standing tents and Haglofs sleeping bags with appropriate temp rating depending on the season.

Your host can arrange an upgrade to a comfort package for inflatable mattresses, duvets, hammocks etc.

Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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Optional Extras

Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices which can be confirmed with you during booking.

Additional Night in Norrkoping Payable Before Departure
Single Room €60.00 Per Night
Double Room €84.00 Per Night
3-Bed Room €104.00 Per Night
4-Bed Room €123.00 Per Night
Airport Transfer from Skavsta - Norrkoping Payable Before Departure
One Way €12.00
Return €24.00

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