Kayaking Tour of Stockholm Archipelago

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Kayaking Tour of Stockholm Archipelago information and booking

11 hours
Departs from
Stavsnäs vinterhamn (harbor)
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Bus 434 from Slussen at 08.48 to StavsnäsTaxiboat 09.35 from Stavsnäs to Runmarö included in the price
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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience the picturesque Stockholm archipelago up close on this full-day kayaking tour, the most adventurous and eco-friendly way to explore the raw beauty of Sweden’s unspoiled wilderness. Learn paddling techniques, get fitted in your gear and follow your guide on a scenic kayak trip around the islands. Have lunch and take a swim on a secluded island, and enjoy traditional Swedish afternoon tea when you return. This kayak tour is suitable for all levels.

Take the morning bus from the Slussen metro station in Stockholm to the small port of Stavsnäs Vinterhamn, east of the city. Then take a short taxi boat ride (fare included) to the kayak base on the island Runmarö, where your kayak adventure begins. Meet your experienced guide to receive a brief safety overview and training session and get fitted with your equipment. Then hop in your kayak and start paddling! Explore the varied seascape that makes up the Stockholm archipelago, from large, forest-clad islands to small rock outcrops. Some 30,000 islands and skerries make up the archipelago, which spreads 19 miles (30 km) east from Stockholm into the Baltic Sea. Learn about the archipelago’s history, wildlife and geology from your guide and admire your idyllic surroundings as you paddle past hidden gems that few visitors know about. Arrive at a secluded island, where you’ll stop to swim and have lunch on the sun-drenched rocks.Then continue paddling at an easy pace past more islands back to your starting inlet on Runmarö. Reward your hard work with fika, a traditional Swedish coffee or tea break with a sweet snack. Take the taxi boat back to Stavsnäs Vinterhamn and the bus back to Slussen, arriving in the evening.

What's included

  • Guide
  • Kayak equipment
  • Lunch
  • Swedish "fika"
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • Round-trip taxi boat transfer

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bus ticket to go to stavsnäs