Welcome to Norrköping

Norrköping’s industrial identity began in the 17th century but took off in the late 19th century when textile mills and factories sprang up alongside the swift-flowing Motala ström. Seventy per cent of Sweden’s textiles were once made here, the last mill shutting shop in the 1970s.

Forward planning and Swedish design smarts stepped in at the right time to cleverly redevelop the city's defunct historical mills and canals into a hip posse of cultural hang-outs and Manhattan-style lofts against a backdrop of fringing waterfalls and locks. As Stockholm grapples with a high cost of living and little room for growth, nearby cities like Norrköping are on the radar.

While parts of town have already reverted to their working-class roots, the proliferation of construction sites indicates Norrköping's transformation is far from over.

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Culinary Kayaking Adventure - Saint Anna Archipelago of Sweden

ItineraryDay 1: The Roots of our Culinary TraditionsStop At: Do the North, Norrkoping, Ostergotland CountyWe begin our journey in the inner archipelago, surrounded by large forested islands and a cultural landscape that invokes the feeling of travelling back in time. Traditional old wooden houses are dotted along the bay.After a short paddle we take a lunch break by a pretty sea meadow, one of Saint Anna's most unique habitats, where salt-resistant plants thrive along the edge of the sea. We forage edible greens as well as rose hips, hawthorne and barberries, wild remains from a time when the island was inhabited.We continue our paddle through the inner archipelago. By now, we're completely submerged in the area, with a maze of islands stretching out in all directions. In the late afternoon we arrive to our camp for the night, where our culinary guide is waiting, already busy preparing for an evening and morning full of wild cooking. We all help cook a delicious meal for the evening as well as prepare items for upcoming days. We forage for sorrel, orpine, chives and juniper berries.Duration: 20 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • Dinner: Slow-cooked venison stew served with potatoes, lingonberries and pickled cucumberLocal cheeses with rosehip marmaladeAccommodation included: Wild camping permitted anywhere in the area. We provide top quality Hilleberg solo tents, Exped airbeds, pillow etc.Day 2: Darlings of our Modern Culinary SoulStop At: Aspöja GårdenAs we peek through the opening of our tents, we are hopefully met by a mirror-calm sea with the blue sky reflected in the water in the most gorgeous of ways. A morning dip is a refreshing way to start the day. After breakfast, we set off for our paddle exploration of the day. We paddle through stunning bird sanctuaries, clusters of little islands with abundant bird life. Very likely we'll see Sea Eagles gliding high up in the sky, and if lucky we may spot seals. We're in the middle part of the archipelago now, where the islands are smaller and more plentiful. We aim to reach our next camp in the early afternoon, a completely different habitat than the pine trees and moss of our last island. Here we are surrounded by deciduous forest with open glades marked by grazing animals. It's a great landscape for foraging mushrooms and berries. Wild herbs grow on the meadows, and we pick oregano and ground-ivy to use for dinner. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: Cast-iron waffles, strawberry jam, whipped cream • Lunch: Flatbread wrap with wild boar, juniper mayo, leek, apples & buckthorn preserves. • Dinner: Dutch-oven lamb roast with mashed sun chokes and wild mushroomsDessert: Cloudberries, whipped fresh cheese & cardamomAccommodation included: Wild camping permitted anywhere in the area. We provide top quality Hilleberg solo tents, Exped airbeds, pillow etc.Day 3: The Fisherman Arrives with his CatchStop At: Aspöja GårdenIf the weather allows, we'll head to the outer archipelago. It's a very different landscape than the one we left behind - hundreds of tiny barren islands with sparse wind-pined trees and a unique flora of salt-resistant plants. The blue horizon is our backdrop and the solitude out here is amazing.After quite a strenuous paddle we make our way back to our camp by late afternoon. The local fisherman will arrive with his catch of the day and we'll make a proper feast for our last night in the archipelago. We invite the rest of the Do the North crew to join! Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: Pan-fried bread, muesli with fresh blueberries & hazelnuts • Lunch: Root vegetable hash with lamb sausage, pork belly & pickled beets • Dinner: Appetizers with smoked fish.Pan-fried perch fillets with mashed potatoes 
and wilted wild greensApple pie with custardAccommodation included: Wild camping permitted anywhere in the area. We provide top quality Hilleberg solo tents, Exped airbeds, pillow etc.Day 4: As Local as it GetsStop At: Tyrislöts SommarlanthandelOur last morning of waking up in our tranquil island wonderland. We pack up our camp and fill our bellies with a hardy breakfast.We paddle towards a different site on the mainland than where we started, passing though new bird sanctuaries as we near the end of our fantastic exploration. A narrow canal takes us from the wilderness maze, then all of a sudden civilisation appears in a bay full of little cabins and old houses. You will leave Saint Anna full of inspiration to take your wilderness cooking to another level, just about anything is possible! Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Frittata with wild mushrooms, wild greens & goat's cheese from one of the islandsNo accommodation included on this day.

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In the Sticks 2019 - Music Festival in Sweden only reachable by kayak!

ItineraryDay 1: Kayak into the maze of islandsStop At: Skärgårdsbyn S:t AnnaAll the party-goers gather in Norrköping and we drive the windy countryside roads out to the stunning coastal landscape that will be our playground for the weekend! We divide into smaller crews with one guide each, load the kayaks and disperse into the maze of islands. Soon, we've left the mainland far behind and we’re surrounded by water and wilderness. We paddle through clusters of beautiful islets, and may spot White-tailed eagles soaring high up in the sky. In the early evening, we find our very own island to set up camp, cook a delicious dinner together and tell stories around the campire as the dark starry sky descends upon us. Tomorrow we'll reach the festival island for two days of chilling, partying and dancing!Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • Dinner: We cook dinner together on our wild island in the evening.Accommodation included: Wild camping in Hilleberg tents. Sleeping bags and sleeping mats provided.Day 2: Festival Island Ahead!Stop At: Aspöja GårdenAs we peek through our tents we're hopefully met by mirror-calm waters and the sky reflecting in the most gorgeous of ways! After some breakfast, we head north through this amazing island wonderland. If lucky we may spot seals bobbing their heads above the water. By late afternoon we reach the remote and wild festival island. We’re greeted by smooth tunes bouncing across the water, we're here! A super cozy setup with DJs, bartenders, wild street food and all the other party-goers. As the sky grows darker we light up our lanterns and fires. The DJs start dropping some serious beats and we dance…far into the starry night.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: We provide breakfast and lunch while kayaking. Wild street food for sale on the festival island for dinner.Accommodation included: Wild camping in Hilleberg tents. Sleeping bags and sleeping mats provided.Day 3: Chilling and dancing the night awayStop At: Aspöja GårdenWe wake up whenever we feel like and spend the day however we want. Maybe some yoga or meditation and a morning dip. Join in a forest volley ball game, learn some cool kayaking skills or find your balance on a paddle-board. Try your hand at carving a wooden pipe or making jewellery. All the while, chill music is flowing from the DJ booth. By the afternoon, our bartenders are shaking up delicious creations using foraged ingredients and serving up cold cold beers. The perfect accompaniment to a round of the old Viking game 'Kubb". Mouth-watering aromas fill the air as our wilderness chef prepare the evening meal. As darkness descends upon us once again and our cozy island light up, we know what to do. We dance, to progressively harder beats, as if our life depended on it. Coz this is our last night together!Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Wild camping in Hilleberg tents. Sleeping bags and sleeping mats provided.Day 4: All good times must come to and endStop At: Tyrislöt CampingAfter a chill morning and a last dip in sea, it's time to say goodbye to the lovely island that’s been our festival playground. As we paddle towards the mainland, we’re already reminiscing about all the fun times. Far from strangers anymore. It’s a pretty route back to the launch, and the ultimate way to end a relaxing, yet energetic festival experience like no other! We head back to Norrköping, and hopefully many of us we'll see each other again for In the Stocks 2020!Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.