Winter kayak tour among islands of Stockholm Archipelago

Join our unforgettable winter kayaking at the heart of Stockholm Archipelago. Escape the big city and enjoy wonderful seaside landscapes, only 40 minutes by bus from Stockholm.

Kayak is the best way to discover unique landscape and explore some of the 30,000 islands. We will meet you in our kayak center on Resarö (it's easy to get here by subway + bus 670 and it will take you about 40 minutes from Stockholm). We will start with short safety briefing and caring kayaks for warming up. After changing clothes for drysuits we are ready to paddle into the wild of archipelago. We leave kayak center behind us and glide along the Resarö coastline towards Vaxholm or Bogesund Nature Reserve, depending on wind direction.

Area around Vaxholm is among the most beautiful places to paddle. Admire amazing swedish nature and local architecture along the way and listen to local stories. Together we will enjoy the fresh, clear air and the view over archipelago that goes in pale tones. Soak up the scenic winter views and feel immersed in the tranquility, despite being just half an hour from Stockholm. During or after the trip we will enjoy swedish fika with warm drinks and something sweet to follow.

Our guides choose where to paddle based on their knowledge of archipelago, weather forecast and the sea conditions. Your guide will offer instruction on how to develop your paddling skills. We use single and double sea kayaks (depending on your experience). Doubles are incredibly stable and are great for beginners or if you just want to share the paddling.

Please let us know in advance about your size (weight, height, shoe size) so we can provide the right equipment for you.

English speaking guide
All sea kayaking equipment including: double or single kayaks, PFDs, paddles, spray decks, map
Drysuit (standard sizes S - XL), pogies/gloves and boots
Fika (swedish coffee break with a bun)
Others: waterproof bag

Possibility to book our wood burning sauna experience after kayaking!

What to wear / bring
Warm underwear to be worn under the dry suit, preferably wool (no jeans)
Warm socks, hat and gloves
Change of clothes in case you get a bit wet or sweaty
A cotton towel, flop flops and a bottle of water, if you are interested in sauna after kayaking

Normal physical condition which allows you for about 3 hours activity is required (You need to be capable to sit on the floor then get up without assistance)
Ability to swim
Weight limit, 110 kilo per person
Minimum 155 cm height


Book online

Contact information

Resarövägen 10
185 95 Resarö/vaxholm
Phone: +46-854137790


Public transportation

Engarn / Resarö stop is about 150m from Skärgårdens kanotcenter. Bus timetables and tickets can be found here


About 30 min drive from Stockholm City. Drive the E18 in the direction of Norrtälje. At exit Arninge, drive road 274 towards Vaxholm. After about 10 min, turn left towards Resarö and after about 150m, take the first little exit to the right after the bus stop and continue about 100m to the entrance parking next to the kayak center.