Adventures for all ages

Soft adventure outdoor activities for every season, since 2005

Sea kayaking   MTB/cycling   Climbing 



Our regular activites have scheduled departures and must be booked online - in advance.

Would you prefer a customized adventure instead? We do offer private guided tours, events and group activites.


Soft adventure company: Outdoor West Sweden

Soft adventures 



Outdoor West Sweden is a ‘soft adventure’ company based in Lysekil (half way between Oslo and Gothenburg, map).

We offer guided sea kayaking and MTB/bike trips here on the Swedish west coast. Our activities have different themes and we will try to nurture your brain while doing a bit of exercise. So, as well as enjoying the beautiful Bohuslän archipelago, you may also learn about the history, culture and nature.

You don’t have to be an experienced kayaker or climber to enjoy the trips.

All participants get a run-through of the various techniques and safety instructions before heading out. A basic level of fitness (and the ability to swim) and you are good to go.


Comfortable, yet sometimes challenging, walk and talk




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Grandma is waiting for her turn around the corner

Family fun


Designated "family activities" available.

You can also bring your children, or you dog, on some of our regular activities. On a few suitable departures we have designated seats for dogs and their owners, and for children and youths.


Wictoria Insulán & Fredrik Lundqvist, guides and owners

Our motto:

"Enjoying the moment is more important than going far or fast"


We'd love to share our favourite spots in Lysekil with you!     

Wictoria Insulán & Fredrik Lundqvist, guides & owners of OUTDOOR WEST SWEDEN  

read more:   about us     Lysekil guided tours      



A pretty coastal town dating from the mid 1500s. In the mid 1800s it became a spa resort for wealthy Swedes.

These days it is a popular seaside resort known for its relaxed atmosphere, seaside location, seafood restaurants and trips to the Bohuslän archipelago. And, of course, outdoor activities.


Read more:       about Lysekil      map    

How to: get here   

calculate your trip's    climate footprint  

Stepping up sustainability

Inspiration:  aerial views of Lysekil, youtube


Fishermen, Stone masons, Herring heritage - all are visible around Lysekil's coat of arms

Seals but no mermaids though

Most of our activities have names that mirrors the overall theme or a specific aspect of a tour. The names allude to local crafts, industries and modes of surviving along this rugged coast line; such as Herring heritage, Beach dweller, Curbstone, Stone Mason and Cobbler.

This is our way to pay respect and connect to our predecessors, the men and women of the past, who struggled in a harsh environment. But it is also way to help you as our guest to distinguish between seemingly identical, or just similar, activites.

We hope you appreciate our product names, but most of all we wish that you enjoy your stay here, and that you will return home rich in memorable moments 

Outdoor destination of West Sweden: Lysekil


Master Card, Visa, PayPal accepted + registration fee when booked on site

Cash free operation


All activities and rentals must be booked & paid online - at least one hour in advance.



If you show up to one of our activities without a valid online reservation we will add a registration fee to your on site payment .


Departures (time and day of the week) may vary depending on the season. 

  1. For more info on each activity: click the activity headline

  2. Click the BOOK NOW! button and choose a date to see available times of departure and price categories

  3. There will be no binding booking until the payment procedure is completed and you check out your basket. 


Cancellation policy

If an activity is cancelled by us (due to unsuitable weather conditions), we will reimburse the entire amount, minus a small administration fee. However it is our ambition to offer an alternative activity. For instance, rock climbing if the wind is to hard for kayaking. If so, you will be reimburse any price difference, except for a small administration fee. (terms and conditions)


Reservation wating for our confirmation

On some tours there will be a minimum number of booked guests in order for the tour to run. In such a case the amount will be reserved from your card, but it will not be charged until the required number of guests have booked.

You can always log in on our web site to retrieve acopy of a lost ticket/voucher. (in the footer)


No activities on your preferred day?

Are there no bookable activities or not enough seats available on the date and time that you prefer?

The reason is most likely that a price category or activity is fully booked, or cancelled, due to another booking. The solution is then to book a "Private" tour/activity.

You can choose the following Private activities:

kayaking    climbing    MTB-bike       walks/hikes    guided city walks/bike tours    trail running