"When enjoying the moment is more important than gong fast or far"

Activities, in Lysekil - all year round, for all ages

Our aim is that anyone may participate in our activities, regardless of fitness level or previous experience. Our mission is to share the best of Bohuslän and Lysekil with our guests. Since 2005 we have offered activities and rental opportunities such as:

  • Guided sea kayak tours and rental - read more
  • Hiking and bouldering, sport climbing - read more
  • Bike tours and rental - read more
  • Cultural and historical guided tours - read more

Welcome to OUTDOOR WEST SWEDEN, in Lysekil.

Upcoming (bookable) guided tour this (and following) week(s):

Comfortable, yet challenging

- at a level adequate to you(r group). Equipment suited for beginners.

Groups and events

Corporate events, club and school trips, hen and stag nights, birthdays, work mates etc.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS EVENT

Children, families and 3 Generations

Activities for 3Gs, children with adults and youth on their own.

Kayak with guide or on your own

We have guided kayak tours all year, beginner friendly kayaks, dry suits etc.

All year KAYAK

DISCOVER MORE: MTB OR REGULAR

Rent a bike, join a guided tour, ride along the coast or in Lysekil town.

All year BIKE

SCRAMBLING, TOP ROPE, BOULDERING

Try sport climbing, bouldering and scrambling - or book a combo.

Apr-Nov CLIMB
Fishermen, Stone masons, Herring heritage - all in Lysekil's coat of arms

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.

It is our intention to facilitate for our guests to distinguish between similar activites through this unusual name practice.

 

Example on activities for all ages - all year (Youtube 3,5 min)

Outdoor destination of West Sweden: Lysekil

Lysekil in Bohuslän is perfect as a base for adventures at sea and on land. Outdoor West arranges comfortable, safe and challenging experiences at different levels in this area. Go kayaking, cycling, hiking, climbing or on a more traditional guided walk in the city. There is equipment to rent, too, if you want to go out on your own.

 

Scrambling: BEACH DWELLER - a family adventure

Work together as a team and support one another as you leave your normal comfort zone. You will walk horizontally on a narrow shelf and climb vertically on a waterfront crag.  Please clic the BOOK NOW button for dates and hours   LOCATION: Trellebystrand, 4 km from central Lysekil Season: May-September Participants:   3-73 yrs, healthy knees and feet Requirements: God shoes with hard soles that stays tight on the foot during the scrambling part of the tour. Included: Guide, harness, helmet (shoes for top rope climbing part) What to bring:  (water, packpack as you may need both hands to hold tight or assist your children/friends)  Duration: 2 hours total  Price:            SEK 400 (family discount available9    

FromSEK 400
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Rock Art after dark

Guided tour after dark to see intriguing rock carvings hover above the granite panels. The guide will make the pictures come alive using different lights.Get an update on international trade and the fascinationg Bronze Age cultures.

FromSEK 250
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Sea kayak tour: FISHERMEN AND FRIENDS

A winter season kayak tour with guide can be magical! Going thru thin sheets of ice on a sunny day is a marvellous experience. Lysekil's harbours are almost always free of ice, but we may find it in a remote bay. Imagine crystal clear waters and no noise!  Marvel at the pristine seascape of the Swedish west coast. Theme: Fishermen and friends (called FISKAREN in Swedish) Some times a curious seal will follow our tracks - observing us. The guide will tell you more about fishermen, seals and life along the rugged coastline throughout the tour. And during a short break on some distant isle you will be served hot fish soup while stretching your legs. Usually the tour goes Saturday morning. If the weather does not allow this, the tour can be moved to Sunday, if this suits the booked participants. Click the BOOK NOW! button to see dates, times and price categories for different departures. There will be no binding booking until check-out is completed. Can also be booked at a different time than our scheduled departures. When booking "Private tour" there are more options, for example in terms of choice of time, duration, transport, overall theme, outdoor cooking etc. For other bookable guided kayak tours, click here  Location: Various* locations in the Lysekil area Season: October-May Recommended for:   Everyone (Soft Adventure) Requirements: Regular health, able to swim 200 meters 16 yrs, min 160 cm tall  What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, life jacket, spray deck, paddle, outdoor meal, drysuit (with optional use of gloves and hood) What to bring:  Headgear, reinforcement garments and gloves for the break, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), drink (to store on top of kayak) Duration: 4 hours with a break (3hrs seated) Language: Bilingual Swedish/English Meal: Hot fish soup with bread and beverage Optional: Single seating in K1 Kayak Families with youth 5-15 yrs are recommended to book our tour Seal Safari in stead.  * As this tour is offered to guests staying at the neighbouring hotels, we change location first of all to an area that is pleasant to paddle in regard to prevailing weather conditions, secondly to a location near where the guests are staying.

FromSEK 1'300
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MTB-tour: CURBSTONE

Mountainbike tour with guide that takes you over crags, into gorges and thru forests. The nature around Lysekil is very diverse and you will be amazed. There are 3 levels on our tours. Soft and leisurely pace to let you take in the beauty, a medium pace and a tougher and faster way to enjoy the variation in geology and flora. Make you choice between these three levels: Introduction / leisurely - regular level of fitness and a willingness to try Technical and leisurely  - regular level of fitness, motivation and some previous biking experience Speedy and technical - high level of fitness and previous MTB experience Click the BOOK NOW button to select date - and chose your level of difficulty. Area: LYSEKIL    Season: April-November Recuriements: Min 12 yrs, min 160 cm tall Participants select level of difficulty according to preferences and personal fitness. Included: Guide, MTB bike, helmet, vest, water bottle. Bring: You might want to bring a back pack for headgear, sun glasses, jacket and a snack. Price:: SEK 700 / adult (min 2 och max 6 persons) Ca 2-3 hours. SEK 900 / adult (min 4 och max 6 persons) Ca 4 hours. Lysekil in Bohuslän is perfect as a base for adventures at sea and on land. Outdoor West arranges comfortable, safe and challenging experiences at different levels in this area.

FromSEK 495
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Winter kayaking: SEAL SAFARI

Slow pace seal spotting tour - 3  hrs kayaking. Looking into the big eyes of a seal makes most people feel excited or even blessed. Enjoy the silence, paddeling in slow pace while marveling at the pristine landscape along the Swedish west coast north of Gothenburg. We launch the kayaks at a place close to a known seal hang-out. Seated in a sturdy kayak wearing a drysuit you will enjoy the winter kayaking experience even more. This 3 hrs tour normally runs Sundays, but during the school holidays in November, February and April we have added a few extra week day departures imainly intended for families. Please click BOOK NOW! to see dates, time and prices for various bookable departures   (or book a Private tour) Can also be booked at a different time than our scheduled departures. When booking "Private tour" there are more options, for example in terms of choice of time, duration, transport, overall theme, outdoor cooking etc. For other bookable guided kayak tours, click here  LOCATION: LYSEKIL             Season: November - March Recommended for:   Everyone (Soft Adventure) Requirements: Regular health, able to swim 200 meters 13 yrs, min 160 cm tall (Weekdays during February and April school holidays, 140 cm will be the requierd length on children accompanied by a paying adult) What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, life jacket, spray deck, paddle, drysuit (with optional use of gloves and hood) What to bring:  Headgear and spare gloves, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), water flask (to store on top of kayak) Duration: 3 hours (2,5 hours seated) Meal: None Add-on: Single seating in K1 Kayak  

FromSEK 975
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Sea kayak: PRIVATE KAYAK TOUR

Time to unwind and recharge your batteries - or speed up and challange your friends. Our PRIVATE TOURS start where and when you prefer.  Our guide will escort you to the  nicest beaches, the narrowest passages and the best places to watch birdlife or seals. Feel free to get inspiration from our regular tours and make it a special occasion for you and your friends/family/workgroup etc. Use K2 tandem or K1 single kayaks.  However, a stable sea kayak and dry suit during the winter months October- mid May makes you enjoy the moment even more! NB! We need your booking inquiry at lest 48 hrs prior to your ETD.  

FromSEK 3'100
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Master Card, Visa, PayPal accepted + invoicing fee

Cash free operation

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

 

BOOKING INFO

In case of payment on site there is an invoicing fee.

 

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 procesure is completed and basket has been checked out. 

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 reimbursed any price difference, except for a small administration fee. (terms and conditions)

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)

 

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

Reason may be that a price category or activity is fully booked or cancelled due to another booking. The solution is 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