Lysekil is a pretty west coast town dating from the 1500s. A former spa resort for well-heeled Swedes, these days it is a popular seaside resort for its relaxed atmosphere, seaside location, seafood restaurants and trips to the Bohuslän archipelago. And outdoor activities.
Outdoor West Sweden is a ‘soft adventure’ company based in Lysekil that offers guided and self-guided ‘themed’ sea kayaking and rock climbing trips here on the west coast, mixed with local history and culture. So, as well as kayaking among the islands and skerries of the beautiful Bohuslän archipelago, you also learn about the history, culture and the people of the west coast of Sweden and its islands.
You don’t even 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. Some activites are extra family oriented.
All regular tours/activites have scheduled departues and are booked online, Would you instead prefer a customized adventure? We offer private guided tours and group activites.
Our motto: "When enjoying the moment is more important than going fast or far"
Welcome to Lysekil and OUTDOOR WEST SWEDEN !
Wictoria Insulán & Fredrik Lundqvist
Lysekil has, so far, very few cases of the virus, and then amoung an elderly population. Swedish authorities has not put a ban on outdoor activities as exercise and fresh air is essential to the overall wellbeing. So, Outdoor West Sweden may still offer selected activities during April and May 2020. But (in accordance with ban on social gatherings on groups of 10 or more) we have limited the number of participants to 7 on our trips until further notice.
You may participate in our activites:
However: All guests (and activity leaders) must observe a distance to other people, preferably 1,5-2 meters (unless it is absolutely necessary).
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 of celebrating our industrious predecessors and a way to help guests to distinguish between similar activites.
In case of payment on site there is an invoicing fee.
Departures (time and day of the week) may vary depending on the season.
For more info on each activity: click the activity headline
Click the BOOK NOW! button and choose a date to see available times of departure and price categories
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