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.
|Location:||Various* locations in the Lysekil area|
Everyone (Soft Adventure)
Regular health, able to swim 200 meters
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)|
4 hours with a break (3hrs seated)
|Meal:||Hot fish soup with bread and beverage|
Single seating in K1 Kayak
|* 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.|
As we may have to change location due to prevailing weather conditions you will receive a notification about the exact meeting point on the day prior to departure.
After a safety demonstration the guide will assist you in fitting the equipment. When kayaks have been launched and everyone is seated you will have an introduction to basic paddle techniques.
At lunch time we will alight the kayaks to strech the legs and you will be served a hot soup. Upon returning you will feel energized and more confident in the kayak, and the guide can assist you in improving your paddle skills.
After placing the kayaks on the rack we end the tour with some stretching and a smile.
We have planned the tour so that previous experience of kayaking is not necessary. Safety, comfort and enjoyment are our guiding principles as we plan and implement our tours. In the winter months, the pace is even slower to avoid sweating, thus getting cold.
We will contact you about your measurements in order to allocate the best fitting drysuit. You will receive a pdf with useful information about what to wear under the drysuit, and what might be suitable to bring in terms of extra layer to wear during the meal break.
Time to unwind and recharge your batteries.