A winter season kayak tour with guide in the Lysekil archipelago that can be magical!
Imagine a seal splashing behind the kayak, crystal clear waters and no noise! Enjoy the silence and marvel at the pristine landscape of the Swedish west coast.
The 25 km long Gullmarsfjord may freeze in January and February, but the mouth of the fjord is free of ice 51 weeks a year. And going thru thin sheets of ice on a sunny day is a marvellous experience.
This time of the year, activity is low in the archipelagos surrounding Lysekil, a small town on the west coast of Sweden. Time to unwind and recharge your batteries. A stable sea kayak and dry suit make you enjoy the moment even more!
Fishermen and friends (FISKAREN)
Some times a curious seal will follow our tracks - observing the sea kayaks and paddlers. Hence the name of the tour, Fishermen and friends. Humans, seals and the marine life. The guide will tell you more during the tour. And during a short break on some distant isle you will be served fish soup while stretching your legs.
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Everyone (Soft Adventure)
Regular health, able to swim 200 meters
Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak,
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 total (2,5 hours seated in the kayak)
Single seating in K1 Kayak
- 6, Norra Hamngatan, Lysekil
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.
Upon arrival you will be asked to complete your trip paperwork and sign a release.
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.
The guide will stop at regual intervals to tell you about the fishermen and the marine life.
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.
What if? How about?
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. Kayaking in temperatures down to minus 10 degrees works fine with our normal gear, even for beginners. This we know from our own experience.
In case of strong wind (+8 MPS), we may either relocate to another area for kayaking, or postpone the tour a few hours.
Depending on prevailing weather conditions time and/or location may be subject to change, or the tour cancelled altogether, or we will offer you an alternative activity. It is always the tour leader/guide of each activity that has the final say, after communication with the participants or group leader.