Sea kayak tour: HERRING HERITAGE

When winds are too strong for beginners to padle on the coast north of Lysekil, we will relocate the activity further inland, to sheltered waters. You’ll still find yourself in “Wilderness light”, after only a few minutes of paddling, as this trip runs in a sparesly populated area.

Learn more about herring (Clupea harengus) and its importance to the Bohuslan region in the past - and enjoy an open-air herring meal trying out different flavours.

A stable sea kayak (double seating) lets you enjoy the moment even more!

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LOCATION: LYSEKIL with transportation to a suitable are, most likely Nordströmmarna
Season: May-October (extra trip on extra windy days, 8-12 m/s)
Recommended for:   Fit, or strong adults aged 16 and older
Level: Soft Adventure
Easy, suitable for also beginners

Regular health, able to swim 200 meters
You should not have long-term problems in the shoulders or arms and be able to be sit upright in a kayak for at least 75 minutes consecutively. 
As we will paddle against the wind in very windy conditions, 16 years of age is our required minimum age.

What’s included:

Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, life jacket, spray deck, paddle, outdoor meal

What to bring: 

Headgear that stays in place when windy, windproof jacket or a thick fleece sweater that breaths (depenging on sunny or not), reinforcement garments for the break, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), potable water (minimum 0.5L, that can be placed on top of kayak)

Duration: 5 hours total (2-2.5 hours seated in the kayak)
Language: Bilingual Swedish/English
Meal: A selection of herring with different flavours 
(veg(etari)an option available)
Alcohol-free beverage for lunch included
Optional add-ons:

Dry suit (beginning and end of summer season)
Single seating in K1 Kayak

Families with youth and children can book  the family kayak tour Seafood à la granite.(4hrs) or City paddling (2.5 hrs) or a Private tour that is tailored to your wishes.

Please come 10-15 minutes before starting time to validate tickets and fill out necessary paperwork.
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 for a rest and to tell you about the fishermen and the marine life.

After aproximately 1 hour of paddling we will hop out or the kayaks to strech our legs and you will be served an outdoor meal.

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.

Soft adventure

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.


  • Stable sea-kayaks let you enjoy the ride
  • Herring buffet and beverage is served during the break
  • Certified guide will pamper you and tell you about the marine life
  • Soft Adventure in slow pace = time to relax and enjoy


  1. 6, Norra Hamngatan, Lysekil