Family fun 

We have created "family fun activities" for:

- children/youth  +  parents  and/or grandparents

- child/ren with adult/s

- youths only

Scrambling at the water front
drysuit from 125 cm Oct-May

MEMORABLE MOMENTS - FOR ALL AGES

Some of our regular activities have designated departures for dogs and their owners and children with adult company.

Age and/or height requirements may change between 3-12 yrs due to the type of activity and what time of the day the trip is running. 

  • From 3 yrs: Beach dweller and Intro sport climbing and Family kayak tour Mussels à la granite
  • From 5 yrs: Family kayak trip 2 hrs, Kayak clinic 3
  • From 10 yrs: Kayak seal safari (Oct-May)
  • From 12 yrs: some (but not all) kayak departures (= depends on what day and  the time of day)
  • From 12 yrs: bike activities (provided they meet the length requirements)

Please make sure to read the general info about kids and youths in the activity description, as well as when selecting departure time.

Youths 16 and older we usually consider adults when kayaking and climbing.

Outdoor West Kayak trip 2 or 4 hrs: FAMILY PADDLING

Kayak trip 2 or 4 hrs: FAMILY PADDLING

On this tour, you can bring children from 5 years old, your grandmother or the dog - or everyone, at once... Paddle past the granite cliffs that surround beautiful Lysekil, at a leisurely pace. Look at seabirds and algae, taste seaweed, listen to the lapping of the waves and enjoy the surging of the waves. We stay close to land and avoid busy waterways. But we may also stick our noses out to feel a bit of rougher waters, and quickly return to safety. It all depends on what you want and dare, and what the weather allows us to do. Guide and instructor. The guide will stop for short rest breaks and to tell us about what we see and experience during the paddle trip. You get help before the trip to adjust the equipment and get into the kayak. Next, we go through simple paddling techniques. You will learn a little about what you need to think about if you are going to paddle on your own along the coast. After the tour, we go through how kayaking equipment is to be handled. Families with youths from 12 years, can also choose City paddling with open sea.  (i.e. Swim and snorkeling tour) To paddle at night in sea fire (bioluminescence) or enjoy the sunset  Click here Kayak trip:  FAMILY PADDLING Area: LYSEKIL  We paddle mainly in the area between the Small and Greater Skeppsholmen in the Northern Harbour, and Kramkistan in the Stångehuvud nature reserve Season: October-May, usually Fridays and Saturdays Duration: 2 hours from gathering until we part, i.e. including changing, security briefing, etc- We spend a little more than an hour in the kayak, without going ashore.  Level: Novice/Beginner and intermediate Guest requirements: Normal health; i.e. no known problems sitting still, e.g. circulation problems etc. Max 110kg and/or 200cm (Length and weight limited by dry suits and cockpit size and possible leg length.)  Children/Youths: Children/youths under 16 years only together with paying adults. Children (5-9 years) must be accompanied by an adult/child. Maximum 3 young people (10-15 years) together with at least one adult. Dogs: Since we go close to land, you can bring a dog on the boat. How much it costs depends on whether the dog can sit in the same cockpit as you, without hindering your ability to paddle. A larger dog needs to have its own cockpit, and must be so calm and obedient that it does not jump into the water out of fear or to hunt waterfowl. This is how we define "big" and "small", but you have to make your own judgement when making your reservation: Small dog, max 10-15 kg, which sits on your lap or in a boot. Large dog, from approx. 15 kg, which sits/lies in its own cockpit. Your dog have to wear its own life jacket. You are able to swim 200 m and is strong enough to paddle alone with a larger dog in a tandem kayak. We also have a kayak with room for a large dog and 1 adult, and 1 youth (10-15 years), alternatively 2 adults. Included: Guide, paddle, life jacket and canopy/spray deck. Place in a stable tandem kayak (K2), shared with another participant. In case of an odd number of participants, one of the participants paddles with the guide. Bring: Wind/waterproof jacket or fleece. (Check the weather forecast) Water to stay hydrated (approx. 33-50 cl). The water bottle can be attached with elastic cords to the top of the kayak. Waterproof bag, if you are going to bring your phone or camera. What to wear: Sun hat/cap/buff. Sunglasses if needed. Sunscreen SPF15 or higher (applied to nose, cheeks, lips, nose, ears  and top of hand 30 minutes BEFORE arrival) if needed. (A long-sleeved shirt usually provides enough UV protection. Wet cotton will cool you down.) Come changed, preferably in trousers and sweater in wool/synthetic/functional material. Avoid sneakers and boots. Better take sandals, semi-soft slippers, flip-flops or even better: bathing shoes. Rain/wind: We run the tour even if there is light fog or the risk of light showers. In case of wind strength around 3-4 m/s, we make contact with registered participants the evening before the activity. Depending on wind direction and temperature, the tour may be cancelled, but if possible we will change the day and/or starting location. Dressing room /toilets: There is a restroom next to our premises in Norra hamnen/ Northern Harbour. We recommend to take care of such business prior to arrival. There are few toilets in the archipelago... Meal: Not included. Language: English and Swedish The number of guests: Min. 4 persons, max. 8 For larger groups, please contact us well in advance. Meeting point: 6 Norra Hamngatan, in Lysekil's Northern Harbour Parking: Alas, it's only 2 hrs near our premises. We recommend Drottninggatan 4, 300 meters SW. We recommend downloading the Easy Park app (from Google Play or App store) and setting up an account prior to arriving. Check availability/book: Click the button BOOK NOW! to see available dates. Click on the desired day in the calendar, and selectable times/departures will appear. Click on the desired departure time to see the availability of bikes with different frame sizes and price/price categories for each departure. There will be no binding booking until your payment is completed. Minimum # of participants  4 participants (paying full amount) are required for us to carry out the activity. If you book for 1-3 people, the following will happen: Your ticket will have a water stamp "Reservation". The booking amount will be reserved from your payment card, but we will not collect the amount until the minimum number is reached (no later than 24 hours before the start). Only then will you receive a booking confirmation and a PDF ticket via email. By booking "Mini Group", you can ensure that the activity is carried out on the day and time you book, even though you/you are only one or two people. If more participants book, and participate, we will, after completed activity, credit the difference. Cancellation policy: Complete Brief on refund Individual participants (max 7 persons) except those having booked a "Private departure" may cancel as late as one week prior to activity start. NB! When booking a "Private departure" or "Mini-group" any cancellations must be made 14 days prior to start. Re-booking: We can help you to reschedule a trip or replace it with another of our activities, provided you contact us no later than 48 hours before the original departure time. If the organizer need to cancel a booked departure, e.g. due to the weather etc.: Depending on the weather conditions, e.g. risk of thunder or persistent rain and/or wind, a guided bike tour may have to be postponed (very rarely earlier) in order for all participants to be able to participate and feel safe/comfortable. We will contact our booked participants, who can choose between postponing the booked activity to a later date or participating in an alternative activity, such as a cave walk or rock carvings/petroglyph safari. Any difference will be refunded. If we cannot agree on a reasonable compensation alternative, you will get back the amount paid, minus an administration fee of SEK 50.  

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Outdoor West Climb and scramble: BEACH DWELLER - a family adventure

Climb and scramble: BEACH DWELLER - a family adventure

Walking horizontally on a narrow shelf by the waterfront and the possibility to try top rope climbing. Family members, colleagues or friends work together as a team and support one other as you step out of your normal comfort zone. We start off with an adventurous and physically demanding walk and scramble that takes us to our via ferrata (corda).  Click the button BOOK NOW! to see dates, departure times and price categories for various departures. The booking will not be binding until the check-out is completed. Your debet/credit card will not be charged until the required number of participants have booked. However, the booking amount will be authorized and blocked and if the booking request is confirmed we will charge the amount on your card.  You will get the PDF tickets by email once the booking request is confirmed. This activity requires that the granite is dry, i.e. that it has not rained for about 24-48 hours before. If we have to cancel a booked departure, the full amount will be refunded, unless you wish to change the day. LOCATION: Trellebystrand, 4 km from central Lysekil Season: April-September Requirements: 3-73 yrs Shoes that stay tight on the foot. The shoes should have a hard and patterned sole for good grip. Youths: From 10 yrs can participate without the supervision of an adult Included: Guide Harness, helmet (shoes for top rope climbing) What to bring:  (water, backpack - as you may need both hands to assist your children/friends)  Duration: 2 hours (or optional 2.5  hrs) Language: Swedish and English Food: No   Public transport Västtrafik: Bus stop FINNSBOVÄGEN (30 min walk) Parking: Payment through swish to Trellebystrands Camping Water slide: One-day pass payed at the reception Kiosk: Ice cream, coffee, soda, hot sandwiches, freshly baked goods etc.  

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Outdoor West MTB-tour, 2 hrs,  level1: CURBSTONE Introduction

MTB-tour, 2 hrs, level1: CURBSTONE Introduction

Introduction to Mountainbike cycling. Small group. Slow pace. On this tour the guide takes you over crags and thru forests on gravel roads, footpaths and off-road trails. The nature around Lysekil is very diverse and you will be amazed. Soft adventure in a leisurely pace to let you take in the beauty of central Bohuslän. feel free to bring extra drink and a snack or similar for the mid time break.  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 complete. When booking, you also select the size of the bike. If there are no bikes of the correct size to book, it is full at that particular departure. At least 3 booked participants no later than 24 hours before for the tour to be completed. Max 6 people/trip. Quick facts: "CURB STONE" Area: LYSEKIL    Season: March-December Duration: 2 hrs (8.15 kms) Recuriements: Min 12 yrs, min 155 cm tall No previous MTB experience required Included: Guide, MTB bike, helmet, vest, water bottle 0.3L Bring: You might want to bring a backpack for headgear, sunglasses, (spare) clothes, refreshments or a snack. Meal: No

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Outdoor West Hiking to the summit: SCRAMBLE to the hill fort

Hiking to the summit: SCRAMBLE to the hill fort

An adventure for all ages. You are bound to get a little dirty while having a lot of fun. Scrambling tour 2,5 hrs, medium difficulty as we walk in somtimes very rugged terrain with a lot of steep passages. (Alternative ways are available on some legs of the route.) A hill fort is supposed to be inaccessible to invaders and easy to defend. This one has all these qualities, and a great view as well. We will walk up and down on exposed cregs, along tree plantations and in mixed wood. We scramble up along the slanting rocks passing gorges and fissures. At the summit you can eat your snack/picnic and marvel at the view of great ships far out at sea. Scrambling is "a walk up steep terrain involving the use of one's hands". It is an ambiguous term that lies somewhere between trekking, hillwalking and rock climbing. Click the BOOK NOW! button to see dates, time and price categories for different departures. There will be no binding booking on your end until check-out is completed and you have authorized the amount payable. Your debet/credit card will not be charged until the required number of participants have booked. However, the booking amount will be authorized and blocked and if the booking request is confirmed we will charge the amount on your card.  You will get the PDF tickets by email once the booking request is confirmed. LOCATION: 10-15 mns (by car) off central Lysekil Season: April-November (all year, weather permitting) Level: Medium level of difficulty, but still soft adventure Requirements: 5-65 years No previous experience needed. Regular health and fitness. However:  No knee or feet issues. (arthritis etc.)   Must have adequate eye sight to hike in rugged terrain and confidently know where to put you feet and hands while walking and scrambling. Must be able to perceive oral instructions if windy. Children: Children and youth age 5-9 yrs are welcome accompanied by adults all year. The younger the kids, the more adults required. Pls choose "Private group/family" options after selecting date in order to get a group discount. Youth 10 yrs and older, can participate without adult company. Select the youth option. What’s included: Activity leader, (helmet) Bottled water Transport from Lysekil, Norra Hamngatan 6  What to wear/bring: Wear comfortable pants with long legs and bring a long-sleeved sweater for the forest walk. Shoes suitable for hiking (which stays on the foot and has a heavy sole that is not slippery on wet ground) (Bring, preferably in a backpack, potable water or other beverage and perhaps a snack/light meal) Duration: 2,5 hours total  Language: Bilingual Swedish/English Meal: Not included Optional picnic deal can be ordered at checkout Optional: Optional picnic deal: Cold tapas Transport options: Pick up on demand on either of these locations:  Havsbadsparken (with Guest Harbour)  Anderssons Kaj/Södra Hamnen  Luna Café (Gullmarsbaden and Löfgrens Camping) Siviks Camping Trellebystrands Camping . You may ride with us or drive behind us.  We will send you a Google Maps pin with exact data on the meeting point of the day. Soft adventure This is an activity with a medium level of difficulty. We have planned the tour with families in mind. If you suffer from vertigo there is always an optional route ahead. No previous climbing or trekking experience needed, but we assume regular helth and fitness level, but your knees and feet joints must be up to the job in rugged terrain...  

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Outdoor West Kayak trip 3hrs: SEAL SAFARI (dressed in dry suits)

Kayak trip 3hrs: SEAL SAFARI (dressed in dry suits)

Slow pace seal spotting tour. Looking into the big eyes of a seal makes most people feel excited, even blessed. Listen to the silence, paddling in slow pace while marvelling at the pristine seascape along the Swedish west coast. Immerse yourself in the feeling of gentle wilderness, just 90 minutes drive north of Gothenburg. You sit in a sturdy kayak, wearing a comfy drysuit. As you feel warm and safe, you will enjoy the winter kayaking experience even more.   This trip runs on Sundays and during the school holidays. We load our kayaks on a trailer and go to a special starting location some 15 minutes north of Lysekil. We launch the kayaks close to a known seal hang-out. Seal safari on the animals' terms: They follow us, if they want, without feeding or tricks. This means that we cannot guarantee that they will honour us with their presence. The activity duration is three hours from the meeting until parting. We stay seated in the kayaks for almost 2 hrs without landfall. When paddling with children we will go slower, stay closer to the shores and make more short stops along the way. Families with youths from 12 yrs can also join the 3 hrs kayak trip Urban Wilderness (dressed in a drysuit) Kayak trip: SEAL SAFARI (dressed in dry suits) Area: LYSEKIL   Northern/southern Harbours or Basteviksholmarna Season: August 15th - May 14th Duration: 3 hours   from gathering until we part, i.e. including changing, security briefing, etc About 1.5-2 hours in the kayak, without going ashore.  Level: Novice/Beginner and intermediate Guest recuriements: Able to swim 200 m Normal health; i.e. no known problems with cold or sitting still, e.g. circulation or breathing problems etc. Max 100kg and/or 195cm (Length and weight limited by dry suits and cockpit size and possible leg length.) Able to swim 200 m Youth: Youths 10-15 years, at least 145 cm tall, are welcome to paddle with one adult (family member) each. On the departures where children participate, the paddling distance is shorter because the children cannot paddle as far as adults. It may also be relevant to shorten the time if it is cold. Included: Guide, paddle, life jacket and canopy/spray deck. Place in a stable tandem kayak (K2), shared with another participant. In case of an odd number of participants, one of the participants paddles with the guide. Drysuit: Premium quality drysuit from Ursuit (included in the price from mid-October-mid May) with wetsuit gloves and shoes in neoprene. Bring: Warm gloves to wear before and after the tour. Your own lukewarm/hot water/tea to hydrate (0.3-0.5L). Your water bottle can be attached with elastic cords to the top of the kayak. Waterproof bag, if you are going to bring your phone or camera. Possibly: headgear, sunglasses, gloves,  snacks for quick energy (especially for kids). What to wear: Come changed, in wool or synthetic underwear closest to the body. Woollen socks. The colder the weather, the more and the thicker layers of underwear. (Air insulates) Avoid hoods and zips around the neck. Bring an extra buff and a pair of warm gloves/mitts to wear until we get into the kayaks. Rain/wind: We run the tour even if it rains lightly or is moderately windy, but then the possibility of seeing seals decreases. In case of wind strength around 6-8 m/s, we make contact with registered participants the evening before the activity. Depending on wind direction and temperature, the tour may be cancelled, especially if children are registered. Dressing room/ shower/toilets: Not available when starting at Bastiviksholmarna. Come dressed in your underwear, and you will don the drysuit sitting in our minivan. Public toilets are few in the archipelago. Makes sure to take care of business before arriving at the meeting point. Sauna: A sauna by the sea can be found in Lysekil's Kallbadhus, about 10 minutes walk from us.  See link for opening hours etc.  Choose Add-on for Sauna (before check-out, when making your reservation) and we will purchase access to the sauna for you. Meal: Not included, however hot beverages will be served during the trip. Language: English and Swedish The number of guests: Min. 2 persons, max. 8 For larger groups, please contact us well in advance. Meeting point: Varying. Hence we'll send you a "Google map pin" the evening before the trip. Parking: We recommend downloading the Easy Park app (from Google Play or App store) and setting up an account before arrival.   Add-on: Single seating in K1 Kayak   Check availability/book: Click the button BOOK NOW! to see available dates. Click on the desired day in the calendar, and selectable times/departures will appear. Click on the desired departure time to see the availability of bikes with different frame sizes and price/price categories for each departure. There will be no binding booking until your payment is completed. Minimum # of participants  4 participants (paying the full amount) are required for us to carry out the activity. If you book for 1-3 people, the following will happen: Your ticket will have a water stamp "Reservation". The booking amount will be reserved from your payment card, but we will not collect the amount until the minimum number is reached (no later than 24 hours before the start). Only then will you receive a booking confirmation and a PDF ticket via email. By booking a "Mini Group", you can ensure that the activity is carried out on the day and time you book, even though you/you are only one or two people. If more participants book, and participate, we will, after we have finished the activity, credit the difference. Cancellation policy: Complete Brief on refund Individual participants (max 7 persons) except those having booked a "Private departure" may cancel as late as one week prior to activity start. NB! When booking a "Private departure" or "Mini-group" any cancellations must be made 14 days before the start. Re-booking: We can help you to reschedule a trip or replace it with another of our activities, provided you contact us no later than 48 hours prior to the original departure time. If the organizer needs to cancel a booked departure, e.g. due to the weather etc.: Depending on the weather conditions, e.g. risk of thunder or persistent rain and/or wind, a guided bike tour may have to be postponed (very rarely earlier) in order for all participants to be able to participate and feel safe/comfortable. We will contact our booked participants, who can choose between postponing the booked activity to a later date, or participating in an alternative activity, such as a cave walk or rock carvings/petroglyph safari. Any difference will be refunded. If we cannot agree on a reasonable compensation alternative, you will get back the amount paid, minus an administration fee of SEK 50.  

Outdoor West Walks: PRIVATE HIKING

Walks: PRIVATE HIKING

Translation pending NB! We need your booking inquiry at lest 48 hrs prior to your ETD.  

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