A complete package from start to finish - We provide all kayaking, camping and cooking gear needed. On site we help you pack and give instructions on paddling, navigation and the area. Return transport Norrkoping-Saint Anna included as well as access to our comprehensive food order system.
Top notch equipment - This is a wild holiday - you’ll quickly find yourself far away from civilisation completely surrounded by water and wilderness. After well over a decade of gearing up hopeful adventurers, rain, wind or shine, we have landed on the highest quality equipment that is sure to bring you comfort in the wild.
Wild camping permitted anywhere - There are thousands of islands out there, almost all of them uninhabited. Look for that perfect spot, set up camp and make the island your own for the night.
Kayaking through a maze of islands - Saint Anna & Gryt are amazing for kayaking - the islands are close with no major thoroughfairs for larger boats, just the odd sailing boat in the distance. Paddling conditions are relatively easy with no tides or swells.
A landscape rich in culture & history - You will get plenty of solitude and wilderness on your adventure, but the area has also been home to fishermen, miners and farmers for centuries. Our detailed laminated guide book will help you explore.
Wildlife encounters - A bird lovers paradise with a variety of habitats for common and rare sea birds. Saint Anna boasts the largest population of Sea Eagles in Sweden - sighting them is almost a given these days.
The Long Weekender allows you enough time to explore some of Saint Anna's best spots. We recommend our 5 day+ Self-guided Expedition for also catching the highlights of the Gryt Archipelago and more outer archipelago paddling.
Our launch-site Mon is located in a sheltered bay - soon you round the first islands and see a maze spreading out in all directions. Your route northeast towards Lammskär zigzags through a beautiful part of the archipelago with many close islands. Lammskär and its surrounding partners, situated in an atoll like formation, are perfect for camping with lots of shelter and stunning sunset views.
Your following day continues south past bird sancuaries with lots of birdlife towards the inner parts of the Missjö Archipelago and its tiny skerries. Climb to the top of the famous navigation mark Kupa Klint for a spectacular view of the archipelago.
Inside the outer band of skerries is the large island Missjö and its parallell islands. They're superb for camping with little nooks and crannies everywhere. There is a small pub on Missjö run by local boat taxi man Mats.
Your exploration continues south towards Harstena Village. You are greeted by an idyllic view of the village as you paddle the small inlet to the water-side restaurant. Harstena is renowned for its picturesque and historic beauty. Visit the old school/museum and seal processing factory, eat delicious cinnamon swirls from the bakery or buy smoked fish from the local fisherman.
Your last day rounds back up north again through a narrow straight at Snuggholmen towards the beautiful long passage between Missjö and its inner parallell island. A quick paddle westward and you reach the mainland and Tyrislöt. Have a cup of coffee at the small cafe and enjoy the bustling activity of kayakers, boaters and locals at this archipelago hub.
*Weather conditions will effect your route, shorter trips allow for less adaptation to weather. This route is mostly sheltered inner and middle archipelago paddling, with the exception of Kupa Klint and some crossings. Establishments on Harstena are open June 22-Aug 28.
The Long Weekender starts on Fridays and ends on Mondays, all through the season. Fly an early Ryanair flight to our closest airport Stockholm Skavsta. Our driver will pick you up right at the airport on and take you to our launch-site in Saint Anna (2 hrs).
Fly Ryanair to our closest airport. Stockholm Skavsta is conveniently located bewteeen Stockholm and Norrköping.Flights to Skavsta – ryanair.com
Go by train to Norrköping C for pick-up appr. 1.00pmTrains to Norrköping – sj.se
Stay at a hostel or hotel of choice in Norrköping and we’ll pick you up in the morning around 10 am. Norrköping is a beautiful city with many restaurants and an amazing water-scape.Show details
The hostel is conveniently located on the second floor of the train station and only a couple of minutes walk from your train or airport shuttle. WiFi, Sheets/Towel and self-serving breakfast is included in the price.centralstationens.se
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