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Kayaking in Koster National Park

Outpost in the North Sea

No description available Photo: Joakim Hermanson / Upplevelsebolaget
No description available Photo: Joakim Hermanson / Upplevelsebolaget

The combination of kayak and Bohuslän archipelago is perfect. Along with a dedicated and knowledgeable guide, you paddle through a maze of islands with the horizon as your neighbour. While the fish soup is cooking, you watch the sun go down into the North Sea.

The Koster Islands’ maze of rocky islets is ideal for kayaking. Here the islands, skerries and islets are made of gneiss instead of granite. It looks different, but it's at least as good as elsewhere in Bohuslän. Here the rocky islets are so tightly spaced that even for a kayaker the waterways feel narrow. This benefits the islets and kayakers since boat traffic chooses to go elsewhere. So, in relative solitude, you can glide around and see seals basking on the islets and the silhouette of the towering lighthouse on Ursholmen.

The kayaks are launched in Tjärnö, near the coastline of Strömstad less than two hours north of Gothenburg, with scenic paddling from the first paddle stroke. Hear the cry of seagulls while crossing the Koster fjord. And, after a few kilometers of paddling, you find yourself in one of Sweden's finest paddling areas. There is more sunshine in the Koster archipelago than in most of Sweden, and your experienced guide knows exactly where the best campsites are located.

You need no prior knowledge of kayaking to join; the tour itself is an introduction to kayaking. You will receive training in entry and exit, paddling techniques, companion rescue, flight planning and navigation. The tour is based on everyone pitching in to make dinner and breakfast and prepare the campsite.

Information and price
Name of tour Kayaking in Koster National Park
Operator´s name of tour Three day trip to the Koster Sea.
Tour operator Upplevelsebolaget
Season 2017-05-01 - 2017-09-30
Note season One departure in 2017:
11-13 August.
Additional dates upon request for groups of at least four people.
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Length of tour 3 days
Participants 4 - 8 people
Normal adult price SEK 4 300
Included in price Kayak with equipment (paddle, sprayskirt, lifejacket), all meals, tents, communal kitchen facilities, transportation and cleaning of all equipment, instruction, experienced kayak guides and amazing experiences.
Accommodation Tent.
Prior knowledge Able to swim. Minimum age: 15 years old.
How to get here Nearest train station: Uddevalla. Collection day 1 at 09.00 from Upplevelseladan at Gustafsberg outside Uddevalla for transport to the launch site in Tjärnö.

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