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.