A kayak trip of the west coast of Sweden is a fantastic adventure. Gliding through narrow channels and out over open straights, feeling the power of the sea and nature. Every day brings a new experience. The surge of the North sea swell on a calm summer’s day instills an extra quality in life – as does the sound and serenity of pouring rain meeting sea. Feel the fresh wind on your back as you glide along waves. See a seal break the surface at close quarters or surprise sea birds as you drift over forests of seaweed. Go ashore on the roundest of sea-worn cliffs to eat your lunch and paddle in the blue-green salty water. Experience the ultimate feeling of life at its best as you return to dry land and set your kayak back with a smile on your face.
If you are new to kayaking take one of our half-day or full-day courses. Would you like to learn more? Then why not try a weekend course or one of our tailor-made courses? We work with small groups where safety exercises are an integral part of the training.
Slip into your kayak and get to know the sea, the cliffs, yourself and your paddling companions. Everything comes closer, more vital and simply enthralling.
There are different possibilities to have a good accommodation in Grundsund and Skaftö. Syltrutan B&B is one alternative accommodation and the local hostel and is another. There are also other kinds of rental choices in Grundsund. We can give you some offers at the Kayak Center like single rooms, houses, parts of houses or just beds. At some places there are kitchens to use, in some breakfast is included. In Rågårdsviks Pensionat, at the south side of Skaftö, there is plenty of good rooms and a welcoming atmosphere. Full service, with delicious fish tables. At Gullmarsstrand Hotell & Konferens, on the north side of Skaftö, you will find a high standard hotel with their own restaurant. Please ask further for your needs.
Hos Grundén på Pelles, only a stone’s throw from the jetty, offers an excellent menu, or why not try the menu at Smultron & Tång down by the harbor on the Western Quay. A more basic menu is served at Mareld, a restaurant beside the local supermarket, ICA. There is also a cafe, Syltrutan, if you just want to take a coffee or enjoy the company of good friends in the open air. Brygghuset in Fiskebäckskil is a good choice if you want a delicious plate for lunch or dinner.
Walking around on our Island, is an experience to love. There are good maps to read at and the length of your trip is always hand able, the Island is the right size for reaching everything. And on the kayak center there are some bikes to rent as well [watch short film]. Do you wish to find out more about Skaftö then visit www.skafto.nu.