Swedish Escape (SE)

Swedish Escape (SE)

€319.95 Regular Price
€294.95Sale Price

If you're someone who wants to try our Swedish Adventures (SE) trip of 5 days and 4 nights, but you can't take a week off work (or don't want to go into the wild that long), Swedish Escape offers the perfect alternative!

 

The concept is the exact same, but it's simply for a shorter period of time. As this is a pilot, we have decided to only offer the tours in July 2022.

 

The concept, the small and intimate scale, the care, and customer focus that you expect from us (or perhaps you have already experienced with us in the past) will of course remain the same!

 

These trips are 3 days of kayaking, and 2 nights of camping.

 

Swedish Adventures starts in Stockholm, Sweden. With every paddle stroke, you'll get further away from the city and closer to Swedish nature. 

 

For this trip, we recommend a route that leads you around a couple of small islands to the West of city. 

  • NO KAYAK EXPERIENCE?

    No need to worry!

     

    On the day of arrival, kayaking instructions will be given. These instructions will include kayak safety, basic paddle technique, getting out of a kayak if you have flipped over, and securing the storage compartments.

     

    If desired, a crew member can join in for the first 30 minutes of the tour free of charge. Like this, you can be sure you'll be comfortable for the days to come! If you would like this, please let us know prior to your arrival.

  • SAFETY

    As fun as kayaking is, it is not risk-free. 

     

    For that reason, Unpack & Kayaks always provides life-vests, free of charge.

     

    At the start of every trip, an Unpack & Kayak crew member will give kayaking instructions. See "No Kayak Experience?" for more info about the instructions.

     

    To participate in a trip with Unpack & Kayak it is mandatory that you have health insurance. It is also recommended (but not mandatory) that you have travel insurance. 

     

    Given the vastness of Swedish nature, you'll be given a Survival Guide (on the back of your map) at the start of your trip. In this Survival Guide, you'll find a lot of additional info about safety on the water and on land. Amonst other things, it will also provide tips and tricks to make a safe campsite while maintaining respect and attention to the Swedish environment. 

  • ITINERARY

    Other than the start and end date, the itinerary is pretty much up to you!

     

    On the day of your arrival, we'll spend about an hour going through the safety briefing. Here we'll discuss the safety of kayaking, but also things to look out for on land. During this time we'll also provide kayaking instructions and show what the proper technique is.

     

    After that, we'll help you pack the boats in the most space-efficient way, discuss the map, and review the different suggested paddle routes. From then on you get to paddle at your own speed, to your own destination!

     

    On your 3rd day, you can return anytime between 09:00 and 18:00. 

  • CAMPING

    Thanks to the "allemansrätt" (freedom to roam) you're allowed to wild camp almost everywhere (under certain rules you can find in the Survival Guide). This means that you can find an uninhabited island, pull your boats on land, pitch up your tent and enjoy your private island! 

     

    Should you prefer to camp at an established campsite there are limited, although available options for this as well. Any additional costs that may arise as a result of your stay at a campsite will not be covered by Unpack & Kayak. 

  • CANCELLATION INSURANCE

    In case you would like to have the option to cancel your trip last minute, it is worth it to purchase a cancellation insurance. The cost for this is €45.95 per person and can be purchased by emailing info@unpackandkayak.com (subject: "Cancellation Insurance"). In this case please include your reference number, name, and group size.

     

    With a cancellation insurance, you can cancel your trip up to 48 hours in advance (latest 10:00 in the morning, two days before your trip was originally supposed to start). If you chose to use your cancelation insurance you will receive a full refund of the trip.

  • GROUP SIZE

    Regardless of your kayak and nature experience, we recommend going with a group of 4+ people. This is not mandatory, but based on our experience we do recommend it.

     

    Aside from the ability to switch boats amongst yourselves it also means that if something should happen, you always have enough people in your group to help you out. 

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED?

    Everything, except for food, drinks, and transport to and from the starting location.

     

    This means:

    • Kayaks
    • Paddles
    • Life vests
    • First Aid Kit
    • Tents
    • Sleeping Bags
    • Sleeping Mats
    • Burners (with gas cans)
    • Pots
    • Pans 
    • Dishes
    • Cutlery
    • Water Bag (containing 10L or 20L)

     

    If you own camping equipment that you would rather use, feel free to do so. If you do choose to use (some of) your own equipment, please let us know.

  • FOOD & WATER

    By default, we do not provide food for the trip. Waterbags filled with tap water are provided. 

     

    Two weeks prior to the start of your trip, you will receive a list of tips and ideas for food and snacks (this is included in the packing list). That way you have plenty of time and inspiration for meal ideas.

  • TRANSPORT

    In a recent poll that was done the majority of respondents indicated that their preference was to drive to Sweden themselves or to take a train, bus, or plane.

     

    For this reason, Unpack & Kayak does not offer a direct bus pick-up service that picks people up in the Netherlands and drops them off in Sweden. 

     

    Should you drive, we recommend either driving via Germany and Denmark (overland with a couple of bridges). Alternatively, you can drive to Rostock/ Lubeck (northern Germany) and take the ferry across the sea to the south of Sweden.

     

    From experience, we can recommend an overnight bus journey. Should you have limited time, you can also choose to fly into Arlanda airport and take the Arlanda Express to the center of Stockholm where our base camp is located!

     

    If you chose to fly in and take the train into the city, you can easily get to our starting location at Pampas Marina by electric scooter or bike (in approximately 20 minutes).

  • DEPOSIT

    We ask for a *group deposit of €100.- per person. This deposit will be returned within 10 working days of the end of the trip, granted that nothing has been damaged or lost.

    A group deposit means that if one of the group members on your trip loses or breaks something worth more than €100.-, other deposits may be used to compensate for that amount.

     

    We will contact you about the deposit after booking.

  • DURATION OF THE TRIP

    The duration of your actual kayaking adventure is 3 days and 2 nights

     

    Should you prefer to extend the trip, we recommend looking at the Swedish Adventures (SE) option, or to contact us via email.

  • LOCATION

    The trips will start in at Pampas Marina in the the center of Stockholm, Sweden. 

    The exact address of the basecamp will be communicated in the packing list email (which you will receive approximately two weeks prior to the start of your trip).