Long Weekender

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4 day Saint Anna Adventure

A shorter version of our self-guided expedition for adventurers with less time to spare. Pick-up right at the airport for a quick getaway.

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 starts on set Fridays and ends on Mondays. Fly an early Ryanair flight to our closest airport Stockholm Skavsta. Our driver will pick you up right at the airport on Friday and take you to Saint Anna. Alternatively, you can choose Norrköping for pick-up.
Price per person
  • 4 days (Fri–Mon)
  • 5,600 SEK*
  • *Price reduction young adults (12-17yrs)
  • -1,000 SEK
Group discount 7 people or more, 10% off.
Early-bird discount Book and pay your trip before March 31st, 10% off.
Group size 2–12 people.
Minimum age 12 years accompanied by an adult.
Prerequisites Must be able to swim and have a taste for adventure. Weight limit, 120 kilo per person. Beginners welcome!
Fitness level Low/medium.

A Scandinavian wild camping adventure

Included

  • Return transport Stockholm Airport (NYO)-Saint Anna
  • Food order - we shop and pack for you, you pay cost price
  • Top quality kayaking, camping & cooking gear
  • Briefing on the area, navigation and safety
  • Detailed guide book
  • Cell phone for weather reports & communication
  • 24/7 Do the North service while kayaking

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Not included

  • Flights to Sweden
  • Food & beverage

What to bring

  • A couple of sets of clothing
  • Shoes for water & land
  • Towel & swimwear
  • Sunglasses, sun cap, sun block & toiletries
  • Camera
Travel itinerary for of a 4 day trip.
Typical food cost is between 500-700 SEK per person.
  • First day
  • 10:00
  • Depart from Stockholm Skavsta (NYO) Airport
  • We'll meet you at the airport or location of choice in Norrköping.
  • ~11:00
  • Welcome to The Saint Anna Archipelago!
  • Arrive at our launch site.
  • ~12:00
  • Prepare for launch
  • Re-pack your clothes into drybags, we’ll store your luggage.
  • Pack gear and food into the kayak.
  • Briefing on the area, navigation and safety.
  • ~12:30
  • Bon voyage!
  • You're off on your own for 4 days of kayaking!
  • Request pick-up from the archipelago
  • You have 2 pick-up points to choose from.
  • Final day
  • Paddle to chosen pick-up point
  • Unload gear, re-pack your clothing, load the van.
  • ~12:00
  • Drop-off at the Airport
  • We'll drive you back to Stockholm Skavsta (NYO) Airport.

Day by day itinerary ...

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.

Day 1 – Into the maze

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.

Day 2 – Hundreds of skerries from above

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.

Day 3 – The village that time forgot

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.

Day 4 - Land Ahoy!

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.

Kat hill kayak
Harstena
Islands in sunset

Getting here

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).

Stockholm Skavsta (NYO) Airport

Fly Ryanair to our closest airport. Stockholm Skavsta is conveniently located bewteeen Stockholm and Norrköping.

Flights to Skavsta – ryanair.com

Norrköping Train Station

Go by train to Norrköping C for pick-up appr. 1.00pm

Trains to Norrköping – sj.se

Spending the night in Norrköping

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.

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Centralstationens Vandrarhem
Centralstationens vandrarhem

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
Price per room
  • Single
  • 590 SEK
  • Double
  • 840 SEK
  • 3-Bed
  • 1,040 SEK
  • 4-Bed
  • 1,240 SEK
  • 5-Bed
  • 1,540 SEK
  • 6-Bed
  • 1,740 SEK
Additional
  • WC/shower en suite
  • 100 SEK
The Lamp Hotel
The lamp

This hot boutique hotel with a chic, shimmering interior mixed with raw design is located 700 meters from the train station. Breakfast is included. All rooms are equipped with WC and Shower, TV and Wi-Fi.

thelamphotel.se
Price per person
  • Single Deluxe
  • 1,435 SEK
  • Double Deluxe
  • 1,690 SEK
  • Grand Single Deluxe
  • 1,775 SEK
  • Grand Double Deluxe
  • 2,075 SEK
  • Junior Suite
  • 2,795 SEK
Additional
  • Single Deluxe
  • 350 SEK