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Lurö archipelago a dreamland for kayaking

Lake Vänern – Europe’s third largest lake with more than 22 000 islands – forming stunning archipelagos. The largest of them is called Lurö archipelago – is one of Europe´s most magnificent freshwater archipelago. Hundreds of islands of various size and nature form a coherent archipelago between lake Vänern´s two large pools , Värmland Lake and Dalbo Lake.

Join us on an expedition in June “Midsummer kayaking in Lurö archipelago, Lake Vänern” “Midsommarpaddling i Lurö Skärgård, Vänern”

Link Lurö Gästhärbärge och krog

Marine life – eiders, seals, crabs and lobster

Lobster is allowed to catch from September till the end of April. These creatures live on the bottom of the sea and you get them on rocky seabeds in depth of 20 – 30 metres. We went out in hope to get our last lobster for this catching season. The sea was totally calm – the sunbeams glittered in the water and you felt the fresh air of spring. The birds were calling and singing looking for their partners. The most spectacular experience this morning was 13 male eiders who were fighting to get the attention  to be chosen from one female eider. A real spectacle! On our way home we came across about 30 harbor seals who were lazing in the sun on the rocks. We studied them and after a while they one by one dived down in the water. A bit anxious but very curious.

Rough weather with a lot of wind prevented us the next days to get out to get our catch – but suddenly one day with little wind made it possible to get out again. The wind had stopped but the waves out there were about 3 metres high. The result was 9 crabs, one little flounder and one LOBSTER! Now we have to wait until the first Monday after the 20th September when it is allowed to catch lobster again!

Join us on an expedition in Early Summer Kayaking in Fjällbacka archipelago , Försommarpaddling i Fjällbacka Skärgård

Sea kayaking among rocky islands

The kayak season is perfect to start in early spring. No boats around and you are on your own in the archipelago. To meet spring from the kayak is a marvellous feeling. The nature wakens up and the birds return to our country. The cold water make the waves very smooth  – a very different feeling and it is easier to meet the waves. The water is very clear before the planktons develop, the air is also especially clear beacuse it is so dry. You can see miles and miles towards the horizon. We love to be one of the first on water!

The dinner of the evening – Moules frites!

Join us on an expedition “Early Summer kayaking in Fjällbacka archipelago” ,

“Försommarpaddling i Fjällbacka skärgård, Bohuslän”