This tour is a collab between Woods & Water of Sweden and Elles Utemat!

Join us on this one and only two-day kayaking and food tour in the fresh water archipelago of Lake Vättern. We'll discover the islands, sleep in tents, make our food next to the fire and learn different kinds of outdoor cooking techniques.
The water of Lake Vättern is crystal clear, and around the islands the water sometimes looks turquoise. This is a quiet and beautiful area.

Dates available: 13-14 July
(During the 24-25 August we're doing Kayaking Weekend - Island hopping, it's almost the samt except from that Elle won't be joining us that weekend...)


  • Exploring the islands and lagoons from the kayak
  • Staying the night in tents on one of the islands
  • Preparing our own lunch, dinner and breakfast on one of the islands
  • Learn more about different outdoor cooking techniques.
  • Maybe some swimming in the cold, but clear lake?
  • Learning more about Swedish outdoor life and our Right to Roam.

Facts about the tour
Comfort level: 2 / 5

Activity level: 4/5

Max. group size: 8

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Olshammar, Aspa Bruk - the harbor at Aspa
Kayak rental and all equipment Lunch, dinner and breakfast.
Kayak guide/local guide Professional outdoor chef
Transport to/from Olshammar
Snacks and drinks

Whats included
One local guide and kayak instructor will be with you during the whole trip
Our very own outdoor chef Elle will help out with all meals
Meals: 1x Lunch, 1 x Dinner, 1 x breakfast
The rent of the kayak, paddle spray skirt and life jacket.

Whats not included

-Drinks and snacks. Please bring your own water and some snacks to have between meals.
-The transport to/from Olshammar. But please let us know if you like a pick-up!
- The rent of tent, sleeping mattress and sleeping bag.If you like to rent a tent including sleeping bag, it's 1200sek/ 2 people or 1000sek for one person.
- Beers or the like. It's OK to bring a few on your own, but please don't bring glass bottles.
- Bring some extra clothes, in case you get wet...

Our guides are all local and educated kayak instructors.

Weather Dependent
Yes, this tour is weather dependent. If it is too windy we will not be able to reach the islands. In that case we will go to a nearby lake instead. If we need to cancel it all due to security reasons, you will be recharged everything you've paid.

Group size
We work with small groups of between 4-8 participants.

Age limit
This tour has an age limit, the participants need to be at least 14 years old.


Q: I've never tried kayaking before, is it a problem?
A: Not at all, this tour is perfect for beginners!

Q: Anything we need to bring?
A: Clothes suitable for weather, maybe a camera, personal items. Water and snacks to have between meals (and drinks for meals). Remember - the weather in Sweden might change rapidly, bring clothes for all kinds of weather, the temperature might be between 15-35 Celsius.

Q: What’s the weather like?
A: Click here to read about the climate of Sweden 

Questions, reservations and payments

If you have any questions – please contact us at
To make a reservation, please use the online booking system below. When you make the reservation you also pay online with a credit card.

If you cancel the tour less than 72 hrs prior to its start you will be given the money back – except for 200 SEK/booking (not per person) which we keep as an administration fee. Cancellations with more than 72 hrs prior to start will be fully refunded. Cancellations on the same day and no-shows will not be refunded at all.

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Day 1: Departure

10.00 We'll meet at Olshammar, Aspa harbour to start the tour with information. You will be given all the equipment and we'll show you how to use the kayak.
When everyone is ready we set off to the archipelago - only about 20-30 minutes away.

Day 1 Kayaking

During the day we'll stop for lunch at one of the islands, and spend the day exploring the islands around the archipelago. in the afternoon we'll stop for the night and make camp.
We'll make our dinner together on the outdoor stoves or by the fire.
In the evening there will be time for some more midnight kayaking if you like!

Day 2

Rise and shine - and breakfast on the islands. We'll break camp and start the journey back towards land.