Kayak Photos

October 26, 2011

Some of the kayak photos I’ve taken from this year. There are more to come from different kayak destinations.

Maria in Lofoten

A bride in a kayak! :)

Nice speed when kayaking

Gordon Brown is giving instructions

Arrow kayaks in Vesterålen

Gabbi is taking a swim with the Qanik

Janne Bengtsson is paddling fast

Jens Webster outside Varbergs fortress in a surfski from Fenn

Jonas is paddling Clapotis

Patrick in Lofoten

Maria is paddling in Gothenburg Archipelago

City paddling in Göteborg

Patric in a Griffin

Cool kayak video trailer

October 24, 2011

The swedish company Active Outdoor Media are producing a film about kayaking that seems promising. They have just released a teasing trailer.

Turbulens – It’s just a teaser from ActiveOutdoor on Vimeo.

Kayaking at the High Coast – part II

August 12, 2010

Last week my friends and I paddled from the city of Härnösand to the city Örnsköldsvik. We passed the coastline called the High Coast (Höga Kusten in Swedish). It is a really nice paddling trip. The High Coast offers an amazing variety of natural surroundings. Since 2000 the High Coast has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. What makes The High Coast Unique is its post – glacial rebound. It is still rizing at a rate of eight mm per year. The area has one National Park and heaps of Nature Reserves.

The kayak trip along the High Coast maybe is not the easiest choice for beginners because some parts are really exposed and it can be hard to find easy landing in strong winds. We had great conditions almost everyday with a slight tail wind. One day we had a headwind (near gale). We then decided to have a bonus day at Högbonden.

We started downtown in the City of Härnösand. Our plan was to paddle about 20 km every day and do some longer stops at some islands along the trip. We paddled for seven days. The coastline is pretty rough due to the post glacial rebound. We had excellent support from Höga Kusten Kajak in Härnösand who helped us with transport back from Örnsköldvik to Härnösand.

We started in Härnösand in cloudy weather

We are used to camp straight on the cliffs but at the High Coast we sometimes camped in the forests.

Åsa, Fredrik and Patric.

The red Rapakivi granite has been a geolocial symbol for the area.

The lighthouse of Högbonden. The old lighthouse keeper’s house is now a youth hostel, Högbondens vandrarhem. We spent an extra night there due to headwind. A really nice and cool place.

We also had calm weather! Fredrik is paddling his Legend :)

Crossing between some islands.

I will post a full trip description. But it may take some days before it is finished. Here is two different video clips from the trip.

Here is the first videoclip edited in my Iphone

Here is the second videoclip edited at home

Kayaking the High Coast – the movie

August 8, 2010

We have had an excellent week kayaking at the High Coast in Sweden. It was better than I expected! :) During the week I have filmed and taken some photos with my iPhone 4. It resulted in the movie “Kayaking at the High Coast”. I did all the editing on the iPhone 4 on the way back home to Göteborg. Enjoy the movie in HD.

Kayaking at the High Coast

The High Coast

August 3, 2010


Seakayaking at the High Coast in Sweden. We started our kayaking trip two days ago in Härnösand, Sweden. It is beatiful and we have a nice tailwind! I will follow up this post when I get back home.

Location:Sverige


Kayaking in Stockholm City

June 29, 2010

Yesterday I went kayaking in Stockholm City with my friend Åsa. To kayak in Stockholm City is a must do thing. I have been working in Stockholm for a few days and we took the afternoon of and rented some kayaks at kajakkompaniet on the island of Kungsholms west side. Paddling in Stockholm was really nice weather and the there were many kayakers and boats on the water. The cost was 225 SEK for 4 hours. They had about 12 kayaks of good rental standard.

We took the most paddled trip in Sweden, according to Fredrik at Kajakkompaniet, and circumnavigated Kungsholmen. It is fun to see the city from water level. You see lots of people, beautiful houseboats, nice buildnings including the Stockholm City Hall where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held. Here is more information about kayaking in Stockholm.

Åsa is paddling with the Stockholm City Hall in the background.

Karlbergs Palace

 

Kayaking in the fog

April 8, 2010

The first kayak trip of the year went to the island of Valö. It is located in the south part of Göteborg Archipelago. Kayaking in Sweden has been a struggle this year. The winter has been really long and most parts of the coastline has been covered with ice. So it is a late premiere. It was a really windy paddling to Valö. Even if the distance is just 12 km I thought it was really hard. The trip back to Göteborg was really nice. A light breeze in the back and a nice fog that made the trip more adventurous.

Patric is having a rest, protected from the wind. When we left Göteborg is was sunny but it was just about to change…

Eric and Pia is having a rest on our way back to Göteborg

The best part of Valö is that we as members of the Göteborg Canoing Association have access to the lighthouse and the cabins. Some of the Cabins have a stove which makes the staying more comfortable. We had rain mixed with snow during sunday afternoon. Then it felt good that we had left the tents back home.

A video clip from the trip. Erik and Pia was already at Valö when we arrived.

Now I’m off for some cross country skiing in the mountains further north of Sweden.

Kayaking in Stockholm Archipelago

August 3, 2009

I came home last night after a 7 day kayak trip to Stockholm archipelago together with two good friends, Patric and Carl Johan. Stockholm Archipelago is a great destination for seakayaking. We have had a really good trip with good weather conditions (tailwind and mostly sunny), a huge archipelago to discover, great paddling, lots of sea eagles and just great fun. This was my first trip to Stockholm archipelago and I must admit that it was a great experience. We went through the archipelago from the south to the north. We could easily spend another week discovering more fantastic spots. I’m organising a destination report and will publish it in the next coming days. Meanwhile here is a few pictures.

cj at landsort

Carl Johan outside the island of Öja and the light house “Landsort”

stora björn view

The view from Stora Björn “Ursa Major”

cj

Carl Johan getting close to the rocks

patric

Patric outside the island of Svartlöga

sunset mosquito net

Sunset from the tent at Stora Alskär

There are already some more pics and text at my other site in swedish, petersvensson.com

 

 

Stockholm Archipelago

July 28, 2009

Night camp in Stockholm Archipelago, third day, 32 km today. Good conditions with tailwind. Now we are having a beautiful evening.

nightcamp

North East of Ornö on a small island.

Kayaking in Denmark and Norway

July 25, 2009

I have updated kayakr.net with one kayaking destination in Denmark and one in Norway. Denmark offers good kayaking and you can choose from really good surfing to calm and relaxed paddling in protected water. Norway is so beautiful and offers kayaking in fjords and archipelagos along an amazing coastline with dramatic mountains. Tomorrow I’m going for a longer trip in Stockholm Archipelago and I will update kayakar.net with new kayaking destinations when I get back home. Keep on paddling!

bergen

Kayaking in Bergen, Norway

johan klitmoller

Kayaking in Klitmoller, Denmark.

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