West Coast – Orust

Orust is the third biggest island in Sweden and is located on the west coast of Sweden. It is a one hour drive north of Gothenburg. Orust is an excellent paddling destination for all levels in seakayaking. You can paddle in calm protected waters aswell as smashing your kayak into the rocks when practising rock hopping in the rock gardens. The best spot to start is at the store of Orust Kajak. From here it is about 50 min paddling to the strait between Vallerö and Härmanö. it is also close to the two picturesque fisihing villages of Kärringön och Gullholmen.

Johan is paddling in the harbour of the old fishing village of Gullholmen.

Lars in the strait between Vallerö and Härmanö.

Lars is heading out in the surf.

Erik outside the island of Härmanö.

Johan is doing some rock hopping ouside of Härmanö.

Carin is enjoying the white water.

The waves can be pretty nasty in the strait of Vallerö and Härmanö.

Måseskär lighting house. A perfect daytrip!

The water around Orust offer protected paddling aswell.

A group of paddlers are heading out to Tornö.

Breakfast on the top of Härmanö. Excellent view from here. :)