A fantastic three-day trip down the Ångermanälven river. Start in Sollefteå where the river banks tower above you and finish in Härnösand in the High Coast’s southern archipelago.
Sollefteå Camping-Sandslån 39 km
The trip starts at the Sollefteå camping ground which is in the middle of the town on the river. You can rent kayaks here. The first day is easy, with pleasant paddling down the river and plenty of help from the current. Spend the night at Sandslån Camping and Hostel.
Sandslån-Åbordsön 29 km
From here, paddle quickly over to Marieberg where you can visit the famous distillery at Box Whisky. Stay on the northern side of the river when it starts widening out. You will pass Svanö and Sandöbron and come down to the famous bridge Högakustenbron. There are plenty of great beaches around here you can go ashore on and spend the night, or stay at Hotell Höga Kusten or Björkuddens Hotell if you’d rather sleep in a comfortable bed. Otherwise continue on downstream and cross the river soon after the bridge to finish at Åbordsviken, which is also a good place to camp.
Åbordsön-Härnösand 19 km
Your last day is spent paddling down towards Härnösand, passing among other things the sawmill in Rö where you can enjoy a coffee, have a meal or even stay the night if you wish. After you pass Sannasundet you will see the city of Härnösand where you can slowly glide into the canal and Nattviken in central Härnösand where the trip finishes.
This is just a suggestion for a kayak trip downstream the Ångerman river. You can rent kayaks from Sollefteå Camping but they can't offer pickup or transport from Härnösand back to Sollefteå.
There are almost endless of opportunities for kayaking in the High Coast. Here are some of our favourite trips in the High Coast.
Directly below Skuleberget is Norrfjärden inlet, one of the most popular inlets along the High Coast for kayaking. Thanks to its sheltered location, this trip is easier and is suitable for those with a little less experience.
Kayak trip from Bönhamn to Högbonden Lighthouse
This trip is a short but superbly beautiful route past the High Coast’s most popular old fishing village and the island Högbonden with its lighthouse.
The High Coast Kayaking Route
The High Coast Kayaking Route is an excellent kayaking trip for active outdoor lovers who want to get even closer to nature without rushing too much. The trip is perfect if you want to combine kayaking with hiking in the Skuleskogen National Park or climbing Sweden’s highest island Mjältön.
Open sea island hopping between Skeppsmalen and Norrfällsviken
This is a longer kayaking route with three highlights all in the one trip. The islands you’ll visit along the way between Skeppsmalen and Norrfällsviken are like pearls on a necklace.
Kayak trip around Mjältön
Paddling around the island of Mjältön is a good daytrip that will take you around Sweden’s highest island. You'll need to start early in the morning and take a big lunch with you.