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.
Start in Sund. To get here, turn off the E4 motorway at Skuleberget and drive past Käxed to get to Sund. Once in the kayak, paddle around Fanön. After this, head directly northwards so you are protected from the waves. Take the chance to look for moose, they usually go between the island and the mainland here. Paddle clockwise, sticking close to land, and go around the island until you come to the opening into the bay Baggviken which is one of the High Coast’s most beautiful bays and best kept secrets. Go ashore here and grab your lunch, take a hike to the top of the island and enjoy your food along with maybe the best view on the High Coast. Take your time here before you continue paddling southwards and return to Sund. You might want to take your tent and sleeping bag and stay the night on Mjältön. If you want a longer trip, you could start in Veåsand by Skuleberget Camping and paddle the first part along the northern side of the Norrfjärden inlet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.