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.
Gliding out from Bönhamn and crossing between all the small islets is so pretty it will take your breath away. From island to island, you can paddle through sheltered waters before you start on the last few hundred metres to Högbonden. When approaching Högbonden by kayak, it’s a good idea to go ashore about 200 metres south of the marina as it is a bit difficult to go ashore there. Even further south is a lovely stony beach with cliffs and views up towards the lighthouse. Wander up to the lighthouse and enjoy something to eat from the delicious café at the hostel. You might even want to stay the night. On the way from Högbonden to Barsta, watch out for waves coming from behind – they can either make paddling difficult or make it extremely easy if you can surf on them all the way in to the beach in Barsta. From there, follow the coast northwards back to Bönhamn.
There are almost endless of opportunities for kayaking in the High Coast. Here are some of our favourite trips in the High Coast.
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.
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 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.
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.