At Vänern Outdoor, you can rent a kayak, take part in a course or take a guided tour. Looking for an experience in the archipelago around Torsö and Brommö or perhaps on the Göta canal? We transport the kayaks to where you want to paddle. Looking for adventure? Rent a cozy tipitent and camp on a “private” island or follow us on a longer tour. We have both stable kayaks for beginners and sea kayaks.
With 22,000 islands and islets in fresh water we need never be crowded, think about jellyfish or about rinsing off the salt after swimming. We can often find a beach to ourselves or an island to stop at, and the water is so clean that we can drink it directly from the lake when we get out a bit.
Based in Mariestad, Vänern Outdoor is committed to experience-based ecotourism in and around Lake Vänern. Through our guided tours, we want to offer genuine nature experiences. We believe in the importance of giving many people the opportunity to experience nature up close to better understand its value and in doing so increasing the will to protect and nurture nature for future generations.
Vänern Outdoor has a thorough perspective on sustainability. We are careful not to leave any traces of ourselves in nature and want to ensure that our ecological footprints are as small as possible. All transports on land are undertaken with vehicles that run on biogas. The food is mainly organic with a low carbon footprint.
The tour takes place for the most part within the “Lake Vänern Archipelago and Mount Kinnekulle” Biosphere Reserve. An area designated by UNESCO as a model for sustainable development.