Kayaking close to nature

Summer 2024:

Kayaking on Solgen - close to nature enjoyment!

Curious about kayaking? Kayaking is a wonderful way to experience nature, where you glide silently through the water and get close to islands, beaches and are close to nature. Listen to the lapping of the waves, look for birds and plants, maybe you will see an osprey, a sea eagle or Småland's landscape animal, the otter, which is found in Solgen. We show you how kayaking works and we advise you on the best paddling trips, maybe you want to have a picnic on the cliff on Solgen's most beautiful island or a swim on the island with a sandy beach or enjoy an evening trip at sunset. Welcome on a kayak trip, for both beginners and experienced kayakers, where everything is included for a wonderful outdoor experience on Lake Solgen in Småland!

For who:

The trip suits you who are curious about kayaking, want to have a wonderful outdoor experience and try paddling in safe and calm ways. You don't need to have tried paddling before, we'll help you get started. We show and instruct and then you paddle on your own for a trip on the lake.

Dates: May - August,  (arrival at 10 am  or time by arrangement, you have access to the kayak all day/evening).

The following are included:

-Kayak with equipment (paddle, canopy, life vest, compass, waterproof packing bags for clothes/mobile phone)
-Basic instructions in paddling technique and safety, public rights, sustainability, tour suggestions with the most beautiful kayak tours, maps and information about the Solgen nature reserve.
-Borrow of binoculars, bird book
-First aid kit

You need to bring with you:

- Wear comfortable clothes (windproof and waterproof jacket, a warm sweater)
- Extra change of clothes (you can borrow waterproof packs from us)
- Swimwear, cap and sunglasses can be good, also sunscreen
- Sandals or bathing shoes (in the kayak it is convenient to paddle barefoot)

Price: 450 SEK/single kayak or 700 SEK/double kayak. Min-max number is 2-4 people (there are  access to two single-person kayaks and one double kayak).
(Contact us for pricing if you want to rent a kayak for several days).

Additonal (please book one day in advance):
-Picnic with lunch sandwich, "Smålandsfika" coffee bread,/cookies, thermos with coffee/water (homemade and locally produced as far as possible). 
Please note we have limited opportunities to offer special diets such as lactose/gluten-free diets.

Booking information:

- Booking one (1) day in advance via e-mail: info@hammarvidsolgen.se
- Payment is made upon arrival in cash, via debit card or Swish.
- Cancellation later than 6 pm the day before arrival is charged with half the cost.
- We can accommodate 2-4 guests at the same time in two one-person kayaks and/or a double kayak of the Seabird and Prijon models, which are spacious and stable kayak models with rudders that you control via foot pedals.
- All paddling takes place at your own risk.
- Age limit 18 years (or younger when accompanied by an adult). Ability to swim 200 meters is required.
- The kayaks are returned in Hammar no later than 8 pm, you clean the kayak and leave the equipment to us.
- The guest is responsible for any damage or loss of rented equipment, the guest is responsible for own insurance
- In case of extreme weather (thunder, strong wind, heavy rain), the tour can, after contacting us, be canceled at short notice and you can rebook to a new date free of charge.

Get here: The kayak tour starts from the farm Hammar by lake Solgen, between Eksjö and Vetlanda in Småland. You get directions when booking, see also directions here