To see some pictures from earlier Church paddles, go to here.
In short, it’s an old tradition, that has been running from the 70′s, and now taken up again from 2010. We arrange it together with/under the flag of Friluftsfrämjandet Härnösands Kajaksektion together with some other local actors. Usually, we are from 30 – 50 kayaks, sometimes a Canadian canoe or a Klepper joins in.
We welcome also foreign tourists to participate, provided you have some previous kayaking experience – enough to take you through one days kayaking, in total around 23 km:s. There are two passages over land, as the stretch is over one lake, land passage, over Gaviksfjärden Bay of the sea, land passage, and then again a part over a lake, Lake Vågsfjärden in Nordingrå. Participants must be able to swim, at least 200 m. Wearing a personal flotation device/buoyancy aid is mandatory at all times on the water. It is not a competition, except for the last stretch, the shortest, and final. Apart from that, we stay together – it’s more a “cocktail party” on water. Especially on the part over the sea bay there may sometimes be waves, and for everyones safety you must be disciplined and stay between the leading kayak and the end leader.
Pre-booking is mandatory – if you are interested simply contact us. Kayak can be your own, or be rented from us.
There is a small fee, 150 – 200 SEK/person.
Next one will be preliminarily on Saturday on the 30th July 2016.
Welcome to join us!
This is Sofia and Karin’s route from five days kayaking on the High Coast in July. They had some pretty good weather and say “very happy with the kayaks, gear and getting picked up at the end. Such a great experience!”
In the Summer of 2014, we had the honor and pleasure of hosting a TV team from the largest Brazilian TV company, Globo, including their enormously celebrated TV star Gloria Maria, whose Friday evening talk program counts at least 40 million viewers each Friday.. They filmed four World Heritage sites in Sweden, including the High Coast.
The result went on air Friday, October 3, and we here link to the parts from the High Coast.
1) A short film from the Trysunda Island, which the team liked a lot, can be found HERE: TRYSUNDA FILM
or the complete link here: http://g1.globo.com/globo-reporter/noticia/2014/10/globo-reporter-visita-ilha-que-e-considerada-mais-bonita-da-suecia.html
2) Some nice views from the top of the Skule Mountain (coming after Laponia, Midnight Sun, from about 3:15 into the film), HERE: SKULE VIEWS 3:15 in
We of course welcome some of the 40 million or so viewers to visit the High Coast, and why not by kayak, one of the coming summers!