After berthing at the small harbor, the rugged landscape meets you immediately at the water’s edge and welcomes the spirited visitors who are ready to meet the challenge of a trek or ride around the island.
The 5,600 islands of the Kvarken Archipelago feature unusual ridged washboard moraines, ‘De Geer moraines’, formed by the melting of the continental ice sheet, 10,000 to 24,000 years ago. The Archipelago is continuously rising from the sea in a process whereby the land, previously weighed down under the weight of a glacier, lifts at a rate of 8mm per year, which is one of the highest rates in the world.
There is no shortage of picturesque locations to set up a Trangia stove to warm up some lunch or coffee whilst you appreciate the views. With fresh air in your lungs and the summer sun beginning to set, it’s worth taking a moment to appreciate the area’s wild beauty in this slowly evolving landscape. With the right boat and equipment adventure is out there waiting for you on a scale that suits you.