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The Kvarken Archipelago is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.


The Kvarken Archipelago is exciting labyrinth of thousands of islands and some places you can only reach with a canoe or a SUP-board. Imagine how easily you could go over the shallow bays, surrounded by De Geer moraine ridges and rocks.

Canoe as silently as you can, and you might meet some of the areas dwellers; white-tailed eagle, whooper swan, otter or seal. More experienced canoeists can go over to the light house islands in the outer archipelago, for example Valsörarna islands.