A culinary journey through time - We cook traditional Swedish and archipelago cuisine, often with a modern twist. You'll get to try food dating back centuries, as well as classic dishes from the 1900s that define our culinary traditions today.
Come home in time for dinner - Our camp spots are predetermined and chosen with foraging in mind. Required distance to paddle is relatively easy, with the option to go for longer day trips. We cook dinner together every night, breakfast in the morning and a packed lunch.
Harvest season - We use almost exclusively local ingredients. Late summer means an array of delicious root vegetables and game such as venison and boar. The local fisherman brings us his catch of the day and for our final feast we slow-cook lamb from one of the islands.
Mother nature's pantry - September is the best month for foraging in Saint Anna. We'll look for berries, mushrooms, nuts, roots & greens, and find creative ways to use our wild harvest in scrumptious dishes.
Master of the embers - Perfecting a skill with subtle variations that demands a keen sense of the elements – that’s a very fun challenge to take on. We use different techniques for cooking on the fire as we progressively learn to control our temperature.
A mission for the day - You can either tag along our kayaking guide to the next camp, or go off on your own day trip. We'll have foraging missions up for grabs - go to specific islands to search for wild ingredients.
This kayaking adventure isn't as physically demanding as our other trips. Distances between camp sites are relatively short and your kayaking guide is by your side the whole way. We use stable double kayaks only, and you can go for longer day trips on your own in pairs if you choose.
There's something so special about sharing a meal around the fire - it connects us, to the past, to nature, to each other. The Culinary Adventure is all about making that connection stronger by preparing genuine meals as a team, diving into culinary history and appreciating what the surrounding landscape has to offer.
Your kayaking guide will choose sheltered routes with foraging and wildlife in mind. Your culinary guide will meet you at predetermined camp spots, already preparing for an evening and morning filled with wild cooking.
It wouldn't be a Culinary Adventure worth its name, or an accurate homage to culinary history, without accompanying alcoholic beverages. We choose well-paired wines or beer for dinner, and you'll also get to try Swedish specialties such as Snapps and Punch. Some evenings we make warming concoctions like spiced apple cider with rum, irish coffee or mulled wine. Wild lingonberries or cranberries make a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage, and a variety of leaves and flowers can be used to make herbal teas.
*This is an example menu, dishes and ingredients may change according to availability and foraging luck. Mushrooms are very dependent on rain and are no guarantee in the archipelago. Some wild items may be substituted by locally foraged ingredients available at farmers markets or similar.
Norrköping, the major hub of the area, is just an hour bus transfer from our closest airport. You can fly from a number of cities in the UK and around Europe - we strongly recommend flying in the night before. You can also arrive by train or car.
Fly Ryanair to our closest airport. Stockholm Skavsta Nyköping (NYO) is conveniently located bewteeen Stockholm and Norrköping. An airport shuttle takes you to Norrköping (55 mins).Car rentals – skavsta.se
Stockholms main airport is located on the north side of Stockholm. Fly Scandinavian Airlines, British Airways, Norwegian etc. Take a direct train from the airport to Norrköping (2 hours). Perhaps visit Stockholm for a day or two before taking a train from the city to Norrköping.Stockholm Arlanda – arlanda.se
Go by train to Norrköping C.Trains to and from Norrköping – sj.se
Stay at a hostel or hotel of choice in Norrköping and we’ll pick you up in the morning around 10 am. Norrköping is a beautiful city with many restaurants and an amazing water-scape.Show details
The hostel is conveniently located on the second floor of the train station and only a couple of minutes walk from your train or airport shuttle. WiFi, Sheets/Towel and self-serving breakfast is included in the price.centralstationens.se
This hot boutique hotel with a chic, shimmering interior mixed with raw design is located 700 meters from the train station. Breakfast is included. All rooms are equipped with WC and Shower, TV and Wi-Fi.thelamphotel.se
Saint Anna is located an hour southeast of Norrköping. Its proximity to the city quickly disappears as you travel the windy country-side roads towards the coast.
The easiest and quickest option is included in our package. Our driver will pick you up at the train station or hostel/hotel in Norrköping at 10 am. The drive to Saint Anna takes about an hour. Access to our comprehensive food order system included. Plan and order ahead of time and we shop and pack for you, same price as in the supermarket.
A car means lots of freedom and makes food shopping easier. There are large supermarkets in Norrköping with a Systembolaget adjacent (the Swedish alcohol monopoly store, regular supermarkets only sell 3.5% beer, nothing else).
Whether you are coming from the north or south you will aim for Söderköping. Take road 210 just south of Söderköping towards Sankt Anna (about 40 km). Drive 800 meters past the bridge "Lagnöbron", turn left at the sign to Mons Camping, and continue 2 km to our kayak centre by the waterfront. Free private parking available. Several pick-up points to choose from for ending your kayaking trip, transport back to Mon included.