#Vrakgodsa

Sustainability

The public right of access gives us the right to room free and enjoy what nature has to offer. But is also comes with a responsibility and that is to not destroy or disturb. But we have higher ambitions than that, we would like to leave green footprints behind. Green footprints means that we leave the nature in better condition then when we arrived by collecting plastic and other rubbish on our tours and every time we go outdoors. Here are some of the sustainability projects that we are involved with and below are some activities that you could join. We use the #vrakgodsa which means collection driftwood for our environmental work.

Sustainability projects


We are a family run kayak & outdoor company on the west coast of Sweden. Our goal is to make the nature and archipelago accessible and give more people a chance to experience what we love. Many people visit west Sweden every year but does not leave main land. Our goal is to make it possible for more to leave mainland and spend time and perhaps even camp in our archipelago thanks to our public right of access that make camping in the wild possible.

Raising awareness and making a difference

We also work with the projects Hållbar skärgård to create infrastructure for people to spend time in nature without leaving footprints. This work involves arranging for eco-compost toilets on islands in the archipelago, create an infrastructure for garbage disposal etc.

We also arrange ocean clean up events where we collect plastic and marine litter that ends up on our islands, https://www.skargardsidyllen.se/en/ocean-clean-up/. This work is about collecting the plastic before hurts animals or becomes micro plastic and end up in the animals and later humans. A nice side effect is that is also raises awareness about the marine litter. To goal is to always leave nature in better condition a green footprint. This work has been used as an example in a handbook for sustainable tourism work and an article in the Adventure Travel News.

In the spring and autumn we organize ocean, beach and archipelago clean up operations professionally with employees and subcontractors. We maintain and work with the Ocean clean up map which is a project run by Västkuststiftelsen an organisation that cares about the nature and sustainability of the same.

Ocean clean up tour – with kayak or boat

We love the ocean and spending time in our magnificent archipelago. The ocean currents are important for the marine life and our northern climate. But the currents also collects and brings ocean garbage mostly plastic that ends up on our islands and shorelines. Join us as we head out to a island that need our help and leave green footprints. We have boats if you don’t want to kayak, read more here

Where:  Grönemad, Grebbestad
Price: Free of charge
Book: Send booking request now

Driftwood walks

Join us on a driftwood walk i the archipelago of Fjällbacka, Grebbestad and the Naturreserves Veddö, Tjurpannan and other nice places in Bohuslän, West Sweden. During our walks we collect things that doesn’t belong in nature and leave green footprins. This walk is good for body, mind and soul.  read more about our driftwood walks

Where : Grönemad, Grebbestad
Price: 450 sek per person
Book: Send booking request now

Driftwood workshop

Just like the driftwood walk we visit a nice place along the coast and collect things that doesn’t belong in nature. After a break and well deserved coffee and tea break we head back with our findings to our workshop where we create nice artifacts like key rings or what ever you feel like. We will provide you with tools, glue and paint, read more about the driftwood workshop

Where : Grönemad, Grebbestad
Price: 950 sek per person
Book: Send booking request now

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Driftwood weekend

A sustainable weekend with boattrip, outdoor meals, kayaks and outdoor hot tub in a comfortable setting where we will guide you through the activites. This weekend is all about beeing one with nature and making a better world, read more about the Driftwood weekend

Where : Grönemad, Grebbestad
Price: 3950 sek per person
Book: Send booking request now

Share more, consume less

We offer kayak rental, courses and guided tours. We also offer our guests possibility to test/borrow tents from our sponsors, https://www.skargardsidyllen.se/en/tent/. It is also possible to rent camping equipment. This is a very successful service for our guests and partner. We have many guests travelling from abroad that appreciate to travel light. This is also a great opportunity to get familiar with a tent that you might become interested in buying in the future. We do sell kayaks and equipment but we work with the ambition that our customers should have the opportunity to try before they buy. This way you know what you want and run less risk of buying something that doesn’t fit you and your interests.

 

 

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

We are proud and happy to announce that we have kayaks and outdoor equipment in recycled plastic. This is our way to contribute to a better world and to reduce our environmental footprint. We also cooperate with Melker kayak that is developing a recyclable composite kayaks.