"The inland canoeing in Bohuslän is concentrated in the northern part of the province, a hilly and relatively barren area, crowned with the plateau of Kynnefjäll. The waterways usually follow the lakes along the rift-valleys of the landscape.
In the south, the river Nordre älv and its valley offer beautiful scenery. Beside flat water paddling inland, Bohuslän is probably more wellknown among sea-kayakers for the great archipelagos decorating the coast line. In the north, the stony shores consist of the characteristic red granite, while gneiss dominates the coastline southwards. The landscape reminds you of a bare mountain region.
We recommend a kayak for paddling on the west coast. You should have experience and patience, because in spite of the sheltering islands, there are many open straits and bays where you may have to wait for better weather before passing. During long trips of a week or more, you are likely to be delayed for some time because of heavy winds and sea.
The best seasons for sea-kayaking are late summer and early autumn, while the water temperature is still at a humane level and most of the pleasure-boats have left. There is also less risk of disturbing the bird- and animal life when you approach or land at the islands.
On the coast of Bohuslän the tide as a matter of fact is perceptable. It is not much - maybe a foot at spring tide. But note that this tide, when together with a strong west wind can make the water rise considerably. So you had better pull up your kayaks a good distance from the water if you are leaving them out of your sight."
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