Winter paddling (incl. dining experience and accommodation)
Treat yourself to an extraordinary experience during late autumn, winter or early spring when you can be almost alone in the archipelago. In cooperation with the Balanspunkten, you paddle through the archipelago from Skaftö to Orust. You paddle while the day is light and land in the afternoon after a beautiful kayak tour through the stunning and silent archipelago. Nature’s spectacle provides the preconditions.
The tour starts in Grundsund on Skaftö with Balanspunkten, bookable for every Saturday. Christina Ingemarsdotter guides you south and you paddle to Lådfabriken in 4-5 hours. There you will eat a dinner made of local produce and sleep well in one of the cozy rooms. Take a shorter or longer trip on Sunday, eat lunch and get a fishing boat back to Grundsund on Sunday afternoon.
The price of SEK 2,400 includes paddling, guide, accommodation, breakfast + lunch at Lådfabriken, boat pick-up, etc. Cost of
dinner is not included. Depending on which weekend, it will be: lobster supper 1100 SEK p/p (27 Oct, 10, 17 Nov) seafood table 1400 SEK p/p (24 Nov, 1,18,15, 22 Dec) fish- or shellfish menu (Jan, Feb, March) 500 SEK or 650 SEK.
Booking is made on request and availability. Please email us and on the intended dates, dinner, special diet or allergies. Call 0304 52100 or book here.
LÅDFABRIKENS YOGA & OUTDOOR RETREAT (4 nights, 5 days)
Yoga, meditation, healthy Ayurvedic food combined with local (sea-) food and outdoor activities in West-Sweden’s nature form the basis for an energising small scale workshop that Lådfabriken offers in May 2019. Together with Daniela Dörflinger-Bruggeman we will host you during this retreat. From May 11 to 15 or from May 15 to19, 2019.
Nature is all around and offers peace and quietness, big open skies and the vastness of the sea nearby. Plenty of space to explore nature and yourself in the peak bloom period May. Cleanse and purify your body with pure air, clean seawater and nourishing vegetarian food.
We offer a holistic, relaxed and varied program in an informal ‘style’. A typical day looks like this: wake up and start the day with a natural power drink, morning session of energetic yoga, breakfast, outdoor activity, lunch, relaxation, cooking and dinner. A good night’s sleep in one of the unique and creatively styled rooms. It includes exploring the beautiful countryside with guided activities that vary from hiking, biking, kayaking to a boat tour. Sometimes combined with outdoor yoga and lunch. May is the time that lilac and apple tree bloom and wild violets cover the islands in a purple glow. A sauna close to the seashore, meditations and an Ayurveda cooking workshop are also included in the program.
Price per person: 6800, – SEK, this includes the following:
- 4 morning yoga sessions
- 4 guided outdoor activities
- guided meditation
- Ayurvedic cooking workshop
- 4 nights accommodation based on a shared double room
- full board, we cook mainly with local products and offer vegetarian delicacies as well as local fish and seafood
- soft drinks and fruits
- airport transfer from and to Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport
The registration is open until February 10, 2019. The minimum number of participants is 6 and the maximum 10 persons per workshop. A booking confirmation will be send to you.
Come and stay with us during the lobster season, starting each year on the first Monday after the 20th of September at 07:00. Capturing lobster and preparing it is an unbeatable world-class experience here in Bohuslän. So put on your warm clothes and good shoes and embark on the ‘Angola’ of skipper Erland.
You can borrow security equipment and fishing trousers, you will help pull out the traps of the ocean, empty them, hold a lobster and learn how to fish the black gold of the sea. The boat departs daily from the steamboat dock in Edshultshall and the trip lasts 2.5 to 3 hours. This year, the first trip is on Friday, September 28 and continues until November 16. You sleep well and comfortably at Lådfabriken in one of the uniquely decorated rooms.
The lobster fishing package incl. accommodation costs from 1,425 SEK p/p. If you combine the package with a finger licking four course lobster supper on the same day; from 2,525 SEK p/p. You wake up late the day after and will be served a delicious breakfast with sea views. Do you want to enjoy more salty winds in your face: book one night extra before the boat trip, complete with a three-course fish menu in the evening and wake up twice at the Lådfabriken.
You can also stay with us and enjoy the lobster supper as a Food special, without the boat trip; from 1.925 SEK p/p (based on shared double room). Contact us or book your trip here.
Paddle package de luxe (3 days)
An exclusive and active sea-kayak adventure, in co-operation with Upplevelsebolaget, Bohuslän’s coolest outdoor company. The west side of Orust offers one of the coast’s finest paddling areas. Here one glides among island gems like Mollön, Slubbersholmen, Måseskär and Hermanö. You are offered relaxing horizon feeling, seal spotting chanses, sandy beaches and labyrinths of gneiss. You will also zigzag your way to some of Bohuslän’s most charming old fishing communities, like Gullholmen, Käringön and Mollosund.
Lådfabriken is an ideal basecamp to discover the Skagerraks sea. At the end of the days of exploration, the kayaks remain on the beach outside, while you wine and dine, tell stories and look over the horizons of Kråksunds gap.
Price 7.500 SEK p/p this includes all necessary paddling equipment, all meals during the tour (breakfast and two course dinner at Lådfabriken, packed lunch, drinks and energy boosts during the paddling), two nights accommodation in a double room, as well as guidance and instruction. Dates for 2019 to be confirmed.
“What a Fantastic Weekend!! Thank you so much for looking after us this weekend – we had such a great time. It was challenging enough for us so we felt a real buzz of achievement, but still left us wanting to go out again each day. The food during the trip was excellent and lots of chocolate (always a treat). The accommodation was really very special, and Marcel and Johan are a delight. Their cooking and table setting are magnificent, and I’m buzzing with interior design ideas. Altogether an amazing trip and i’ve learnt so much – thank you!” Jonna Rogers, England
For info and on-line booking, look at the website of Upplevelsebolaget.
Pedal package coast to coast (3 days)
A three-day cycling package takes you across Orust from the west to the north-east, partly along the Bohuslän coastline. Stunning west coast scenery, quiet country roads and a stay in Lådfabriken and Slussens Pensionat. Let the variation in landscapes mesmerise you, this tour is of a recreational character with short slopes and gradients up to 100 meters. Some cycling experience is beneficiary however not necessary.
Day 1: Edshultshall – Nösund – Lyr – Edshultshall (32 km)
The sea and the cliffs, a ferry boat and a 3 course diner at Bryggvingen, beautifully located on the cliffs of the small island Lyr, stay at Lådfabriken (optional: boat taxi for you and your bikes and a tour through the archipelago from Lyr to Lådfabriken)
Day 2: Edshultshall – Hälleviksstrand – Ellös – Henån – Slussen (36 km)
The fishermen villages, the coastline and the forests, stay at Slussens Pensionat with its legendary music club, where the best Swedish pop and rock artists play. Live music while you enjoy another 3 course diner (optional: lunch bag, luggage transportation)
alternative route: Lådfabriken – Hälleviksstrand – Malö– Flatön –Vindön – Slussen (52 km) The ferries to the islands (Malö and Flatön and back to the mainland to Dragsmark’s monastery) back to Orust via Vindön and through the forest to Slussens Pensionat.
Day 3: Slussen – Myckleby – Stala – Nösund – Edshultshall (38 km)
inspiring inland tour along lake Grindsby, farmlands, amazing ocean views and an archeological site. (optional: lunch)
Bookable between May 5 to September 15, check-in only on Friday between May 5 – June 16 and August 18 – September 15, check-in on all days between June 29 – August 11. Average price from 3.420 SEK p/p, based on a shared room, incl. two nights stay, two diners, a music concert and a bicycle (plus helmet, map and cycle-bag). Contact us if you are interested in this package.
Boat packages (1 day):
Enjoy your stay here and discover that the Bohuslän coast offers an abundance of great sea fishing opportunities and deep water angling straight from the rocky shoreline. Fishing in the coastal waters of the archipelago, is an angler’s dream. Try your luck fishing for catfish, cod, hake, mackerel, garfish and sea trout in the Skagerrak Sea. The west coast is particularly famous for its seafood, that’s why we also offer a lobster fishing tour and seafood diners.
Sea fishing: stay one night in Lådfabriken and go out on a boat early the next day day. A three-hour fishing trip includes instruction and use of life vest. Fishing gear can be arranged. Crab fishing: this two hour fishing trip can be done in the months June, July and August.
Seal safari: stay a night over and board for 1,5 hours to where the Bohuslän seals favorit rocks lie; out in the Skagerrak waters near the island Käringön. The seals sunbathe on the rocks or stare at you as they bob their heads above the surface of the sea. Newborn pups can be seen at the beginning of summer.