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With a hiking and yoga trip to the archipelago north of Gothenburg, you get both activity and peace in beautiful nature.


The trip lasts five days with full meals and transport, a Danish-Swedish guide, a Danish yoga instructor, and overnight accommodation in a lovely country house.


And then you experience it all together with others who are also happy with nature and hiking. See more in the photos above and sign up here.

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There will be three hiking and yoga trips in 2023:

  • 31 May - 4 June 2023

  • 26 June - 30 June 2023

  • 29 August - 2 September 2023

  • Fredag den 27. september - søndag den 29. september 2024

Du får:

  • Vandring på flotte klippeøer - andre landskaber end hjemme i Danmark

  • Der er sørget for det hele - 2 x overnatning, mad, transport, vandreruter, spa og sauna!

  • En kort getaway uden at bruge feriedage - og du kan komme med fra 1.999 kr.

The trip includes:
  • Guided tours:Here you travel  together with a tour guide and become part of a group of hikers. The tour leader is Danish-Swedish and you get an introduction to the area and some of the best routes up there. We typically walk 15 km on a new archipelago island every day.

  • Yoga every morning and evening: While the attention is directed outward during today's hike, the yoga lessons  allow the attention to be directed inward. The combination of the activities provides balance, good energy and calmness for body and mind.

  • Accommodation at a beautiful country house:We spend the night at the country houseKärlingesund Retreat Center, which has a wonderful location in the middle of the archipelago with forest and views of the surrounding islands. 

  • Full board and transport: The price is incl. breakfast, lunch-to-go and dinners at the country house Kärlingesund Retreat Center. Transport is provided in a private bus from Copenhagen to the archipelago and back home. The same bus is responsible for transport to and from the walking routes.


  • Pris indtil 1. juni 2024: 1.999 kr.

  • Pris efter 1. juni 2024: 2.499 kr. 

  • Tillæg på 500 kr. hvis man ønsker eget værelse.

  • Tillæg på 500 kr. hvis man ønsker transporten med fra København.

Register for the trip here!
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Fredag: Afrejse og velkommen til skærgården!

Kl. 15: Afrejse fra Københavns Lufthavn

Kl. 17.30: Pause og aftensmad på Björkängen rasteplads
Kl. 20: Ankomst til sommerhuset i Skredsvik, Uddevalla

Kl. 21: Velkommen til & fika (the, kaffe, kage, snacks)

Lørdag: Ramsvikslandet - Klipper & udsigt over Skagerrak

Vandring på Ramsvikslandet - uspoleret klippelandskab med udsigt til Skagerrak ca. 15 km. Ved dårligt vejr - så forkorter vi turen og tager til fiskerlejet Smögen i stedet, der ligger 15 min væk.
Hjemme i sommerhuset - egen tid / fika (the, kaffe, snacks/kage) / spa

Søndag: Dyrön - den lille ø med klipper, skov, lagune - og en sauna!

Vandring på Dyrön - en lille bilfri skærgårdsø, der har det hele! Her ser man hvordan havet påvirker øens natur. Mens øens østlige side har skov og en lille lagune, så er øens vestlige side mere gold og her er der udsigt helt til Marstrand og Pater Noster, der er et fyr, der adskiller Skagerak og Kattegat. Vi har booket øens sauna og hopper i vandet - for dem der er friske! Til sidst går turen hjemad mod København igen. Ruten er kun på 5 km - men tager lidt længere tid fordi det er klippevandring. Inkl. passagerfærgetransport og sauna.
Kl. 15 Hjemrejse

Kl. 20 Ankomst til Københavns Lufthavn Kastrup

Tilpasninger af programmet ift. gruppen og vind/vejr kan tilkomme.

More info?

Read more about the archipelago

Read the FAQ about the trip

Read more in a supplement to Politiken (page 12)

Contact tour leader Maria Mellander on 25 21 02 20


Sign up for the tour - fill in the form here


Tour description


With the hiking and yoga trip to the Swedish archipelago islands, you can enjoy the beautiful nature together with other hikers, round off the day with yoga every evening, and transport and accommodation at a lovely country house with a view of the sea, the forest and the surrounding islands are provided. You can choose between a challenging trip on 31 May - 4 June 2023 or a moderate trip on 26 - 30 June and 29 August - 2 September 2023.
7,000 archipelago islands
The trip goes to Kärlingesund, which lies in the middle of the archipelago approx. 100 km north of Gothenburg. From Gothenburg to Norway, there are 7,000 small and large rocky islands along the coast. Many of the islands are nature reserves, and even on many of the inhabited islands there are no cars. Typically there is a small passenger ferry, and otherwise the islands are only accessible with your own boat or kayak.
Hiking on islands with rocks and untouched forest
There are many beautiful hiking trails in the archipelago. The paths go through varied surroundings – there are spruce forests, beech forests, mushrooms in summer and autumn, dramatic rocky coasts and breathtaking views of the sea and the neighboring islands.  And because many of the islands and large parts of Bohuslän are nature reserves, no trees have been felled here in the past 100 years. It provides a beautiful and varied landscape to walk in.


We will go on some of the most beautiful stages on the Kuststigen, as well as on local paths on the islands of Skaftö, Gullholmen-Härmanön and the small island of Bassholmen, as well as along the Åbyfjorden. 

For the moderate trips, we go on trips on approx. 5 km, 15 km, 10-15 km, 15 km, and 5 km for a total of 50 km spread over the five days. The pace is approx. 3-3.8 km/h excl. breaks in rocky landscape and 4.4-5 km/h excl. breaks in flat landscape.

For the challenging tour, the routes are longer and the pace is faster. The trips are approx. 5 km (can be further extended), 15 km (can be further extended), 20 km, 20 km, and 5 km. In total min. 65 km in the five days. The pace is 4-5.5 km/h incl. breaks.

The terrain in the archipelago is more hilly than the Danish terrain due to the cliffs. The terrain is primarily rocky landscape and forest paths. The tours can be adjusted according to the weather etc. We have our own bus on the whole trip, which makes it easy to adapt as needed. Read more about the landscape, the routes' height profile, surface and level of difficulty on the page with frequently asked questions here. 
Experience nature together
On the tour, you travel with a tour leader and become part of a smaller group of hikers. The nature is beautiful up there, and it is extra nice to experience it with like-minded people who, like you, appreciate nature and are happy to hike. We complete the trip with min. 16 participants, and it is expected that up to 20 participants will join.
The journey includes both hiking and yoga, which compliment each other. While the walk takes place over a large area through changing landscapes, the yoga is, as you know, anchored on the yoga mat in a yoga hall. With the hike, attention is directed outwards, where you get many impressions from the nature around and from conversations with your fellow hikers. With yoga, there are fewer external impressions to deal with, and you can direct your attention inwards towards body and mind. The combination of the activities provides balance, good energy and calmness for body and mind. There is yoga every morning before today's hike, and yoga every evening after the hike. 
Morning yoga
You start the day with wonderful morning yoga, which gives you the opportunity to get your day off to a great start. Exercises that wake up the body with movements that take each other by the hand, so that they lie in a nice extension of each other. It gives you a good energy flow in body, mind and soul and leaves a fine impression that you can lean into for the rest of the day.  
Evening yoga
The day ends with a series of yoga poses and stretching exercises to release muscle tension from the day's hike and bring attention to the breath. Here you get a moment to listen to your needs and invite your body and mind to relax after an active day out in nature. It is soft yoga close to the floor and elements from restorative yoga and yin yoga are included in the teaching. 

The yoga teachers
The yoga takes place in Danish by experienced Danish yoga teachers, who are all well trained and used to teaching at different levels. Read more about the yoga teachers by clicking on the links below.

31 May - 4 June 2023:Helle Yde
26 June - 30 June 2023:Anette Meldgaard
29 August - 2 September 2023:Rikke Nordentoft

Own bus all the way
Transport is provided in a private bus from Copenhagen Airport Kastrup to Kärlingesund and back home. The same bus is responsible for the transport to and from the hiking trails every day, which gives good flexibility to adjust the trips as needed.
Danish-Swedish tour leader
The tour leader is Maria Mellander, who is bilingual Danish-Swedish, and has spent every summer for 32 years in the family's summer house in the archipelago - only half an hour from the Kärlingesund Retreat Center. She has in-depth knowledge of the area and has walked the hiking trails up there. She started the hiking company Happy Hike in 2020, which makes trips to the archipelago and Bornholm. Maria also has experience as a tour leader in the Danish Hiking Association, and she lives in Copenhagen on a daily basis.

Day 1: Departure and welcome to the archipelago!
At 9: Departure from Copenhagen Airport
At 15: Arrival at Kärlingesund Retreat Center
Hiking in the nature reserve around Kärlingesund, Bokenäset approx. 5 km

Day 2: The fishing grounds Fiskebäckskil and Grundsund
Possibility of yoga

Hiking on beautiful Skaftö - the rocky coast along the Gullmarsfjord between idyllic Grundsund and Fiskebäckskil. Lunch and tour of Grundsund. Rock walk around Grundsund with a view of the Skagerrak. Approx. 15 km.

Day 3: Last stop before Skagerrak – the island of Gullholmen

Possibility of yoga

Hiking on Gullholmen-Härmanön - experience an idyllic fishing village, a 500-year-old oak and beautiful views of the outermost archipelago, nature reserve, car-free island, incl. passenger ferry transport. From 9.7 km (moderate) – up to 20 km (challenging).

Day 4: Lagoon and rocky beaches along the Åbyfjord
Possibility of yoga

Hiking along the Åbyfjorden – experience a lagoon, dazzling views, varied forest and beautiful rocky beaches, nature reserve. From 15 km (moderate) – up to 20 km (challenging).

Day 5: Neighboring island Bassholmen / Vägeröds Dalar on Skaftö and journey home
Possibility of yoga


Moderate trip: Trip to Bassholmen – a small island that can be seen from the Kärlingesund Retreat Center. The island is 5 min. sailing from Kärlingesund's small marina, and there are approx. 5 km around the island. Alternatively Vägeröds Dalar on Skaftö.
Challenging trip: Hiking in the forest along the water in the nature reserve Vägeröds Dalar. Alternatively, a longer route on the surrounding islands.

At 14 Departure from Kärlingesund
At 21 Arrival at Copenhagen Airport Kastrup
Adaptations of the program in relation to the group and wind/weather may apply.
We live on the farm Kärlingesund Retreat Center, which has a wonderful location in the middle of the archipelago with forest and views of the surrounding islands. Below the country house is a meadow and then the water, where you can jump in, and there is a tiny wharf where a couple of pleasure boats are moored. There is a walking path right past the place, which we will also walk on, and you can see over to some of the neighboring islands, which we will walk on.
Kärlingesund Retreat Center is located in a nature reserve, which means that the area is particularly beautiful, that there is peace and quiet, and in addition they take extra good care of the environment. The hosts ask that you bring your own bed linen and towel. However, it is possible to purchase this for SEK 300 if you forget it. Kärlingesund Retreat Center has a chef who cooks breakfast, prepares butter-yourself lunch every morning and also dinner. The starting point is a regular diet that also contains meat, and in addition it is possible to get a vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free diet.
The retreat center has 16 rooms with two single beds in each. In addition, there is 1 room with three single beds, as well as two rooms with double beds. Bathrooms are out in the hallway and are shared. In addition, there are separate cabins and a separate villa with a few rooms.
You can choose between staying in your own room or sharing the room with one other participant. There is a supplement for a private room. With 16 rooms in total (plus a few other slightly larger rooms), it is expected that everyone can stay in their own room if they wish. There are two single beds in each room. 

Read more about Kärlingesund Retreat Center here!
Registration deadline: 31 March 2023

Price: DKK 7,499.00 per person

Supplement of DKK 500 if you want your own room.

Incl. in the price:

  • Accommodation in a shared room with one other participant. Supplement for own room.

  • Overnight stay at the country house Kärlingesund Retreat Center with a wonderful location in the middle of the archipelago.

  • 5 x hikes in the archipelago with a Danish-Swedish tour guide.

  • 8 x yoga lessons: Yoga every morning and afternoon/evening

  • Return transport from Copenhagen in own bus

  • Transport to/from the hiking routes with own bus every day

  • 4 x breakfast at the accommodation

  • 4 x butter-your-own lunch, which will be presented in conjunction with the breakfast

  • 4-5 x afternoon snacks after the hike

  • 4 x dinners at the accommodation

  • Ticket for passenger ferry Tuvesvik-Gullholmen round trip

  • Material about the trip incl. program, description of the area, walking routes, maps, GPS files for mobile

  • Experienced Danish yoga teacher who is responsible for the yoga lessons and can provide guidance and alternatives adapted to the individual's level.

  • Experienced Danish-Swedish tour leader who is a guide on the tours and provides an introduction to the tours, the archipelago and the history of the area.

Excl. in the price:

  • Own room. If you want to stay alone in the room, it can be purchased for DKK 500.

  • Bed linen and towel. Bring this yourself. If you forget it, you can rent it for SEK 300. Payment is made directly to the retreat center up there.

Minimum number of participants: 
16 participants.



You can register by filling in and submitting the form here

When you register, you will receive a confirmation and answers to your possible questions by email. You will then receive an invoice from Happy Hike for 30 per cent. of the amount to be paid.

Upon registration, you will receive an invoice from Happy Hike for 30 per cent. of the amount to be paid. No later than one and a half months before departure, you will receive an invoice from Happy Hike for the remaining amount to be paid no later than one month before departure.
When registering, you pay DKK 2,250, and no later than one month before departure, you pay the remaining amount of DKK 5,249. If you have purchased a single room, the remaining amount is DKK 5,749. 
Payment is made by bank transfer to Happy Hike - Nykredit - reg. no. 5493 and account no. 0001347570.

Cancellation conditions:
When canceling with more than 60 days to the departure date: Free. You will be refunded the entire amount paid.
If canceling with between 60 - 30 days to the departure date: You will not get the deposit refunded (the 30 per cent of the price). You will be reimbursed the remaining amount (the 70 per cent of the price).
When canceling with less than 30 days to the departure date: You will not get the deposit or balance refunded. 

Travel guarantee fund: 
The trip is sold by Happy Hike, which is registered with no. 3323 in the Travel Guarantee Fund. The journey is thereby covered by the Travel Guarantee Fund's coverage. 


If you have any questions, you can contact tour leader Maria Mellander on +45 25210220 or Additionally, you may find answers to some of your questions on this FAQ page here.

7.000 skærgårdsøer

Turen går til Skredsvik, Uddevalla, der ligger i skærgården ca. 100 km nord for Göteborg. Fra Göteborg til Norge ligger der 7.000 små og store klippeøer langs kysten. Mange af øerne er naturreservater, og selv på mange af de beboede øer er der ingen biler. Typisk er der en lille passagerfærge, og ellers er øerne kun tilgængelige med egen båd eller kajak.

Vandring på øer med klipper og urørt skov

Der er mange flotte vandrestier i skærgården. Stierne går gennem varierede omgivelser – der er granskov, bøgeskov, svampe om sommeren og efteråret, dramatiske klippekyster og betagende udsigt over havet og naboøerne.  Og fordi mange af øerne og store dele af Bohuslän er naturreservater, er der ikke fældet træer her i de seneste 100 år. Det giver et smukt og varieret landskab at vandre i.
Vi har kun en weekend, så vi har udvalgt nogle af de bedste ture, hvor der er masser af klippelandskab, øer og havudsigt! Vi skal gå på nogle af de smukkeste etaper på Kuststigen hhv. Ramsvikslandet og Dyrön. Vores ture er på 15 km og 5 km. Distancerne kan synes korte, men terrænet i skærgården er mere kuperet end det danske, så man når at blive rigeligt træt efter en dags vandring!
Tempoet er ca. 3-3,8 km/t ekskl. pauser i klippelandskab og 4,4-5 km/t ekskl. pauser i fladt landskab. Terrænet er primært klippelandskab og skovstier. Turene kan tilpasses efter vejret mv. 

Oplev naturen sammen

På turen rejser du med en turleder og bliver en del af en mindre gruppe af vandrere. Naturen er smuk deroppe, og det er ekstra dejligt at opleve den med ligesindede, der ligesom dig sætter pris på naturen og er glad for at vandre. Vi gennemfører turen med min. 6 deltagere (+ turleder Maria), og der kan max være 12 deltagere + turleder.

Bo i svensk sommerhus-idyl

Vi bor i et stort sommerhus, der ligger privat uden indsyn fra naboer, med udsigt over træer og marker og med 2 km til vandet. Sommerhuset består faktisk af hele 3 huse samt en garage. Der er 6 soveværelser med i alt 12 senge og 2 badeværelser. Du kan få dit eget værelse eller du kan dele værelset med en anden. Der er en stor skøn terrasse, hvor du kan nyde en tur i spaen efter dagens vandring. Eller du kan slappe af foran pejsen indenfor. Det er turleder Marias sommerhus, som hun har købt i december 2023, og det fremstår nyrenoveret og er netop købt til formålet med at holde skønne vandreture og til sommerferie-udlejning!

Få transporten med

Du kan komme med i bilen fra Københavns Lufthavn Kastrup til sommerhuset og hjem igen for 500 kr. Turleder Maria har nemlig taget kørekort til såkaldt personmæssig erhvervsbefordring, og det betyder, at vi kan tilbyde transporten med tur/retur fra København og på turene deroppe. Hvis du vil benytte egen bil, er du også meget velkommen til det. Vær blot opmærksom på, at det forudsætter, at du også står for transporten ud og hjem fra ruterne, som er hhv. 45 minutter ud og 45 minutter hjem om lørdagen, samt 1 time til turen søndag og derfra 4 timer hjem til Danmark.

Dansk-svensk turleder

Turleder er Maria Mellander, der er tosproget dansk-svensk, og har tilbragt hver sommer i 33 år i familiens sommerhus i skærgården - og så købte hun i december 2023 sit eget sommerhus deroppe, blot 20 minutter fra familiens sommerhus. Hun har indgående kendskab til området, har gået vandrestierne deroppe og udgav i 2022 den eneste danske guide til vandring i skærgården. Hun startede vandrefirmaet Happy Hike i 2020, og laver ture til skærgården og Bornholm. Maria har derudover erfaring som turleder i Dansk Vandrelaug, og til daglig bor hun i København.

Det er inkluderet i rejsen

  • 2 x overnatning på delt værelse med én anden deltager. Tillæg for eget værelse.

  • Fast base i skønt sommerhus - 3 huse med 6 soveværelser, stor terrasse, spa, pejs. 

  • 2 x vandreture i skærgården med dansk-svensk turleder.

  • Transport tur/retur fra København (hvis tilmeldt transporten)

  • Transport til/fra vandreruterne i bil (hvis tilmeldt transporten)

  • 2 x morgenmad

  • 2 x smør-selv frokost, der bliver stillet frem ifm. morgenmaden

  • 2 x fika/snacks - fredag aften og lørdag eftermiddag

  • 1 x middag i sommerhuset

  • Billet til passagerfærge Rönnäng-Dyrön tur/retur

  • Sauna booket i 2 timer på Dyrön

  • Materiale om turen inkl. program, beskrivelse af området, vandreruter, kort, gps-filer til mobilen

  • Erfaren dansk-svensk turleder, der er guide på turene og giver en introduktion til turene, skærgården og områdets historie.

Ikke inkluderet

  • Sengelinned og håndklæde. Medbring selv dette. 

  • Snacks/mad på køreturen tur/retur


  • Pris indtil 1. juni 2024: 1.999 kr.

  • Pris efter 1. juni 2024: 2.499 kr. 

  • Tillæg på 500 kr. hvis man ønsker eget værelse.

  • Tillæg på 500 kr. hvis man ønsker transporten med fra København.


  • Du kan tilmelde dig ved at udfylde og indsende formularen her ovenfor.

  • Når du tilmelder dig modtager du en bekræftelse, svar på dine evt. spørgsmål på e-mail, samt et link til betaling 

  • Minimum antal deltagere: 6 deltagere.

  • Max antal deltagere: 12 deltagere.


  • Når du har sendt tilmeldingsformularen ovenfor modtager du en e-mail med bekræftelse fra turleder Maria fra Happy Hike samt et link til online betaling af det fulde beløb på én gang.

  • Senest halvanden måned inden afrejse modtager du en e-mail fra turleder Maria fra Happy Hike med det færdige turmateriale.


  • Ved afmelding med mere end 60 dage til afrejsedato: Gratis. Du får hele det indbetalte beløb tilbagebetalt.

  • Ved afmelding med mellem 60 - 30 dage til afrejsedato: Du får 50 % af beløbet tilbagebetalt.

  • Ved afmelding med mindre end 30 dage til afrejsedato: Du får ikke beløbet tilbagebetalt.

Dækket af Rejsegarantifonden

  • Rejsen sælges af Happy Hike, som er registreret med nr. 3323 i Rejsegarantifonden. Rejsen er derved omfattet af Rejsegarantifondens dækning. 


  • Hvis du har spørgsmål kan du kontakte turleder Maria Mellander på +45 25210220 eller

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