Island getaway – Klubbviken

Island getaway – Klubbviken

Photo: Klubbviken
Photo: Klubbviken
Photo: Olov Stenlund
Photo: Klubbviken
Photo: Klubbviken
Photo: Klubbviken
Photo: Klubbviken

Sandön Island getaway package with fatbike and kayak

Sandön is the largest island in the Luleå archipelago, consisting of over 1300 islands, located in the inner part of the archipelago where Luleå River flows out into the Gulf of Bothnia. With Klubbviken Havsbad restaurant and cabins located on the north east part of the island this is a great starting point to explore the Luleå archipelago.

The tour boat transfer to Sandön starts from Södra Hamn in Luleå city and passes by the impressive ice breaker ships that have their home harbour in Luleå, the steel works and the island Stensborg and Altappen once an important part in timber and iron industry at the Bothnian coast. After passing the industrial part of Luleås sea inlet you will only see forest covered island with sandy beaches. Many of them with summer cottages owned by locals. You hopp of the boat at the pier next to the sandy beach at Klubbviken Havsbad and you are ready for an island getaway with kayak and fatbike on your own.

Klubbviken has for many decades been a beloved place for locals for a fresh and sunny day at the sea. Today the place is managed by Johan Björklund who has great knowledge of the Luleå archipelago and the company is a part of Brändön Group which also manage Brändön and Pinebay Lodge. Cabins at Klubbviken are simple camping standard double room with 2 single beds, all of them directly located at the sea front. Shared toilet, shower and sauna at the main building.

Day 1

Boat transfer with tour boat 12.30 pm to Klubbviken Havsbad on Sandön island from Luleå city. Start with a tasty archipelago buffé lunch at Klubbviken restaurant. Check in your cabin. Shower and toilet are shared in a common house. All cabins have seaview. Afternoon and evening free time for hanging out on the beach or island hiking on their own. Dinner at Klubbviken restaurant. Guests are recommend to bring their own beach towels.

Day 2

Breakfast package. Get your fatbikes and helmets and your map and go for a 2-3 h ride on your own on the wide stretched Sandön. The island are flat with sandy soil, paths through pine forests and many beaches all area is easy for biking. Return back to Klubbviken restaurant for lunch and leave the fatbikes.

Get your kayaks and life vests and go for a 2-3 h paddle tour on your own. After returning the kayaks and before dinner you are able to use the common sauna (shared with other guests) and relax on beach or in your cabin. Dinner at Klubbviken restaurants. After this active day you will enjoy a good night sleep in your little archipelago cabin.

Day 3

Breakfast package. Free time on beach or for hiking. Check out from cabin and tour boat back to Luleå city.