Our goal was to find the perfect tropical kayaking destination.
Now we have found it and want to share it with you!
I have been kayaking since 1991 in Sweden and Norway. The longest trip was from Helsinki in Finland to Stockholm in Sweden. Wintertime I have been kayaking in several tropical surroundings, 12 expeditions to the Maldives, Burma-Thailand, Belize, Philippines and West Papua. I have also kayaked in Western Greenland and done hiking there. I love off-pist skiing in Norway. When possible I work out in the nature who I share the love to together with my family. Founder of Millekul Adventures.
I live in the Finnish archipelago and know it as my back pocket. I built my first kayak 1990 and have been kayaking since then in arctic areas and the tropics. I love nature and to be outdoors hiking, biking and skating whenever possible. Right now most of my time belongs to our little son and daughter who are still too young to paddle, but soon I will be back in lovely Misool helping our guests!
Sören Kjellkvist / guest guide
I am a Swedish adventurer, kayak guide and tour leader with many years experience in leading groups. I have documented medical education (L-ABCDE), and I am certified in Swedish cardiovascular and pulmonary resuscitation and have undergone WMI’s international “wilderness first aid”. I have education on values, safety regulations and crisis plan and have a college degree in navigation and meteorology. More at sorenkjellkvist.se
Nigel Foster / guest guide
I fell in love with kayaking as a teenager and have spent most of my life instructing worldwide, designing kayaks and equipment and writing books and articles about kayaking. Age 24 I became first to circumnavigate Iceland by kayak, and later crossed Hudson Strait from Baffin Island, explored northern Labrador, and led trips to the Faeroe Islands, Arctic Norway, Shetland, Alaska and more. I also enjoy guitar and open canoe. www.nigelkayaks.com
Kristin Nelson / guest guide
I started as a white-water paddler and moved on to surf and then sea kayaking. Gradually I switched to just sea kayak. The possibility for journeys one could make in these small boats was so exciting. My first sea kayak was a “Silhouette” designed by Nigel Foster. I thought this kayak would help me become the paddler I wanted to be. I ended up marrying Nigel. Then, there was no turning back! I have been traveling around the globe with him, teaching and guiding. I can’t believe where kayaks have taken me! More: www.vitceramics.com
Priyo Utomo / local guide
My first kayak Expedition (2013) was the circumnavigation of the largest crater lake in the world, Lake Toba. That particular journey plus Justine Curgenven’s ‘This Is The Sea’ video changed my life. I had some battles with the ‘mild’ Java Sea in the North, and with the mighty Indian Ocean in the South. Afterwards, I settled on a cool little dam among the mountains of West Java and preach the art of kayaking there. @kayaknusa
Gilang Mutan / local guide
I am from indonesia, the nation with a thousand islands, a true paradise. I have kayaked since 2014 and have been kayaking to explore rivers and some beaches in Java. I am a part-time mountaineer, swimmer and nature lover. While at campus, I joined the nature lovers club, which focused on environment cases and outdoor activities. At every incident when people were lost in the mountains or in serious calamity I would always join the rescue operation.