You can find many geocaches in Houtskär. Geocaching is a nice way to get familiar with Houtskär region. In many cache descriptions you can read some history or information about the local region.

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor adventure that is happening all the time, all around the world. To play, participants use the Geocaching app and/or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. There are millions of geocaches in 200 countries waiting to be discovered—there are probably even some near you right now. Geocaching offers something for everyone, from families with children to retirees. Some geocachers play the game to see how many total “finds” they can get, while others play to see how many new states or countries they can visit. Geocaching is a great way to find remarkable destinations that you would not have otherwise discovered. It is also an excellent education tool and an excuse to get off the couch.

How do I start geocaching?

To get started, create a free basic account and use Geocaching.com or the free Geocaching® app to search for geocaches near your location. Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, the Geocaching® app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox. With premium account you can find even more caches. Once you find a geocache, open it up and sign the logbook. You may discover some trade or swag items (small toys, keychains, trinkets) inside the geocache. The general rule of thumb is if you take something, leave something of equal or greater value. Then, place the container back exactly how you found it and share your experience online with the rest of the geocaching community.

You can learn more about geocaching through the www.geocaching.com or The Geocaching Channel on YouTube.

Ethical codes

When placing or seeking geocaches, I will:
– Not endanger myself or others
– Observe all laws & rules of the area
– Respect property rights and seek permission where appropriate
– Avoid causing disruptions or public alarm
– Minimize my and others’ impact on the environment
– Be considerate of others
– Protect the integrity of the game pieces

Happy hunting!