Canoeing in Sweden
7 day Canoeing in Sweden Expedition
4th-11th August 2017 spaces available
8 days / 7 nights
Depart UK airport – Stockholm
Internal flight Stockholm – Ostersund
Return: Saturday/Sunday Ostersund – Stockholm – UK
Canoeing in Sweden is one of our most popular adventures. One of the best ways to explore Sweden is on the water, imagine canoeing gently across lakes and rivers, through some of the most tranquil and unspoilt vast wilderness Sweden has to offer.
After breakfast in our beautiful log cabin, we say goodbye to base camp for the next 5 days and travel for one hour until we meet the canoes at the drop off point. After a safety briefing and familiarising ourselves with the canoes it’s time to load up and head out into the vast silent wilderness…
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4th -11th august 2017
Fly from the UK to Sweden’s capital city Stockholm then catch another internal flight north to Ostersund. On arrival you will be met by Intrepid Expeditions’ staff with transport waiting to drive you to the remote location that they use for their winter activities. The cabin is very basic with no electricity, no indoor bathroom, no TV/phones or computers. But let’s face it this week is all about going back to nature and basics.
After breakfast we say goodbye to the cabin for the next 5 days and travel for one hour until we meet the canoes at the drop off point. After a safety briefing and a familiarising ourselves with the canoes it’s time to load up and head out into the vast silent wilderness.
Days 2 – 6
Each day will consist of paddling about 10 kilometres across various lakes and rivers in a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere whilst maintaining a steady pace. An opportunity to fish whilst canoeing will always be available.
Each evening we will find a suitable spot to make camp for the night, sometimes it may be a sheltered bay or a remote island. Once the tents are up it’s just a case of sitting around the campfire or going for a spot of fishing/walking, or just simply soaking up the surrounding scenery and wildlife.
Each day has a similar routine, all that changes are the lakes, rivers and landscape. At two points along the journey the canoes have to come out of the water to be portaged around some rapid sections of river.
During the summer months the sun shines for up to twenty hours a day, which is ideal as we are not restricted by the number of daylight hours. This gives us plenty of time to relax and fulfill our enjoyment through the day.
Once we arrive back at the cabin this day is basically free for relaxing and sorting ourselves out. The evening meal is usually a BBQ cooked by our Swedish friends.
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and it’s time to head back to the UK.
• Food (during time in cabin)
• Transport to and from Ostersund airport and the cabin
Cross country skis
Sleeping bag/roll mat/bivi bag
• Insurance Instructor/guide
What’s not Included?
• Personal expenses
• Rations for the pulk sledging phase – but we can do you a great deal on these >
• Personal travel insurance
OK, so this is the thing that we get asked about the most! Getting your kit list right will make all the difference to your trip. Below is a list of the kit that we know to be valuable on the canoe adventures. We also stock some of these items in our shop, so if you need anything you are automatically entitled to discount on all recommended kit once you’ve paid your deposit. Friends past and present automatically become Intrepid Members. Happy Days.
We make a stop at a local garage before being dropped off at the start of the expedition. Here you can buy extra food, drinks and gas.
DRY BAGS such as these
TENT, BIVVY or HAMMOCK – we recommend a hammock on this trip as there are loads of trees to choose from whereas the floor can be a bit rooty. Some manage fine with a small tent, so the choice is yours.
COOKING KIT – we recommend these
BAG TO KEEP EVERYTHING IN
WATERPROOF JACKET AND TROUSERS
SMALL FIRST AID KIT, this kind of thing
FOOD RATIONS FOR THE DURATION
SHOES TO BE WORN IN THE CANOE
PAIR OF DRY SHOES FOR THE EVENINGS
WATER BOTTLES, something like this
WATER PURIFICATION – we carry filtration systems that you can borrow, but if you want one of your own, we can recomend these
SPORK like these or similar
Temp Sunset Sunrise
June 17c 2300hrs 0250hrs
July 18c 2230hrs 0315hrs
August 16c 2130hrs 0440hrs
Please note these are average climate statistics and temperatures can get higher or lower.
PASSPORT, VISA and VACCINATIONS
All that is required is a current valid ten year passport, plus a current European health insurance card.
Please note that you do not have to be super fit to attend this trip as it is quite relaxing, however participants must be a competent swimmer.