Timber Raft Adventure
Sweden, 4 Days From $ 1,000 per person Themes
This National Geographic award winning experience combines the best of Sweden's most southerly wilderness and adventure without compromising on comfort. You will build your own timber raft (a la Tom Sawyer) out of logs and ropes (under professional supervision) and go down the Klarälven River. You'll pass by local villages at your own leisurely pace, take an active part in cooking meal - where dishes will be insired by local specialties - and get a chance to connect with nature once more.
Tuesdays in June, July and August
Why Authentic Ecotourism?
This trip minimizes the negative impacts on nature and culture by reusing logs and equipment, supports the local economy, operates in an environmentally sustainable manner, contributes actively to the protection of nature and culture including local wind power projects, utilizes effective interpretation skills and knowledge, and ensure quality and security while quests are traveling.
Day 1 - Arrive at Klarälvens Camping
About 2 hours north of Karlstad, you'll check in to theKlarälvens Camping's grounds. Later in the day, you will meet the instructor at the riverside, who will provide instructions for the next few days and teach you how to build your own timber raft, just using logs and rope. You will be provided with information about wildlife and nature public access points and be introduced to the speciality Kolbullare in with which you prepare over open fire in the evening.
Day 2 - Rafting
After breakfast, you'll be transported to the shore where you will contruct your steady timber raft. The raft will be built in the water and when you need it, an experienced instructor will give you a hand. Sometime in the afternoon, you will be ready to start your timber rafting adventure on the river. Take your time and explore the area's natural beauty and meet the residents of the villages. You will go on your own, but will be met at the campsite where you'll have a prepared camp and a barbeque dinner waiting for you.
Day 3 - Rafting
Your guide will serve you breakfast at the camp and afterwards, you'll pack your personal equipment on the raft and set off. You'll spend the whole day on the raft, slowly drifting on the river. You will have time to enjoy nature, but you also have to watch out for sandbanks, eddies and stones which may suddenly show up! Enjoy and at the end of this night, you'll arrive to your cottage at Klarälvens Camping again. Dinner will be served at the Värmlandsporten Hotel at 7 p.m afterwich you will have time to relax and enjoy a sauna down by the river.
Day 4 - Rafting
After breakfast, you'll continue to the final destination of Björkebo, where you will dismantle the raft. Onward transport to your next destination in Sweden can be arranged.
- Timber Raft 5 Day Adventure offers tent camping rather than cabin or hotel stays,
- NatureBreak 3 Day option offers local hotel stay for both nights,
- Klarälvens Camping option offers a cottage or camping tent stay for families, couples or groups who want to stay in the area longer and have a 2 Day Timber Rafting trip.
Klarälvens Camping site has:
- Big area for tents
- 48 spots for caravans with electricity
- 10 timbered camping cabins (2 and 4 beds)
- 10 winter isolated cabins (4 beds) with water and toilet.
All the cabins have refrigerators, hot plates and cooking equipment. The campsite gives you access to service facilities that include a kitchen, showers and toilets. (Some cottages have their own WC or WC and shower). There is also a social room and small shop at the reception. Outdoor attractions include volleyballpitch, trampoline etc.
- All Timber raft-materials,
- Basic-, kitchen- and sleeping equipment and a canoe per timber raft.
- Two nights in a cottage, one night in tent,
- local transport,
- full pension where you take part in preparing some meals,
- instructor first and second day and during mornings and evenings in the camp
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On 28 Jul 2013, Flo P. wrote: