Discover the pure Swedish nature by means of canoe during a seven-day Canoe Trip in the breath-taking are of Värmland.
Into The Wild
In southern Sweden, you can find the most pristine natural reserves in Scandinavia, places with the most beautiful views and where camping in the wild is still allowed. It's the ideal setting for the adventure of the year: The Canoe Trip.
Over the course of seven days, you and your trusty canoe will travel from one island to another. On the first day of the trip, we will teach you how to steer your canoe and you will receive all the instructions you need in order to survive the next seven days in nature!
We organized our first Canoe Trip at Travelbase in 2017. Also last summer (2020) we could safely organize our Canoe Trips to Sweden. Curious about the unforgettable experiences of our Canoe Trippers? You can read them in our Facebookgroup!
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Silence isn't empty, it's full of answers
- You will receive all necessary instructions on the arrival day (Saturday). After you received all the necessary info and material you will go on the water!
- From Saturday to Friday you will be on the beautiful rivers and lakes of South Sweden. The final trip on Friday will take you back to our basecamp where you will spend your last night.
- On Saturday (last day) you will be able to rest or enjoy some activities around the camp, if you still have the energy. There will be a shuttlebus leaving to Oslo in the afternoon and a bus going back home on Saturday night.
What do I bring?
If it is your first time in a canoe, you will probably have a lot of questions. We will send you a checklist a couple of weeks before departure, but make sure to bring all of these things:
- Tent, sleeping bag, mat
- A mobile phone with long battery life
- A powerbank
- Sunscreen and a hat
- Torch light
- Lighters, matches
- Plastic bags to keep your luggage dry when canoeing
It's important not to bring too much luggage - this will ensure the 'land transports' are not too intense. Aim for a luggage weight of 20 kg. per person.
The price for The Canoe Trip starts at €490 per person, and includes:
- Rental of a two-person canoe for a period of 7 days, incl. oars, life vest, etc.
- Bus transport with a lot of comfort to and from the basecamp
- Rental of a Trangia cooking set
- Rental of a big waterproof barrel to keep your valuable stuff and equipment dry
- Camping permit
- Canoe instructions
- Maps & route directions
Those that do not join us on the bus, pay €110 less
Optional: Canoe Trip Survival Food Pack: €95 per person
Warrant: For the rental of the equipment (canoe GPS-tracker, cooking set, etc.) we charge a deposit of €200. If you return everything as you received it, the deposit will be refunded within a maximum two weeks after the trip.
In the summer of 2021 we have 12 weeks where you can participate in The Canoe Trip. We always try to ensure that there are not too many people on the same route, so everyone can enjoy the Swedish nature in peace. Therefore, we have a maximum of 15 duos per trail.
- Week #1 Sat 19 June - Sat 26 June
- Week #2 Sat 26 June - Sat 3 July
- Week #3 Sat 3 July - Sat 10 July
- Week #4 Sat 10 July - Sat 17 July
- Week #5 Sat 17 July - Sat 24 July
- Week #6 Sat 24 July - Sat 31 July
- Week #7 Sat 31 July - Sat 7 August
- Week #8 Sat 7 August - Sat 14 August
- Week #9 Sat 14 August - Sat 21 August
- Week #10 Sat 21 August - Sat 28 August
- Week #11 Sat 28 August - Sat 4 September
- Week #12 Sat 4 September - Sat 11 September
For 7 days you will be entirely by yourself in the wilderness, without electricity, technology or even instagram! This is a fantastic experience but of course there are some risks.
Before everyone goes on the water, our rangers will give all the necessary instructions to survive on the water. They will show you different canoe techniques, always hand out a life jacket to you, and the rangers will provide all information about the route you are going to sail.
But we also advice everybody to bring along a decent cellphone with a long battery life (and a powerbank). We will send you updates about the weather conditions by message. Enable it only occasionally so that you can receive any updates related to the weather or other info.
At departure, all canoes will receive a GPS tracker with an alarm button, which you can use in case of an emergency. The rangers will monitor the locations of each canoe 24/7 via our GPS system, so they can track the location of the canoes at all time and see when is something wrong.
The rangers will have a car so, when it is necessary, they can drive to the location of a canoe.
What with Corona?
Sweden has good control of the Corona pandemic. We are assuming that, just like last summer, there won't be many travel restrictions in the summer of 2021. Especially in the areas that we are going to: in the middle of the Swedish nature where it's unlikely that you will see Swedish people. Besides that The Canoe Trip is per definition a coronaproof concept, since you will go on an adventure in the wilderness together with only your travel buddy by canoe.
In the case there cannot be travelled to Sweden, we have following insurance for you:
If you book before the 1st of January 2021, you will get our Superflex Cancellation Insurance for free (instead of €79). This means you can cancel your trip at any time and with any reason before the first of April and get your money back within 5 working days.
Read here all the details of our cancellation policy.
Cooking & foodpack
At the start of your trip you will receive a basic outdoor Trangia cooking set which contains the following:
- A small burner
- Methylated spirit (bottle)
- Two pans
- A frying pan
- A pan grip
- A windshield
- Biodegradable soap
You can choose to bring your own food or you can opt for the official Canoe Trip Survival Foodpack for € 95 per person. Our extensive food pack includes:
- 10 dry meals
- Breakfast (chocolate, muesli, crispbread, ...)
- Sweet & salty snacks
- Energy Bars
- Coffee & milk powder
Curious about more details of the foodpack? In this file you can find a complete list of last years foodpack.
How do I get drinkable water?
Can kids join the The Canoe Trip?
Yes, children are more than welcome to join The Canoe Trip!
For safety reasons we do require that 1 child is seated together with 1 adult in a canoe. The price for the children remains the same as they use the same material.
What is the target audience?
The average age of The Canoe Tripper in 2020 was 26 years, of which the majority were in their twenties (60%). All Canoe Trippers, young or old, share the same love for the beautiful nature and adventure. During the last edition, the participants mainly came from Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany.
Generally, people join this adventure in a group of 2 or 4 people: a mix of friends and couples. If you would like to participate alone or if you have a group with an odd number, you can send us a message and we will see together if we can find a solution for this!
Are the meeting places the same for everyone at night?
Do I need to pay for the camping pitches?
Is it possible to use a hammock instead of a tent?
How long does the bus ride take?
Are there any showers and bathroom facilities present?
Showers and toilets are only available during your first day and last night of The Canoe Trip in your basecamp.
During The Canoe Trip, nature is your bathroom. We will give you a small bottle of biodegradable soap for the dishes, but be sure to bring your own biodegradable shower gel/shampoo so that we leave nature intact.
If you book your trip before the 1st of January, we'll give you a free superflex cancellation insurance (worth €79). This insurance allows you to cancel your trip without reason nor costs until April 1st. If you want to have the opportunity to cancel also after April 1st, you will be able to upgrade the insurance with our regular cancellation insurance.
You can no longer participate after 1st April or you cannot find a replacement, but luckily you chose to upgrade the cancellation insurance when registering? Great, you get a reimbursement of your entire registration fee (minus the cost of the insurance itself) as long as you have got a valid reason.
You can find more information on this cancellation insurance here
What do we do in case of a medical emergency?
You can find the conditions of the travel insurance here: Chubb General Conditions
Do I have to pay upon my registration?
Join The Canoe Trip
The registrations for The Canoe Trip 2021 are open!