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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. The ideal setting for a unique adventure: canoeing in Sweden! During The Canoe Trip you can escape from your daily routine and fully recharge your batteries while enjoying the beautiful nature.

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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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Camping in the wild...

We will show you the best camping spots along the route in our map. You will be able to set up camp on these spots, and most of the times it's allowed to make a campfire. You may meet other Canoe Trippers on these spots and of course you can always opt to camp on your own private island. At the beginning of the trip you will receive a camping permit which grants you permission to camp anywhere in the Värmland.

After 7 days of canoeing you will return with the most amazing memories to our basecamp. If you want to take it easy during the trip, you can also map out 6 days route!

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Destinations

We have several destinations in Sweden where you can paddle. All destinations are equal in beauty and wilderness. You should make your choice based on your preferred bus departure location or the airport you'd like to fly to.

Immeln
Värmland
Glaskogen

Immeln

  • Airport Transfer from Kopenhagen Kastrup
  • Bus transport from Paris and Namur
  • Rangers are speaking French & English

Immeln is a place in the province of Skåne län and is one of Sweden’s best lakes for canoeing. It has over 200 small islands with with beautiful views and a lots of opportunities where you can set up your private camp.

Immeln is also known for its rich and diverse flora & fauna and a good but challenging fishing area. With it's safe and accessible paddling area it has all the factors where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a perfect Canoe Trip!

map of the Canoe Trip area - immeln
How to get to our basecamp?
With our Canoe Trip bus (included in the basic price):

To make it easy for you, we have arranged for a bus with a lot of comfort that departure from France:

  • Departure from Paris: Friday at 12h00
  • Departure from Namur: Friday at 17h00
With the airplane:

The nearest airport is Kastrup Copenhagen. From there, we have organized a shuttle bus on Saturday. You can book a shuttle bus return ticket with your booking, you will get a discount of € 31 per person.

  • Arrival Saturday: departures from Copenhagen Kastrup at 12h00.
  • Departure Saturday: arrival in Copenhagen Kastrup at 07h00
With your own car:

If you rather want to come with your own car, it's also an option. You can park your car at the basecamp, you will receive the exact address of the basecamp 2 weeks before departure.

What are the different routes?

All routes make a loop, starting from different basecamps. We give an example of a basic route that you can follow, but you are free to make your own route and choose other places to sleep!

Sometimes you will also need to do some land transports to get your canoe to the next spot; simply mount the wheels on your canoe and tow it to the next little lake. This is a unique experience that you don't want to miss during your Canoe Trip!
How sportive is this?
  • Beginners or adventurers that wish to relax and take their time to enjoy the scenery are recommended to do a route of about 70km.
  • Adventurers that have a good basic physical condition but also want to have some time to relax can do a route of about 90km.
  • The trained athletes or adventures that are looking for a good challenge can go for the largest route of more of less 120km.
map of the Canoe Trip area - immeln

Värmland

  • Airport Transfer from Oslo Gardermoen
  • Bus transport from Brussel, Utrecht or Groningen
  • Rangers are speaking English, French & Dutch

Our basecamps in Värmland are basically situated in The Middle of Nowhere around Lelång and Östra Silen. You will find lush forests, extensive hilly landscape interspersed with lots of water. Yes, Värmland has it all: lakes, islands, forests, moose and an excellent location for fishing!

map of the Canoe Trip area - varmland
How to get to our basecamp?
With our Canoe Trip bus (included in the basic price):

To make it easy for you, we have arranged for a bus with a lot of comfort that has stops in Belgium and The Netherlands.

  • Departure from Brussels: Friday at 12h00
  • Departure from Utrecht: Friday at 15h00
  • Departure from Groningen: Friday at 17h00
With the airplane (€51 discount on the basic price):

The nearest airport is Oslo Gardermoen. From there, we have organized a shuttle bus on Saturday. You can book a shuttle bus retour ticket with your booking.

  • Arrival Saturday: departures from Oslo Gardermoen at 12h30 and 17h30.
  • Departure Saturday: arrival in Oslo Gardermoen at 12h30 and 17h30
With your own car:

If you rather want to come with your own car, it's also an option. You can park your car at the basecamp, you will receive the exact address of the basecamp 2 weeks before departure.

What are the different routes?

All routes make a loop, starting from different basecamps. On each trip you can choose shortcuts or detours based on your daily preferences. With some routes it's even possible to cross the border with Norway and spent some nights there! Sometimes you will also need to do some land transports to get your canoe to the next spot; simply mount the wheels on your canoe and tow it to the next little lake. Or you need to pass some locks to get to another area. Both are unique experiences that you don't want to miss during your Canoe Trip!

How sportive is this?
  • Beginners or adventurers that wish to relax and take their time to enjoy the scenery are recommended to do a route of about 70km.
  • Adventurers that have a good basic physical condition but also want to have some time to relax can do a route of about 90km.
  • The trained athletes or adventures that are looking for a good challenge can go for the largest route of more of less 120km.
map of the Canoe Trip area - varmland

Glaskogen

  • Airport Transfer from Oslo Gardermoen
  • Bus transport from Cologne & Hamburg
  • Rangers are speaking German & English

Glaskogen is a beautiful nature reserve located between the municipalities of Årjäng and Arvika, in the west mid-Sweden. It has extensive, dense forests with large lakes and small islands, so you can canoe from island to island to spend the night. There live many different animals in Glaskogen. The chance that you will encounter a moose is also high, especially during a multi-day Canoe Trip!

map of the Canoe Trip area - glaskogen
How to get to our basecamp?
With our Canoe Trip bus:

To make it easy for you, we have arranged a bus with a lot of comfort that has stops in Germany:

  • Departure from Cologne: Friday midday at 01h00 pm
  • Departure from Hamburg: Friday evening at 07h00 pm

The return from our basecamp is scheduled on Saturday evening, the next day you will arrive back home in the afternoon or evening (Sunday) depending on the traffic.

With the airplane:

The nearest airport is Oslo Gardermoen. From there, we have organized a shuttle bus on Saturday. You can book a shuttle bus return ticket with your booking, you will get a discount of € 51 per person on the basic price.

  • Arrival Saturday: departures from Oslo Gardermoen at 12h30 and 17h30.
  • Departure Saturday: arrival in Oslo Gardermoen at 12h30 and 17h30
With your own car:

If you rather want to come with your own car, it's also an option. You can park your car at the basecamp, you will receive the exact address of the basecamp 2 weeks before departure.

What are the different routes?
All routes make a loop, starting from different basecamps. We give an example of a basic route through Glafsfjorden & Glaskogen that you can follow, but you are free to make your own route and choose other places to sleep! Sometimes you will also need to do some land transports to get your canoe to the next spot; simply mount the wheels on your canoe and tow it to the next little lake. This is a unique experience that you don't want to miss during your Canoe Trip!
How sportive is this?
  • Beginners or adventurers that wish to relax and take their time to enjoy the scenery are recommended to do a route of about 70km.
  • Adventurers that have a good basic physical condition but also want to have some time to relax can do a route of about 90km.
  • The trained athletes or adventures that are looking for a good challenge can go for the largest route of more of less 120km.
map of the Canoe Trip area - glaskogen
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The Schedule

  • You will receive all necessary instructions on the arrival day (Saturday). After you received all the material and information it's time to go on the water!
  • From Saturday to Friday you will be on the beautiful rivers and lakes of Värmland. 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 to the Netherlands and Belgium on Saturday night.

*Alternative: If you wish to do so you can also paddle 6 days instead of 7. In this case you will sleep the first night also at the basecamp and you will go on the water Sunday morning.

This has no additional cost, but we recommend going for a 7-day tour to get the most out of your canoe trip!

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Availability

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 - sold out
  • Week #2 Sat 26 June - Sat 3 July - sold out
  • Week #3 Sat 3 July - Sat 10 July - sold out
  • Week #4 Sat 10 July - Sat 17 July - sold out
  • Week #5 Sat 17 July - Sat 24 July - sold out
  • Week #6 Sat 24 July - Sat 31 July - sold out
  • Week #7 Sat 31 July - Sat 7 August - sold out
  • Week #8 Sat 7 August - Sat 14 August - sold out
  • Week #9 Sat 14 August - Sat 21 August - last stock
  • Week #10 Sat 21 August - Sat 28 August - limited availability
  • Week #11 Sat 28 August - Sat 4 September - last stock
  • Week #12 Sat 4 September - Sat 11 September - last stock

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Pricing

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

Optional: Those that don't take the bus, will get a discount of €110

Optional: Canoe Trip Survival Food Pack for €95 per person

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What with Corona?

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 the Superflex Cancellation Insurance.

With this insurance you can cancel your trip at any time and with any reason before 30 days before departure and get your money back within 5 working days.

Read here all the details of our cancellation policy.

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FAQs

With our free superflex cancellation insurance you can cancel your trip without reason nor costs until 30 days before departure.

If you want to have the opportunity to cancel also after the Superflex Cancellation Insurance has ended, you will be able to upgrade the insurance with our regular cancellation insurance (€39).

You can no longer participate and your trip starts within 30 days, 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

We ask for a 20% deposit within 5 days after your registration. The remaining amount should be paid at the latest 30 days before departure.
The water from most of the lakes is drinkable! At the beginning of the trip we will give you a water bottle that you can fill with water at the basecamp. In the case that you are in an area where the water isn't drinkable you can always cook the water before you refill your bottle.

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!

You can buy he fishing license on arrival at your basecamp for 200 SEK or 20 euros. With this fishing license you can fish in all the lakes, otherwise it is not allowed!

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.

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 case of a medical problem you can contact the rangers on the spot. They can come and get you or send you the necessary medical assistance. When you register, you can opt for a travel insurance.

You can find the conditions of the travel insurance here: Chubb General Conditions

The camping pitches are all taken care of. All you need is your nature map, which you will receive on arrival at the basecamp, to be able to spend the night at the shelters and on the islands.
The bus ride takes about 20 hours with stops included. Of course everything depends on the traffic and weather conditions.
You decide for yourself how many kilometres you cover per day and whether you want to spend the night in a camp with many other participants or all by yourself. Värmland has a lot of beautiful shelters to offer where you can spend the night.
It's possible to use hammocks. There are many participants who bring one with them on the trip in previous years, but we always advise you to take a tent with you (as a back-up) because you can never be 100% sure if the weather will be good.

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.

We love animals! So you dog is more than welcome to join, but unfortunately they are not allowed on our bus to Sweden. So we advice you to come by your own car so your dog can join!

See also "how to get there" section.

We strongly recommend to bring a dog life vest, we only provide life vest for our human participants ;-)

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The registrations for The Canoe Trip 2021 are open!

  • Last stock: maximum 5 canoes available.
  • Limited availability: maximum 10 canoes available.

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