Sweden Canoe Expedition April 28th -6th May 2019
Canoe the great lakes of Sweden with expert instruction!
We will RV in Oslo Airport on the 28th at 0900hrs from here we will collect our transport and head for the Dalsland region of Sweden near the Norwegian boarder (about 3 hrs) calling into a supermarket/outdoor Outlet so you can stock up on breakfast/lunch for your canoe expedition. Once we arrive at our start point you will collect your canoes and equipment, we will spend the first afternoon covering the safety and basics of the expedition before we depart late afternoon to our first camp location and off on a 8 day fully guided Canoe and Bushcraft expedition.
We will cover all aspects of the canoe journey from top class canoe coaching including traditional techniques such as poling, lining and sailing from our resident Canoe legend Matt Mandrell. We will also cover camp craft, fire lighting, safe tool use, carving, food preparation, fishing and a whole host of expedition skills that will enable your to continue your development in expedition travel. Throughout the canoe expedition we'll be staying at wild Bivvy sites across a huge system of lakes. We are very lucky that at this time of year we are totally alone in this wilderness. for your benefit we have access to composting toilets and fire pits at all the Bivvy sites we will use adding a small element of luxury to our expedition.
You do not need any prior paddling or campcraft knowledge we will provide you will all the skills you need to journey by traditional canoe.
The camp locations have ample room for ground shelters or tents and naturally there are endless possibilities for hammock camping!
Once we return to our start/finish point we will spend a final night on the camp location to pack up our gear and take a shower before we head into Oslo for our personal flights back to the UK on the 6th of May.
This is another great addition to our "Journey by hammock" Expeditions
- All in country transfers from Oslo Airport
- Tandem canoe, paddle, PFD and food barrel rental
- Nature passes
- All Breakfast and Evening Meals of the Canoe Expedition phase (cooked by the group)
- Group Brew Kit
Whats not included-
- Home country tranfers
- Flights (Arrive Oslo by 0800 28th April (we advise arriving on the 27th and overnighting in a local hotel and leave Oslo no earlier than 1600 on the 6th May)
- Non expedition expenses
- Personal travel insurance (we advise Battleface)
- Personal Camping equipment
- Food/Drink - lunch for the canoe phase and any personal snacks.
- Personal purchases throughout expedition
- Anything else not included in the expedition itinerary
You will need to have a valid passport, Valid EHIC, Personal travel insurance for the expedition and travel
We recommend using Battleface for your travel cover.
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As always our expeditions are fully insured and in accordance with BS8848.