Winter is coming

The rivers in Lapland are once more slowly getting frozen  and the winter is coming, time to put away the paddling equipment and take out the skis for us in Lapland.

The ice usualy release it´s grip of the rivers again in May in the river valleys and in June higer up in the mountains.

 

Alta Quota 2018

Arctic Canoe Route at Alta Quota in Bergamo Italy

We at Arctic Canoe Route have been spending the last couple of days at the Alta Quota Outdoor exhibition together with Rajamaa In Lapland.

It’s now time however to leave a sunny Italy for this time and we want to thank everyone we met during the weekend and all the interesting discussions we had!

Hoppefully we see you all again next year!

Rescue 3 Europe – Whitewater Rescue

We at Arctic Canoe Route have been spending the weekend on the Muonio river together with Lapin Koskikoulu practicing whitewater resucing. 11 new students are now examined as Whitewater Rescue Technicians trough Rescue 3 Europe.

We do really recomend a resuce course trough Rescue 3 for everyone living or moving close to Whitewater and want to learn about river hydrology and hazards in river, but also of course get the knowledge about how to help your self or your friends if something would happend

The rivers are opening

The winter is slowly starting to release it’s grip of the nature in Lapland and the Arctic Canoe Route. Usuauly the ice starts to break also along the calm parts of the rivers at this time of year however it seems as the winter will keep us in it’s grip a couple of weeks longer this year.

First days at Explore Outdoors

Arctic Canoe Route at Explore Outdoors

The second day at Explore Outdoors are now going on. First of all we want to thank everyone who has been visiting us during the first two days! If you havent been to us yet then please come and visit us at B03:24 and talk about paddling and the Arctic Canoe Route!

More then just paddling


Paddling is of course a main part of Arctic Canoe Route, however food is a another very important part during our tours.
Arctic Canoe Route is following one of the cleanest rivers in Europe and also one of the best rivers for fishin with high amount of for exampel salmon rising up each summer.
We are therefore trying to live of the nature as much as we can during our tours. Nothing is better then a fish caught and grilled at the shore or just a cup of coffe made directly from the water in the river.

Last touches on the pictures for Explore Outdoors

We are puting the finish touche on the pictures for the upcoming Explore Outdoos fair that we will attend 9-11/3 in Stockholm.
We know of course that the most of you following us here dosent have the possibility to visit us at the fair so here is for you all some pictures from the Arctic Canoe Route that you can have a look on and dream of some amazing paddling in Lapland and along the Arctic Canoe Route! 

For you all who will attend the Explore Outdoors fair, see you at B03:24!

K2 along the Arctic Canoe Route
K2 along the Arctic Canoe Route
Midgnight sun along the Arctic Canoe Route
Group paddeling along the Arctic Canoe Route
Kayaking Arctic Canoe Route
Midgnight sun along the Arctic Canoe Route
Rapids Arctic Canoe Route

Explore Outdoors

Arctic Canoe Route will during 9-11 march have a fair stand during the Explore Outdoor fair in Stockholm. Be sure to pass by if you are in Stockholm during the weekend!
You will find us in the stand B03:24

 

 

 

Allemansrätten – Freedom to roam

One of the best thing with Scandinavia and Lapland is that we have something called “Allemansrätten” or Freedom to roam. When you go along the Arctic Canoe Route you have Sweden on one side of the river and Finland on the other this means that we are allowed to go a shore wherever we want and put up our camp. Allemansrätten also gives us the permission to pick berries och mushrooms. All of this gives us of course also the responsibilty to take care of the nature, animals and peopel working in it so the next person that comes to the area can have the same wounderful experience of a untouched nature that Lapland gives.

 

 

Paddeling along the Arctic Canoe Route with the Pallas fells in the back
One of all the rapids along the Arctic Canoe Route
Paddeling along the Arctic Canoe Route