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.

 

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

Happy easter from the frozen rivers!

The rivers that we follow are still completly frozen, at this time of the year we use the rivers for skiing instead of paddling 

The ice will start to break in the begining of May in the south parts of the Arctic Canoe Route however the ice stays usualy until June in the northern parts of the route.

With this post we also want to wish you all a wounderful easter and hope you all have a great spring wherever you are!

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