Its finaly June and the summer slowly starts to show it signs also in Lapland. The water in the rivers are at this point rising quite fast thanks to the last snow melting in the mountains, the water levels should however be on a normal level in 2-3 weeks from now.
Are you heading towards Lapland this summer for any kind of paddling? Make sure to contact in that case and we will do our best to help you in any kind of way with your Lapland adventure!
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 winter in Lapland is tough for everyone because of the darkness and the cold but now its our time to enjoy the light! The Midnight sun and then endless days is here, the sun will from now on stay above the horizon for approximately 1700 hours (70 days).
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
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.