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.
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
For us at Arctic Canoe Route saftey is nr 1 on all our trips on the rivers, we have therefore now decided to run a river rescue course together with Lapin Koskikoulu that will take place 11-12/8 at the village of Muonionalusta ( just south of Muonio on the swedish side of the border )
“This 2 day river rescue course is ideal for Kayakers,Rafters, packrafters, canoeist & fishermen who spend their spare time in or around whitewater. This Practical course will teach the students the basic principles of whitewater safety & rescue. the full syllabus can be found here
All students must be over 18 years old and be able to swim.
Accommodation can be provided at extra cost.
All students will need to provide there own wetsuit or drysuit.
The course will be taught in English.
Cost €250 per person this includes rescue 3 teaching pack
For More information or bookings please contact:
There will after the course (13/8) be a free guided kayak/canoe tour arranged by as at Arctic Canoe Route on some of the waters around Muonio, we will decide a exact location depending on the group.
For booking please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about transports and accomondation and all other necsessary inforamtion dont hesitate to contact us at Arctic Canoe Route trough our contact formular or email@example.com.
There will also be possibility to rent Canoes and Kayaks during your stay.
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!