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

Whitewater Rescue Course

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
https://www.rescue3europe.com/…/whitewater-rescue-technicia…
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:
info@lapinkoskioulu.com”

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 info@lapinkoskikoulu.com.
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 info@arcticcanoeroute.com.

There will also be possibility to rent Canoes and Kayaks during your stay.

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!

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.

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