OPEN CANOE BUSHCRAFT EXPEDITION – ‘Gädda’ (The Pike) Sweden

£250.00 £995.00

This bushcraft expedition will use the ancient craft of a ‘first nation peoples’ from north America – the Open Canoe, where we will journey 80km down the Hårkan river system in Northern Sweden where you will experience 24hrs of daylight (Swedish mid summer)

Experience: Novice.

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Maximum 12

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Description

This bushcraft expedition will use the ancient craft of a ‘first nation peoples’ from north America – the Open Canoe, where we will journey 80km down the Hårkan river system in Northern Sweden. Due to the time of year in this part of Sweden you will experience almost 24hrs of daylight giving the opportunity to paddle through the “night” and celebrate mid summer (Swedish style)

Strip back life to the essentials required to spend a week on a remote Swedish river experiencing nature in its rawest form.  Develop your ability to ‘thrive’ in the wilderness whilst learning new skills which will see you paddle across vast lakes and negotiate exciting rapids.

Experience:  Novice


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Specifically on this trip we will attempt to cover the following:

An introduction to paddling the Open Canoe using traditional skills

Development of Open Canoe Skills to enable us to paddle large open water and rapids that we may encounter on the trip

An introduction to a variety of bushcraft skills prevalent in the Boreal Forests of Sweden, including:

Firelighting

Campcraft

Sheltar Building

Use of Knives/Saws and Axes for food preparation, fuel preparation and carving projects

Foraging for food and natural resources

We will fish for Pike, Perch, Grayling and Trout which will then become our dinner

Bushcraft cooking – every meal will be cooked over an open fire from first principles (including making bread everyday!) using a variety of different techniques

A chance to see the following wildlife: Osprey, Reindeer, Deer, Bear, Moose, Capercallie


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Food (we cater for all diets) whilst on expedition

Accommodation 23 – 30 Jun

Canoe/Paddle/Bouancy Aid/Helmet Hire

All in-country transport


NOT-INCLUDED

Flight to and from Sweden

Meals in transit


SUMMARY

This is a true once in a lifetime trip to undertake an amazing Canoe journey in a pristine and unique wilderness environment.  Not only will you leave with lifelong memories of your adventure, you will also have a fantastic experience of Swedish mid summer and the opportunity to de-connect and re-wild yourself as we leave behind the stresses and strains of everyday life and are really able to focus on those things that matter in the here and now.