Summer Expedition

Example Summer Expedition

Canoeing in Sweden


The Expedition will last for 8 days. The itinerary is as follows:

DAY 1:  Depart Heathrow to Stockholm and then on to Ostersund.  Upon arrival you will be met by transport waiting to drive you to a remote log cabin in a back country location . (The cabin is very basic no electricity no indoor bathroom no TV/phones or computers) But let’s face it this week is all about going back to nature.

DAY 2:  After breakfast we say goodbye to the cabin for the next 5 days and travel for one hour until we meet the canoes at the drop off point. After a safety briefing and familiarising ourselves with the canoes its time to load up and head out into the vast silent wilderness.

DAY 2-7:  Each day will consist of paddling about 10-15 kilometres across various lakes and rivers in a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere whilst maintaining a steady pace. An opportunity to fish whilst canoeing will always be available. Each evening we will find a suitable spot to make camp for the night, sometimes it may be a sheltered bay or a remote island, and when the bashas are up it’s just a case of sitting around the campfire or going for a spot of fishing/walking, or just simply soaking up the surrounding scenery and wildlife. Each day has a similar routine, what changes is the lakes/ rivers and landscape. At two points along the journey the canoes have to come out of the water to be portaged around some rapid sections of river. During the summer months the sun shines for up to twenty hours a day, which is ideal as we are not restricted by the number of daylight hours, this gives us plenty of time to relax and fill our days fully.

DAY 7:  Once we arrive back at the cabin this day is basically free for relaxing and sorting out any personal admin. The evening meal is usually a BBQ cooked by our Swedish friends.

DAY 8:  Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and it’s time to head back to the UK.

The cost of the Swedish Canoeing Expedition is £995 per person. This includes flights!


  • Food in the cabin
  • Transport
  • Canoes/Paddles/Storage Barrels/Buoyancy Jackets
  • Fishing Licence
  • Insurance
  • Guide


  • Personal Expenditure
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Rations for the Canoe Phase (You should buy what you need for 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 evening meals – please ask for advice)