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Canoeing in the Pearl river Nature Reserve, Lapland

canoeing, paddling, Lapland

Grab a paddle and join us on a canoe adventure in one of Lapland’s unknown wilderness areas.
The Pärlälvens (Pearl river) Nature Reserve is one of Sweden’s last forest areas without any roads. This is an area that not many tourists have found yet, most people travelling here is local people. A wonderful landscape with small mountains rising above the old forest.
All the equipment as tents, food, cookers etc. are transported in our canoes. Every evening we set a camp on the beach near by the lake. When we make shorter hiking tours up in the surroundings we only bring daypacks.
The lake Karats also offers good fishing possibilities so we can catch both Salmon trout, pike, perch and grayling.
This is not an extreme canoe tour nor an extreme fishing tour but a great wilderness experience close to nature.

Day 1 To Karats
We meet in Jokkmokk at 10.00 and go to our place to check the equipment, give you clothing advices and go through the safety. After this we drive to Karats (50 km) where we launch our canoes and head out on the lake. In the afternoon we find ourselves a nice camp site, set the camp and enjoys the evening with dinner around the campfire.

Day 2-4 Canoeing and living life in the wilderness
During the following days we will be canoeing between the low mountains, hiking through the old pine forest, exploring creeks and small lakes separated from the big lake Karats and try our luck with our fishing rods. Maybe climbing the mountain Farforita that go steep down 400 m straight into the lake.
Together we prepare all meals over open fire and outdoor stoves. After sharing our daily experiences around the camp fire we fall asleep in our mountain tents.
Important: When we fish we only take what we eat. After that we catch and release. We shall take care of the nature and not take more than we need.
We will have lots of good opportunities for photographing, study flowers / plants, fishing, bird watching and just enjoy the silence.

Day 5 Back to civilisation
After breakfast we turn and paddle east. After some hours in the canoes we arrive where we started day one and we pack our gear and drive back to Jokkmokk. The estimated return in Jokkmokk is at 16.00.

Facts

Dates:
5 – 9 June 2017;
26 – 30 June 2017;
17 – 21 July 2017;
14 – 18 August 2017.
Other dates on request.

Group size: Minimum 2 persons Maximum 8 persons.

Included in the price: Wilderness guide (English- and Swedish speaking) 1 canoe/2 persons, life jacket. Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, tent, cooking and eating utensils. Fishing license.
Fullboard from lunch day 1 until lunch day 5. (Typical Lapland and Swedish food). Accommodations (4 night in mountain tents).
Transportation of you and all the equipment to and from launching and landing,

Not included in the price: Travel insurance, alcoholic beverages, travel to and from Jokkmokk.

Tour conditions: You don’t need any prior knowledge to join us on this trip but you need to be able to swim. You should be in good health with a reasonable level of fitness and enjoy the outdoors.

Price: 8 900 SEK/person (inkl. V.A.T.)
Summer 2017.

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