5 Days
2023 On Request
max. 8 participants
Group Size

Follow on a canoe adventure in one of Lapland’s unknown wilderness areas. A great experience close to nature in one of Sweden’s last forest areas without any roads, Pärlälvens (the Pearl river) Nature Reserve.

Grab a paddle and join us on a canoe adventure in one of Lapland’s unknown wilderness areas.
Pärlälvens (the 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.


The tour starts and ends in Jokkmokk

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Wilderness guide (English- and Swedish speaking)
1 canoe/2 persons
Life jacket. Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, tent, cooking and eating utensils.
Fishing license
Full board from lunch day 1 until lunch day 5. (Typical Lapland and Swedish food).
Accommodations, 4 nights in mountain tents
Transportation of you and all the equipment with minibus from Jokkmokk guesthouse to and from launching and landing in lake Karats.
(If you have your own car and don’t want to share minibus with others then you can of course drive yourself behind us.)


Travel to and from Jokkmokk
Travel and cancellation insurance
Alcoholic beverages


● A night at Hotel Akerlund before and/or after your canoe adventure
We recommend that you arrive to Jokkmokk the day before the tour starts so you don’t risk to miss the tour if your flight/train etc. should be delayed.



Day 1 - To Karats

We all meet in Jokkmokk at 9:15 AM and then go by car to Jokkmokkguiderna’s place. Here we 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 civilization

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. Our plan is to be back in Jokkmokk approx. 4 PM.

For who?
Minimum age is 16 years old (in company by an adult) to follow on this tour.
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.
If you are a family with younger kids please send a special request by email: jokkmokkguiderna@gmail.com

Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland
We pick you up in central Jokkmokk at 9:15 AM on day 1.

» How to get here

2023 On Request

Group size: 4 – 8 participants

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Red Mad River canoe with beautiful sky on the tour: Canoe adventure in the Pearl River Nature reserve with Jokkmokkguiderna.
Canoeing in the Pearl river Nature Reserve, Swedish Lapland. Mad river canoes.
Red Hillberg tent and red canoe on an Canoe adventure in the Pearl River Nature reserve
Fresh caught perch by fire on the tour Canoe adventure in the Pearl River Nature reserve.
self-guided canoe tour Jokkmokk to Kvikkjokk
Fisherman trout Swedish Lapland. On Canoeing in the Pearl river Nature Reserve, Lapland
Lit Hilleberg tent in summer Swedish Lapland. Canoeing in the Pearl river Nature Reserve with Jokkmokkguiderna.

Tour Reviews

23 August, 2020

I could easily have stayed another week and paddled around, hiked and fished.
Also thought it was a bit fun that we got such a strong wind at the start. It should not always be exactly as you expected. You have to adapt and solve problems as they arise. Matti is a very, knowledgeable, friendly and good guide. In addition, an outstanding chef, a long since I ate so much. I would love to come back, either to paddle again but am also interested in a dog sledding trip. /Per Anders

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