Huckleberry Finn on the Klarälven

, March 16, 2011

© Nature Travels, Hipfel/Starck

Type of Trip: Timber rafting
Operated By: Nature Travels
Duration: 5 or 8 days
Price: Adults for 5 day tour- £249; children (up to 15yrs)- £125. Adults for 8 day tour- £297; children- £149
Departure Dates: For 2011: Mondays & Wednesdays (between June 6th- August 28th) & Fridays (between July 8th-August 5th)
Ability: Swimming ability
Start Point: Up-river from Gunnerud, on the Klarälven
Finish Point: Gunnerud, on the Klarälven

Itinerary

On Day 1 you’ll meet at the raft centre where you’ll be issued with your equipment and shown how to build and navigate your timber raft safely down the river. After your first night you’ll be taken upstream depending on how long and how far you want to raft, ready to embark that afternoon. The raft which your group built will carry you smoothly down the river at about 2km per hour, taking you to lunch spots and sleeping positions on the river bank. Depending on your chosen tour length, you could arrive in Gunnerud up to seven days later.

Full Itinerary

Included in the price

  • All equipment to safely make and steer raft
  • Cooking equipment, including stove, cooking & eating utensils
  • Matches, storage box and fresh water container

Clothes and Equipment to bring

  • Rainwear (jacket & trousers)
  • Warm socks, gloves and hat
  • Beachwear
  • Trousers and long/normal t-shirts (ideally made from quick-drying materials)
  • Rucksack
  • Sleep bag, sleeping mat, tent (all can be hired as an optional extra)
  • Food provisions (food package can be purchased as an optional extra)

Getting there responsibly

The journey can be broken up into three steps

1. Follow Greentraveller’s journey plan to Gothenburg.
2. Gothenburg to Karlstad
3. Take a Bus or train to Torsby

Other information

There are discounts available when booking in large groups (minimum of 10 people). Also a canoe can be hired, which can then be tied to the raft, recommended as it enables easy exploration as well as useful when trying to moor the raft.