Immeln, Sweden Canoe Expedition

Immeln, Sweden Canoe Expedition

£ 1,220

Sweden

Immeln, Sweden Canoe Expedition
Beginner & Intermediate
Multi-Day, Guides & Tours
Minimum age: 13
Sweden
Max. group size: 12
Cancellation: Strict
£ 1,220

Activity Highlights:

Join an exciting adventure with our 2024 Swedish expedition to Immeln, situated in the southern region of Sweden. From the 14th to the 22nd of September 2024, immerse yourself in the peaceful beauty of Immeln, Filkesjon, Raslangen, and Halen lakes, exploring stunning islands such as Troll Island steeped in Swedish history.

Key Details

  • Location: Immeln, Southern Sweden
  • Price: £1220 pp
  • Dates: 14th – 22nd September 2024
  • Expedition Duration: 9 days
  • Expedition Size: Individuals and groups or families with children aged 13 and above, between 10 and 12 participants.

Key Skills

  • Proficiency in canoeing techniques
  • Bushcraft and fieldcraft skills
  • Navigation and natural orientation
  • Campfire cooking and outdoor survival skills
  • Teamwork and cooperation in outdoor environments

Itinerary

  • Saturday: Arrive at Copenhagen Airport, transfer to Immeln Campsite, evening meal provided at the campsite.
  • Sunday: Transported to the furthest lake, paddle and camp along the lakeshore. Begin instruction in Canadian Canoeing, Bushcraft, and Fieldcraft skills unique to the area.
  • Monday to Friday: Explore different lakes and islands each day, covering a range of skills such as loading and packing canoes, tandem and solo canoeing, canoe sailing, tracking lining, canoe rescue, general canoe safety skills, fire lighting with bow-drill, axe and knife workshops, camp craft, knots, lashings, cordage making, fishing, and traditional camp cooking. Enjoy leisure activities in the evenings such as fishing, reading, or solo paddling.
  • Saturday: Return to Immeln Campsite and enjoy a final evening meal together.
  • Sunday: Transfers back to Copenhagen Airport for return flights to the UK.

Accommodation

Participants will pitch their tents at Immeln Campsite upon arrival, with subsequent nights spent camping along the lakeshores amidst Sweden’s spectacular natural landscapes. Sleeping shelters such as hammocks and bashers are recommended, while natural shelters can be constructed for a more adventurous experience.

Location

Travel the pristine lake systems of Immeln, Filkesjon, Raslangen, and Halen, discovering hidden gems like Troll Island, rich in local folklore and wildlife sightings including Elk, Reindeers, and various bird species.

Prerequisites

A reasonable level of fitness is required as daily paddling distances range from 10 to 15 km. Tandem paddling is encouraged, and prior canoeing experience is not essential. Participants should be prepared to carry equipment and canoes with the assistance of trolleys.

Why Choose Us

Our seasoned guides offer expert instruction in canoeing, bushcraft, and fieldcraft, allowing you to benefit from their expertise. Our small group size ensures a personalised and intimate adventure, with a maximum of 12 participants. This expedition is perfect for active families with teenage children and above, providing an ideal opportunity to bond over shared experiences and create cherished memories together.

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What's Included:

  • Expert guidance in canoeing, bushcraft, and fieldcraft from seasoned guides
  • Instruction in paddle skills, canoe safety, firelighting, and camp cooking
  • All meals are prepared by experienced expedition chefs
  • Airport transfers from Copenhagen
  • Camping accommodation throughout the expedition

What's Not Included:

  • Personal camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, ground mat)
  • Flights to and from Copenhagen
  • Additional personal expenses

Frequently Asked Questions

Participants must be aged 13 or above to join the expedition. It’s ideal for active families with teenage children and above.

No prior canoeing experience is necessary. Our expert guides will provide instruction tailored to all skill levels, ensuring everyone can participate and enjoy the adventure.

Participants should bring personal camping equipment including a tent, sleeping bag, ground mat, and appropriate clothing for outdoor activities. A detailed kit list will be provided to help you prepare.

Flights to and from Copenhagen are not included in the expedition cost. Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights. Transfers from Copenhagen Airport to the Immeln Campsite are provided.

From Gatwick Airport to Copenhagen, flights usually come in between £100 and £180 return, the earlier you book the cheaper deals can be found.

The expedition involves daily paddling distances of 10 to 15 km and some portaging. A reasonable level of fitness is required. However, our guides will ensure a supportive environment, and participants can paddle in tandem to ease the physical demands.

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  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

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  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
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  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

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