The Canoe Trip
How do I get drinkable water during The Canoe Trip?
The water from the lakes in Värmland is drinkable! At the beginning of the trip we will give you a water bottle that you can fill with water directly from the lakes.
Do I have to pay upon my registration?
We require a 20% deposit within 5 days of your registration. The remaining amount should be paid at the latest 30 days before departure.
What do we need to do if we want to bring our own food?
Bringing your own food is no problem at all. Please note that we prefer dry food that needs to be diluted with hot or cold water. All the food that you take on the water should stay good at least for…
Is it possible to do The Canoe Trip with kids, and is the price the same?
The Canoe Trip is possible with children. For safety reasons we do require that 1 child is seated together with 1 adult in a canoe. The price for the children remains the same as they use the same ma…
What is the comfort in the bus like?
Because it's a long bus ride, you'll be travelling on a Royal Class bus. These buses have more leg space than a normal bus and the seats can bend further back. So you can travel to Sweden in comfort!
Are there any showers and bathroom facilities present?
Showers and toilets are only available during your first and last night of The Canoe Trip in your basecamp. During The Canoe Trip, nature is your bathroom. We will give you a small supply of biodegra…
How does the cooking set work?
The cooking set consists of a burner that you fill with methylated spirit. You set this on fire and your fire is alight! At the basecamp the ranger will explain exactly how you need to use to cooking…
What is the weather forecast like?
The average temperature in July in Värmland is 13 degrees Celsius and the average rainfall is 55 mm. At night the temperature can drop to 6 degrees Celsius and during the day a temperature of 19 degr…
How much luggage can we bring?
We advise you to bring as little luggage as possible in the canoe! It is certainly not necessary to take your entire wardrobe with you, because often you put on the same clothes and it's only disadva…
Is it possible to use a hammock instead of a tent?
It's possible to use hammocks. There are many participants who bring one with them on the trip in previous years, but we always advise you to take a tent with you (as a back-up) because you can never…
How long does the bus ride take?
The bus ride takes about 20 hours with stops included. Of course everything depends on the traffic and weather conditions.
Does the same bus go from Lille to Brussels and Utrecht?
You can take a bus from Lille to the buses in Brussels. There you get on one of the buses from Brussels. It depends per week if the bus is going to stop in Brussel and Utrecht or only one of them. If…
Is it possible to reach the base camp by car?
That's possible! You can park your car at the basecamp.
What does the food pack consist of?
You receive the exact contents of the food packs 2 weeks before departure in the general information email. Last year the food packs consisted of 12 dry meals to be diluted with hot or cold water, br…
Do they accept euros in Sweden?
You can pay by bank card anywhere in Sweden, but it wouldn't hurt to bring some Swedish krona with you.
Can you provide more information in regard to the cancellation insurance?
Absolutely! You can find everything here: https://thecanoetrip.org/pdf/annulatievoorwaarden.pdf
Are the camping pitches paid for?
The camping pitches are all taken care of. All you need is your nature map, which you will receive on arrival at the basecamp, to be able to spend the night at the shelters and on the islands.
How much does a fishing permit cost?
You can buy the fishing permit at basecamp on arrival for 200 SEK or 20 euros. With the fishing permit you can fish in all lakes, otherwise it is not allowed!
Do we need any vaccines in Sweden?
Vaccines are not needed in Sweden at all. All you have to pay attention to is the presence of ticks. A good protection and sufficient check ups are sufficient.
What do we do in case of a medical emergency?
In case of a medical problem you can contact the rangers on the spot. They can come and get you or send you the necessary medical assistance. When you register, you can opt for an Allianz travel insu…
The Swedish lakes are known for their mosquitoes, are there really that many?
There are indeed mosquitoes in Sweden, but not as many as you think! If you bring a mosquito repellent, you are sufficiently protected.
Are the meeting places the same for everyone at night?
You decide for yourself how many kilometres you cover per day and whether you want to spend the night in a camp with many other participants or all by yourself. Värmland has a lot of beautiful shelte…