Jämtland Packraft & Hike
Challenge yourself to a 3-day trip straight through the wilderness with hiking and packrafting as a means of transportation. A stone’s throw away from the train station, yet the wildest and toughest terrain you can imagine.
Marsh, forest and mountain
5700 SEK per person
3 Days | Jämtland Sweden
New trip with Packrafts in Jämtland
Explore the wild side of Åre on a 3-day trip with a mix of hiking and packrafting. Accommodation in tent and a perfect challenge for you that loves to discover. Wast marshes, deep forests and summit friendly mountains with stunning views.
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A packraft is a lightweight tool for getting around on water. It is usually paddled like a kayak or Canadian-style, but weighs approximately only 4 kg including paddle and life jacket, per person. Then it will be easy to carry it between the waterways. On the trip, we also carry all our food and other equipment such as tents and kitchens with us. Most people who try packrafting for the first time are struck by the fact that they feel very stable compared to a kayak – moreover, this is a fairly new activity in Sweden, and this whole tour is new.
The tour goes through terrain characterized by many lakes, forest terrain with pine and spruce, open marshes and mountain terrain. Almost no other people come here, as it is quite tough terrain. Towards the end of the tour, we have come up towards the mountains and hike over them down towards a mountain village.
We meet in Duved and sort equipment and food in the morning before we set off. The day invites you to a mix of paddling on the river and lake as well as hiking through the forest. We cook food on an open fire outside and drink hot coffee when the mood strikes.
After a good night’s sleep in the clear air, a wilderness-style breakfast awaits. Here somewhere, the calm usually sets in, the shoulders drop and you relax. A sparkling lake and a cup of coffee to the sound of a fire that occasionally crackles. Today we will cross several lakes and cross some marshes – it can be experienced as a real challenge, so the first hour of the morning is a little extra important.
The last day has, in addition to paddling, some hiking on the schedule, and now we come up over the mountain and get to enjoy the view – both over the part we have paddled and the rest of the mountain world in front of us. The hike is relatively easy, but it’s still good to keep in mind that this is real wilderness, so it can be heavy and sweaty to get there. All the more rewarding. After a few hours, we arrive at a small mountain village where we get a ride back to where we started.
Included in the price
Packrafts and paddling equipment
Tents and camp equipment
Food that we cook together
Lunch day 1 to lunch day 3
Local transfer after the trip
We start and finish in Duved, about 10 km west of Åre.
Difficulty and prerequisites:
Fitness to be physically active for up to 8 hours per day. This is a trip in relatively tough terrain but does not require any technical skills other than the ability to swim 200 meters.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions.
A packing list will be sent when we confirm the booking. Broadly speaking, clothing for warm and cold temperatures, a backpack, a sleeping mat, and a sleeping bag are required.
Good to know:
Please mention if you are allergic to something, have special dietary needs, or take medication for anything on a regular basis when booking. Also make sure your insurance covers this activity and that your equipment is in good condition.