Route description

Day 1: Check-in/information

Meeting at Klarälvens Camping, Stöllet where you check into your cabin from 2.30 pm. Please note that it takes app 2 hours drive from Karlstad to Klarälvens camping. At 3 pm meeting at the riverside where the adventure starts with an introduction and information about the adventure. You also get information how to steer the timber raft, to get lose from tricky sandbanks and stones – small adventures that might happens as you are on the river – and of course how to get to land again. We’ll also have a look at the map and the route you’re going to take.

Day 1: At the building site

As the information is provided you start building your own timber raft, using only logs and ropes. The logs you are using are gathered in piles at the riverside, from where you have to roll or carry them to the water. The raft itself must be constructed in the water – when this is done, the size will be 3x3 meters and the weight almost a ton. An experienced instructor will be on hand at the building site. One raft can accommodate six adult people, but you have to be at least two adults. To both build and maneuver the raft on the river requires a fairly large physical effort from you, so it helps if you are a few people.

Day 1: After building the raft

When you are ready, you moor the raft to the shore and drive your car to the end point of the timber raft tour. You park the car and go with our transport back to Klarälvens Camping. (It is just the driver who needs to do this). In the evening you are welcome to rent our wood heated sauna, use the barbecue facilities and grill something delicios. You can also try your fishing luck or just relax after some hours hard work. Overnight stay in your cabin.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in cabin at Klarälvens Camping. 

Day 2: On the river

You choose yourselves at what time you want to start the timber raft tour, but you have to clean the cabin and check out latest at 11 am (if you have not added another night in the cottage to your booking). Bring clothing for the prevailing weather. The current makes the raft go forward, but be prepared to use your paddles and pole. Sometimes it is really relaxing and you just drift down the river. Sometimes your full attention will be needed to avoid trees that are hanging out over the river or eddies. Shortly before you reach the final destination, you need to paddle the raft out of the current. As doing this, it is of big importance that all participants on the raft are working together.

Day 2: Finish the tour

The timber raft tour ends in Björkebo, at the eastern riverside of Klarälven. Here you will bring the equipment to its allotted places and dismantle the raft. At the very end you let the logs float into the timber trap in Björkebo.