Canoe tour Röjdån

Peaceful paddling from Torsby to Lake Käggen. Enjoy a leisurely journey by canoe along a slow-moving river and smaller lakes between the town of Torsby and the picturesque Lake Kläggen.

  • nest_eco_leaf Paddle at your own pace and decide the distance to cover each day.
  • nest_eco_leaf Camp on the islands of Lake Kläggen and Lake Velen.
  • nest_eco_leaf Spend three nights in a tent in the great outdoors.

4 days (45km)

The Röjdån is a small river that flows into Lake Övre Fryken in Torsby. The river opens up at some points to create small lakes. Enjoy the beautiful tour through the forested valley with fine views of mountains to the north and west.

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What is included in the package?

camping Three nights in a tent in the great outdoors
productivity Information about the tour, the Swedish public access rights (Allemansrätten), and paddling techniques
support Canoe (Inkas 525 by Linder), paddle, 60-liter pack barrel, buoyancy aid, rubbish bags, toilet spade, water container, short rope, cleaning sponge, topographical map, a small First Aid Kit

Things you need to bring

  • Tent, sleeping bag and sleeping mat.
  • Food and drink for the whole journey as well as some kind of cooking stove and other equipment to prepare the food.
  • Clothing suitable for changing weather including rain gear and a full change of clothes. Extra shoes or boots.

Tent, sleeping bag (with sheet and sleeping mat) and kitchen equipment can be rented at the time of booking.

  • The tour starts and ends at the meeting point.
  • See tracks of beavers, and maybe the beaver itself.
  • For children, the canoe can be equipped with an extra seat.

The tour begins in Torsby, where you’ll paddle northwards to Lake Kläggen. You’ll then turn around and paddle back to Torsby, completing a scenic loop. For the first half of the tour, you’ll be paddling against the current. However, as the river Röjdån is dammed further upstream, the current is minimal. During the tour, you’ll encounter one short land transport or portage in each direction. Throughout the journey, you’ll be paddling on your own, at your own pace, to fully immerse yourself in the natural surroundings.

How does it work?

Day 1:  

  • We meet at Torsby Herrgård (manor house) at 13:00.
  • You receive the rented equipment and get information about the journey.
  • You start the tour directly at the meeting point.

Day 2 – 4:

  • Paddle along the Röjdån independently and at your own pace.
  • The tour is about 45km, but you can turn back earlier if you want.
  • Find your own camping spots in accordance with Swedish public access rights.

Day 4:

  • At the agreed time, we meet again at Torsby Herrgård where you end the tour.
  • Return the rented equipment
  • Begin your journey home or on to new adventures.

Prices and departures

Period: 9th May – 29th August 2024

Departure:
Mondays (24th June – 19th August)
Thursdays (9th May – 29th August)

Time and place for arrival: 13:00 at Herrgårdsparken in Torsby.
Note! It is important that you keep this time!

Canoe tour Röjdån (SEK/person)AdultChildern 3-15 years
Basic equipment1290645

Groups: 14 participants minimum. 1 person free. We reserve the right to assign groups to certain campsites. Before and after the period specified above, you may book any starting day (provided capacity is available) if you are at least four adults.
Additions (SEK/person)AdultChildren 3-15 years
Cancellation insurance240120
Kitchen equipment360180
Sleeping bag250250
Tent700/tent

Note! When booking kitchen equipment and/or food provisions, all participants in the same booking must select these items. At least 2 people are required to order kitchen equipment and provisions.

Requirements

Adults must be able to swim. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult in the canoe. Advance booking of the package is mandatory. Cancellation insurance can be arranged at the time of booking. Participation is at your own risk. Please read our travel conditions before booking.

Faq
Can we bring the dog?

You are welcome to bring your dog, but you must consider the following:

– You must keep the dog leashed at the meeting point and at the building site (if you have booked a timber raft tour). It is also important that you always have the dog under supervision on the journey, because you are traveling in an area where there are wild animals.

– If you make a longer trip (3-8 days), local transport is included. If there is another person traveling in the same vehicle who is allergic to dogs, you must be prepared to transport your dog to the start of the tour yourself.

– Some dogs are very sensitive to mosquitoes. There is not much you can do, but it is usually not a problem when you are out in the canoe or on the timber raft, but can be a concern when you go ashore for the night.

– We do not have life jackets for dogs. Bring your own if your dog needs it.

– It can be long days on the river if you travel on a timber raft or paddle a canoe when the dog must be still. But if the dog likes to swim, it is usually not a major problem.

Can we drink the water in the rivers/lakes?

The water can only be drunk if it is boiled. The water can therefore be used for all cooking, coffee, tea, etc. On longer trips (3-8 days) you will get freshwater containers in the basic equipment that you can fill up before you set off. You don´t have to boil the water to brush your teeth or wash the dishes. Remember to bring biodegradable washing-up liquid!

Where is our starting (meeting) point?

Depending on which package you have booked, there are different meeting points. NOTE! If you search Vildmark i Värmland on Google, or any other search engine, you will come to our office in Torsby. NO tours start from here! You will find information where your specific meeting point is in your travel documents that you have received when you made the booking/payment. It is usually found at the end of the travel document.

What do we do if we want to fish?

It is fine to try fishing on all our different tours, but you must have a fishing license. You can purchase fishing licenses at the starting point for all tours except canoe tours that start in Torsby (Röjdån and Rottnan). If you start your canoeing in Torsby, you buy a fishing license at “ifiske.se”. (Seach: Lekvattnets FVOF for Rottnan and Velens FVOF for Röjdån)

Are there a lot of mosquitoes?

There are always mosquitoes. How much depends on how dry, hot, and wet it is/has been. A heavy spring flood with subsequent heat brings a lot of mosquitoes. However, it is very rare that there are mosquito’s over open water. The mosquitoes are mainly active on land and in the evening. Mosquito repellent and covering clothing are the best protection. As far as it is known, the mosquitoes in this area does not carry any infections.

Is it possible to travel by train and bus to you?

You can travel by bus alternatively by train from Karlstad to the meeting point of most of our packages. It all depends on which package you have booked, and which day you will arrive to us. Should you, for example, start your canoe- or timber raft trip on a Saturday or Sunday in Gunnerud, there is no bus to Gunnerud on these days. If you will arrive to Gunnerud on a Saturday or Sunday, you can travel by bus to the bus stop “Sjögränd” (just south of Gunnerud) and we can arrange a transfer free of charge to Gunnerud (if you arrive with the bus connection that is closest to the start time of your booked trip). Notify us at the time you make your booking if you need transfer.

What our guests say about us

No internet and computers, outside in nature and a wonderful experience
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TAKE THIS TRIP! A very good opportunaty to get away from your normal life. Back to nature, campfire every evening and camping the way it is ment to be!!
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Enjoyed nature, settings, water, and beautiful sunshine for our whole trip
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I wanted a memorable holiday, that would be fun and relaxing…it met those expectations
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We found wonderful places to camp. We were glad we took it slow so that we were able to have time te explore.
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Being out in nature and away from hectic daily life
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It was everything we hoped it would be and more, and we will absolutely be coming back to complete another tour in the future.
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Going down the river, and having the freedom to camp anywhere. The fact the river was so quiet (often it seemed like we were the only ones). Staying somewhere different each night.
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Great experience for a family with small children.
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