Route description

Meeting/information

Meet at Klarälvens Camping at 09.00. You learn how to build your own timber raft from logs and ropes. You also get information on how to steer the timber raft, how to get free from tricky sandbanks and stones – small adventures that might happens while you are on the river – and of course how to get to land again.

If you arrive by car, please drive the car down to the riverside. At the start, or before you set off on the river, you will drive your car to the end of your trip. You park the car and go with our transport back to Klarälvens Camping. It´s just the driver that needs to do this.

To build the raft

While the information is being given, 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 lift them to the water. The raft itself must be constructed in the water – when this is done it will measure 3x3 metres. An experienced instructor will be on hand at the building site. When you are ready you set off on the river. 

On the river

Bring food and drink on the raft and clothing suitable for the weather conditions. 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. When doing this, it is very important that all participants on the raft are working together. 

Finish

The timber raft tour ends in Björkebo, on the eastern bank of Klarälven. Here you will bring the items of equipment to their allotted places and dismantle the raft. When finished, you let the logs float into the timber trap in Björkebo.