Between 3 and 9 pm you can check in at Klarälvens Camping, where you stay the first night in a tent that you receive upon check-in. (NOTE! Sleeping bags and mattress is not included in the tent you get, but you can rent this from us, if you book it in advance) It is even possible to rent our cosy, woddheated sauna at the river bank.
At 9.30 am we meet you at the building site where we give you an introduction into the adventure. After this you build your own timber raft of just logs and ropes. The logs you are using are gathered in piles at the riverside, from where you have to roll them into the water. The raft itself is 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.
If you arrive with car, please drive the car down to the river side. In the beginning 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.
After this you set off. 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. In these situations it is of high importance that all participants on the raft are working together. Also the moment where you want to come into land and pitch your tent is very much a teamwork. To paddle the raft out of the stream takes time and is hard. You have to plan this quite a while before you actually come into land.
You continue your timber raft tour towards its goal in Björkebo, at the eastern riverside of Klarälven. 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. 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.