10 days canoe/hike & bushcraft trip Hotagens

A few hours drive from the Bushcraft camp in Gällö lays the Hotagens nature reserve. This is a gorgeous `fjell´ area with unique flora and fauna. The lakes and rivers are still crystal clear and the mountain tops reach up to 1300 meters. It is quiet there and the air is pure. The trip starts at Hotagen where we get into the canoes. Via different lakes and small rivers we will make an exquisite journey. This is an area with wolverines, wolves and bears, although not in large numbers. A meeting with one of these animals would be a unique experience. But, the chances are significant that we will find their tracks. The Hotagens nature reserve is originally Sámi territory. During the summer they roam around the area with their reindeer. And you will definitely get to see reindeer.

During the trip you will be accompanied by two guides.
Every day a canoe trip or walk will be made and on the way you will learn bushcraft techniques.

During the trip you will learn, among other things, to:

  • navigate with map and compass
  • recognize edible plants, mushrooms and insects
  • observe wild animals and their tracks
  • set traps & snares
  • make fire in a primitive way
  • catch your own fish
  • prepare your self caught fish

Experience this unique canoe and hiking trip through the gorgeous setting of the Swedish mountains and meet the real wilderness along the way.
As a participant you are only required to bring along your personal items like clothing, a pocket knife, etc. The rest of the material (like tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, cooking utensils) is provided on location. A list with personal necessities can be obtained from us.
During this trip the opportunity is offered to spend 1 night at a camping so you can use the available sanitary facilities. This is an option, so we leave the decision to the group. The last night you will also spend at a camping so you can ‘wash off’ the wilderness before you head back home.

If you would like to spend the last night at a hotel and enjoy the sauna or hot tub during the evening, we can arrange this for you for an additional fee.

Period
We provide this vacation in June – July – August

Practical travel information & prices:
Number of participants: min. 4 pers. – max. 8 pers.
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Level: beginner / limited experience, with a healthy constitution. Walking experience recommended.
Accommodations: Tents / tarp and a hotel or log cabin for the last night.
Meals: Bushcraft meals and normal meals with a Swedish accent.

Do you have other wishes or a different group composition, then you can always get in touch with is for an offer without commitment

Included with the price:

  • transfer Bräcke train station or Östersund airport to Bushcraft Camp Gällö
  • all overnight stays in tents
  • all meals
  • instructions, training
  • use of canoe and other outdoor material
  • accompaniment by 2 wilderness guides

Not included:

  • transportation to Jämtland (Due to our professional cooperation with Scandinavian Airlines we will find you the cheapest or best suited flight schedule available.)
  • cancellation and/or travel insurance
  • personal purchases
  • overnight stay at hotel (last night)