6 days canoe/bushcraft training

Experience a unique canoe trip through the beautiful decor of the Jämtland province
and learn the basic principles of bushcraft along the way.

Your host Geerd de Koning will take you along in small groups (min. 2 – max. 8 persons) on a canoeing trip.
We take trips every day and on the way you will learn the fine art of bushcraft.

Bushcraft means, among other things, that you try to make life in the wilderness as comfortable as possible, with the least possible means.
The program includes, among other things:

  • wilderness etiquette
  • orientation with map and compass
  • searching for edible plants, mushrooms and insects
  • observing game and its tracks
  • explanation about the bushcraft kit
  • setting traps & snares
  • outdoor cooking
  • Canoe techniques

As participant you are only required to bring along clothing and a pocket knife. The rest of the material (like tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat) is provided on location. The participants can steer the program themselves. Do you want to hike further along each day and set up camp again in a nice location, or would you rather like to make day trips from the base camp? Share your preferences with the guide and the program will be adjusted in agreement with the other participants. This canoe and bushcraft trip will end in cleanliness at a deserted location at the lake with a sauna and wilderness bath (warm water bath in a wooden tub).

Come along on this trip, submerge yourself for several days into the beautiful nature and return like you were reborn!

Every Sunday night to Friday morning from June through the end of October (depending on level of occupancy)

Detailed description
Day 1 – Sunday:
Arrival at airport or train station, or by car.
Reception by the guest family Loulou and Geerd de Koning. Dinner and overnight stay in log cabin or tents at the Gällö bushcraft camp.

Day 2 – Monday:
Introduction day in and around the Gällö bushcraft camp. We make a short exploratory trip with the canoe and you will receive instructions on the material and on how to set up camp. Lunch and dinner will be eaten at the Gällö bushcraft camp. Overnight stay in log cabin or typical Lapp tents.

Day 3 & 4 – Tuesday & Wednesday:
We start with a hearty breakfast. Then we take the canoe into the wilderness of Jämtland. During lunch we will start putting into practise the learned bushcraft techniques. Our camp will be set up at a gorgeous location. Afterwards we will prepare an extensive dinner at the campfire. We will spend the night at a self made camping place or base camp, in shelters or tents.

Day 5 – Thursday:
After breakfast we will return by canoe to Gällö bushcraft camp. We will lunch again midway. After arrival you can use the sauna and take a wilderness bath at the lake. During the evening you will dine with your host family, Geerd & Loulou de Koning. Overnight stay at Gällö bushcraft camp.

Day 6 – Friday:
You will start with a hearty breakfast and then prepare yourself for departure. A last cup of coffee will be followed by the transfer to station or airport, or the journey home by your own transportation.

Practical travel information
Number of participants : min. 2 pers. (Private Tour Formula) – max. 6 pers.
Duration : 6 days / 5 nights
Level : beginner / limited experience
Accommodations : log cabin or tent at arrival / tent or shelter during trip
Meals : varied (bushcraft) meals with a Swedish character

Included in the price:

  • transfer from Bräcke train station or Östersund airport to Bushcraft Camp Gällö
  • all overnight stays
  • all meals
  • instructions, training and personal guide
  • use of canoe & all other outdoor materials

Not included:

  • Transportation to Sweden (Due to our professional cooperation with Scandinavian Airlines we will find you the cheapest or best suited flight schedule)
  • Cancellation and/or travel insurance
  • Personal purchases

€ 385,00 per child (up to 12 years)
€ 590,00 per person (in case you book for min 4 persons or joint by others)
€ 675,00 per person (Formule Private Tour, in case you want a private tour for two persons)
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