Building your own 18 m2 timber raft using only logs and rope has never been easier.
Several activity companies based primarily in Värmland specialise in setting you up with a guide and provisions for a rafting trip lasting anything from one day up to one week.
Where to do it?
The Klarälven river was used for logging up until 1991. But now it’s just plain sailing or rather drifting for timber-rafting enthusiasts who drift down-river past rural villages, forest and farmland without a care in the world.
DIY raft build
You just need a bit of hard graft to build your raft (or the pampered can get a ready-made one) and off you go a-rafting down the river Huckleberry Finn style.
See and do
This is beaver country. And a river hopping with fish. So bring your binoculars and a fishing rod.
Nights are spent in a tent on a well-moored raft or on land. Meals consist of provisions you have bought prior to setting out on the journey.
Good to know:
Starting point: Gunnerud, 95 km north of Karlstad.
Trips last from one day to one week.
Don’t forget your pole and paddles.
And watch for sandbanks and overhanging branches.
June through to August.