Whitewater Packrafting course
Whitewater packrafting is an intense and adrenaline infused way of enjoying the river. The small packrafts are well equipped to handle rough water making them perfect for learning whitewater navigation and paddling. When done right it’s a fantastic way to discover new places and have fun.
Spending time in moving water can be very dangerous if done wrong, our two day course is focused on safety in a white water environment in order to make you more aware of the dangers of packrafting and give you the basics, so you are ready to rescue yourself and aid your fellow paddlers. The aim with the course is not to make you a pro whitewater rafter, instead these two days are thought to make you prepared to go on our more advanced guided white water tours or tag along experienced rafters. It’s also a good foundation for you to join our coming courses in hydrology, rescue and paddling techniques.
The course includes all the gear needed when paddling and a course PDF that we will send you when you book. Please read it carefully, we will go through the theory fast in order to spend more time on the water.
How to book the whitewater course:
Choose an available starting date and number of participants – adults or youngsters from 15 and up.
We recommend you to ad a cancellation insurance when booking your adventure with us. The Cancellation insurance gains you the right to cancel the event up until 24 hours before the event/activity starts, under the condition that you were unable to participate in the activity the actual date due to sickness, injury, or worse of you, a family member, or a traveling companion. Please read our booking conditions here
Questions & Answers
What gear do I need?
We supply you with all specific gear needed, but be sure to check the clothing list below!
How should I dress?
We have wetsuits for you to borrow, if you have your own wet- or drysuite, you´re welcome to bring it. Bring a pair of durable and/or expendable shoes that will get soaked.
Also bring durable outdoor clothes for the expected (and unexpected) weather.
Choose a wool base layer to wear under the wetsuit if temperature is low.
What if the weather is bad?
We adapt the tour to the current weather conditions but normally don’t cancel.
Can I bring my kids?
Youngsters from around the age of 7 are welcome on the family tour, accompanied by an adult. 14 and over for Adventure and overnight tour. For the whitewater course we accept youngsters from 15 and up.
Whee do we meet?
If nothing else is said, we meet at our store and outfittery Nordic Adventure in Lindvallen, Sälen. See map at bottom of page.
What about food?
Day one we break for lunch, there are plenty of restaurants nearby. Bring a lunch pack day two, and bring a lot of snacks to keep you alert at all times.
Owner and CEO since 2002. Musher, Photographer, Guide, certified Wilderness First Responder
Born and raised in Sälen, from three generations of entrepreneurs in tourism and guiding. Started dogsledding at the age of eight and has been doing it ever since. "What I love about Fjälläventyr is how it connects nature, animals and likeminded adventurers. Trying something new keeps us young... and bold!"
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Mountain guide / Bike Coach, Certified WFR, WRT Pro
Passionate musher and adventurer in winter turns avid mountain biker in summer, Björn has been on bikes since he could walk. Newfound love of packrafting and all forms of white water shenanigans.
+46 280 210 11