Swedish Canoe Adventure

Join us for a great Swedish Canoe Adventure on the Hårkan River

to raise funds for Odyssey in September 2019

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The Swedish Canoe Adventure challenge will take place in the beautiful wilderness area of the Hårkan river and lakes not far from the Northern town of Östersund. There will be five days of travel in open canoes, and we will be self-sufficient carrying all our supplies for camping, cooking and eating with us. The total distance will be approximately 90km with the first 50km being mainly on lakes, and the last 40km on the river.

Sweden 2When? The provisional dates are to leave the UK on Friday 6th September and return on Saturday 14th September.

Who is it for? In terms of the canoeing, this is a relatively easy trip, and so is suitable for beginners. What will make it more challenging is the unsupported nature of the trip, and the fact that we will camping in the wilderness, and cooking over open fires in true back woods style, and very much looking after ourselves.

You will be outdoors 24 hrs a day, for a week, in a forest that’s further north than the Shetland Islands!!! The only heating and cooking we will have is the fires we can make.  And the only shelter is what we can carry with us and build each evening.  In terms of living think 18th Century pioneers.  In terms of clothing, be warm! Old kit you don’t mind trashing is better than new, because you’ll always have the smell of wood smoke in it forevermore!  The joy of a trip like this is learning to live simply and comfortably in the natural environment; the way folks used to live not so long ago.  It will be the simple living day to day in the North woods that will be the hub of the wheel of our journey; the canoes are just the means for us to travel through the land.

Sweden 3Fundraising and cost.

The challenge will be to raise a total of £2,600 which can be achieved through sponsorship, organising fundraising events or a combination of both.

The cost of the trip will be around £1,100 with the remaining £1,500 going to Odyssey. Some people like to pay the costs themselves and fundraise the rest, others prefer to fundraise the whole amount. Signing up for the trip early will give you plenty of time to raise the necessary funds.

Want to know more? For more information or to register your interest please email or call Hugo Iffla, the Odyssey Project Director: hugo@odyssey.org.uk   01654 710225

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“My Odyssey journey was amazing … I felt really great at the end of the week and feel so much better spiritually and mentally.”
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Odyssey Project is a registered charity (1045259) and company limited by guarantee (0303150).

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