Last weekend I went to the three days Packrafting meetup 2018 in Teijo National Park which has been founded in 2015, has about 79.000 visitors per year, covers an area of 34 km2 and has 50 km2 of marked trails.

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

We parked our cars nearby the Hamarijärvi lake, inflated our packrafts and paddled to our first camp site. From there we paddled the next day to to the other side of the lake where we hiked to the Sahajärvi lake.

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Hilleberg Akto Tent

VE Creeker Paddles

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

At Sahajärvi we had lunch at Kalasuntti and then paddled further to Kaniholma where we pitched our tents and visited with our packrafts the nearby brewery in a village called Matilda which was just a few hundred meters away.

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

At the brewery we enjoyed delicious sandwiches, ciders and pastries and some of us took a few bottles of beer back to the camp. The next day we paddled again to Matilda and carried our packrafts a few hundred meters to the sea (Hummelfjärden).

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

We also met some Alpackas in the village.

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

So we thought it would be a good idea to take some pictures of the Alpackas with our Alpacka Rafts.

Alpacka Gnarwhal

From there we paddled a few kilometers until we reached a fire place where we had our last lunch. Janne took a group picture of us, showed us new ways of taking selfies and we enjoyed his fantastic cheese cake.

Windpaddle Sail Packrafting

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Packrafting Windpaddle Sail

Werner Paddles Packrafting

Finnish Packrafting Meetup 2018

Alpacka Raft Gnarwhal

Alpacka Raft Gnarwhal

Finally, we paddled another few kilometers back to the place where we parked our car (it was just a short hike from the sea to the car parking).

The meetups in Finland are organised in the Packrafting Finland Facebook group. So just join this group if you want to participate in one of the meetups in the future.

Thule Duffle 130L and Alpacka Raft Gnarwhal

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