Last weekend we have visited Sweden to participate in the Swedish Packrafting Round-Up 2017 and here are a few impressions from this event. In total we were packrafting 2 rivers and a third one after the official event.

As usual, we were lucky with the weather and enjoyed sunshine throughout the event. The nights were however still quite chilly.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

Hendrik and the rest of the crew in our first camp.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

One of the highlights of every outdoor trip is a camp fire.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Michael had the idea to buy a birthday cake for Jakob (urbanpackrafter).

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Caj and Andrew with Surströmming.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Our tents in the first camp. We had clear sky but it was quite chilly.

MSR Hubba Hubba and Hilleberg Anjan night

Waterfall next to our first camp.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Jacob (Urbanpackrafter) preparing his breakfast.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Konstantin inflating his packraft while wearing his new Alpackaraft Dry Suite.

Alpacka Raft Men’s Stowaway Tough

There was still snow which was slowly melting.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Sarah liked her neoprene gloves on her paddles to keep her hands warm.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Sarah preparing lunch on a sand beach next to the river.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Patrick’s packraft on the sand beach.

red alpackaraft packraft yukon yak

The Deliverance Team.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Sometimes you have to walk when the river is too shallow.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Caj and Katja with their packrafts.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Sarah enjoying the rapid.

Sarah Tingey Alpackaraft

Sarah showed us some warm up excercises on our packrafts

Swedish Packrafting Round Up

Katja and Konstantin with his new Alpackaraft Gnarwhal

Alpackaraft Gnarwhal

Packrafting on ice.

Ice Packrafting

River next to our first camp.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

Swedish Surströmming … smelling like hell!

Swedish Surströmming

Andrew preparing mentally to eat Surströmming.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

Gathering on our second camp

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

Andrew’s Hilleberg Unna Tent

Green Hilleberg Unna Tent

Trying to do an eskimo roll with a packraft.

Packrafting Eskimo Roll

Francis capsized with his packraft and had to walk while the packraft was floating down the river.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

werner paddle shuna

With a dry suite you can sometimes look like a sumo wrestler.

dry suite alpacka Packrafting

Sometimes the river was quite shallow and we had to get out of our packrafts and walk in the river.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

A way to carry a packraft.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

Discussing possibilities to packraft the rapid.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

Jeremie got stuck on this years “monster rapid”.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

Sometimes nature creates interesting shapes.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

Walking is also an aspect of packrafting. Here we had to climb a little bit at the end of the rapid to get back to the street we we got picked up to travel back to our camp.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

Konstantin also had a small present for each of us - a filted packraft.

Swedish Packrafting Round Up 2017

Then it was time to travel back with the ferry from Stockholm to Turku.

Viking Line Ferry Amorella Turku Stockholm



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