— Guided tour with wooden canoes —
It's a special feeling traveling in a wooden canoe. A special connection, between nature and our core human being. It's a mix of meditation and adventure in a wilderness to explore. There's good food and time to chill out around the fire. There's knowledge to be found about canoeing, respectfully gained, directly from the ancient roots where it came from. On a Day trip with us, you'll explore Tiveden traveling in beautiful, wooden canoes, sharing this magical experience.
Our trips alway starts with a thorough introduction to canoeing, learning both the basics and some secrets on how to bring your paddling to the next level. Out on the water we'll check out a beavers lodge and the story of how the very first canoes were built. We will also have Swedish "fika" in the canoes - with locally roasted coffee.
Then we'll explore the lake. We seek out hidden places and sites along the shore, keep our eyes and ears open for the wild animals and birds around us. Maybe we'll meet with the beaver... Or hear the cranes calling... Or we'll simply have a quiet and really good time on the water. Later on, we'll make lunch together by the fire. Back on shore, we hope that you'll leave us inspired and eager for more adventures.
- life jacket
- water proof case for smartphone
- Swedish fika
- introduction to canoeing
- guided tour with local guide
What should I bring?
- Clothes according to weather
- steady water proof shoes
- personal water bottle
How long does it take? And when do we launch?
5 hours, 10.00-15.00
Where we launch and how to get there:
We're paddling on the beautiful woodland lake called Bergvattnet in Tiveden. Tiveden is located in the middle between Stockholm and Gothenburg. You get there directly by car or by public transport to Laxå, though from there you still need to go by car or bike. We launch from the wind shelter by Bergvattnet but we meet up by the approach to the wind shelter, see the GPS coordinates below.
WGS8458°47'14.6"N 14°34'6.2"E, WGS84 DDM58°47.243'N 14°34.103'E
WGS84 decimal (lat, lon)58.787376, 14.568386RT90 (north, east)
6519014, 1428480SWEREF99 TM (north, east )6516457, 475050
If you're coming from abroad, please don't fly here! We love to meet you folks, but the climate crisis is real and we need to do everything we can to prevent further damage to this earth. Check with your travel agency for eco-friendly means of transport. Do you live in Germany? Check with our partner, Umfulana, they customise travels with as little carbon footprint as possible.
How many can go? Maximum of 7, book early to ensure your spot!
When is it available?
Check the booking channel to see if your date is available.
How much does it cost?
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What if I'm allergic or have a special diet?
No problem! Simply let me know when booking channel or send a message through social media at least 72 h before the start of your experience.
Questions and direct contact:
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Participant qualification: No previous experience of canoeing is required for this tour. In order to join us out, you have to know how to swim and you have to wear a life jacket when we're paddling. All personal properties are brought at your own risk.
What about alcohol or other drugs?
All tours with Traceless in Tiveden are free from alcohol and other drugs. Partly for the physical safety of the group, we're on the water, or in difficult terrain or handling sharp tools and fire. But also in consideration and care for our guests. I want these tours to be safe spaces in nature. The guide has the right to send away drunk or high guests at any time during the tour. There will be no refunds in these cases.
But what if it's bad weather?
We always put the safety of our participants first, if there's thunder or hard wind, we find alternative activities - like hiking in the woods, making a wild campfire or similar. Often the rain pass away pretty fast. If it's raining we'll put up a tarp next to the fire as a shelter. And last but not least - please remember, the Swedish woods are seldom so sparkling and colorful as when touched by summer rain.
Welcome to Tiveden!