— Paddling with Family —
Most kids loves water. Being on the water, playing with it and swimming in it. To go paddling is an exciting experience - but we know, it can be a lot to handle as a parent. On our Family-tour all equipment is included and you'll get an introduction on how to steer the canoe. We paddle for a while, look at waterlilies, talking a bit about the water spirit Näcken and then we'll hit an island. While the guide makes lunch over the fire, the whole family gets a rest, to go swimming, exploring the island, or maybe go fishing?
- Paddel (we've small paddles for kids as well)
- life jacket
- water proof case for smartphone
- Swedish fika
- introduction to canoeing
- guided tour with local guide
What should we bring? Clothes according to weather, steady water proof shoes, personal water bottle and some of your kids favorite snacks.
And if we want to go fishing? You need to bring your own fishing-gear and get a fishing-permit - you can get one at Camping Tiveden. Usually a fishing-permit for children and youth (until 14) is for free, but they still need to get one and bring it!
How long will we be out? 4 hours, 10.00 am -2 pm
Where do we launch and how do we get there?
We're paddling on the beautiful lake called Bergvattnet in Tiveden. Launching from the wind-shelter on the western shore. (see the map at the bottom of this page! and coordinates below) Tiveden is located in the middle between Stockholm and Gothenburg. You get there directly by car or by public communication to Laxå, check with your lodging for transfer.
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
Link to Google Maps pin for the meeting point (tap the text)
If you're coming from abroad, please avoid flying 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. Please observe, that during pandemic restrictions we take only 1 family at the time, so please book early to ensure your spot!
When is it available?
Check the booking module, to find available dates.
Do you want to go another day? Give us a call or email and we'll figure it out!
How much does it cost?
- 950 SEK/adult
- 750 SEK/youth (12-17)
- 350 SEK/child (3-12)
- Babies goes for free.
What if I'm allergic or have a special diet?
No problem! Simply let us know in the Message-section at the booking channel or send us a message at least 72 h before the tour starts.
We've never paddled before, can we still go?
Yes, you can! No previous experience of canoeing is required for this tour. In order to join us out, you have to wear your 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. We want our tours to be safe spaces in nature. Our 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 cosy shelter. And last but not least - please remember, the Swedish woods are seldom so sparkling and colorful as when touched by summer-rain.
What if I've more questions?
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Welcome to join us out!