Langan River system Expedition
Twelve months ago we were asked by a group of UK canoeists to find a lengthy wilderness Swedish canoe expedition that would challenge not only them, but also our guiding skills. Now this was not any old group of paddlers, they consisted of 3x BCU Level 4 Canoe coaches and most of the group have paddled on many self organised remote canoe expeditions in Canada. So against our usual model of trips, expeditions and wilderness tours that are inclusive for those who just want an adventure and have not necessarily canoed before, we set about taking up the challenge. After much map scouring, exploring and paddling, we hit upon a jack pot of the ‘Langan River System’ starting on the Norwegian border and finishing near Ostersund in Sweden. This expedition had it all, huge waterfalls, rapids, gorges, portages, a massive lake and of course beautiful Swedish wilderness.
My research has led me to believe that the river system as a whole is very very rarely paddled, the rapids usually portaged and the upper section we completed having last been completed in 1997! If you fancy going to give it a try, you will need to get your own boats to Sweden as all the local canoe outfitters, do not hire canoes for it as it is too hard and be prepared for a 5* adventure.
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As per usual lets let the pictures do the rest of the talking.