Experiencing lakes and watercourses with a paddle!
To experiencing lakes and watercourses with a paddle in your hand brings a special closeness to water and nature. Enthusiasts often talk about a sense of freedom and simplicity, and that it can be both soothing, and somewhat strenuous when the wind blows in the “wrong” direction.
Lakes and streams around Östersund and in Jämtland
In the areas around Östersund and all over Jämtland there is a diversity of lakes and watercourses that are just perfect for paddling. From a try-out trip to being out for several days with accommodation, we have it all. If you don’t have your own canoe, there are several places that rent them out. See the links further down. They can also give you tips and good advice, and some also offer guided tours. So, get on out for your very own adventure.
All water-based activity requires common sense. Always use a life jacket. Remember that Lake Storsjön is a big lake, as its name suggests in Swedish. That means that the winds can suddenly whip up making the waves choppier. This is also the case on some of the other larger lakes. Checking the weather forecast before leaving for a longer tour and adapting the trip based on your skills, the waves and the wind direction is recommended.
Take care of nature. Do not leave rubbish behind you, be careful lighting campfires, always use existing fireplaces and avoid disturbing the wildlife.
Have a good trip!