Accommodation in the tour presentations +

Camping

Have you booked a canoe trip with us, we offer you the opportunity to camp for free in your own tent the night before and the night after the canoe trip.

Try to check in before noon 20.00 when the hotel closes. Will you watch 17.00 before you can collect your equipment is already the night before departure.

Rum

On Sandvikengården we have both rooms and cabins for rent. Want a little more comfortable accommodation before and / or after your canoe trip, so book your accommodation in connection with canoe booking. Price from 295 per person.

Try to check in before noon 20.00 when the hotel closes. Will you watch 17.00 before you can collect your equipment is already the night before departure.
The transport - how do I get to Sandvikengården? +

From Oslo

By plane / train
If you come by plane to Oslo is the best option to take the train to Värmland. Try to find a connection that goes to Edane, just 4 km from Sandvikengården.

If you announce your arrival time we can pick you up in Edane for free. Are you going to Arvika, we can also pick a cost of SEK 300.

From Oslo airport to Oslo Central, www.flytoget.no
For train from Oslo central to Arvika or any Edane, see www.sj.se

With car
Drive towards Consvations, road 2. Continue towards Charlottenberg - Tull - and then towards Arvika. Take the road 61 between Arvika and Karlstad. Turn right towards the golf course and Edane about 9 km from Arvika. Follow the road to Edane and pass the golf course. At the entrance to Edane, turn left and right again right towards the center. Pass through the Edane community, follow the road towards Brunskog's church further about 1 km. There is the road sign SANDVIKENGÅRDEN down to the right. Follow the road until it's over, about 2 km.

from Gothenburg

By boat / airplane / train
Take the train to Kil and change to a connection to Edane or Arvika. Try to find a connection that goes to Edane, just 4 km from Sandvikengården.

If you announce your arrival time we can pick you up in Edane for free. Are you going to Arvika, we can also pick a cost of SEK 300.

From flight see http://www.flygbussarna.se
For train from Stockholm Central to Arvika or any Edane, see www.sj.se

With car
Drive road 45 towards Karlstad. At Säffle take off towards Arvika. Follow road 175 between Nysäter and Arvika. Approx. 10 km before Arvika turn right at road sign Edane. Turn right towards Edane after about 8 km. At the entrance to Edane, turn left and right again right towards the center. Pass through the Edane community, follow the road towards Brunskog's church further about 1 km. There is the road sign SANDVIKENGÅRDEN down to the right. Follow the road until it's over, about 2 km.

coordinates:

GPS coordinates for the GPS, 59.614883 12.847795
Camping stove or gas stove - what do we need to bring? +
We have a camping stove that you can rent and methylated spirits needed for the kitchen. The usual estimate is that a liter of methylated spirits is enough for two people for a week. More T-spirits are available in regular grocery stores along the trail.

Do you own a gas stove and lack of gas (which can not be taken on to the plane), so there is gas available at gas stations in Arvika, such OKQ8. If you book a tour from the Norwegian border, you can buy your gas when we pass Arvika. Tell the driver!

Small trangia
If you rent camping stove by us includes two pots (1,5 and 2 liters) and a small frying pan. We do not rent out the plates and cutlery, that you have to bring yourself.



Provisioning - How much food should I bring? +

Prior to the tour:

There are several food stores in Arvika (17 km), several of them open all days 08: 00 - 22: 00

In Edane (4 km) there is a small grocery store, ICA open daily 09: 00 - 20: 00

Köla River:

After the Köla river you will be able to take advantage of five stages during the trip. The first store is in Skillingsfors, after just a few hours of paddling. Expect you to bring your food for two to three days.
For more information about where you can stock up, opening hours, etc., you get included in the description.

Jösse River:

On Jösse älv you have the opportunity to offer a trip to three places during the trip. The first store is located in Austmarka, after about two days paddling. As you pass Gunnarskog, you can find a shop just south of the trail. Expect you to bring your food for three to four days.

For more information about where you can stock up, opening hours, etc., you get included in the description.

Värmeln:

In Värmeln you have the opportunity to take advantage of the 2 - 3 event during the trip. However, to reach the shops you may need to take a little extra turn by the canoe or a small walk. In Grums there are plenty of shops, but there is also a possibility for delivery in Degerbyn, Edane and Brunskog. Expect you to have food for at least half past five.

For more information about where you can stock up, opening hours, etc., you get included in the description.

Rinnen:

Paddles you Rinnen in two days, probably needed no extra provisioning. But in Vikene is a business where you have the opportunity to buy some fresh refreshments!
Arrival time - when it is best that I come before the tour? +
Reception is normally open 09: 00 - 20: 00.

If you booked a tour that starts elsewhere than on Sandvikengården (Kola, Rinnen, Josse), we try to start the journey to the starting point at 10: 00. Are there many to be away that day, go next transport around the clock 14: 00. We start no transportation for at 16: 00.

Are you going to transport at 10: 00 it is best if you can get the night before. Then you get your equipment and a safety briefing. You get time to fix your packing before the departure the next day. Come any time not later than at 18: 00!

Should you transport the afternoon, at 14: 00So you can get the same day, but preferably before the clock 12.00, so you have time to plan your packing needs.


How many can fit in the canoe? We are an odd number, how do you do then? +
incasOur canoes INCAS AL 525 approved for up to three people and 400 kg. They are equipped with two fixed seats, butspare seat narrow It is advisable to insert one to two extras for additional persons.

With two small children can have two extra seats, but then you have to really minimize the gasket!







Is it odd number, 3 or 5 people eg and adult or older children (over about 11, 12 years), it is often a kayak a better and more fun options.
How do I know if I have to cancel? +
Of course, we hope that you will complete your booking, but if you are unable to come, you can cancel the trip up to one day before start.

Email or call us later 24 hours before the scheduled start.

We do not charge for such cancellation.
Payment - How and when do I pay? +
Once your booking is slutgilltig you will receive a confirmation from us. On clear an estimated cost.

You do not have to pay the reservation prior to your arrival here, but at check-in, we want you to pay with cash or happy with the card.

Want to make clear the payment before you go here, you can use the following information:
Plus Giro Account 64 19 49 - 3 Bank Giro Account 729-6353
Iban SE3280000008431932047110 SWIFT code SWEDSESS

If you pay on account, email us so, information on the payment date, so that we can register your payment.
Starting day - which days can start the canoe trip? +
You can launch your canoe trip any day of the week. We have no fixed starting days, but sometimes we have many shipments booked, so you may have to wait a few hours if you need transportation to the starting point.
Reservation - you have to book or you can just come anyway? +
We often have canoes available, but a few weeks is the norm all fully booked. Are you planning a canoe holiday, it is absolutely safe to book your canoes in advance.

If you book, we have the opportunity to prepare your equipment and plan any transport to the starting point. Will you unbooked, we can not guarantee the transportation to the starting point on the same day!
Reservation - how do I do if I want to stay? +
Have you decided to book a canoe trip, or just want to check if there are canoes available, so please use our inquiry form or email us your inquiry / booking. We try to respond within three days of a provisional booking you must confirm the reversal mail with an OK.
Card or cash - how much money do I need? +
In Sweden, card payment is used in all transactions. Even the store in Austmarka, Norway (Jösse älv) takes short. Possibly you may need to buy accounts in smaller kiosks or similar.

Are you able to take a small amount of SEK, it may be good, but it's not necessary if you have a working card. Most cards will work, but happy to verify the state of your bank that your card will work for payment in Sweden.
Pack Thin - how many barrels pack fits in the canoe? +
Pack thin in kamnoten


Our packing tanks, which are included in the canoe package, and which you can choose if you put together your own package, holds 60 liters. In the packing tray you can store your most water-sensitive equipment.



It is possible to accommodate up to four tunnels, but we recommend one to two packing tunnels per canoe.


Kayaking - what is the kind of kayaks you rent? +
kayak point 65
We have six kayaks for rent. Five of them are Point 65, one of them is a Capella.
Five of the kayaks are without bets and rudders, the fourth, a Point 65 has both.

Skeg is designed to help you stay the course when you paddle into the wind and the rudder is of course designed to help you "steer" the kayak. But both of these contain a lot of moving parts which are liable to break during your turn and it can also be difficult to learn to manage these devices, so we recommend for those above to choose a kayak without a rudder and skeg.

Remember to pack the space in the kayak is limited and you need to minimize the packaging you bring. However, it is no problem to fit with enough equipment for a week tour if you pack wisely.

The kayak trolley used to kayak is removable and can be packed into such as the cockpit. Note that the kayak cart for transport mounted at the bow or stern, not as the canoe transportation, in the middle of the canoe.
Shorter tours - we want to paddle 3 - 4 days +
For a shorter tour are a few suggestions:

first option is to take the first part of the cool river trip. It is planned for 6-7 days, but you can choose to do the best part of the stretch, which is from the starting point in Skillingmark and down to Åmotfors / Nysockensjön. The trail goes through farmland and initially follows the meandering Kölaälven, about 35 km. The trail is suitable for families as it is relatively easy and with less land transport (7). Then we can pick you up wherever you go. Transportation to the starting point costs (2019) 1.020 SEK ≈ 100 EUR

second option begins in Rinnen, passing Säveln and Brunsberg River, ending up with a tour of the lake Värmeln.
The first part from the Rinnen is a route that runs through narrow lakes and streams. Most of the rivers are long, but a short section of the Brunsbergs river can be flowing, depending on the water level at the moment.

After 1-2 days you get into Värmeln where you can adjust your turn, depending on how long you want to spend. Värmeln is a lake on 35 km, with a lot of islands, and normally canoeists choose to spend their night on some island.
In calm weather, this tour can offer a light paddling, but in harsh wind it can get tougher. For this tour you need a transport to the starting point, which we charge with (2019) 450 $ ≈ 45 €

The third proposal is simply a tour of the lake Värmeln. Then you do not have transportation, but start and end the tour here on Sandvikengården.
Canceling the tour - What happens if someone gets sick? Bad weather? +
If for some reason you have to cancel the tour in advance so try to find a place near a road where we can pick you up.

We have telephone hotline around the clock, and if necessary we will pick you as soon as we can. Make sure to have your phone turned on and describe the location of the download as accurately as you can. Is the location at a lift, so enter the cod's name and number.

Download charged according to price list - 2019 8,00 is SEK / km, round trip.

Many choose to cancel their tour in Arvika, picking up 1-2 canoes in Arvika costs (2019) 300 SEK.

If you were forced to cancel your trip in advance, no refund of the paid rent.
Injuries - what if the equipment fails? +
You paddle at your own risk and must carefully follow the roadmap and map.
The hired equipment must be handled with care and of course we are aware that a certain wear and tear will be.

If it is evident that the equipment handled in a careless manner, for example, not following the instructions Roadmap provides, will be charged for the damage suffered.
In the same way, you bear the cost of lost materials. Be sure to always check that all the equipment is there when you leave a resting place!
What to pack? +

Packing List your canoe trip:

When you paddle you need to have with you:

Sleeping bag
sLEEPING PAD
A few changes of clothes
Rain Wear
Cutlery, plate and mug / cup
Washing Equipment
Shoes that can withstand water
Sunscreen and mosquito spray
First aid kit
Knife (A small ax can also be good, but remember that you do not get cut off living branches)
Matches
Sunglasses and optionally hat
Flashlight

Fun things that are not necessary when you paddle, but that can make canoe trip a little more special:
Binoculars
camera
fISHING TACKLE