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Feeling inspired yet? Read what the media and our customers say about this experience below.
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"For the ultimate family slow travel experience, paddle down the Klarälven river in Sweden, averaging just 2km per hour. The serpentine meanderings, and Värmland landscape of forests, small villages and farmland are a delight. The river is wide and mellow, so this trip is suitable for children of all ages, as long as they’re keen to wild camp on the river’s banks. You can stop whenever you want to hike in the forest and be sure to look out for beavers around the banks and shallows. An adventure yes, but a peaceful one." The Guardian recommends Canoe Tours on Klarälven as one of its "Top 10 Family Holidays in Europe".
"I really enjoyed the feeling of being in the wild and completely in charge of when and where to camp. Spending hours paddling down the river just to find the perfect spot to set our tent. And the wilderness in Sweden is just amazing, even though we were just a few km away from the nearest village. [I chose Nature Travels because] the website is very clear and easy to navigate. Bob was extremely patient and helpful with everything we asked." Giovanni, August 2021
"Being free to do what you want and not having a set schedule is amazing. We already had experience with Nature Travels on a previous dog sledding tour. Thank you again for an amazing trip!" Nynke, July 2020
"Had a great trip, was ideal with young children and the whole family had a fantastic time." Liam, July 2019
"We have already recommended Nature Travels to others and hope one day to return again for another adventure, great experience. The staff in Sweden were all really great and helpful and the organisation and logistics all worked well." Harvest, August 2018
"We have enjoyed every aspect of the trip." Daniela, July 2018
"The whole experience was just perfect. Our children, who are 2 and 5 years old, had a fantastic time canoeing and camping. I could not recommend this holiday highly enough. From start to finish, booking and information has been fantastic. It has been a holiday I will never forget." Julie, May 2018
"Gently going down the river was fantastic. Sitting on the river bank and seeing a beaver swimming round right in front of me for about 20 minutes. Staff on site very helpful and friendly. The basecamp is really great." Paul, August 2017
"Thank you for a wonderful time! Amazing scenery, meeting lots of interesting friendly people." Andrew, August 2017
"We had a fantastic trip. It was absolutely amazing paddling down the river, it was so peaceful. We got some great camping spots even having our own island one night and enjoyed building our fire each night and cooking our tea. The range and amount of food was great. It kept us going! Thanks for all the information you provided. I will definitely recommend the trip to friends." Laura, August 2017
"I wanted to go to Sweden and Nature Travels took care of everything which was very helpful as I was travelling from Japan. [The best part was] spending time in the beautiful Swedish countryside with my two daughters while camping and canoeing." Steven, July 2017
"This trip has managed to bring my kids and new partner all closer. It offered a cheap holiday that was an adventure all the family could learn and enjoy." Darren, August 2016
"We thought the trip was superb. The cabin was lovely, very well-equipped and in a spectacular location. The canoe trip was excellent and we enjoyed it immensely. The organisation was absolutely incredible, the food package and the equipment we hired [for the canoe tour] all exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend the trip. We were really pleased with th service we've received, both in the UK and Sweden. We have already recommended you to friends and will continue to do so. Thank you for a great summer holiday." Sarah, who combined a canoe tour with a stay at our Lakeside Cabin Retreat in Värmland, August 2016
"We had a great time in Sweden and feel quite sad that our adventure is over! we loved both parts of our holiday. The canoe trip was truly a memorable few days and the log cabin was amazing - really nothing to improve on at all as it was clean and well-appointed, and Björn was really helpful and welcoming. It was a wonderful adventure for us and our children and we look forward to going back someday." Kate, August 2016, who combined a canoe tour with a stay at theLog Cabin Escape in Värmland.
"An exceptional way to immerse myself in nature and really experience the majestic scenery of Sweden." Ashlee, June 2016
"We will definitely be back for more of Sweden. Love the place." Steven, July 2015
"We really enjoyed the loneliness on the river and the different spots we found for setting up the campsite. It was great to be outdoors for a whole week. Great feedback for the staff. It was on very short notice with us and everybody was very helpful." Angela and Mac, September 2014
"The service was excellent with very helpful staff. The information sent upon booking was fantastic, very comprehensive. The scenery was magical! Thank you for such a stress-free, fantastic experience." Hannah and Lee, August 2014
"You were very helpful and accommodating when necessary. [The best part was] realizing that I didn't want it to end! I couldn't specify one aspect, the whole experience was wonderful! [I chose Nature Travels because you] had received a great review from the Guardian and I like that it is a green/eco travel company. The organization is straightforward and efficient but also personal." Jessica, August 2014
"Slowly canoeing along the river in the sunshine with the sand-martins and swallows flitting around us was lovely. It was a lovely relaxing break, lots of slow breakfasts and meandering afternoons on the river." Name not supplied, June 2014
"Fantastic! Full of adventure, the centre were very friendly and helpful. We'd definitely do this again! The weather was not bad at all and mosquitoes not too bad. We had a fantastic time and now we have experienced Sweden we definitely aim to go again. The country is so empty and so beautiful, and the wild camping/canoeing is amazing. We're very pleased that we found your website last year, and so pleased to have made the decision to try Sweden." Mark, August 2013
"We enjoyed the whole experience. The trip was well-organised, the river was beautiful, the paddling perfect for families and we had the luck of fantastic weather." Rebecca, July 2013
"Good provision of information and very responsive to any queries. Overall excellent service." Rhiannon, August 2012
"The whole trip was fantastic, the short distance meant that you could take time to relax on the river and really enjoy yourself rather than having to paddle all the time. I would like to do another canoe trip, possibly a longer one next time." Name not supplied, August 2012
"River was peaceful and very beautiful - lovely to have it all to ourselves for four days!" Claire, August 2012
"We had a great trip. Hope to do another trip one day." Valerie, August 2012
"We had a fantastic (though exhausting!) time in Sweden. We travelled there and back by train. We managed to combine staying in Stockholm and Gothenburg with the canoe trip in the middle. My children loved the canoeing, though not so much the camping, which was more down to the weather than anything else! Thanks for being so responsive and answering all my queries so quickly and thanks for the wealth of information you provided. I can’t think of anything really that you missed. Could you please pass on my thanks again to the canoe centre staff. They were all so helpful, knowledgeable and nothing was too small for them to assist with." Andrew, August 2012
"Wild camping was 10 times better than the 'proper' campsites. The kids just loved the wild camping." James, July 2012
"Peace and quiet on the river with just the sploshing of the paddles.very relaxing!" Vanessa, August 2011
"The holiday went well, learnt a lot from the country, and the canoeing was something. We had a great time camping for the 4 nights. Came across all sorts of wildlife, like beavers, a big black snake, migrating geese, fish, deer, heard wolves howling in the evening. Picked up a good few skills and knowledge on the camping side of it too. It was great to have the freedom to roam around fields, woodlands and roads with this 'right of public access'. We worked around the map and picked points to have a look at. And the weather was on our side, the sun shone through the week, only rained one night. Thanks again, have to face reality at some stage after the holiday here at home. Take care and I hope to do this again soon!" Amelia, August 2011
"We had a fabulous holiday, thank you. We really had a fabulous time, the canoeing staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. The canoeing and wild camping was fantastic, our 3 sons loved it (apart from the mosquitoes!), and the log cabin was wonderful, very quiet with just a little bit of rain. The log cabin was better than we expected in a stunning location. Never having been to Sweden before we didn't know what to expect and we were thrilled with what we found. Thank you for all your help. I will definitely be recommending Nature Travels and Sweden to our friends." Mishy, August 2011, who combined a canoe tour with a stay at our Lakeside Cabin Retreat in Värmland.
"All we can say is WOW, we had a fantastic time and would have been quite happy to stay longer. The Swedes are definitely onto something with their way of life - so relaxing. We will definitely be returning in the near future. Also thanks to Bob for all his help and advice when we were planning this trip, no question was too small or too silly. Great customer service. Have already recommended Nature Travels to several others so fingers crossed!" Jim and Cathie, August 2010
"The whole trip was great. As for highlights: chilling in the sun drinking beer whilst slowly drifting down the river, and in contrast battling against the elements on my own." Charles, August 2010
"Fantastic holiday! Would love to do something similar again." Neil, June 2010
"Bob was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for the excellent customer service." Nicola, August 2009
"What a fabulous holiday we have had. Thank you so much for all your help in the planning and booking stages. I thought I would let you know that every person I spoke to who had booked through you only had good things to say about you and your company. I think we saw a beaver in the first 30 mins, which was fantastic, either that or it was a very fast swimming log.Thanks again for everything. I have and will be recommending your company to all I meet.
"We had a fantastic time. It was just amazing, having to slow down to a more livable pace, being surrounded by nature, we only had one night of rain, all the days were dry. The last day was glorious sunshine, which just made the experience. If I were to do it again, I would take a more detailed map as we where unable to find the waterfall, which was a shame. And lots of DEET! I am in love with Sweden and their respect of the nature that surrounds them. Would love to go again around midsummer." Emma, August 2009
"I thought the level of service provided by Nature Travels was excellent." Roy, July 2009
"Yours was by far the most friendly, helpful service I have ever experienced, Bob went out of his way to assist us with every query.Despite the weather this was one of the best holidays I have ever had. My partner and I really felt as if we had got away from it all - the countryside was beautiful, and so incredibly unspoilt and we didn't think about work all week - a wonderful, wonderful experience I would recommend to anyone who likes an active holiday in the outdoors." Laura, July 2009
"I thought the service provided by Nature Travels was excellent; nothing was too much trouble and we were helped every step of the way with all aspects of travelling to Sweden and booking. Even when we thought we would have to cancel our trip due to unforeseen circumstances, we were able to move the trip to outside the usual season dates. Very impressed and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nature Travels to others!" Celia
"We had such a great time canoeing on the Klarälven.My 10-year-old hasn't stopped talking about it since and is already asking if we can go back next year.this is a great tour for an active and outdoor-focused 10-year-old. I had only a small amount of previous canoeing experience, my 10-year-old none at all. We had no capsizes and great fun, both in the canoe and camping and cooking - I'd recommend it to anyone in similar situations." Alistair
"The whole trip itself was amazing, we all really enjoyed and can't wait to do it again." Susan
"This was one of the most memorable trips of my life. Sweden is a fabulous country that over-exceeded my expectations and I would definitely like to return. The service provided by Nature Travels was first rate and genuinely friendly and flexible. I will be looking on their website again in the not so distant future to plan our next epic adventure." Mike
"Thank you all for making this holiday one I'll never forget, the team in the UK have been exceptionally helpful whilst I've been planning transport, etc. All the guys we met whilst away were friendly and helpful too. I would have NO hesitation in suggesting the experience to others and intend to bore anyone who will listen senseless about the amazing time we had!" Rebecca
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