Torne River Rafting

Activity facts

Duration: 7 hours Suitable for: Everyone in good physical shape Age limit: 12 Included: River boat tour, shared rafting boat, wetsuit, helmet, lifejacket, lunch over open fire including Swedish Fika with coffe/tea Gather at: Meeting Point
Feel the pulse of Torne River on a river rafting adventure. Journey through calm waters, rough rapids and untouched nature on a river rafting tour. Torne River is one of Sweden’s four national rivers and runs wild — completely untouched.
Torne River rafting is Jukkasjärvi’s most classical tour, which dates back to the 1970s. The tour starts with you putting on a wetsuit, helmet and a lifejacket, followed by a transfer by traditional riverboat to the rafting boats. You head out on a journey downstream on Torne River, the guide instructing you all the way through both calm and rough water. Along the way you stop on the island Puonojokk where you are served a lunch over open fire, followed by coffee and Swedish Fika. The guide will talk about the rich history of Torne River and you continue further down the river, through rapids and beautiful forests. Eventually, you stop on the riverbank and pull up the rafting boats before heading back to Icehotel by a minivan.

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Equipment

This activity is held during the Arctic summer, which can mean everything from around +8 C to +28 C. The wetsuit will help keeping you warm even on the more cooler days. We strongly suggest a warm change of clothes to wear on the transfer back to Icehotel.
Included
Wetsuit, helmet & lifejacket
Required to bring
Dress in layers. Bikini/swimsuit, thermal underwear and socks, preferable both in wool. Bring warm, comfortable clothes to change into after the rafting tour.
Tip
We don't recommend bringing mobile phones or other valuables due to the risk of getting them wet or even lost. However, if you do bring them, make sure any brought mobile phone is waterproof and firmly attached to you in any way to make it stand against the forces of nature on this true rafting adventure.

Keep in mind

Please not that you need to be in good physical shape to participate in this activity. You travel a long way and the possibility to follow on a distance in an alternative way is not possible.
Departure time
The activity always begins on scheduled time, gather at Meeting point at least 15 minutes earlier, equipt and ready. Please note that you as a guest are personally responsible to visit Riverside lobby well ahead to get equipt if that is included in the activity. Read more about equipment offered for this particular activity in the section above.
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