Sweden: Summer fishing and river experience

Discover the rewilding efforts in Swedish Lapland in this 4 day experience along the banks of the Rane River. Enjoy fishing in this unspoiled paradise.

The countryside in the Råne River Valley is special. It is the kingdom of the big-growth forest, with untouched waters and vast wetlands. There is a vital and robust fauna, represented among other species by elk, reindeer, otters, beavers, bear and lynx. There is an abundance of bird species that includes above all woodpeckers, grouse and predator birds like eagles, owls and buzzards.

In this experience we offer you a trip along the beautiful Råne River. The trip includes a one day river project experience to learn about the rewilding projects in Swedish Lapland,  and a fishing excursion with a professional fishing guide.

You will stay at Sorbyn Lodge, situated in an  area surrounded by free waters, endless forests, vast wetlands and treeless mountains. Sörbyn lodge offers activities in an almost unlimited area, where you can choose between a broad spectrum of close-to-nature activities and adventures such as white-water rafting, climbing and much, much more.  

Experience wildlife by Sweden’s longest un-exploited river.

DAY TO DAY PROGRAM 

Day 1.  Arrival at Sorbyn Lodge. Meet your host Cicci and unwind marveling at your surroundings. 

Day 2. Today after breakfast an excursion to visit the rewilding efforts in the area is organized. You will  travel far up the river by mini bus with our guide Emmanuel, with a few stops along the way. You can expect to see all kinds of wildlife along the river. The final stop will be at the restored spawning grounds. This was done to restore the river back to its natural state before the logging industry altered the river to transport timber. Enjoy a nice outdoor lunch before heading back. On the way back, you can try and catch some fish.

Day 3. Have breakfast and get ready to enjoy a day off - perhaps go wildlife watching  in the surroundings of your cabin.

Day 4.  Take in the incredible nature on your 4th day and perhaps try the restaurant at the lodge “KALLKÄLLAN” on your last evening. They  work with organic produce from the immediate area, which is complemented with delicacies from other parts of the world. A true taste of Swedish Lapland. 

Day 5. Departure after breakfast


TRIP DETAILS

  • Days: 5 days/4 nights
  • When: June till September
  • Accommodation:Sorbyn Lodge
  • Guide: Cicci Andersson and Emanuel Sward  
  • How to get there: Closest airport is Lulea, but you can also train to Boden. You can rent a car from Lulea Airport and drive to the town of Sorbyn in about 1,5 hrs, or ask for a transfer upon request.
  • Languages: English, Swedish

PRICES

€495 per person – when travelling with two people

Extra option: Transfer one way airport/train station to Sorbyn Lodge: €90 pp

The price includes: Four nights at a self contained wooden cabin at Sorbyn Lodge (incl bedlinen and final cleaning, four breakfasts at Sorbyn Lodge, one day river experience with a guide including lunch

Not included in the price: Flight or train to Lulea or Boden, transfers to/from Sorbyn Lodge, all meals not mentioned

What to bring: We recommend you to dress in layers, ideally in neutral colors to blend with the surroundings. Hiking shoes, sun hat, water bottle, daypack, long pants, hat and wool gloves, jacket, raincoat or poncho, sun protection cream, non smelling mosquito/tick repellent and camp shoes (sandals). Binoculars, personal toiletries/medicines and a sense of adventure!


OUR RESPONSIBILITY

We collaborate with Rewilding Europe and Rewilding Lapland and support them in their social and wildlife projects. 

Rewilding Lapland is now working hard to boost fish migration, through activities such as spawning ground restoration and the removal of artificial obstacles. Rewilding Europe is working with Rewilding Lapland and local partners to support guided reindeer migration, raising awareness of these threats and supporting Sami communities in their fight for traditional grazing rights.

 

By collaborating with Sami communities to develop wildlife watching businesses and guided reindeer tourism, the Rewilding Lapland team and partners are working to grow a local nature-based economy and reduce human-wildlife conflict.

Click here to learn more about our work in Swedish Lapland.

CONTACT OUR SAFARI EXPERT


Aukje Van Gerven

OUR LOCAL PARTNER

Meet Emanuel

Born and raised in a small village outside the town Nyköping in south of Sweden. As a kid he always had a strong interest for nature and all living things. At the age of 15 he decided to study sport fishing at the Forshaga fishing Academy in the county of Vermland.

For five years he studied both biology and restoration of waters, and also did a two year education within hunting and fishing guiding.

He has always had a special attraction to northern parts of Sweden and since a few years ago lives on a small farm next to the Råneriver close to the lodge.

He is a very keen angler and spends almost more time on the water than on land.In 2017 he got the European length record on perch at 61.5cm and his biggest pike weighed 14240g.

Asides from fishing he has a big passion for food, and finds pleasure in working with good quality products and refining them.He loves to share his passion for nature, cooking and fishing with the people he meets. Emanuel always strives to give his guests a personalised and holistic experience. He wishes everyone would have the chance to come up to the northern parts of Sweden and experience the wild nature and culture they have to offer.

Emanuel Swärd