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Summit to Sea Expedition

Uppdaterat: 30 maj 2022

Anta vår utmaning och kom med oss på Nordens största berg & flodäventyr. Utforska vildmarken från Kebnekaises snöklädda sydtopp via Kalixälven hela vägen till bottenhavet.

“Det är tid för ett helt unikt äventyr av sitt slag i den Svenska vildmarken. Ett klassiskt flodäventyr som inte är likt något annat som gjorts i Norden tidigare. Vi bjuder in till er resa på Kalixälven, 37 mil genom riktig vildmark tillsammans med underbara deltagare och ledare. Paddla sakta genom naturen, utmana vilda forsar, upplev livet på floden.

The Search ® Adventures skapar en upplevelse som handlar om det mest fundamentala i äventyret. - - - - Utforskandet

/Ram Silwal & Fredrik Hermelin

Our expedition program in brief:

Duration: 18 days, Distance: 390 km.

Minimum age: 15 years. Arrangör: Royal Beach Camp, Nepal


The expedition starts by trekking through the scenic Sami and reindeer country, aiming for Sweden’s highest mountain. The South Summit of Mt Kebnekaise. (2102 m) The summit attempt requires both river and glacier crossings and alpine scramble to reach the top, a full day attempt, and we go together as a team.

Returning back from the snow- capped peak, we rest for a day with sauna and three course dinner before we head to the river that drains off the glaciers. The river journey is starting by Elsa’s bridge with a section of creeking leading into the beautiful landscape of Paittasjärvi lake. We continue our self- supported river expedition on the mighty Kalix river, one of the last remaining free flowing rivers in Sweden.

Experience the midnight sun and travel through land inhabited by the indigenous Sami people. Everyone is engaged in the expedition, setting up camp, packing and cooking. Together we paddle through the remote wilderness until the river meets the Gulf of Bothnia.

Itinerary designed and planned by Ram Silwal.

Mountain part 1:

Day 1. You arrive to Kiruna and transfer to Nikkaloukta in a private bus. Here you will meet the team and do the final expedition preparations together.

Day 2. Early rise and big breakfast. Trek to Kebnekaise STF mountain station, ca. 5 hours. On the way you go by boat on the Laddjujavri glacier lake.

Day 3. Early rise and big breakfast. Summit attempt starts at 07.00 am and we trek via the Eastern route. Long day trekking and climbing.

Day 4. Back up day in case of bad weather.

Day 5. Trek back to Nikkaluokta, to prepare for the river journey. We start paddling from Nikkaloukta.

River Journey part 2:

Day 6. Early rise and breakfast. Start to paddle from Nikkaloukta to Kaalasluspa. It’s a long day paddling on flat water. Option to take support vehicle and meet up at the campsite in Kaalasluspa.

Day 7. We are in the arctic wilderness! Paddle 25 km of class II water and arrive early afternoon to set up camp at the Tjårkijaure confluence.

Day 8. Brake camp and start to paddle roughly 30 km through wilderness and small Sami villages. Arrive to the confluence with Kaitum river where we camp.

Day 9. We continue to cruise through the scenic landscape. Aiming to arrive at the top of Parakkakurkkio rapid. Once we have set up our camp, we take a walk and scout the rapid to find the best line for the next morning.

Day 10. Today we have some good section of class III+ white water ahead of us. Starting with the Parakkakurkkio rapid we scouted yesterday. We aim to arrive at Mäinnikkö village.

Day 11. A day with beautiful scenery and gentle class II water, passing the small village of and confluence of Tärendö. Camping close to Narken.

Day 12. We continue another 30 km down river to the top of Jockfall where we set up camp. Jockfall is one of the biggest rapids on the river and we go scout the line in the evening.

Day 13. Early start to the day, depending on the water level we will either run or portage the Jockfall. We paddle about 30 km to Nybyn.

Day 14. Nybyn to Kamlunge, passing the small town of Överkalix. 3 km after Svartebyn bridge we must keep to the river right while passing the small peninsula. We aim to arrive at Kamlunge in the afternoon.

Day 15 extra day

Day 16 extra day

Day 17. Our final day on the river! We paddle about 35 km to Karlsborg where a hot shower and celebratory drink awaits.

Day 18. Breakfast and departure.

Practical information

Participants can choose to go on a raft or in a kayak on the river.

This expedition is for both the novice and experienced paddlers and trekkers. Ability to walk for full day hours with a pack and ability to swim min. 200 m is a requisite.

Duration: 18 days, about 390 km.

Minimum age: 15 years.


Technical equipment for both mountain and the river.

Expedition leader, guides and safety team.

Outdoor camping in shared tent.

All food and drinking water.


Personal clothing and equipment maximum 15 kg

Travel to and from Kiruna.

Personal travel insurance.

Exploration Package: Kebnekaise Trek and Summit + Paddle from Nikkaluokta to Gulf of Bothnia 18 days

Kontakta oss för ditt program:

Accommodation: Tent

Your expediton leader: Ram Silwal, our expedition leader is a serial entrepreneur and educator, with three decades of experience running river and mountain expeditions around the world.

He has lead river expeditions for the British Army and worked on filming projects for the National Geographic and Outdoor Life Network.

Ram was among the first to explore and paddle many of the major rivers in the Himalayas, and the first to paddle from the source of the world’s highest mountain to the sea - a 1500 km expedition across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, from the base of Mt. Everest to the Bay of Bengal.

Ram is also a frequent visitor in the artic area outside of Kiruna, Kebnekaise massif. This time we explore the mighty Kalix river.

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