My name is Helen Sterner, my home since 14 years is on a forestry farm outside Arjeplog in Swedish Lapland. I´m an outdoor person all year around, during summer I spend a lot of time seakayaking in the lake systems .
I am educated in wildlife, conservation biology and medicin. In my youth I worked as a nature guide in the Kaukasus region, Greenland and South France. For the last decades I ´ve been working in my profession as GP in Swedish Lapland, northern parts of Norway and Greenland.
As I love seakayaking I am happy to offer you the possibility to experience this in a beautiful part of Swedish Lapland with its magnificent mountain areas and large lakes.
Arjeplog municipally has over 8 000 lakes, and an archipelago of hundreds of islands. Some of the lakes are connected into a huge system of lakes, which makes it possible to go kayaking for a week or more. There are three rivers flowing through this area – Piteå älven ( river) , Skellefteå älven and the river Laisan.
I have seven seakayaks and four canadian type canoes for rent. You find description and further information in KAJAKER OCH KANADENSARE FÖR UTHYRNING
In addition I have two islands, one large island situated in lake Uddjaure and one small island in lake Galtisjaure for rent some weeks during summer time. Each one have a smal cabin, with wooden stove and kerosine stove. There is no electricity and water for drinking and cooking is fetched from the shore as water everywhere is crystal clear and clean. The cabin at the big island is comfortable for 4 grown ups or some kids. There are two bedrooms , 4 beds 120 cm wide and a sauna, heated by wood at the shore. The small island has a one room cabin with two beds . The names of the islands is Guarp and Koholmen. You are wellcome looking at some pictures in ÖAR OCH STUGOR
If you are interested in renting my islands for a week and experience peace and solitude, the best way to come there is by kayaking, but if you prefere I can drive you by boat. There is possiblities to buy fishing license and the lakes have pike, white fish, perch, grayling and some trout.
In order to go seakayaking or canoing, you should be known with waterlife and the basics of kayaking. You must have an adequate insurance which have to be copied before starting your tour. The price includes paddle, lifejackets and for kayak a pump, paddle floating rescue and spraydeck. I have some extra neoprene boots in different sizes and some limited amount of two part dry jackets and dry pants.
When booking you pay 20% which will not be payed back if you withdraw. The kayaks/ canoes can be fetched and returned to my yard outside Arjeplog, or if you want I can deliver and fetch them, with a canoe trailer, the fees for this is 90 skr / 10 km.
As the weather may quickly change, you should have extra time concidered. Summer here may be warm and peaceful depending on high pressure, sometimes for weeks, which is just adorable. But when low pressure, you have to be prepared for wind and rain. Usually our summer period is relatively stable compared to the coastal parts of Norway and Sweden.