Forsknäckarna: Wilderness cabins and rafting activities

Jun 22, 2020 4:13:54 PM

Wilderness Camp Vikheden in Northern Sweden

The wilderness camp Vikheden is located in the Umeå region, in the north of Sweden. Enjoy a peaceful stay there and stay overnight in one of the cosy wooden cabins in the middle of nature! All buildings built to fit in with the surrounding nature, in the middle of the forest close by Vindelälven.

Wilderness cabins in the nature

Forsknäckarna offers year-round accommodation in five cabins with a total of 70 beds. There are two different categories available, which are equipped with comfortable beds. Some of the cabins, which can be used all year round, are heated with a wood stove. Toilets, showers, sauna and whirlpool are located in a separate building.

  • Season: all year round
  • Built: 1998 and 2017
  • Last renovation: 2017
  • Number of cabins: 5 wilderness cabins, 2 different categories
  • Equipment of the cabins: simple cabins equipped with beds only. Bed linen, final cleaning and breakfast always included.
  • Restaurants: Restaurant Vikheden (reservation before arrival)
  • Wellness: 1 sauna and 2 whirlpools (summer)


Rafting adventures in the Swedish nature

Forsknäckarna also offers various activities with a focus on nature and teambuilding. At Forsknäckarna, groups can grow as a team through adventure and strengthen relationships. Whitewater rafting on the Vindeläven is the top activity in the summer. The team at Forsknäckarna is a specialist in this area and has many years of experience.

White river rafting for families

Experience a fun adventure between foaming waves! Now we can finally offer rafting in Selet. Our family route starts at Glassbonden, where you will be equipped with a wetsuit, life jacket, helmet and paddle. After a detailed safety briefing by your guide, you can face the waves and rapids. Get ready for an experience that is as exciting as it is wet! After about one hour of rafting you step back onto shore and a minibus will be waiting for you to bring you back to Glassbonden and ice cream! 

  • Season: Summer, June to August
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Language: English
  • Participants: 6-20 pers.
  • Minimum age: 7 years
  • Services: Equipment (wetsuits, life jackets and helmets), guide, ice cream
  • Note: Swimwear recommended


White river rafting Trollforsen Tour

A wet adventure among waves and rapids. We start to paddle our way through upper Trollforsen which is about 1,100 m long, with a total drop of 8 m. This is where the fun starts among the waves and rapids the roar of the stream is mixed with shouts of joy. You can count on getting splashed with water. Next up is a short calm section before we head into lower Trollforsen which is about 1,300 m long with a drop of total 7 m.

  • Season: Summer, May to September
  • Duration: The trip takes about 1-1.5 hours and the whole activity about 3 hours including preparations and transport
  • Language: English
  • Participants: 6-50 persons
  • Minimum age: 12 years
  • Services: Equipment (wetsuits, life jackets and helmets), guide, cup of coffee at the open fire
  • Note: Swimwear recommended

Contact: Forsknäckarna

Robert Holmlund & Patrick Edin
Ekorrsele 81
922 91 Vindeln
Tel. +46 70 681 47 56 (Robert)
Tel. +46 70 226 39 54 (Patrick)

Destination: Umeå 

Granö Beckasin is located in the Umeå region of northern Sweden. A destination with urban city life together with broad and untouched nature. A destination filled with contrasts and unique experiences for both newcomers and well-travelled target groups. Umeå's offerings cover everything from Sámi traditions and the world's most Northern Opera house to museums and high-class restaurants. 

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