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Norway is on the wishlist for many paddlers and with very good reason. This summer we were lucky enough to travel to Norway for the 2022 Nordic Packrafting Meet-up in Femundsmarka near the Swedish border. While in Norway we decided to extend the trip a little and paddled some of the world renowned whitewater rivers.

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This was the 5th annual EU Packrafting Meet-up and the largest event so far! With over 120 passionate packrafters from all over the world it truly was an international event and everyone was happy to be at the beautiful Soca river from June 13-19, 2022. Holding the Roundup in June also meant  sunny and warm weather, but on the other hand lower flows than on previous events. Most sections of Soca and Koritnica could still be run, especially during the first days and for less experienced or intermediate paddlers, less water actually meant they could packraft sections of the river that otherwise would have been above their paygrade :-)

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Packrafting Trips -

Fjorde, Berge und Mitternachtssonne! Mit Bergen kennen sich Marlies und Andreas ja aus, Marlies hat unter anderem all 4.000er der Alpen bestiegen. Auf den Lofoten wagen sich die beiden jedoch auch aufs Wasser, und landen mit Packraft und Gleitschirm zu Mitternacht an einem idyllischen Strand!

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Packrafting Trips -

Packrafting the Tagliamento river in Italy has been on our wish list for a while now. When our friend and kayaker Hans Meier from the River Store told us about his planed trip early July and asked us to come along, it didn’t take long for us to say yes :-) We met at the train station in Venzone which is right next to the river and a convenient start for an easy packrafting trip. Further upstream, the Tagliamento is a bit more technical and also has the highway right next to it, making it less scenic.From Venzone it is...

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European Packrafting Meet-up, Packrafting Einblicke, Packrafting Equipment, Packrafting Meet-up, Packrafting Tips, Soca -

Pro kayaker Nouria Newman and Packraft Europe founder Seon Crockford-Laserer test the Alpacka Valkyrie that will be officially released in spring of 2022, and is nothing short of a quantum leap forward in terms of packraft design and performance. Keep reading for more insights and video of the Alpacka Valkyrie!

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