Femund Canoe Camp to Lake Isteren Paddling
Day 1: Paddle down Sorka River and on Lake Femunden
- Season: June–August
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 27.1 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
- Elevation Gain: 20 meters
- Duration: 4–7 hours
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About Femund Canoe Camp to Lake Isteren
This adventure is the first day, of a multi-day paddling trip on Lake Isteren.
From Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen is the main international airport for Norway. It is located 35km northeast of Oslo and with a distance of 257km the airport closest to Feumund Canoe Camp. At Gardermoen, you can rent a car or take the bus.
- Bus 130 Oslo; Oslo Airport to Elverum/ Trysil
- Bus NX123 Oslo; Oslo Airport to Elverum
- Bus 751 Elverum to Femund (weekdays until 24.6.2018)
- Bus 751 Elverum to Femund (summer schedule)
From Oslo take E6, then Rv3, Rv25 and Fv26. In Drevsjø you turn onto Fv654 to Elgå. After driving through Sorken Femund Canoe Camp will be on your right-hand-side.
Starting from Femund Canoe Camp, paddle west down the Sorka River. The Sorka River leads into the first lake, Lake Femunden. You’ll then paddle towards the southwest end of the lake. Femundtunet is located at the very tip of the lake. You can take a break here or even spend a night in one of their cabins or at one of their campsites.
Continue heading west by paddling between the small island located there. Soon the water narrows in, requiring you to portage overland to Lake Isteren. This requires hiking about 4 km on a tarmac road with the canoe, it’s highly suggested that you rent a canoe trolley, which will make this part of the trip much easier.
After portaging over land, you’ll arrive at Tømmervika, the starting point of your canoeing adventure on Lake Isteren. Spend a few more hours canoeing or set up camp along the shores.
Alternatively, you can start your trip directly to Lake Isteren, with Tømmervika as the starting point.
In addition to the Outtt app, it's advised to also bring a paper map with at least a 1:100000 scale. Maps are available at Femund Canoe Camp.
On the grounds of Femund Canoe Camp, you have access to basic amenities such as toilets and showers, in addition to grill house, picnic tables, a playground, wind shelter, sauna, and a field for sports.
Where to stay
In addition to canoe rentals, Femund Canoe Camp is a 26 decare wilderness camp that also has cabins. In addition to access to basic amenities such as toilets and showers, in addition to a grill house, wind shelter, picnic tables, a playground, sauna, and field for sports.