Photo: Femund Canoe Camp

Multi-day paddling adventure on Lake Isteren

Lake Isteren is located in Femundsmarka National Park, one of the most pristine wilderness areas in Southern Scandinavia. Spend 3 or even 7 days exploring the lake by canoe, with Femund Canoe Camp as your base. 

Day 1

Femund Canoe Camp to Lake Isteren

27.1 km · 4 – 7 hr · Medium

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.

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Day 2

Lake Isteren

15.9 km · 5 – 8.5 hr · Medium

After getting to Tømmervika, continue paddling north to explore Lake Isteren. Most canoers are able to paddle at 3 km per hour, however, this depends on the weather, how much gear is in your canoe, and your overall skill. Seldom do canoers paddle many hours in a row. On average families are able to cover 10 to 15 km a day, and young active adults can cover at least 15 km.

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Day 3

Lake Isteren and beyond

There are a few options for finishing your canoeing adventure on Lake Isteren. You can add on Lake Sølensjøen, if you would like a longer trip.

From Tømmervika you can return to Femund Canoe Camp the same way you came. There is also a possibility of getting picked up by Femund Canoe Camp from the northwest side of the lake near the Sømåaelva River. Alternatively, get picked up from Femund Canoe Camp at Tømmervika.

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