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Risviken, Sandvika, Årjäng, Värmland, Sweden
Jag heter Preben Mortensen. Varit aktiv med friluftsliv och kanot sedan 1956. Driver Nordmarkens Kanot Center AB med familjen strax söder Årjäng vid Västra Silen. Syftet med denna blogg är att du kan ta del av min vardag och de senaste äventyren och annat som rör aktivt friluftsliv. Gå till så kan du se hela vårt program på Nordmarkens Kanot Center.

torsdag 31 augusti 2017

Suveränt av Westrar Wermlands Sparbank

Var i dag 31/8 på Westra Wermlands Sparbank i Årjäng, Blev mycket glad då jag såg då jag såg en större glas kruka full med numera odugliga sedlar. 500, 100, 50 lappar m.fl., fyllde upp krukan. Fick reda på att man kan lägga i pengar i stället för att sända dessa till Riksbanker för växling och banken kommer att dubbla upp den inkomna summa när det är klart. Pengarna kommer att skänkas till Barn Cancer Fonden.  Kul att vara kund i denna bank,  den enda i Årjäng som hanterar reda pengar.

fredag 25 augusti 2017

Free wilderness house,

The canoe season is almost over. Only a few enthusiasts are out on tour in Nordmarken and the DANO canoe area. I call it “The Real Canoe Country” and so it is. Well organised with ca 100 approved campsites, drinking water in almost every lake. People can make tours from real wilderness with Wolf, Moose’s, Beavers and lot of different animals around the lakes. There are also tours where you come to small settlements with shop and other facilities. It’s up to you and we will help you to find a tour you like.

Our wilderness house Bockudden is now free from 26 of August and to next year in to the month of May. It time now to think of coming to do some fine fishing in autumn when both Salmon , Pike, Lake Trout and Perch fishing are on top. Hire of fishing boat is free and included in the price. We also welcome guests when the Ice is on the lakes, so Ice fishing can be done with our help of transport to the hot spot for Ice fishing. So call for information about the Wilderness house Bockudden.

Price will be 1000:- SEK per 24/h for max 6 person including fishing boat. Call +46 (0) 573 38060 or


fredag 18 augusti 2017

Farewell to Lake Västra Silen

Now after an intensive period with guests on canoe tour the last group left us after 10 days at our Base Camp.  Lots of different program and as far as we know the group had a fine time. They left the Base Camp in very good condition, nice a clean but they had to work hard. Good discipline to separate the garbage for the dump. Thank you for taking care of nature for the future and welcome back another time.  From now in the middle of august on to end of September the canoe area will be rely empty only with a few canoers on tour. Good time for gathering mushroom and berries. After some days of rain the wilderness are also now full of fine mushroom right now.
The photo is from the last farewell to the lake from the 40 person group.

måndag 14 augusti 2017

The two Moose Safari

After a whole day of climbing and Mountain Bike half of the Belgian group went to a Moose safari. The day before, as I told on the last info, we saw 31 deer, but on this trip we only found 13 deer but also two large Moose just a few meters from the buss. We try to call them and they came a bit closer just feeding of the small birch trees. We return to Base Camp in Risviken at Nordmarken Canoe Center just before full summer darkness with very fine Wilderness Experience.

söndag 13 augusti 2017

The no Moose drive.

At Base Camp Risviken, Nordmarken Canoe Center we right now has a large group from Belgium for a lot of different activities. MTB. Climbing, Canoeing, Buschcraft and other things. I arrenge with a local bus company 2 Moose Safari near our Base Camp. Last evening we had no luck. But we made a new record. We found 31 dear on the tour. Mostly female with one or two cubs.

torsdag 10 augusti 2017

Piece of cake.

After some hours hard work I stop cutting down timber for the winter.  Timber will be 3.-6 meter long and I have to cut all of it to small pieces. It will take some more hours to do that, but its OK, and I had a good saw but I think I will be a mackinsaw next year.

OK it’s a joke and not my timber. Sorry.

Happy group.

After some days with not so good weather for canoeing we finally got no wind, warm and no rain. The group who was our guests last year started canoe training before they start their journey canoeing in Nordmarken. A young team this time but with very good leaders who take great responsibility for the young canoers. Our leader Tor and Amanda show them all the small tricks how to handle and paddle canoes and how to start and land the canoe on shore.