The Pearl River Nature reserve or Pärlälvens Naturreservat that it is called in Swedish is a true wilderness area. When canoeing here you will meet less people than in Sarek National Park. In this area you can spend everything from a weekend to several weeks when mixing paddling with hiking, fishing and outdoor life.
Karats is an elongated lake that stretches approx. 25 km east to west. In the east, flat areas with islands and islets. In the west the valley gets narrower and the lake is lined by small mountains. You find different types of forests here. Everything from pine forests to deciduous forests, mountain birch and bare mountains.
From Karats you can lift the canoes/kayaks past the whitewater rapids in Lillselet over to the next lake called Peuraure, which is the same size as Karats lake.
You need to have good outdoor experience to go canoeing or kayaking in this area. There is no marked trails, big parts of the area has no cellphone connection, it’s far away from help and very few people travel here. You need to be aware that it can blow up quickly and high waves may occur on a big lakes like this so be careful and always paddle close to shore.
For information about fishing regulations and fishing permits: www.natureit.se
To go canoeing in Pärlälvens naturreservat you need the map called “Fjällkartan BD11 Tjåmotis”.
If you do not have enough outdoor experience to paddle yourself, we offer a week long guided canoe tour in this area. » More info about the Canoe Adventure