A Slow, Quiet Float On A Log Raft Down The Klarälven River In Sweden

We’re so used to travelling great distances on roads that it’s very easy to forget about the much older, more traditional highways of the world: rivers. Before Henry Ford did his thing and the likes of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Robert Moses followed up with their marks on the continent (ie. interlacing ribbons of asphalt spanning many thousands of miles), overland travel was the stuff of Lewis & Clark, David Thompson and Sir Alexander Mackenzie, all of whom let the water do the bulk of the driving. This short film by Alastair Humphreys and Haglöfs reminds us of those amazing historical adventures (where the next bend always promises something new), only an ocean away on Sweden’s remote Klarälven River. Music by Temujin Doran.

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