The Voxnan is a river situated more or less in the middle of Sweden, or rather in the southernmost part of northern Sweden, that is popular among whitewater canoeists. It is a long stretch of river through woodland without the accompaniement of a road. This is otherwise very common, especially in southern Sweden. The headwaters being only some 400 kilometers north of Stockholm, it is also more accessible for people in this densely populated area than the great northern rivers. The stretch between Rullbo and Vinströmmen with some 55 rapids seemed a perfect place to practice my packrafting for a couple of days in May.