Gear Sale 2016

It's been a year of big changes behind the scenes at Backpacking North. After years of uncertain income, I managed to land myself a full-time writing job for a cool company in Helsinki on a top secret, hush hush project. I'm still based up north, but I don't have the time or resources to keep everything afloat as far as the backpacking business is concerned, so it's time to downscale (or bail out, as it were).

For this reason, I stopped offering photo tours a while back, and now it's time to say "bye bye" to the packraft rental service. I've enjoyed providing this service to people hiking in Lapland over the last few years, but at the moment I simply don't have the time available to handle all the comings and goings. So it makes much more sense that the rafts find new homes where they will be taken out on new adventures and enjoyed. Packrafts are like dogs – they should be exercised at regular intervals or they get depressed and start chewing the furniture.

So here's your chance to grab yourself a lovely Alpacka raft with all the gear you need to take your backpacking or bikepacking to new adventures. 


Packrafts and gear for sale

All rafts are now sold.

The only remaining item is an Advanced Elements Alu Paddle.

Prices do not include postage. All items are sold as is. 

I accept bank transfers (EU only), and Paypal (but the buyer must pay fees). I would imagine this will mostly be of interest to people living in Finland, and the EU, as postage costs elsewhere get a bit expensive.

If you want more info, more pictures, or want to buy, please email me at


Advanced Elements Packlite 4-Piece Paddle – €45

Missing one rubber drip stopper (not pictured) More info here.