The River Raft

Every year on Valborg, the last of April, tens of thousands of people gather at the brim of Fyrisån to watch the home made creations of the students fight the rivers water, and this is an event by Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students.

The River Raft is a well known and beloved event that has taken place since 1975. During The River Raft students from different parts of Sweden gather to build their, more or less stable, rafts of styrofoam, to take on the Fyriså. Around 400 rafters usually participates, and about 40,000 spectators.

The River Raft is open for all persons over 18 years. For those interested, the registration opens during the spring (often in Mars). 

The River Raft is not only about building a raft and glide through The Fyriså, but there is also The River Raft Festival, where there are a lot of activitys in close proximity to the raft building area. During the days you can play on the activity area (climbing wall and sumo-football are some of earlier years activitys) and during the evenings you can enjoy live music from different artists in the pub. During the entire festival you can buy food and beverages if you are interested in something tasty.

Read more on The River Rafts homepage.

The Rafters path through the Fyriså

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