The River Rafting

The River Rafting

The River Rafting is a well-known and publicly loved eco-labelled event arranged by students from Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science

The River Rafting has a very special place in Uppsala´s celebration of Valborg. It started as a fun bet between the students Anders Ahnesjö and Carl-Johan Hansson at Valborg the year of 1975, if they could run down the river in a raft. The prize in this bet was a sandwich and hot chocolate. Today it is an event that engages over 700 people to build rafts and arrange this huge happening, directed by Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science students. In the morning of Valborg, the start signal goes off and spectacular and colourful rafts make their way down Fyrisån to the jubilance of thousands of viewers of all ages.

The starting signal goes off at 10.00, so be ready!