Jöns AschanJöns Aschan is the owner of Paddlingsfabriken and works as the coach, guide, webmaster and sales agent.


  • Trained and qualified (2015) for British Canoe 4 Start Sea Leader, Kayak in Anglesey
  • Qualified (2007) for BCU 3 Star Sea Kayak
  • Qualified Coach Level 2
  • Trained for BCU 4 Star Sea (2008)
  • Assessed for NIL assistant instructor (Hjälinstruktör, 2008)
  • Past in K1, K2 and K4 flatwater competion kayaking on a national level from 1971 to 1980
  • During his training years he covered up to 5000km of paddling in a year
  • Gives kayaking classes
  • Shows on a regular basis
  • Trained for, designs and builds wooden kayaks using Stitch&Glue and strip building techiniques
  • Qualified for wilderness first aid
  • He holds a marine VHF-radio operators certificate and the radio
  • Speaks fluent Swedish, Finnish, English and has skills in German, and basics of French