Snow & ice report

Photos and movies are posted ongoing on Wilderness Lodge's Facebook site. For direct and fast ice skating and skiing information, the recommendation is to follow the Facebook blog bellow:


Next guided tours with vacancies

Next guided tour with vacancies is advised on the Facebook page bellow:


Canoeing and kayaking report

The canoe trails in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve are predicted to be free from ice and ready for canoeing and kayaking from the 10th of April

Read about the canoe trails in the Nature Reserve Malingsbo-Kloten >>

The spring canoeing in flowing water with easy rapids is predicted to work the two first weeks in april. Read about the spring canoeing >>

Opening hours

1 October–30 April

The Adventure Center, the Wilderness Lodge and the Wilderness Cottage are open daily after bookings

Contact Nordic Discovery >>

+46 (0)73 0350075

Safari reviews:

“On the moose safari we were hiking in the deep forest, when suddenly a  big moose was rising up from his rest right in front of us. The moment was both a little bit scary and very exciting.“

Jovanna Richez

Frankfurt

 

“Just amazing! Thank you so much for this unforgettable moose safari experience."

Nadia Batzig und Tobias Wayne

Bern

 

Read about moose safari >>

Read about Beaver safari >>

Accommodation in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve

    • Window view from the Wilderness Lodge

Holiday house for rent

Season camping vacancies 2017

Vacant season camping grounds 2017 at Nyfors Wilderness Camping: Read about Nyfors Wilderness Camping >>

Season camping with maintenance tasks

Possibility to simple maintenance tasks in return of free season camping at Kloten Wilderness Camping. Kloten Wilderness Camping >>

More information on phone number: + 46 (0)73 0350075

The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve

The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve in southern Dalarna and northern Västmanland is one of the biggest nature reserves in Sweden. High hills and deep valleys surround a long stretch of excellent paddling water with steep cliffs descending dramatically into the river along narrow stretches. The wilderness is located on top of a higher plateau and the wildlife is rich. There are a lot of moose, deer and beavers but also lynxes, wolves and bears are represented. The chances of seeing lynxes, wolves and bears are, however, very slim because the animals are low in number and very shy. Sometimes howling wolves can be heard at night. Moose, deer and beavers are more common. The reserve is one of the most moose-populated areas in the world and one of few wolf territories in Sweden. None of the animals pose a threat to humans

    • Photografer: Elisabeth von Sydow

The beautiful and untouched nature reserve is classified as central Europe's closest wilderness: 2.5 hours journey (200 km) by car from the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The nature reserve has an abundance of good canoeing, bicycling and hiking trails and is very well looked after. Along the trails there are a great number of rest areas with sturdy rain and wind shelters. At the rest areas there are good, strong fireplaces in front of each rain and wind shelter. There is no charge for camping at rest areas or at other places in the nature reserve. The fishing is excellent and the forest is good for picking berries and mushrooms

Canoe and hiking trail map for the nature reserve >>

Detailed maps are for sale at Nordic Discovery's Adventure Center

The history of Kloten

The history of Kloten is divided into three epochs: iron-producing in the 17th century, a lumber jack boom between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, and our current epoch, which is characterised by environmentally-friendly tourism

The forest has been protected from development since 1950, when the wilderness become a nature reserve. This is the reason why the forest has been left in peace and why the wilderness still is a popular retreat for many wild animals. This fact makes the nature reserve unique from the rest of central Sweden

At the end of the iron-producing era and the beginning of the lumber era (in the early 20th century), Kloten had a population of more than 1000 inhabitants. Today, the population is around 30 people 

Two grocery stores were once located on either side of the small village square; however, both stores closed down long ago, and the two buildings became family homes. Since 2003, Nordic Discovery has run the Adventure Center in one of the buildings and the Wilderness Lodge in the other

Local places of interest

1. The old railway station. Between 1877 and 1934 there was a railroad between Kloten and Bånghammar (located south of Kopparberg). Between the railway station and the Adventure Center is the remains of a loading platform

2. The old locomotive garage. A message board is located outside of the garage and displays interesting pictures from the past

3. The Kloten Trail. A 5 km marked hiking trail

4. The Troll Hill. There is a marked hiking trail from Kloten to the Troll Hill. 2 km to the top of the hill (Round trip 4 km)

5. The Grass Hill. The hill is the highest point in the nature reserve.  Splendid views of the forest and lakes from the top of a tall watch tower. There is a marked hiking trail from Kloten the Grass Hill. 8 km to the top of the hill (Round trip 16 km). Read about hiking in the nature reserve >>

6. The Åbo Cottage. An old hillside cottage along the hiking trail Bergslagsleden. Back in time, the poorest people lived in hillside cottages, and it is interesting to see what they are like. A hillside cottage is partially dug into the hillside. There is a marked hiking trail from Kloten to the Åbo Cottage. 7 km (Round trip 14 km). Read about Bergslagsleden >>

7. The Canoe trail north of Kloten. The trail stays to the inside of the first islands and then keeps going north along excellent paddling water and untouched wilderness for many days. Read about the canoe trail >>

8. The local swimming place

9. The location of the old sawmill. Today there are no remains left from the old steam-driven sawmill which was in use between 1901 and 1939

10. The ruins of from the old iron work. The iron producing once took place along the small stream between the two lakes (which produced the hydropower that was used for the industry). The iron work was in use until 1910. The ruin of the iron work is located 100 meters west of the Wilderness Lodge. Today, there is a fish farm located there that breeds rainbow and brown trout for release into the lakes of the nature reserve. Read about fishing in the nature reserve >>

11. The old mansion area

Guided village walks

1 hour: 600 SEK/group. 30 minutes: 300 SEK/group

What does The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve look like ?

The movie "Canoeing and wildlife in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve", on the face book site bellow give a good explanation about the canoeing and the wildlife in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve