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|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
The spring canoeing in flowing water with easy rapids is predicted to work the two first weeks in april. Read about the spring canoeing >>
1 October–30 April
The Adventure Center, the Wilderness Lodge and the Wilderness Cottage are open daily after bookings
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Accommodation in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve
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|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 >>
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Wilderness canoeing & kayaking in the Kloten Nature Reserve
Wilderness paddling in the paddle paradise, The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve. Detailed canoe trail description with map
The paddle legend - The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve
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. The nature reserve is very well taken care of. Along the canoe trails 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 tent camping at the rest areas or at other places along the canoe trails
The wilderness offers river paddling along narrow waterways without flowing currents, making it possible to paddle in both directions and in circles. At some points, the river gets bigger in beautiful wilderness archipelagos, with many untouched islands. The paddling in the nature reserve suits children and beginners and the fishing is excellent. The fish that can be caught here include: brown trout, rainbow trout, pike and perch. Fishing licenses are for sale at the Canoe Center. The nature reserve is recommended for a real wilderness and wildlife experience. The canoe trails offer nice canoe trips up to 1.5 weeks long. The Canoe Center is located in the heart of the reserve in the small village, Kloten, between Skinnskatteberg and Kopparberg (along road 233). Road description >>
Excursions lasting 1-5 days: Start paddling at the Canoe Center in Kloten and paddle north along the narrow stretches in Långvattnet. Take a left at the fork in the waterway and find your own way among the islands and bays of the Korslången archipelago. Paddle up to Bredsjön and down to Sörsjön. On your way back, you can extend your trip by paddling up to the small village, Nyfors. On longer trips it is recommended to follow the shoreline and make a round trip along the explained route.
Excursions lasting 1-2 days: Start the paddling at the Canoe Center in Kloten and paddle south among big and small islands in the archipelago lake, Klotensjön. It is recommended to follow the shoreline and make a round trip
Half-day excursion: There is a narrow strait in the middle of the lake, Klotensjön. There, the half-day paddler is recommended to make a short cut and do a round trip around the northern part of the lake
Week-long excursions: The week paddler is recommended to cover both the canoe trail to the north and the canoe trail to the south of Kloten
2-days paddling with indoor accommodation: The two-day paddler who prefers indoor accommodation is recommended to stay at the Bed & Breakfast in Kloten >> and paddle south one day and north the other day. Staying at the Wilderness Lodge is also an excellent option the night before and the night after a long paddling trip. If the rain is pouring the lodge is also there as a good backup
Paddling Bredsjön-Kloten: Transport of hired equipment and transfer to Bredsjön and paddling back to Kloten
Paddling Nyfors-Kloten: Transport of hired equipment and transfer to Nyfors and paddling back to Kloten. Recommended for both day and overnight excursions. On overnight excursions, you take a right and paddle around the archipelago lake, Korslången. In Korslången, you can make a longer or shorter round trip among the beautiful and untouched islands before paddling back to Kloten
Which canoe trail is recommended for round-trip excursions lasting 1-day ?
For round-trip excursions lasting 1 day, the recommendation is to paddle along the canoe trail south of Kloten. For excursions lasting two or more days, the recommendation is to paddle along the canoe trail north of Kloten
|The paddle paradise - The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve|
Canoe trail description: River paddling along narrow waterways without flowing currents. Occasional archipelagos with untouched islands
Landscape description: Wilderness
Degree of difficulty: Easy
Location of Canoe Center: Right between two canoe trails in the village Kloten
Distance of paddling: 70 km (+ 30 km along the Malingsbo trail = 100 km)
The canoe trail north of Kloten: 50 km
The canoe trail south of Kloten: 20 km
Amount of portage: 3 x 50 meters along the canoe trail north-east of Kloten. (Canoe trolleys are included in the hire.)
Amount of portage along the other canoe trails: 0
Canoe trail description with map: Included in the hire
Detailed water resistant map: Sold at the Canoe Center for 200 SEK
Car parking: Safe and free parking lot on the meadow at the back of the Canoe Center
Indoor accommodation along the canoe trails: B&B next to the Canoe Center in Kloten. www.wildernesslodge.se
Fishing: Brown trout, rainbow trout, pike and perch. The fishing along the canoe tails is free of charge for children and youths under the age of 20. 60 SEK/day per person/family. 150 SEK/3-days per person/family. 350 SEK/year per person/family. To by Fishing licenses: http://online2.citybreak.com/Search/Other/ShowOther.aspx?onlineid=788755567&grp=116318&culture=en . Indicate on natural waters
Transport of hired equipment to Nyfors: Free transport for hires over 1500 SEK
Transport of hired equipment to all lakes in The Maligsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve: Free transport for hires over 1800 SEK
Transfer to Nyfors or Bredsjön: 50 SEK/person (transfer and transport have to be scheduled ahead of time)
What about drinking water ?
The water along the canoe trails in the nature reserve is good for cooking with. Drinking water is recommended to be filled up in water bottles or containers from the faucet back home or at the Canoe Center (no charge). The tap water in Sweden is excellent drinking water and always controlled by the local health department. A fresh water spring is located along the canoe trail north of Kloten. There are water containers for rent at the Canoe Center. The containers holds 10 liters and the price is 75 SEK/excurcion
What is the average paddling distance ?
The average holiday paddler usually covers a distance of 10 km/day on water without currents. This distance allows time for doing other things, such as: experiencing camping life, fishing, swimming, reading, relaxing and socialising around the campfire
How do we keep our food cold ?
Most people bring a cooler box to keep their food cool at the beginning of their trip. As the cooler box just will help you from the beginning of your trip you have to plan on consuming dry food, vegetables, fruit and cans for the following time of the trip. At the Adventure Center you can hire and change cooling blocks (the ice cubes you put in the cooler box)
Is there cell phone connection in the nature reserve ?
The connection is very good with the state-owned company, Telia. The connection is very bad or non-existent with other companies. Foreign phones automatically get switched over to Telia's network. The other option (for unlocked phones) is to buy a Swedish Telia SIM card for the trip
The paddler is a guest in the nature reserve and is required to demonstrate responsibility and care. Not to harm and not to destroy. We have the right to enjoy Swedish nature, but there is also a duty to behave responsibly. The paddler’s only trace should be the whirlpools from the paddles