The canoe trail Gunnilboån in the Bergslagen region in Sweden

One of the many canoe trails that start in Bergslagen and flow down to the valley of Mälaren. All of these canoe trails pass the northern botanic limit, but no other river shows the contrast in nature like Gunnilboån does. A great way to see the differences between wilderness and a more mellow landscape. A good rest area is located at the beginning of the river, it invites paddlers to camp the night before the paddling starts. The river starts in Trummelsbo, which was a Swedish Klondike with a rich mining past. Once a small, flourishing, iron producing society. Today an overgrown ghost town. The ruins are still there, and a good message board shows photographs from the old days and gives a brief historical explanation (in Swedish). Let your imagination take you back in time. Nordic Discovery arranges guided tours at the townsite. There is no maintenance along the canoe trail.


Trail description: River and lake paddling
Degree of difficulty: Medium-difficult
From-to: Trummelsbo-Gisslarbo
Distance: 36 km, 40% river paddling
Drop: 28 m total, 0,8 m/km on average
Portages: 3-4 portages 100 m-1 km
Landscape description: Forests and meadows
Fishing: Pike and perch
The rain and wind shelters in Trummelsbo have good strong fire places and dry toilets
The canoe trail continues in lower Hedströmmen via a 1 km portage from Gisslarbo
Good canoe trail description with map is included in the hire 
Trummelsbo-Gisslarbo: Free transport of hired equipment for hires over 4500 SEK/transport day 
Continuation in lower Hedströmmen. Gisslarbo-Mälaren: Free transport of hired equipment for hires over 4500 SEK/transport day

Canoe trail map of Gunnilboån >> 

Canoe trail map of Hedströmmen >>

Other maps: 11GNV-SV

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Book canoes, kayaks and transport to Gunnilboån

900 SEK/canoe and kayak /transport day. 450 SEK/canoe and kayak/day without transport.

The price applies to full group discount of the costs of canoe transports to and from Gunnilboån. With bookings of low numbers of canoes, please check the price list for canoe transport before booking.

Better canoeing and kayaking, better price and no transports

As the wilderness canoeing and kayaking in the Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve is more affordable and the paddling and the nature much better, we recommend you to also consider the canoeing and kayaking in the Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve, as an alternative paddle area. Canoeing and kayaking in the Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve >>

Canoe & kayak service to Bergslagen's 20 canoe trails

1) The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve >>
2) Middle Hedströmmen >>
3) Lower Hedströmmen >>
4) Gunnilboån >>
5) Nittälven >>
6) Garhytteån/Northern Arbogaån >>
7) Bottenån/Borsån/Southern Arbogaån >>
8) Arbogaån/Southern Arbogaån >>
9) Hjälmare Kanal >>
10) Mälaren >>
11) Strömsholms Kanal >>
12) Rastälven >>
13) Järleån >>
Svartån in Västmanland
Dalälven (Borlänge-Avesta)

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Trackless Excursions

The paddler is a guest in the nature 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.

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