The canoe trail Rastälven in the Bergslagen region in Sweden

A charming mix of small lakes and narrow river stretches. Several rapids and dams require portages. A dirt road is often located along the rapids, which makes the portages easy with the help of the good canoe trolleys included with hire. The river flows through open and varying nature with forests, meadows, wetlands and villages.


Trail description: River and lake paddling
Degree of difficulty: Medium-difficult
From-to: Sundet-Nora
Distance: 43 km, 50 % river paddling
Drop: 58 m total, 1.2 m/km on average
Portages: 10 portages 100 m-3 km
Landscape description: Forests and meadows
The rain and wind shelters have good, strong fireplaces, dry toilets and sometimes even fire wood
The canoe trail continues to Järleån via a 5km portage through the spectacular nature reserve, Järleån
Good canoe trail description with map is included in the hire
Free transport of hired equipment for hires over 4500 SEK/transport day

Canoe trail description and maps

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In German >>

Other maps: 11 ENO-SO, 11 FSV

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Book canoes, kayaks and transport to Rastälven

900 SEK/kanot och kajak /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 Rastälven. 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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