The canoe trails in the Bergslagen region in Sweden
Detailed canoe trail descriptions with maps. From wilderness paddling in the paddle paradise, The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve, to paddling along any of the other 20 canoe trails in Bergslagen.
The canoeing and kayaking in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve represent wilderness paddling. The other canoe trails in Bergslagen are different in the respect that they sometimes pass civilization - farms, villages and sometimes even settlements. The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve is in many respects, the recommended river.
Nordic Discovery rents out canoes and kayaks and provides a very good transport service along Bergslagen's canoe trails. All canoe trails are along considerably easy rivers which don’t require previous knowledge or athletic paddlers. Along some trails, however, there are obstacles due to fallen trees. The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve, Strömsholms Kanal and Hjälmare Kanal represent calm water paddling. These three rivers also offer the easiest paddling. There are no obstacles in the respect of fallen trees. The other rivers offer light, thrilling portions of rapids and also some obstacles in the respect of fallen trees.
Nordic Discovery offers a very good transport service along the canoe trails in Västmanland and the south of Dalarna. We wish you a warm welcome to Bergslagen, which has a lot to offer the keen paddler.
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
Long paddling options in Bergslagen
175 km: Paddle from Nittälven's sources all the way to the lake, Hjälmaren (Canoe trails 5-9). 175 km of exciting paddling, which should be paddled over 2.5 weeks. The river Nittälven continues all the way down to the lake, Mälaren, but changes name several times.
300 km: Paddle from Nittälven's sources all the way to the lake, Mälaren (Canoe trails 5-8). Paddle through Mälaren (10) and paddle the Strömsholms kanal (11) upstream. 300 km of exciting paddling, which should be paddled over 4 weeks.
The stretch from Nittälven's sources to Mälaren or Hjälmaren (Canoe trails 5-8/9) should not be undertaken whithout a saw and a big portion of adventure guts.