Canoeing & kayaking tour through the Swedish wilderness
Guided canoeing and kayaking tour through the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve's wilderness. A pristine and wild natural area that has not been touched by civilization. The Scandinavian pine forest along the shore is thick, dense and a popular retreat for many wild animals.
We canoe and kayak the classic paddling route from the furthermost point in Bredsjön to Kloten. At the half-way point, we stop for a wilderness picnic lunch on an island. To the picnic we listen to an experienced and knowledgeable wildlife tracker who let us know about the wild animals in the forest (sometimes the tour is lead by guides on training). The distance to canoe and kayak is approximately 15 km.
Canoeing & kayaking tour – Wilderness picnic lunch, dinner, accommodation & breakfast
2100 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1850 SEK
The guided tour includes: A 10-hours paddeling tour in canoes or kayaks through one of the biggest nature reserves in Sweden, a wilderness picnic with crayfish wraps mixed with vegetables and berries from the local forest, mineral water from the local brewery, local fruit, tea or coffee, a two-course dinner, with many ingredients from the forest, a one-night in a double room, sheets, towels, breakfast (with home-made bread and cereal), canoes or kayaks, paddles, life jackets, spray covers for the kayaks, water proof-sacks, seat mats and transfer in minibus from the Wilderness Lodge to the starting point in Bredsjön.
Where: Start and finish at the Wilderness Lodge in the small village Kloten. Comfortable beds, personal touch and wild Nordic animals around the corner. Kloten is located in the heart of the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve along road 233 between Skinnskatteberg and Kopparberg. 2.5 hours drive from Stockholm.
Type of paddling: Easy flat water paddling without currents. No previous experience is needed.
Landscape description: We paddle through the wild and untouched nature in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve. The river is winding and the pine forest along the shore is thick and a popular retreat for many wild animals.
Equipment: You have the choice to paddle in canoes or kayaks. The canoes and kayaks are made out of the strong hard plastic material, polyethylene and are of good quality and in good shape. The kayaks are stable sea kayaks with broad waists, which have been constructed to manage big waves and strong winds in sea conditions.
When: The canoeing and kayaking tour is arranged on Sundays between April 25 and October 25. Extra tours on other days after bookings.
Number of participants: 2-8 persons/guide and group. Normally 1 group/tour. Occasionally 2 groups/tour.
Parties containing 4 or more participants have the choice to book the canoeing & kayaking tour on other dates. If you are 2-3 participants and want a canoeing & kayaking tour outside of the scheduled days, please advise with anticipation and we will look in to the possibility of arrangement.
Starting time: 10:00. Finishing time: 20:00.
Clothes to paddle in: Shorts, sport clothes, swimming gear and rain gear (in case of rain). A hat and sunglasses are recommended.
To bring on the trip: Rain gear (in case of rain or as a backup against rain), swimming gear, a towel, sun block, a camera and warm "summer clothes". The participants will receive a bottle with drinking water at the beginning of the trip. Personal equipment can be placed in the included water-proof sacks.
Information: At the start, a briefing containing detailed information about the tour and basic paddling instructions are provided.
Safety: The main guide Mikael Nilsson is very experienced and knowledgeable about all aspects of canoeing, kayaking, the area, the wilderness and the wild animals that inhabit the deep forest. The guide is also a certified life guard, having passed all of the Swedish Life Guards’ Association’s tests for Life Guard Education.
Day temperatures: June-August 15-30 degrees Centigrade. May and September 10-25 degrees Centigrade.
Canoeing & kayaking tour – Wilderness picnic lunch & dinner
1500 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1250 SEK
Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, without accommodation and breakfast. The tour runs for 10 hours. Starting time: 10:00. Finishing time: 20:00.
Canoeing & kayaking tour with wilderness picnic lunch
1250 SEK /person. Children under 15 years: 1000 SEK
Occurs according to the standard program detailed above, without dinner, accommodation and breakfast. The tour runs for 8 hours. Starting time: 10:00. Finishing time: 18:00.
Next guided tour with vacancies
Next guided tour with vacancies is advised on the Facebook page bellow. Extra tours with short notice are sometimes only advised on the Facebook page below (and not in the programs above).