The canoe trail Lower Hedströmmen in the Bergslagen region

In Bernshammar, follow a nice stretch of water for several kilometers until the rivers Hedströmmen and Gunnilboån join. The two rivers flow together at the village, Gisslarbo. The canoe trail from Gisslarbo, up until the river end in Mälaren, is called Lower Hedströmmen. South of Kolsva, there are a few small, shallow rapids when the water level is low. A recommended finishing point is at the small boat harbor on Malmön, at the river mouth in Mälaren. An alternative is to continue the 6 remaining kilometers to Köping and finish the trip in the harbor. Food supplies are available in Kolsva. There is no maintenance along the canoe trail.

Lower Hedströmmen

Trail description: River paddling
Degree of difficulty: Medium-difficult
From-to: Gisslarbo-Mälaren
Distance: 34 km, river paddling 100 %
Drop: 49 m total, 1.4 m/km on average
Portages: 6 portages, 100 m-400 m
Landscape description: Meadows and forests
Fishing: Pike and perch
The canoe trail continues in Mälaren 
Canoe trail description is included in the hire
Free transport of hired equipment for hires over 3600 SEK/transport day

Canoe trail map of Hedströmmen >>

Canoe trail map of Gunnilboån >>

Other maps: 11FSO, 11GSV, 10GNV

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Book canoes, kayaks and transport to Lower Hedströmmen

800 SEK/canoe and kayak /transport day. 400 SEK/canoe and kayak/day without transport.

The price applies to full group discount of the costs of canoe transports to and from Lower Hedströmmen. 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 >>
Sverkestaån 
Jernleden
Mångsälven
Svartälven
Malingen-Ludvika 
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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