The canoe trail Garhyttean / Northern Arbogaan in the Bergslagen region in Sweden
The canoe trail from Kopparberg to Malaren flows along the same river. The river changes the name along its course and there are separate canoe trail descriptions for the different stretches.
Garhyttean / Northern Arbogaan flows between Kopparberg and Lindesberg. The recommendation is to start the canoeing at Lillang (North of Norrsjon). The stretch north of Lillang is not good for canoeing. After Norrsjon, the river changes name to Storan. Storan ends in the lake, Rasvalen. The next name change, to Bottenan, take place along the river stretch from Rasvalen to Lindesberg. Bottenan is a deep river where even boats can pass. Garhyttean / Northern Arbogaan offers a variety in its paddling as well some charming samples of Swedish culture, e.g. the small museums in Kopparberg and Loa Hytta.
Garhyttean / Northern Arbogaan – The continuation of Nittalven
|Canoe trail description: River and lake paddling
|Degree of difficulty: Medium difficult due to some fallen trees|
|Distance: 42 km, 60% river paddling|
|Drop: 47 m total, 1.3 m/km on average|
|Portages: 5 portages 100 m-200 m|
|Landscape description: Forests and meadows|
|There is no maintenance along this canoe trail and the rain and wind shelters and the dry toilets has been taken away|
|The canoe trail continues to Bottenån/Southern Arbogaån|
|Good canoe trail description with map is included in the hire|
|Kopparberg: Free transport of hired equipment for hires over 2400 SEK/transport day|
|Free transport of hired equipment on hires over 3000 SEK/transport day|
Book canoes, kayaks and transport to Garhyttean / Northern Arbogaan
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 Garhyttean / Northern Arbogaan. With bookings of low numbers of canoes, please check the price list for canoe transport before booking.
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Canoe and kayak transport in Bergslagen
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 and kayak service to Bergslagen's 20 canoe trails
1) The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve >>
2) Middle Hedstrommen >>
3) Lower Hedstrommen >>
4) Gunnilboan >>
5) Nittalven >>
6) Garhyttean / Northern Arbogaan >>
7) Bottenan/Borsan/Southern Arbogaan >>
8) Arbogaan/Southern Arbogaan >>
9) Hjalmare Kanal >>
10) Malaren >>
11) Stromsholms Kanal >>
12) Rastalven >>
13) Jarlean >>
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Long paddling options in Bergslagen
135 km: Paddle from Lillang (North of Norrsjon) to the lake, Hjalmaren (Canoe trails 6-9). 135 km of paddling on 2 weeks. The Canoe Trail continues all the way down to the lake, Malaren, but changes name several times.
260 km: Paddle from Lillang (North of Norrsjon) to the lake, Malaren (Canoe trails 6-8). Paddle through Malaren (10) and paddle the Stromsholms kanal (11) "upstream". 260 km of paddling on 4,5 weeks.
The stretch from Lillang to Malaren or Hjalmaren (Canoe trails 6-8/9) should not be undertaken without a saw and a portion of adventure guts.
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.