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Big Bergslag canoe tour
10 days, 150 km, challenging

This tour is our longest tour. You can count on a maximum outdoor experience with a lot of variation. 



Big Bergslagstocht 3800 SEK per canoe
Includes Canoe, paddles, canoe cart, life jackets, watertight barrel, rope, folding spade, sponge, garbage bags, nature card for Svartälven river (mandetory from 16y) and tour description with detailed map.

Transport from the finish (14.30h) of the tour.
Excluding Camping equipment,
Unplanned/additional transport
Starting Every day

Book extra

Materials One price for usage
during the entire tour
Camping stove (including
pots and 1 gas)
200 SEK
Trekking tent (2/3 pers.) 300 SEK
Sleeping mat (self-inflatable) 100 SEK

Canoe tour map

Big Bergslag canoe tour

About the Big Bergslag canoe tour:

This is our longest tour and the perfect tour for more experienced canoeists and anyone who likes a proper challenge. During the trip you will pass only little civilization. You can count on a maximum outdoor experience with a lot of variation. You pass through untouched forest areas, paddle over narrow winding rivers, and come across several large lakes with breathtaking views or even to take a day to relax around your campsite and read a book.

From Värmlandsgården you paddle in northern direction over several large lakes in the border area between the provinces of Värmland and Dalarna. From Tyngsjö you descend to the south over quiet rivers and several smaller lakes. From here, the tour makes a trip to the east and follows the slow-flowing, winding Svartälven River for a while. Via Lesjöfors you arrive at the last part of the route, after which you finish the tour in Sundsjön.

The tour takes you past many uninhabited islands and riverbanks where you can set up camp. It is not uncommon that you do not meet other people for days. But with some luck you can spot beavers or other wild animals during this trip. The 10-day trip is based on an average paddling pace with plenty of room to swim, fish, make a fire, grill and explore the many uninhabited islands and riverbanks.

Suitable for: experienced canoeists / everyone that likes a proper challange
Level: challanging
Distance: approx. 150 kilometers
Land transports: 17 land transports, the shortest is 50 meters and the longest 4 kilometer (when the water level is low this can go up till ca 7km).

Instructions about the equipment and route: The day before departure or on day 1 
Day 1: Start tour between 10.00 and 17.00 from Värmlandsgården
Day 1-10: Your expedition through the Swedish wilderness
Day 10: 14.30 End of the tour, transfer from the finish (Sundsjön) to Värmlandsgården

Further information

  • For the Svartälven River a nature pass is mandatory. This contribution takes care of maintenance along the river, such as the construction and maintenance of shelters, fire places and toilet facilities. This pass is included in het price. The 6 day trip is based on a easy paddling pace with room for relaxation and exploring. If you want to shorten or lenghten the trip, please contact us.
  • It is possible to book a stay at our campsite or in one of our stugas, before or after your tour.
  • Click here for more tips and rules about canoeing and camping in the Swedish wilderness.
  • How to reach Värmlandsgården: by car, public traffic or airplane.

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Canoetour 10 days, 150 kilometers, challenging