A myriad of paddling adventures
Värmland's opportunities for paddling are many, paddle through sparkling Klarälven, visit Lurö to experience the archipelago environment or why not book a guided tour to make the most of your trip on the water through different natural areas. On Klarälven from Långflon in the north down to Karlstad in the south which opens into Vänern you can experience fantastic paddling and on Vildmark i Värmland you can also build your own timber raft to experience a real adventure on the river.
At Långberget's Sports Hotel in Torsby there is a lake system where you can do canoe trips in a few hours, explore the area for several days or book guided day trips that are suitable for the whole family. At Rottnan, you can paddle on your own on the forest river that meanders through the Värmland Finnskogen just inside the Norwegian-Swedish border.
Discover historic Bergslagen by canoe or kayak
Paddle a canoe or kayak in the realm of locks on the Bergslag Canal. Experience an adventure with history, sluicing and nature. Bergslagskanalen is a canal and lake system of 65 km in beautiful nature that runs between Karlskoga and Filipstad. The level difference is 16 m, which is mastered with 6 locks and the canal is the only one in Sweden that cannot be reached from any larger body of water. In eastern Värmland you will also find Svartälven and Svartån.
Lurö, the paddlers’ paradise in the middle of Lake Vänern
In the middle of Vänern there is also Lurö, a magical freshwater archipelago with over 250 islands and skerries. There are also plenty of sights and hiking trails here, and you can spend the night and eat well in lovely surroundings. You can paddle or take the boat from Ekenäs out to Lurö. Another tip for those who like the archipelago is the Kristinehamn archipelago, where you can paddle and at the same time enjoy both sandy beaches and bathing cliffs. Along the way there are several accommodations and attractions such as Kristinehamns Herrgårdcamping, Picassoskulpturen, Kristinehamn's art museum, Kristinehamn guest harbor Mastmagasinet.