One of Sweden’s longest rivers, great for exploring by canoe or kayak. Normally flowing at around 2 kph, it’s the river our campsite lies next to and offers something for everyone. Ideal for first time paddlers and perfect for day tours during a summers day.
A smaller river system starting at the Norwegian border, which then heads back into Värmland. The first part of the journey is on a narrower section of river, which at high water flows quite quickly.
Svartälven has a very different feel than Klarälven, offering more variety of scenery and water. It combines rivers and lakes, sometimes linked by land transports, to make a very interesting journey.
We will continue help guests get the most from their canoe experience in Sweden by working with guides who are highly experienced and very well qualified canoeists who will run tours in our area using our equipment information & support.
Though most tours are self led.
All the equipment we hire is in excellent condition. Our basis principle is: Would we use it ourselves? Our canoes are from the well know German manufacturer Gatz.
We offer many variations of days and rivers and different kit options. Please contact us for an accurate price for multi day tour as each of our guests have different requirements. Here you can see some examples of package prices for different types of groups and rivers to give you an idea.
Good To Know
Choosing a good operator of a canoe tour is important. We have many years of experience operating, high quality equipment, high quality safety vests and we have the “gold standard” travel garentee from Kammarkkollgiet (Swedish State Authority for Legal, Financial and Administrative Services under the Ministry of Finance)
End of tour facilities
Because guests on all our tours return to Byns camping, it’s worth remembering that toilets and showers & rubbish disposal are available at the end of your tour.
Klarälven Day Tours
For our very popular canoe day tours, we offer trips from 16 to 22km, starting upstream and returning to Byns. In our opinion, this is though one of the most beautiful parts of the river.
If you’re planning a day tour by canoe, you might like to make a longer day tour and start at Stöllet, a great trip of around 42kms back to Byns.
Many guests see wildlife on their tour, we have even had guests see a bear high on the hillside along the way (extremely rare!).
2 Person canoe – 800 kr (includes transport, life vests, paddles)
3 -4 Person canoe – 1000 kr (includes transport, life vests, paddles)
5 Person canoe – 1200 kr (inlcudes transport, life vests, paddles)
Klarälven Multi Day Tours
We then offer several multi-day tours options from 2 to 10 days. Why not paddle the classic tour of Sysslebäck to Byns? Around 94km, ideal for 4 to 6 days travel.
Price example – 4 day tour Branäs to Byns for 2 guests in standard canoe including transport only 1835kr!
Price example – 4 days tour Branäs to Byn large canoe, room for more equipment (or the dog) only 1945kr!
Klarälven Family Package Tour
We have the ideal solution for many families who want to paddle together, why not opt for our Big Canadian package? The Big Canadian is a great Gatz canoe with 5 seats, very stable and easy for 2 adults to paddle and control. This means that parents with 2 or 3 small children can paddle in the same canoe and share the workload. You still have space for equipment too.
Included in the package is a Tipi tent big enough for the whole family to have the comfort and security of spending the nights together.
This also works for 3 adults wanting to paddle together and still have plenty of space for equipment.
Price example Big Canadian Family package 4 days Branäs to Byns including transport only 4475kr.
There can be the odd tree or low hanging branch to avoid, all adds to fun of the tour! The river then widens out and slows down to a gentle pace. Plenty of chances to see beaver, you will certainly see plenty of signs of their activities along the way.
Good for 3 or 4 day gentle tours, approx 40km.
Price example 2 guests Rottnan 3 days including transport: 2530kr.
NB: Please note, all tours on Svartälven and Rottnan require you to be transported to the start and back from the end point of your tour.
The land transports are normally no problem, especially if you are sensible enough to travel light!
We provide canoe transport wheels to make life much easier.
We offer a unique service with Svartälven tours. You book your start date and how many days you want. We provide you with a loan route map and on the map are a series of numbered points. These are contact points in case you have any problems on the tour but they can also serve as pick up points. This way, you are not forced to reach a fixed end point, if you take a little longer than expected, maybe you found a good campsite and stayed an extra night, no problem, we still pick you up on the right day and time but at the new pick up point. You just call us on your last morning and say which number you will have reached and we pick you up there. This simple system has worked well for the last few years. 4 to 7 day options.
Price example 2 guests Svartälven for 5 days including transport and wheels: 3440kr.
(Svartälven Nature Card 20 sek per adult each day)
All the equipment we hire is in excellent condition. Our basic principle is: Would we use it ourselves? Our canoes are from the German manufacturer Gatz. We have a selection of Gatz canoes and can fill the needs of solo paddlers right through to the family sized 5.9 metre long Big Canadian.
For our camping equipment, we selected Marmot & Helsport tents and sleeping bags, and Trangia cookers and kitchen equipment. We pay particular attention to safety equipment and have 7 different sizes of swim vests to ensure a correct fit for all guests. We also hire waterproof barrels, waterproof rucksacks and transport wheels.
End of tour facilities:
Because guests on all our tours return to Byns Camping, it’s worth remembering that toilets, showers and rubbish disposal are available at the end of your tour.
At the end of your tour why not spend a night at Byns Camping and relax, have a hot shower and do some laundry. You can use your tent or have the extra comfort that one of our cabins provides. We also have warm and cold drinks, and ice creams in the reception.
Leave no trace:
As believers in Leave No Trace, we are committed to encouraging our guests to act responsibly when out on tour. All multi day guests are given information from Leave No Trace and about All Man’s Rights to help them understand how they can enjoy their tour whilst still leaving Swedish Nature in the best condition for future guests to enjoy. We feel that Leave No Trace compliments Swedens All Man’s Rights extremely well.
We have a travel guarantee:
Our company, Värmlands Älgpark AB, is a member of the official Resegaranti scheme from Kammarkollgiate. It means your deposits are safe with us as any deposits are fully protected through the travel guarantee. All companies offering a similar service to ourselves should be members of this scheme. You can check this directly with Resegaranti.
We have been Quality Tour approved since 2009 and are an official canoe rental operation approved by the Swedish Canoe Federation (Svenska Kanot Förbundet).
In 2010, we became the first Swedish Partners of Leave No Trace.
Booking terms and conditions:
We require a 15% deposit to secure a booking. The payment can be made online via credit/debit card or using a Paypal account. We also accept payment direct to bank. The remaining balance is due on arrival and can be paid via credit/debit card or using cash.
– At least 1 adult must be responsible for each canoeing group
– All guest should be able swim
– Swim vests must be worn by all guests
– Guest are responsible for any damage to rental equipment over and above normal wear and tear
– Damaged items will be charged for at the full retail cost
We had the great pleasure of organising 2 tours for Arno Gatz, founder of the company, and some of his family. Now in his mid seventies, Arno still retains his passion for paddling.
We have a selection of Gatz canoes and can fill the needs of solo paddlers right though to the family sized 5.9 metre long Big Canadian.
For our camping equipment, we selected Marmot & Helsport tents and sleeping bags, trangia cookers etc.
We pay particular attention to safety equipment and have 7 different sizes of swim vests to ensure a correct fit for all guests.
Included in our hire equipment, we have waterproof barrels, waterproof rucsacs and transport wheels.
Click here to contact us for more information on canoe and kayak rental.
End of tour facilities
At the end of your tour, why not spend a night at Byns Camping to relax, maybe do some laundry, before continuing your Swedish holiday. You can use your tent or have the extra comfort of one of our cabins. We also have warm & cold drinks plus ice cream in the reception.