Are there many other paddlers in the region?
Dalsland is one of Europes greatest paddling regions. You will meet other paddlers here. But you can be assured that it will never get crowded on the water. If you want to make sure to be as lonely as possible, you can chose to come before or after summer vacation time. In May, early June or Sept...
At which times are the locks open and how do I pay?
In total there are 31 locks at 17 lock stations throughout the Dalslands Canal system. If you come during times the locks are served, you will have to pass though the locks with your boat. The price pre boat is 40 kr per lock chamber.
The fees for the locks are not included in the rental price. ...
Can I camp everywhere?
You can put up your tent for a night as long as you are not close to houses and not on someones private property. This applies to 'sole travellers', which generally is seen as groups of up to five people. Groups do not fall under the regulations of the Allemansrätten (everyones right) and have to...
Can I leave my backpack at the rental station?
Yes, you can leave your luggage here. It will be locked in, but other guests will have access to the same room. Why this has not been an issue, we would encourage you not leave valuables or documents with you luggage.
Can I make a fire?
During summer you are never allowed to make fire in the forest outside of official fire places! You are welcome to use the fire places on the camp spots as long as there is no complete fire ban. You can check the status for fire bans at the local phone from Bengtsfors Fire Department (räddningstj...
Can you recommend any routes for x-amount of days?
You will find some recommended trips here on our website. These are from our experience the routes that are most suitable if you want to avoid many portages or going forth and back on the same path. You can always extend these routes by going 'off the' route, which is possible in most cases.
Do I need a fishing license?
The canoe fishing license authorizes you to fish with a rod, fly and spin and no more than two rods per canoe.
The license is valid in the fishing areas Södra Lelång, Norra Lelång, Foxen, Blomskog, Stora Le – Struven (note: this means just the part of the lake Stora Le east of lake Foxen), Östra ...
Do you offer shuttle service?
No, as this requires a taxi licence in Sweden.
Do you offer transfer or transport of the equipment to an external start or ending point?
We do not offer transfer or equipment transport, as transfers with people are restricted to drivers with taxi license in Sweden and only transporting equipment (without passenger transport) demands a high level of logistics from both your and our side. You will find suggestions for trips reaching...
What do we do if if there is strong wind?
If you experience unexpected strong wind, we recommend to wait on land until it gets calmer in all cases. In otherwise fair weather the wind gan get stronger during mid day and afternoon and is normally getting calmer in the evening. With cold fronts arriving, the winds can stay for a longer time...
What is the best time to paddle?
It is generally possible to paddle from beginning of May until end of September. If you want to paddel outside of that time, we expect that you have a lot of experience to do. In general the time from around June to end of August is very suitable, even if you are beginner and want to avoid colder...
What is the nature card and do I need to purchase it?
There are over a hundred campsites with toilets, wood, wind shelters and waste handling facilities in the Dalsland Nordmarken lake system. The campsites are located in scenic spots along canoe trails. You can stay overnight at a campsite in a cosy wind shelter. If you’re lucky, someone’s already ...
Where can I buy groceries?
In our nearby paddle region you will find smaller supermarkets only at the following locations: Bengtsfors (ICA & Coop), Billingsfors (ICA), Gustavsfors (ICA), Dals Ed (ICA, Coop, Willys), Fröskog (ICA), Dals-Långed (Coop) and Åsensbruk (Coop). Both supermarkets in Bengtsfors are open until 2...