Packraft adventure in Tiveden

Would you like to explore Tiveden area in a different way? Go hiking and packrafting through the more remote areas of Tiveden but of course you also get to see parts of the National Park and hike along the famous Bergslagen trail.

This is a self-guided tour where introduction and transport to the starting point is included. Choose between 4 days/3 nights and ending at Tiveden National Park, or 5 days/4 nights and finish the tour with some paddling in Lake Vättern.

Day 1

The tour starts from Askersund in the afternoon and after a short car ride we reach the lakes Laxsjöarna. Here your adventure starts! The first night you can choose to pay for a tent spot and facilities at Revelbadets camping.

Day 2

You wake up after your first night in the tent, make breakfast and then it is time to start enjoying both hiking and paddling. Through a network of smaller lakes and streams you find your way into the beautiful forest areas of Tiveden. The day includes around 10 km of paddling and 7 km of hiking. Find a cosy spot where you can prepare lunch while you relax to the sound of the wind and the water. Parts of the hiking follows the famous hiking route Bergslagsleden. At Lake Bosjön there is a camping area which might be a good option for your night camp.

Day 3

At Lake Bosjön starts the canoe route of Tiveden so you might get company of other paddlers. If you want a longer day we can recommend you to follow the canoe route for a while but then you will turn towards the South. Today’s leg contains a mixture of shorter paddling as well as shorter hiking parts. Just like yesterday you will follow Bergslagsleden for a while. Other parts of the hiking follows forest roads or goes through unmarked parts and you have the chance to explore several nice forest lakes. Maybe you will see some horses and riders since the horse riding trail Ridleder Tiveden pass this area.

Place your camp nearby the National Park or camp at one of the prepared camp sites inside the National Park. The day consists of approximately 6 km paddling and 8 km of hiking.

Day 4

Today is the last day if you have chosen the 4-day package. You are now in the heart of Tiveden National Park and the hiking is partly more demanding. There are different options regarding the route but eventually you will reach the main entrance of the park. Right next to it you have the bay of Lake Stora Trehörningen where you start packrafting again. The lake has several nice islands to explore and you are surrounded by amazing forests and cliffs. The tour ends at Vitsand, a long beautiful sandy beach. Why not go for a swim and maybe have a quick lunch before you get picked up. The drive back to Askersund takes roughly 45 min. During the day you have around 1 km hiking and minimum 3 km of paddling.

Do you want to stay in Tiveden? Next to Lake Stora Trehörningen you find Ösjönäs where you find both accomodation and exciting activites like high ropes course and horseback riding.

Have you chosen the 5-day tour?

If you have chosen the longer tour you have plenty of time to explore Lake Stora Trehörningen or go on an extra hiking tour in the National park. You continue paddling south through Lake Lilla Trehörningen and hike through nice forest areas before you set camp for the night. This day contains 6-8 km paddling and a minimum of 1 km of hiking.

Day 5

On the fifth day it is time to leave the forests of Tiveden behind you and set eyes on the magnificent Lake Vättern with its chrystal clear water and stunning islands. Along the way you pass by the campsite Stenkällegården. The paddling on Vättern depends on weather and wind but the trip is planned to end at Igelbäcken where you will be picked up. The ride back to Askersund takes around 20 min. The last day you will have 6-7 km of hiking and 10-13 km of paddling.

Prices

4 days/3 nights 2390 SEK / person

5 days/4 nights 2790 SEK / person

Following things are included in the price:

Map and detailed description of the tour, packraft including paddle and life west, transport to the starting point and introduction and finally pickup at the ending point and transfer back to Askersund.

If you are traveling with local transports you can easily get to Hallsberg by train and then by bus to Askersund. Trains and buses run continuously. We are happy to help you to plan your trip!

Booking and information

This tour has departure on Thursday afternoon and Monday afternoon or let us know your wished days and dates. Send an email with your wished dates and how many persons you are.

The packraft adventure in Tiveden is suitable for you who has some experience to be out in the nature.

Additional equipment

Do you need to rent any other equipment? We have tents, sleeping bags with mattresses, outdoor kitchen and kitchen gear. Package price from 1370 SEK / 2 personer.

Stay in the area

Go hiking, biking or canoing or simply enjoy the charming town of Askersund. Here you find all the necessary ingredients for a nice holiday both before and after your tour!

Read more at Visit Askersund where you find information about sights, accommodation and much more. Also check out the Tiveden webiste and read about what to do and see there.