Grab a paddle and glide silently on a mirror-like lake. Eskilstuna's proximity to water invites to paddling in the central parts of the city via Eskilstunaån (the Eskilstuna River), aswell as the lakes Hjälmaren and Mälaren, which are surrounded by energizing nature.
The canoe trail in Eskilstuna
In Eskilstuna you are always close to water. Eskilstunaån, the river that flows between Eskilstuna and Torshälla is well suited for paddling. In addition, it connects the lakes Hjälmaren and Mälaren. The bridges over the Eskilstunaån are just high enough that with a canoe or kayak you can paddle right through the crowds of the city center. A different and fun way to discover the city both for visitors and residents. And if you are lucky, you might see a heron lifting from a rock or hear the splash of a beaver diving.
The canoe trail - suitable for beginners
The canoe trail through the city is mainly wide and nice. The tour, which starts in Skogstorp is of a family nature and is well suited for beginners. It contains four land transports (lifts) that are quite light, provided you have a canoe cart. The tour takes about 4-5 hours with a break and ends at Torshälla guest harbor.
NOTE! The dams are being renovated in Hyndevad. The canoe pier has been removed and Eskilstuna municipality advises everyone not to paddle there.
Go on and hike and paddle in inspiring nature with an experienced nature guide. Experience different adventures with the best combination of hiking and kayaking in fantastic nature. Naturkraft arranges various events, courses and outdoor activities.
Kanotkungen rents out canoes, kayaks and SUP-boards. The rental takes place via a mobile rental center, with the possibility of delivering equipment to Eskilstuna so that you can discover Eskilstuna's waterways.
Sporthuset rents out canoes for those who want to discover Eskilstuna from the water. The canoes are located at Sommarhemmet in Skogstorp. You can choose to start there if you want to paddle right away. You also have the possibility to take the canoe with you if you want to paddle elsewhere.
Eskilstuna SUP rents out SUP boards, kayaks and offers group paddling with a guide for, for example, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, groups of friends.
You choose if you want to paddle from Eskilstuna SUP or if you want to take the inflatable board with you to another place. Opening hours by arrangement.