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The canoe tour

– along the waterways of Sala

Join us on a spectacular nature and culture tour along the historical waterways of Sala.

Experience Sala’s beautiful nature as well as its ancient mining history. Enjoy a day paddling with a guide through the great waterways which once was an indispensable part of Sala’s old silver production. We will navigate through jungle-like canals and open lakes surrounded by forests and old cottages. You get to experience the beautiful nature of central Sweden as well as the ingenuity and hard work of the folks who created these amazing waterways way back in the 1500s.

During the tour we will go ashore at a beautiful spot in the woods for a wilderness lunch prepared over an open fire. Will also enjoy freshly brewed coffee over the fire with some traditional Swedish “fika”.

Good to know:
The canoe tour will be followed through in all weathers, and will only be cancelled in the event of very heavy wind or thunder – in which case the tour will be repaid in full. This is an full-day-adventure which requires certain physical conditions. We paddle at a leisurely pace and the tour amounts to 4 hours of paddling (with several breaks). No previous paddling experience is required as the guide will teach you the basics paddling techniques. We will have to lift and carry the canoes for a few metres on two occasions. Recommended minimum age is 12 years.

Included in the tour:

  • Guided tour through the waterways of Sala
  • Part in a two-man canoe (Canadian), paddle and life jacket
  • Lunch including drinks
  • Tea/Coffee and “Swedish fika”
  • Packing bags to store your change of clothes in

What you need to bring:

  • Clothes according to the weather
  • An extra change of clothes, in case you get wet
  • Water bottle
  • Sun screen / sun protection
  • Swimwear (optional)
  • Insect repellent

Starting point:
The guide will meet you outside Måns Ols restaurant in Sala (by the lake Långforsen). The guide will hold a sign and greet you. Make sure to arrive a few minutes before the starting time. When all participants have arrived you will share a transfer in our cars to our starting point. The tour will also end at Måns Ols restaurant.

How to get here:
If you arrive by car, there is a car park (free of charge) behind the restaurant. Please use the larger lawn parking lot. If you arrive by bus or train, Måns Ols restaurant is a 3 kilometres walk from the towns bus and train station.

More to do in Sala
We highly recommend you to extend your stay in Sala before or after your tour with Outdoor Vagabond. Go to for more information on great restaurants, accommodation and activities in Sala.

In short:

Adults: SEK 1950
Children (ages 12-18): SEK 1500

English and Swedish

Group size:
2-8 participants

Sat May 8
Sat May 22
Sat June 5
Wed July 7
Sun July 25
Sat July 7
Sat Aug 14 (late start)

Online bookings latest 48 hours before departure. For later booking contact us by phone or email.

The tour starts at 10:00 and ends at around 16:00
(The tour 14 Aug has a later start – 11:30-17:30)

Starting point:
The tour starts outside Måns Ols restaurant in Sala

Ending point:
The tour ends at Måns Ols restaurant in Sala

Paddling distance:
10 km (kilometres)


Minimum age:
12 years

Outdoor Vagabond´s words about the tour:
“A combination of outdoor life and history set in beautiful nature and surrounded by wildlife”


  • The tranquillity of the forest and beautiful nature
  • Fascinating stories from the past
  • Lunch cooked over an open fire