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LAKE LELÅNG

You start from Bootshaus and paddle north on Lake Lelång. The length of the route is up to you. Take the opportunity to take a short break on the island Grean with its fine sandy beaches, before heading back. Keep in mind that most of the smaller islands are bird sanctuaries.

Length: you decide yourself
Portages: none
Locks: none

 

Lelång - Laxsjön - Svärdlång - VÄSTRA SILEN

You are headig south and follow Dalslands Canal. In the lake Laxsjön you follow the left hand shore line until it turns sharp north. A portage will bring you to lake Svärdlång. This is a long and narrow lake that you follow north. Then you make a lift over to lake Västra Silen. Here you follow the western shore until you reach the canal that leads to the lock in Gustavsfors. From here you just paddle south on Lake Lelång until you reach Bengtsfors and Bootshaus.

Length: 65 km / ca 4-5 days
Portages: Skifors 150 m, Skåpafors 500 m
Locks: 8

 

LELÅNG - FOXEN - Blomsjön

You are heading north from Bootshaus on lake Lelång. A lock with three levels will bring you to lake Foxen, where four lakes meet. You are following the eastern shoreline until you get to a number of small lakes that lead you down to lake Lelång after some time. In lake Lelång you head down south, back to our rental station.

Length: ca 90 km / 6-8 days
Portages: 3-5, 1-2 km
Locks: 3

 

A WEEK IN THE WILDERNESS

The route begins at Bootshaus and then goes south on the Dalsland Canal. After the aqueduct in Håverud, turn north into Ånimmen and after that lake Ärr. Here comes a long lift that takes you to the lake Knarrbysjön. Then continue north into Edslan. About one kilometer before the north end of Edslan you will get to the next lift on the left side where you put the boat in the lake Limmen. Paddle straight west. There you will find the lock to the southern edge of Östra Silen. Here you paddle north and then west into lake Västra Silen. Paddle north along the western shore and then into the canal that goes to the lock in Gustavsfors. In Lelång you paddle south. For this tour you need a canoe trolley.

Lenght: 130 km / 10-12 dagar
Portages: 4, 700m-3km
Locks: 20