Read the most common questions before you paddling trip. This will help to make you trip better and safer, and you can look forward having a great time here on our lakes in Dalsland and Värmland.

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On this page you’ll find the most common questions regarding paddling and our canoe rental. To read all FAQ, go to our support section.

When is the best time for paddling in southern Sweden?

If you get here between June and September, you will have comfortable conditions for paddling in general. Keep in mind, that the average temperature is a few degrees lower than in Central Europe. But the long days in summer also make that temperatures are not falling much during the nights. While it is possible to rent boats from us from the beginning of May, you should keep in mind that the water in the lakes is still cold in spring.

How much does it cost to rent canoes or kayaks?

You will find all of our rental prices and canoe & kayak models on this pricing page.

Where do I get a canoe map?

We do have canoeing maps available at our rental station. You can choose to get a rather simple map for free or you can purchase one of our two recommended maps. You can buy the map either when arriving at our canoeing center in Dalsland or here on this page.

Can you recommend a route?

We do have recommendations for paddling routes in Dalsland between one day and two weeks. You find them on our page for recommended trips.

Where can I rent your canoes and kayaks in Sweden?

You will find our rental station in the center of Dalslands lake region, directly at the Dalsland Canal in Bengtsfors.

How to travel to Dalsland?

Even if nature and camping feels very remote in Dalsland, it’s easy to get here both by car and by public transportation. For detailed information, please have a look at our support section for travel.

Can I camp everywhere in Sweden?

You can set up your tent for a night as long as you are a small group (5 people) and you stay away from peoples houses. This is called Allemansrätten (everyones right). Please have a further look at the Swedish Environment Protection Agencies website.

Is it allowed to make fire in Dalsland?

During summer (June – August) you are only allowed to make fire at the official fire spots at the DANO Nature Camps. And only if there is no fire ban due to dry weather. For more information please always check the DANO website.

Do I need a fishing license in Sweden?

If you paddle with a boat you rent from us, then you can purchase a fishing license for canoes. The license is 50 kr (5 €) per day or 200 kr (20 €) per week and can be used for two fishing rods. With the license you can fish both from the canoe or from land. You can purchase the license at our rental station or here on the DANO website.

Can I drink water from the lakes in Dalsland?

Yes, you can drink the water from the lakes. We recommend taking water a bit off from land and to submerge the container or bottle fully under the water surface.

Are there many paddlers in Dalsland?

The Dalsland Nordmarken region, combining the lake district of northern Dalsland and southern Värmland, is one of the most beautiful and though accessible paddle regions in the world. You will meet other paddlers on the water. And you might share the camp spots with other travelers. But you will be able to find remote areas with very few or no other people, where you can put up your tent and enjoy being for yourself. If you want to make sure to meet as few other paddlers, we recommend booking the times directly before or after student vacations.

Are there many mosquitoes in Dalsland?

You might be surprised, but there are actually very few mosquitoes in this region. The reason is the special geographic formation with small beautiful hills, valleys and lakes, that make the region so popular for paddling. There are very few flat areas with swamps, which the mosquitoes need to bread. Good for you, bad for the mosquitoes! But take some light repellent with you – just in case.