Kinda Canal

The Kinda Canal flows peacefully through the lovely Östergyllen. From the oak woodlands and broad plains in the north to the picturesque forest district in the south. A distance of 43 nautical miles – or about 80 km, if you prefer. 

The Kinda Canal, with its lake system, is an incredible nature adventure for the whole family. You’ll cruise through narrow, verdant canals and broad lakes like Roxen, Rängen, Järnlunden and Åsunden. Among the islands and shorelines you’ll find cosy camping spots, secluded bays perfect for swimming and ideal launch places.

You can also rent a canoe and let the adventure begin! There are several places where you can rent a canoe or kayak. For example at Stiftsgården Vårdnäs.

If you don't have your own boat to explore the Kinda Canal in, you can always take part in a breathtakingly beautiful day trip, evening trip or shorter journey on a passenger boat. A cruise along the Kinda Canal is a ride through glorious scenery and changing landscapes. It’s also a journey through time. The M/S Kind is a good option for fine food, great music and a good time with friends. Read more here: www.kindakanal.se/en

Cruising on the Kinda Canal

M/S Kind
Rederi AB Kind
Phone: +46 (0)13-663 50
E-mail: info@rederiabkind.se
Webpage: www.rederiabkind.se

Tourist attractions and Activities

Fri fart - Full Speed Ahead on the Kinda Canal
The Full Speed Ahead motorboat festival is great fun! It takes place in central Linköping on the idyllic Kinda Canal. The date is July 30 th and the general public is warmly welcome.
Webpage: www.frifart.se

Hovetorp flight of locks
Hovetorp is the Kinda Canal’s biggest flight of locks – four locks creating a height difference of 15.8 metres. At Hamra, a kilometre further north, aremore locks. The stretch of canal between these two flights of locks is a popular part of the Östgötaleden Trail. You’ll find a rest area with a wind shelter at Hovetorp.

Trollegater
Trollegater is one of Sweden’s biggest bedrock caves. Located in southern Östergötland, the bedrock cave capital of the Nordics, Trollegater has a system of passages totalling nearly 100 metres. Excitement and adventure await you in Trollegater! Bring a torch and comfortable walking clothes. You can book a guided tour at the Kinda Tourist Office.
Phone: +46 (0)494-194 10
turistbyran@kinda.se

Viggeby naturreservat
Viggeby naturreservat ligger i södra delen av Linköpings kommun, vid sjön Järnlunden strax väster om Brokind. Längs klippiga stränder med knotiga tallar och bland reservatets öar får man känslan av att vara i en skärgård. Detta omväxlande reservat består av fina ekmiljöer, lövskogar och flera öar. Reservatet lämpar sig väl för badbesök under sommaren eller mysiga skogspromenader. Bad- och rastplats med eldplats, toalett och vindskydd finns.
Read more here: www.linkoping.se

Stafsäter Gårdsglass
Stafsäter Gårdsglass är ett litet familjeföretag som erbjuder närproducerad glass av allra högsta kvalitet. Glassen produceras på mjölk från korna på gården och i den mån det går kommer också övriga ingredienser från gården eller närliggande granngårdar. All glass är gjord på riktiga råvaror. I gårdsbutiken på Stafsäter kan man köpa färdigpackad glass att ta med hem.
Read more here: www.stafsater.se

Dining and cafes

Restaurang Stångs Magasin
Södra Stångågatan 1
Phone: +46 (0)13-31 21 00
Webpage: www.stangsmagasin.se

Café Tannefors slussar
Hearty sandwiches, beer & wine. Walking distance from the centre.
Phone: +46 (0)13-12 15 06 (013-12 01 36)
Webpage: www.slusscafet.com

Esperanza ”Restaurat-ship”
In central Linköping, alongside the Kinda Canal, Stångågatan.
Phone: +46 (0)72-2296222
Webpage: www.esperanza.nu

Accomodation

Stiftsgården Vårdnäs
Events and activities with a lakefront view. Restaurant and hotel rooms.
Phone: +46(0)13-36 85 00
Webpage: www.vardnas.com

Stångå Hotell 
Tullgränd 4, Linköping
Near city centre and close to Kinda Canal.
Phone: +46 (0)13 - 31 12 75 
Webpage: www.stanga.se

Sturefors Sluss
Uthyrning av 4-bäddsstuga, badtunnor & roddbåtar.
Phone: +46 (0)13-523 74, +46 (0)70-310 99 48. 
Webpage: www.vikingabadet.se