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:

Download map of the Kinda Canal





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Overnight Stay

Stiftsgården Vårdnäs

Vårdnäs Stiftsgård

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