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Canoe Safari

Värensleden is a canoe trail that is 110-120km long, that stretches from Asa to Fridafors, through various lakes. Along the trail, there are specific camping spots for those with canoes, as well as regular camping facilities.

Canoe Safari Packages:

At Getnö-Lake Åsnen Resort, we offer various packages for canoe safaris, which includes vouchers/cano camping checks, for staying overnight at the different camping spots. It is possible to start your trip in different spots in the northern parts and then paddle south to Getnö. We have a cooperation with a local taxi company, that can transport you to your desired starting point. A paddle trip in Lake Åsnen, starting and finishing at Getnö, is something we highly recommend for our guests.

Due to the invasive plant the “fringed waterlily”, that has appeared in later years in the southern parts of the canoe trail, we only rent out our canoes in Lake Åsnen. In order to prevent the spread of this plant, it is not allowed to paddle further south than Hackekvarn and Ålshult. The county administration has more information. (read further..fringed water lily)

Experience a canoe safari around Lake Åsnen

By gliding silently in a canoe, you can get closer to nature, you can feel the calm, and admire the wild- and birdlife around you. Paddle through Åsnen’s National park and discover the Big Five of Åsnen: the osprey, the eagle, the blackthrouted diver, the crane, as well as the king of the forest; the moose. After a day’s trip, you may set up camp at one of the specific camping spots. Enjoy the campfire at sunset, and perhaps grill the newly caught perch? We guarantee an unforgettable experience in nature – but on nature’s terms!

Important information to know before heading out on a paddle trip:

Rules for Lake Åsnen

Between April 1 – September 30 there is a total FIRE BAN around the Åsnen area! It is forbidden to light a fire within 100 metres of Åsnen’s shoreline. You may use portable stoves and may ONLY light a fire at the approved campfire spots that are located at the various camping spots.

It is forbidden to put up camp within Åsnen’s National park, and also within the various nature reserves. You may stay overnight at Utsikten, located north of Trollberget. It is not allowed to damage, take or kill plants, moss and trees with axes or knives. You may pick berries and any edible mushrooms, except for those on Bjurkärr. House boats and jet skis are not allowed around Lake Åsnen and use of drones is prohibited around the national park. All dogs must be on a leash at all times!

It is prohibited to enter the bird sanctuaries, between February 1 – August 15.  Kindly look over the official chart of Lake Åsnen to see the mentioned areas. Follow the chart closely when you are paddling, in order to prevent from entering the sanctuaries. There are colour marked buoys that mark these areas.

You must also buy a fishing permit to be able to fish in Lake Åsnen, although this permit not give you access to areas that are prohibited. It is also important to be aware of the weather conditions, as the weather can change quickly around the lake. During thunder, do not go out on the lake, instead seek shelter on land.

Canoe Camping places:

Several land owners have opened up various canoe camping spots (areas marked with shelter symbols on the map). They offer simple service with shelter, approved campfire and grill spots, garbage cans, drytoilets and firewood. It is possible to stay here for SEK40:- per person, and SEK20:- per child under 12 years old. The cost can be payed with cash or with vouchers/canoecamping checks,  that are sold with the canoe safari packages.

In order to preserve our delicate nature, the maximum group size around Lake Åsnen is eight canoes/16 people per group. Help us preserve our beautiful nature, so that it can be enjoyed by future generations.

Take your garbage with you home or leave them in the garbage cans at the camping spots.

Keep Åsnen clean! We wish a fantastic paddle trip and an unforgettable nature experience – on nature’s terms!

At Getnö – Låke Åsnen Resort, we offer different canoe safari packages, everything from two days to two weeks.

Experience a canoe safari around Lake Åsnen! Start your adventure at Getnö – Lake Åsnen Resort, located in its own archipelago south of Åsnen’s National park. By gliding silently in a canoe, you can get closer to nature, you can feel the calm, and admire the wild- and birdlife around you. Paddle through Åsnen’s National park and discover the Big Five of Åsnen: the osprey, the eagle, the loon, the crane, as well as the king of the forest; the moose. After a day’s trip, you may set up camp at one of the specific camping spots. Enjoy the campfire at sunset, and perhaps grill the newly caught perch? We guarantee an unforgettable experience in nature – but on nature’s terms!

One week’s canoe safari package (2-6 people)

You stay the first and last night at Getnö’s camping facilities, and paddle five days around Lake Åsnen.

Includes: 1-3 canoes with full equipment for 2-6 people, life vests, paddles, 1 sack/person, , 1 shovel, garbage bags, 1 small cover/canoe, charts and rules for Lake Åsnen and the national park.

Accommodation: 2x overnight stays at Getnö’s camping facilities, and five overnight stays at the camping spots around Lake Åsnen. (Five vouchers that are handed out at the respective camping spots around Lake Åsnen.)

Time: May – September / Price per person: SEK1395:-

(Extra person in the canoe with equipment: SEK500:-/person)

Prices do not include provisions. Prices include taxes.

Additional equipment to rent:

Sack: SEK100:-/piece
Storage barrel: SEK100:-/piece
Small cover: SEK100:-/piece
Portable stove: SEK200:-/piece
Canoe cart: SEK200:-/piece
Fishing equipment: SEK350:-/person
Fishing permit/1 week: SEK300:-/person

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Opening hours

Cottages: open the year around Campsite: 01. may – 01. october Reception: 09.00 – 12.30 | 14.00 – 19.00 (12.06. – 20.08.) 09.00 – 12.00 | 16.00 – 19.00 (off-season) Country Café / Shop: 09.00 – 12.30 | 14.00 – 19.00 (12.06. – 20.08.) 09.00 – 12.00 | 16.00 – 19.00 (off-season)

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