Paddling in Dalsland, a very close wilderness – Sweden

By simplyhuman on 2013.10.03 In canoe kayak paddling photography


You don’t necessarily need to go to extreme parts of the world to meet real wildlife and nature. Dalsland is theFS_0813_DALSLAND_ 5 nearest area of wilderness as they like to say.

Very easy to access but remote in the feeling. An ideal place to discover nature with children.

Packing a canoe isn’t as obvious as packing a backpack or a suitcase with limited volume. The needs for some days on the lakes seems huge. However, an overloaded canoe makes the navigation slightly uncomfortable and strength is needed to make it go forward.








But the navigation is quiet and quickly the landscape around takes most of the attention.

Forest, stones, islands, eagles, osprey, beavers lodges, … the binoculars have to be close of your seat and not amongst the dozens of bags You thought You had to bring.

The evening comes slowly and unveils some of Dalsland’s nicest jewels: the light of a summer night and the silence.

Dalsland and Normaken authorities have built DANO shelters all over the lake system – with the Dalsland canal, you can virtually join the sea from any lake! – making it respectful for the nature to stay in larger group.

But the best spots remain the numerous tiny islands where You barely can stand with a family. Surrounded by water, silence, discreet signs of the wildlife, the children have disappeared, You know You came to the right place.


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simply human

My name is François Struzik and I work as a professional photographer.

I use to focus on serious and sometimes not very funny issues.

I travel most of the time for work and sometimes just for the pleasure to discover other places. And then I love to bring my family.

We visit very often Great-Britain but we stay a lot in Sweden too. In other words, we love to be outdoor!