Activities in the area

Kanoter på marvikarnas vatten

Canoeing Åkers bergslag

Canoe from Marvikarna to the sea. You can paddle a canoe or kayak from Åkers styckebruk to Trosa on the east coast via a 40 kilometers canoe trail, taking you through amazing coutryside, along narrow straits with steep banks and across beautiful lakes.

Hire a canoe or kayak from Kanotkungen for a daytrip or a longer adventure. You can make your own itinerary with different places to start and end.
Kanotkungen web-site

Man och hund i kajak på Mälaren med Strängnäs kyrka och kvarnen i bakgrunden

Lake Mälaren

Experience the town of Strängnäs from the water or paddle around Gripsholms Castle in Mariefred. Head to our guest harbours to hire a canoe, kayak, paddle board or pedalo. Visholmen in Strängnäs has a self-service Kayakomat, open 24/7 where you can book and hire a kayak or paddle board.



Some of the most beautiful sections of the Sörmlandsleden hiking trail pass through the former mining district of Åkers bergslag. You can easily pick up the trail, which has both shelters and firepits in several locations.
Sormlandsleden web-site

To read more about other hiking trails, both in Åkers bergslag and on Fogdön.

far och son med cyklar i bakgrunden Gripsholm

Photographer: Ulf Huett


Näckrosleden is a 700 km cycle trail that runs around the whole province of Sörmland. The Mälardalsleden trail circles Lake Mälaren and covers 440 km in total. Som of the passenger ferries on Lake Mälaren take bikes onboard, so it´s a great trip to start or end your cycle along Mälardalsleden whit a boat trip. Bikes can be hired down by harbour in Strängnäs.
Follow this link for further information and maps for more cycling and mountainbiking trails:
Web-site: destination Strängnäs-Mariefred



Great fishing can be enjoyed both on Lake Mälaren and in the district of Åkers Bergslag. Three of the lakes in Åkers bergslag are "put and take" lakes with game fish. Fishing in Lake Mälaren is free for those using handheld equipment such as casting and fishing rods. A fishing licence is required for fishing in the lakes around Åkers styckebruk.
Follow this links for further information.

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