Wilderness adventures, wildlife watching tours and outdoor activities in Sweden

Moose safaris, beaver safaris, canoe tours, kayak tours, mountainbike tours, hiking tours, ski touring tours, ice-skating tours and wolf tracking tours in Sweden's biggest Nature Reserve

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A couple enjoying the calm and pristine nature while canoeing on mirror-like water.
Beaver swimming close to participants just about to smack its tail into the water. Seen at a beaver safari in Sweden by Nordic Discovery.
A man in cowboy hat canoeing in calm waters enjoying the beautiful nature.
Moose and calf in the dusk on a field spotted during a moose safari in Sweden.
Campfire under the starry night sky in the swedish wilderness during a canoe trip with Nordic Discovery.
A wild moose mother is feeding her calf in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve during a moose safari with Nordic Discovery.
A couple enjoying a campfire during a canoeing trip in the swedish wilderness with Nordic Discovery.
Beaver smacking its tail into the water surface sending dropplets into the air, photograped during beaver safari in Sweden by Nordic Discovery.
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Opening Hours

1 May - 30 September

The reception at the Adventure Center is open daily 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM.

Upcoming guided tours with available spots

Join us on a guided tour in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve. We offer guided tours with experienced guides in small groups. All tours include a wilderness picnic meal with optional accommodation, and breakfast.

A wild moose mother is feeding her calf in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve during a moose safari with Nordic Discovery.
Sat, Jun 1st 19:00
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Moose safari

Meet the king of the forest and experience Sweden's most iconic animal in the wild. Feel the excitement as you search for the moose in the twilight and it majestically steps out of the forest.

A man in cowboy hat canoeing in calm waters enjoying the beautiful nature.
Mon, Jun 3rd 09:00
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Canoeing & kayaking tour

A soft breeze makes the water surface glitter in the sun. You follow the guide through the narrow straits and into the open lake. You are surrounded by the forest and the only sound you hear is the paddle meeting the water.

A wild moose mother is feeding her calf in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve during a moose safari with Nordic Discovery.
Tue, Jun 4th 19:15
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Moose safari

Meet the king of the forest and experience Sweden's most iconic animal in the wild. Feel the excitement as you search for the moose in the twilight and it majestically steps out of the forest.

A wild moose mother is feeding her calf in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve during a moose safari with Nordic Discovery.
Wed, Jun 5th 19:15
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Moose safari

Meet the king of the forest and experience Sweden's most iconic animal in the wild. Feel the excitement as you search for the moose in the twilight and it majestically steps out of the forest.

A small beaver kit with a stick in its mouth hiding in grass sticking out of the water. Spotted during a beaver safari with Nordic Discovery in Sweden.
Fri, Jun 7th 19:15
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Beaver Safari

See how the beaver swims around in the lake looking for food. Paddle towards the beaver as quietly as you can while you hold your breath. Suddenly the beaver slaps the mirror-like water with its powerful tail and dives in a big and loud splash.

The Malingsbo- Kloten Nature Reserve

The biggest nature reserve in Sweden.

Adventure Center

Kloten

The Adventure Center is located in the Malingsbo- Kloten Nature Reserve and is the starting point for all our activities at Nordic Discovery. Here you can rent canoes, bikes and equipment. You can also book guided tours and accommodation. Parking, ice cream and a small shop is also available. There is no supermarket in kloten so remember to bring food for your stay.

Moose safari

Kloten

Experience the thrill of a close encounter with the king of the forest. The safari is a five hour evening tour where you get to see and taste the moose. Moose wraps are served as wilderness picknick meal as you get to know everything about the moose. Then the moose searching begins with a one hour hike in the sunset and continuing by minibus.

A wild moose mother is feeding her calf in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve during a moose safari with Nordic Discovery.
Moose and calf staring back at you during a moose safari in Sweden with Nordic Discovery.
Moose and calf in the dusk on a field spotted during a moose safari in Sweden.
Moose and calf in the distance surrounded by forest, staring back at the moose safari participants.
Close-up of a moose peeking out its head from behind a tree in the dark.
A majestic bull moose in a field caught in the headlights of the safari bus.

Beaver safari

Kloten

Feel a heart beat skip as the beaver suddenly uses its powerful tail to slap the surface of the mirror still water to dive. The beaver safari is a five hour evening tour by canoe. Wraps are served as wilderness picknick meal while you get to know everything about the beaver. Then the beaver searching in canoes begins right before sunset and continues late into the night.

A small beaver kit with a stick in its mouth hiding in grass sticking out of the water. Spotted during a beaver safari with Nordic Discovery in Sweden.
Close-up of a grown beaver swimming in calm water towards the participants during a beaver safari in Sweden by Nordic Discovery.
Beaver swimming in the golden hour during a beaver safari in Sweden with Nordic Discovery. The beaver is seen from a distance in a landscape with mirror-like water.
Beaver swimming close to participants just about to smack its tail into the water. Seen at a beaver safari in Sweden by Nordic Discovery.
Beaver smacking its tail into the water surface sending dropplets into the air, photograped during beaver safari in Sweden by Nordic Discovery.
Two beaver safari participants in a canoe ready to take photos of the beavers at a beaver safari in Sweden with Nordic Discovery.
Beaver safari participant looking through binoculars at a beaver swimming in the lake during a beaver safari in Sweden with Nordic Discovery.

Canoe rental

Kloten

Rent canoes at Nordic Discoverys Adventure Center in Kloten and experience the wilderness from the best perspective, the water. Canoes can be rented for 1 day or more and all equipment needed such as paddles, lifewests and trolley is included. A short breefing is given before departure. Parking is free of charge for our guests.

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A couple enjoying the calm and pristine nature while canoeing on mirror-like water.
A man in cowboy hat canoeing in calm waters enjoying the beautiful nature.
South American lady with braids and a man with a cowboy hat canoeing in a narrow river surrounded by grass and nature.
Two people canoeing in a calm river with fog on the water surface while the sun peeking through the trees.
Two happy adventurers exploreing the swedish wilderness by canoe on a calm river.
A fisherman with his wife and dog having a great time canoeing in the lush and green nature.
A man is transporting a canoe on wheels through the forest to the river for a day of paddling.

Bike rental

Kloten

Rent bikes at Nordic Discoverys Adventure Center in Kloten and choose on of our many bike trails. Bikes can be rented for 1 day or more and all equipment such as helmets is included. A short breefing of your desired trail is given before departure. Parking is free of charge for our guests.

Breathtaking wildlife safaris

Swedish Moose safari and Beaver safari in the Malingsbo- Kloten Nature Reserve

Beaver Safari
By Canoe

Beaver Safari in Sweden - A spectacular show

Feel the excitement in the air when you as quietly as you can paddle into the beaver’s territory. You have to be absolute silent and careful not to scare away the beaver that is swimming around in the lake. Experience one of Sweden’s most exciting wild animals in its natural habitat.

95% Success rate
A small beaver kit with a stick in its mouth hiding in grass sticking out of the water. Spotted during a beaver safari with Nordic Discovery in Sweden.

Moose safari
Minibus tour with hike

Meet the Swedish National Symbol in the wild

Since our first safari in 2003, we have spotted plenty of wild moose on all safaris. Watch as the majestic moose appears out of the woods and lock eyes with you for a brief moment before it takes off into the forest again.

100% Success rate
A wild moose mother is feeding her calf in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve during a moose safari with Nordic Discovery.
Beaver smacking its tail into the water surface sending dropplets into the air, photograped during beaver safari in Sweden by Nordic Discovery.
Moose and calf in the distance surrounded by forest, staring back at the moose safari participants.
Beaver swimming in the golden hour during a beaver safari in Sweden with Nordic Discovery. The beaver is seen from a distance in a landscape with mirror-like water.
A majestic bull moose in a field caught in the headlights of the safari bus.
Beaver swimming close to participants just about to smack its tail into the water. Seen at a beaver safari in Sweden by Nordic Discovery.
Moose and calf staring back at you during a moose safari in Sweden with Nordic Discovery.
Close-up of a grown beaver swimming in calm water towards the participants during a beaver safari in Sweden by Nordic Discovery.
Close-up of a moose peeking out its head from behind a tree in the dark.
A small beaver kit with a stick in its mouth hiding in grass sticking out of the water. Spotted during a beaver safari with Nordic Discovery in Sweden.

Guided wilderness Activities

Most popular guided wilderness activities in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve

Canoeing & kayaking tour
Canoe or kayak

Canoeing through the Swedish wilderness

Guided canoeing and kayaking tour through the Malingsbo- Kloten Nature Reserve's wilderness. You and the guide are dropped of by car at the norhtern end of the lake and paddle your way back to the Adventure Center during the whole day. Wilderness picknick meal and accommodation with breakfast included.

Two happy adventurers exploreing the swedish wilderness by canoe on a calm river.

Mountainbike tour
MTB

Mountain biking through the Swedish wilderness

Join us for a guided mountainbike tour through deep forests and along scenic trails. Enjoy a wilderness picnic and unwind in comfortable accommodation.

Hiking over a bridge in the Swedish wilderness with Nordic Discovery.

Hiking tour
Tuesdays

Hiking through the Swedish wilderness

Enjoy a guided hiking tour in the Malingsbo- Kloten Nature Reserve. Experience the Swedish wilderness by foot with a professional guide informing you about the area and rich history of the forest landscape.

Hiker with backpack looking at map on his phone to find the right path in the Swedish wilderness.

Your own adventures

Most popular self-guided activities in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve

Canoe rental
Avaliable Everyday

Canoe rental in Sweden

Rent canoes in the canoeing paradise, the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve, in the heart of Sweden. All canoes are equipped with paddles, life jackets, and a map of the area that we will give you a briefing about.

A man in cowboy hat canoeing in calm waters enjoying the beautiful nature.
Two people canoeing in a calm river with fog on the water surface while the sun peeking through the trees.
Two happy adventurers exploreing the swedish wilderness by canoe on a calm river.
A couple enjoying the calm and pristine nature while canoeing on mirror-like water.
A man is transporting a canoe on wheels through the forest to the river for a day of paddling.

Kayak rental
Avaliable Everyday

Kayak rental in Sweden

Rent kayaks in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve. All equipment needed for a safe and comfortable kayak tour is included in the rental. We'll give you a briefing about the area and the best routes to paddle.

A man is kayaking, sending water droplets flying from the paddle, in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve in Sweden.
Kayak laying on the shore of a lake during a beautiful sunset in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve in Sweden.

Bike rental
Avaliable Everyday

Bike rental in Sweden

Mountain bike rental in the Swedish nature reserve Malingsbo-Kloten. All bikes are equipped with helmets, locks, and a detailed map of the area. We will give you a briefing about the best trails to bike.

Hiking over a bridge in the Swedish wilderness with Nordic Discovery.

Accommodation in Kloten

Typical Swedish accommodation in Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve

From the still water, the river lodge looks beautiful in the sunset. The sauna, swimming area, deck, and large veranda are reflected in the water.

River Lodge

Wonderful housing 10km north of the adventure center, get here by foot, canoe or bike. Shared kitchen, living room, veranda, swiming area. Sauna and canoes availiable.

The sauna at River Lodge surrounded by the water in the deep Swedish forest.
The deck at the swimming area on the lake side of the River Lodge.
An overview of the river lodge property and the camping area. The lake, the green grass for setting up tents, and the sauna are visible from above.
The canoeist apartment at River Lodge with a freshly made bed. The room is cozy and has a view of the lake and the forest.
The Cyclist room at the River Lodge has two single beds. The room is cozy and is next to the living room and the kitchen.
The Kayaker room at the River Lodge has a double bed or two single beds. The room has a view of the lake and sauna.

The front side of the wilderness cottage with small fluffy clouds in the sky.

Wilderness Cottage

A 8 bed cottage perfect for families and medium sized groups. Fully equipped kitchen, living room, big veranda and washing machine.

The bed is decorated in the room 'Rådjuret' in the wilderness cottage.
Decorations on the bed in the 'Skogen' room in the wilderness cottage.
Garden with a sun tarp, wood-heated hot tub, and chairs for seating.
Wood-heated hot tub in the sunshine surrounded by green trees.

The Wilderness Lodge in Sweden with a traditional red and white wooden facade. The sky is blue with a few clouds. The garden is green and lush with people dining outside.

Wilderness Lodge

Our main accommodtaion at the adventure center. Here you can enjoy all our activities while having a comfortable stay.

Overview of the moose room at the wilderness lodge in the Malingsbo-Kloten nature reserve.
Overview of the Bear Room at Wilderness Lodge in Sweden. Located in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve.
Overview of the Beaver Room at Wilderness Lodge in Sweden. Located in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve.
Three white wooden garden chairs in the garden of the wilderness lodge in Sweden. A book and sunhat on one of the chairs.

Campfire under the starry night sky in the swedish wilderness during a canoe trip with Nordic Discovery.

Wilderness Camping

A small campsite located 12km north of the Adventure Center. Located by the lake with basic facilities needed for a comfortable stay.

In the early morning at the wilderness camping, smoke rises above the calm water, a jetty extends into the lake, and on the land, there is a fireplace and seating area.
A tent is pitched in the camping area at the wilderness camping with Lake Söndagssjön in the background.
A small river flows around an island with a bench and bridge, located next to the wilderness camping in Sweden.
A bird's eye view of the wilderness camping with its swimming area at the lake and a small delta where the river meets the lake.

The deck at the River Camping with a view of the sauna and seating area. The River Lodge is in the background.

River Camping

A small campsite with electricity and bathrooms located 10km north of the Adventure Center. Right next to the river with swimmingplace. Canoes and sauna availiable.

Aerial view of the River Camping with the water and the wilderness surrounding it.
Aerial view of the River Camping. The water is calm and camping area is surrounded by wilderness.
The lake at the River Camping with the sauna and seating area on the shore.

The Malingsbo- Kloten Nature Reserve

Swedens biggest nature reserve

Join the wilderness adventures in Sweden

Join to see beavers swimming along winding rivers. Watch the majestic moose walking through the deep forest. Experience the gatherings around campfires and find the peace of nature in the Swedish wilderness. The nature experiences possible in The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve are many and exciting.

Two people canoeing in a calm river with fog on the water surface while the sun peeking through the trees.

Howling wolves can be heard at night

The Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve in southern Dalarna and northern Västmanland is one of the largest nature reserves in Sweden. It is characterized by high hills and deep valleys surrounding a long stretch of excellent paddling water, with steep cliffs descending dramatically into the river along narrow stretches. The wilderness is situated on top of a higher plateau, and the wildlife is diverse. The reserve is home to a large number of moose, deer, and beavers, as well as lynxes, wolves, and bears. However, the chances of encountering lynxes, wolves, or bears are very slim due to their low numbers and their shy nature. Occasionally, the howling of wolves can be heard at night, while moose, deer, and beavers are more commonly seen. The reserve boasts one of the highest moose populations in the world and is one of the few wolf territories in Sweden. None of these animals pose a threat to humans.

Campfire under the starry night sky in the swedish wilderness during a canoe trip with Nordic Discovery.

The closest wilderness

The beautiful and unspoiled nature reserve is considered the closest wilderness to central Europe: a 2.5-hour drive (200 km) from the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The reserve offers plenty of opportunities for canoeing, biking, and hiking, and is well-maintained. There are numerous rest areas along the trails equipped with sturdy shelters for rain and wind. Each shelter is accompanied by a strong fireplace. The Nordic Discovery's Adventure Center can be found in the small village of Kloten, situated between Skinnskatteberg and Kopparberg along road 233.

Aerial view over Klotensjön and its islands and archipelago.

What makes the area unique?

The forest has been protected from development since 1950, when the wilderness become a nature reserve which is the reason why the forest has been left in peace and why the wilderness still is a popular retreat for many wild animals. A common sight in the rest of mid Sweden is the presents of vacation houses. The absence of vacation houses and a very rich wildlife makes the nature reserve unique from the rest of central Sweden. Read about the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve

What does The Malingsbo - Kloten Nature Reserve look like?

The video "Canoeing and Wildlife in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve" posted on the Facebook page below provides a detailed explanation of canoeing and wildlife in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve.

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Approved Canoe Center

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Startin point of the Bergslagsleden Trail

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Part of the Visit Västmanland network

Part of the Visit Västmanland network

Part of the Visit Dalarna network

Part of the Visit Dalarna network

Nordic Discovery

Handelsbobacken 2, Kloten, 714 91 Kopparberg, SWEDEN

+46 (0)73 0350075 & +46 (0)70 2551984

info@nordicdiscovery.se www.nordicdiscovery.se

Latitude 59.8952 - Longitude 15.2884

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Nordic Discovery is a small family business started in 2001 by Mikael and Rosario Nilsson. We specialize in active outdoor activities with small groups and high-quality service. We wish you a warm welcome to our village in the heart of the Swedish wilderness!

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The founders of Nordic Discovery are sitting around a campfire on a canoe.