Hiking and River boat

Two days hiking in the beautiful forest along Kinda Kanal from Linköping to Rimforsa. One day on Kinda canal on the passenger boat Kind back to Linköping. Enjoying great scenery and food, relaxing in saunas. One package with high quality accommodation and fabulous local food.

a lock in the canal

Dates: Individuals: --
  Groups: any date during season
Price: from 577 EUR  







Two days of hiking, from the city of Linköping down to the village Rimforsa. Passing through one of Europe biggest area with oaks. Staying on nice countryside hotels close to a lake. Enjoy the local food produced in the area.

Your baggage will be transported for you, you only carry a light bag with your lunch box and needed stuff.

The third day we travel back on Kind, a passenger boat travel on the Kinda Kanal, passing several locks and some lakes. Food will be served on the boat.




No fixed dates

  Groups any date during season


Season: June – August


Gradient: Medium


Lodging: share in double room in Hotel


Get here: Plane to Linköpings airport or Plane to Skavsta and bus transfer to Linköping, or train to Linköping


Pick up: At the hotel, morning day I


Transport: Transfer from the airport to the hotel and back (2 km) not included. All other transport is included as well as transport of the luggage.


Personal equipment: Suitable footwear and clothing, durable outdoor- and rain clothes, toiletries, bathing gear, rucksack for day tour


Equipment available for rent:

Rucksack 13 EUR


Price:  577 EUR


Included in the price:

Day I share in double room at Stiftgården Vårdnäs,  lunch package, 3-course dinner, the sauna, guide, luggage transport

Dag III breakfast buffet, lunch, 3-course dinner, share in double room at Rimforsa Strand, the sauna, guide, luggage transport

Dag IV breakfast buffet, ticket for the boat M/S Kind Rimforsa – Linköping.


Not included: Hotel day 0, hotel day III (56 EUR / night, part in double room), lunch at the boat, alcoholic drinks. Transfer between the airport and the hotel (approx. 12 EUR for a taxi)


Choices of extras:

1.) Arrive earlier, depart later

For guests who want to experience more of Sweden there is of course the possibility to arrive earlier or depart later than in the programme. Combine with a tour to Stockholm, two hours away, or take a tour on Göta Kanal.

Price of extras: Guests stand the entire cost themselves


Programme ”Hiking and River boat on Kinda canal”


Day 0 Arrival, accommodation at Hotel, not included, extra 56 EUR

Day I Walking 20 km

Day II Walking 11 km

Day III M/S Kind (river boat at Kinda canal),

(2 nights)


Day 0

Arrival to Linköping City Airport. Transport on your own to the Hotel. The hotel has a restaurant that serves dinner from an à la cart menu. Linköping also has plenty of nice restaurants.


Day I

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Staff from Naturguiden meet the group outside the hotel and welcome them. Together the guide and group go through the program and activities. Lunch package and other lighter stuff you want to carry during the day is packed in your rucksack, the rest of your luggage is transported to Vårdnäs by car. The walking starts right outside the hotel, we walk along a small stream through the town until we reach the forest. We walk through the forest on small, winding roads and woodland paths. Brooks and beautiful meadows are passed as we walk in thickly wooded nature. For lunch we stop at the Nature Reserve at Björnhallen and eat a tasty meal that gives us plenty of energy to continue our walk. Early in the evening we arrive at Stiftsgården Vårdnäs where a well deserved meal of three courses is waiting. After the dinner there is free time. Why not sit by the water and watch the sun set. Or use the sauna or take a swim in the lake.


Day II

Breakfast at Vårdnäs. We pack our lunch packages and leave the rest of our luggage to be transported to Rimforsa. Today’s walking is on small paths in the forest and over open fields. Maybe we make a detour to one of the many beautiful lakes in the area and cool our warm “walkingfeet”. During some stretches of the day we walk along the Östgötaleden, a well-known hiking path that goes through the whole province of Östergötland and passes many beautiful natural and cultural sites. This guide will tell you about the animals, nature and culture of Östergötland, and of Sweden.

After this second day filled with learning and new impressions we arrive at Rimforsa Strand. Before the group is served a three course meal at the restaurant there there will be time to relax in the newly built beach sauna (“Strandbastun”) where we enjoy the view over the lake Åsunden. We get a big dressing gown and towel and are served juice and fruit. Maybe the rippling water entices you to a swim?



After a healthy breakfast buffet we leave our luggage and walk towards the harbour of Rimforsa. We go onboard the cruise boat M/S Kind that will take us back to Linköping. We got a day of total rest and recovery, beautiful sights and good meals in front of us. Late in the afternoon the boat arrives to Tullbron in Linköping. The guide walks the group to the Hotel where their luggage is waiting for them. Later in the evening a three course meal is served.