Experience nature with us at KANOTLYCKEBYÅN

Lyckebyån is one of Sweden's most beautiful canoe trails!

By paddling along Lyckebyån and its adjacent lakes, you get to experience a fantastic nature up close. Lyckebyån is well suited for both the beginner and the experienced paddler.

Lyckebyån Is 100 km long and flows through Southeast Småland and east Blekinge.

The river has its mouth in Lyckeby in Karlskrona Municipality. The catchment area is 811 Km² in size and consists mostly of woodland.

For those who want an adventure beyond the ordinary, it is possible to rent 12-man tents for overnight stays.

Dogs are of course welcome in the canoes, but we advise you to bring both harness and dog float vest.

Opening hours: Every day of the week.
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Welcome to create your own adventure with us at KANOTLYCKEBYÅN!

"With a thought for nature"

When you paddle with us, we wish you to put an extra thought into the beautiful nature that you will find yourself in. Do not litter and show consideration for all animals. Respect the right of public access and leave nature as you want to find it. We at Kanotlyckebyån strive to be as environmentally conscious as possible and then wish that our customers / guests are in turn.

"Do not interfere - do not destroy"

Sweden is unique in having the Right of Public Access, which gives us the opportunity to move freely in nature - and it applies to all of us. You use the right of public access when you go for a walk, kayak, climb mountains or cycle in the forest.

You can get around almost everywhere along our coasts, in lakes and in streams. We are guests of nature and must show consideration and responsibility towards nature and wildlife, towards landowners and towards other people in nature. Do not disturb - do not destroy, it is the basis of the Swedish right of public access.

The right of public access covers many areas. 

"See the wild without disturbing"

The wildlife adds extra spice to the nature experiences.Feel free to do so, but don't try to get close to the animals to photograph or see better. Rather, use binoculars and telephoto lenses to get close without interfering.

The canoe runs quietly and it is easy to get too close to nesting birds on islands and along beaches. Be extra careful during spring and summer when the birds are laying on eggs or have cubs. If the parents are scared from the nest or the bird litters split, the chickens may find it difficult to cope.

Pay attention

If birds or other animals behave nervously, you are too close. The giant loon that often nests on islands is particularly susceptible to disturbances. If it swims around off the beach, it probably has to live nearby.

Avoid resting or camping near the birds' nesting sites. The osprey often nests at the top of a pine tree by the shore or on some islet. If the bird hangs high in the air above the nest, you are too close.

Don't rush bird litters in front of the canoe! Especially in narrow watercourses without protective riparian vegetation, there is a big risk that the hills will split. Stop and let the birds get away. If you are many in a group, the best thing is to gather the group and pass the hill as quickly as possible.

Protected nature

Some places with particularly sensitive bird life are protected as bird sanctuaries. There it is forbidden to go ashore and to stay nearby.

In other places, the right of public access can also be restricted by special rules, for example in beach protection areas or in national parks and nature reserves. In such areas, for example, it may be forbidden to make a fire or camp.

To prevent the spread of crayfish plague, it is important that the canoe and other equipment have time to dry properly before it is moved from a water to another.

Leave the camp site without a trace

Spend the night primarily at prepared campsites. There is a fireplace, garbage can and dry toilet. Otherwise, choose a place where you do not risk disturbing those who live nearby.

For longer than a few days, you should not stay in the same place without permission from the landowner. Larger groups should always ask for permission, even for a single night. Leave the camp site without a trace. Bring all the garbage. Do not put garbage bags next to overcrowded garbage cans. Then the animals scatter around the garbage.

Use the campsite's toilets.


During the summer, there is often a fire ban. Then the risk of forest fires is big, and you are not allowed to make a fire even in the fireplaces of the camp site. At the tourist office and at the canoe rental company, you will find out if there is a fire ban. This must be respected! But even otherwise there may be a risk of fire. Bring a small field kitchen - you can always use it. Never use disposable grills!

If you still have to make a fire, choose a good place with rocky or gravelly soil with no vegetation next door and be sure to have water to extinguish with. Beware of wind that can bring sparks over the forest. Let the fire burn out and carefully extinguish the embers with water.

Don't fire directly on the mountain, it cracks apart! Do not put foil wrappers and other non-combustibles in the fire, it will remain as garbage.

Be careful also on land

Do not pass over plots or fields if you have to carry or pull the canoe between watercourses. Close gates after you. Respect signs prohibiting driving on private roads if you are going to drive the canoe down to the water. And ask the landowner for permission before setting up the car or caravan overnight at an individual road.

Leave nature as you want to find it!