Crayfishing at witches island


During this tour you will experience a lot ! Boating on a beautiful lake, trying crayfishing, eating a classical Swedish crayfish dinner on a remote island where the legends say the witches paused on their route to the Evil One. We will also stay overnight in an old and cosy fisherman’s cabin on the Witches island. Dinner and breakfast are included. By Hasselfors lies the heartshaped lake Toften with its many islands and bays.

Strarting in the afternoon we head out alongside the shores in boat to experience the lakes and it´s beautiful and forest covered beaches on our route towards Boön- Witches island. We reach our destination Witches island. Here is according to local legends, the place where the witches takes a break (checking the broom perhaps) on their way to the Evil One at Blue Hill. The island is since far a central point for the fishing in the lake as there is an old log cabin with two rooms on the island, We explore the island with its´ connection top folklore and fishing finishing with a crayfish dinner and dessert.

Of course soft drinks are included. There after we once again go out with the boat to fish for fish or crayfish by Witches island. During the late night we cuddle by the fire och hopefully enjoy the sunset in the west. We sleep cosy and safely in the cabin. Hopefully no witches have stayed on the island so we won’t be scared by any witchcraft during the night… In the morning we have breakfast, pick up the crayfish traps and head back to land.

You´ll experiences a time of living Swedish history by folklore, tales, fishing and feast traditions!

This includes

Sleeping bags, mattresses, pillows and blankets included. A dinner and drinks are included. All transports during the tour is included. By boat we travel with electrical motor or with oars. Life vest provided by the guide. Binoculars are provided by the guide. The guide will accompany you during the complete tour


Warm clothing is necessary. Bring rain clothing. Rubber boots, hiking boots or good sneakers.


Time: Start kl 18:00 and 17:00. The tour takes total 16 hours
Place: The guided tour takes place in Hasselfors
Price: 1 500kr/adult, 600 kr/child
Participants: Max 6 persons

Meeting place

The guided tour takes place in Hasselfors in the middle between Stockholm and Gothenburg. Meeting point is at Kvarnen at the old foundry area in Hasselfors (by the bridge over Svartån river). From Örebro: 45 km. Follow E20 towards Gothenburg. Turn right towards Hasselfors 5 km before Laxå. From Karlstad: 100 km. Drive E18 towards Stockholm, In Karlskoga turn towards Degerfors/Askersund on road 205.

By Svartå mansion continue on road 204 towards Fjugesta. In Dormen turn right towards Hasselfors (5km). From Askersund: 40 km. Drive towards Laxå/Karlskoga on road 205. In Laxå take E20 towards Örebro. After 5 km turn left to Hasselfors. From Laxå: 16 km. Drive towards Örebro. After 5 km turn left to Hasselfors. There is a train station in Laxå. Transfer from train stations and airports is possible.

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