Package with activity

Experience Kinda Canal in combination with fresh air and exercise in magnificent nature. You choose the scope yourself. The Östgötaleden includes approximately 120 miles of hiking trails through the Östgötal cultural landscape. We have selected two options that you can hike in combination with a cruise and a meal on board M/S "Kind" along the Kinda Canal.
Kinda Canal walking package can be booked by tel. 070-638 02 30.

Trädgårdsföreningen – Gamla Linköping

Excellent alternative to the Kinda Canal/hotel packages.

The route mainly follows footpaths and cycle paths and for the most part has good accessibility. It passes several valuable green areas such as Magistratshagen, Djurgården and the Vallaskogen nature reserve. Linköping’s military history is shown in the Garrison Museum next to the trail. Old Linköping is a unique open-air museum consisting of a small town with relocated and newly built old-style houses and the Valla leisure area with, among other things, a playground, mini golf course and hostel. The route lacks wind protection. This route is perfect for supplementing your Kinda Kanal hotel package stay if you book a hotel package at Scandic City and Park Hotel.

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This route is perfect for
supplement your Kinda Canal hotel package stay if you book a hotel package at Scandic City.


The hike is free of charge.

Booking and information

Kinda Canal walking package can be booked by tel. 070-638 02 30.

Oak landscape, Vidingsjö – Hamra/Hovetorp

Approx. 11 km. (estimated trekking time 3-4 hours) relatively easy hiking route that follows the paths and minor roads through Europe’s largest oak woodlands. The trail passes beautiful pastures, oaks and connects at the magnificent gateway Party Hamra / Hovetorp along the Kinda Canal. The walk takes approx. four hours. Boarding the M/S Kind in Hamra 12:40. Lunch is served on board.


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Vidingsjö-Hamra/Hovetorps slussar 11 km

The hike starts at Vidingsjö motion center Linköping:
Vidingsjö exercise center has a cafe, club rooms, changing rooms, toilets and a sauna. The center is used extensively by exercisers, school classes and sports associations and is a suitable starting point for activities in Vidingsjöskogen. There is a parking space, barbecue areas, a small toboggan run, ball fields, an adventure track for children, an outdoor gym and a shorter nature trail adapted for the disabled. Östgötaleden passes the center and several exercise tracks start from the site.

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You can reach the exercise center and the entrance to the Vidingsjöskogen nature reserve, for example, via the cycle path along Haningeleden. With public transport, you can reach the area with bus 1, 16 or 17. From the Hässlegatan stop in Vidingsjö, you have a 500 meter walk to the entrance at Vidingsjö exercise center. If you come by car, take Haningeleden. In Vidingsjö there are signs for the exercise centre.

This route is considered easy-medium spring and it follows paths and minor roads through a fantastic oak landscape which is the largest in Northern Europe. You can also enjoy beautiful meadows and nice sluice environments in Kinda canal at Hamra and Hovetorp. Vid slussen där finns kiosk och toaletter. Feel free to make a short detour to Fornhemmet, a homestead area with a croft and outbuildings where you can imagine how life could have been in the 18th and 19th centuries. There are also really big oaks here, some with a diameter of up to 2 metres.

After the walk, you board the M/S “Kind” at the Hovetorp locks. approx. 12.10.

Lunch is served on board M/S “Kind” takes you back to Linköping/Tullbron approx. at 16.00.


SEK 695 p.p. incl. hiking, cruise etc. lunch (hot dish excl. drink).

Booking and information

Saturdays: 25/5 until 13/7 as well as 17/8 until 24/8

Period 16/7 until 10/8: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

Kinda Canal walking package can be booked by tel. 070-638 02 30 or by mail:

Package with overnight stay

Make something extra out of your cruise and combine it with an overnight stay at one of our partners.

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