Given Örebro’s easy access to Hjälmaren just east of the town, you might want to consider taking a boat trip around the lake on M/S Gustav Lagerbjelke, which operates from late June to mid-August. There are several options available but the most popular is the five-hour cruise out into Hjälmaren and through the Hjälmarekanal with its many locks. Transport back to Örebro is by bus and the return ticket costs 320kr. Alternatively, shorter lunch cruises including a buffet cost a good-value 220kr. There’s more information at
Another option is to rent your own canoe or kayak and paddle out yourself: both are available from KFUM Örebro Kanotcenter located out of town at Hästhagsvägen (t 019 26 04 00; 40kr/hr, 160kr/day). Give them a call and they’ll help with pickup and dropoff.