Tag: Värmland

Weekend Away: Discovering Värmland

Located between Norway, Lake Vänern and the regions of Västra Götaland, Dalarna and Örebro, lies the province of Värmland. This cultural heartland 300km west of Stockholm is undeservedly overlooked by visitors to Sweden. Värmland-based Australian expat and travel writer Clarissa Hirst offers her suggestions for how to spend a weekend...

Wild Adventures in the Glaskogen Nature Reserve

There aren’t many places left in Europe where you can wander through primeval forest for hours at a time without encountering a single soul, but Glaskogen Nature Reserve in western Sweden is certainly one of them. Whether you’re after some lugn och ro (peace and quiet) or are itching for some active...

Cheap and Free Things to do in Karlstad

Karlstad is the surprisingly lively capital of western Sweden’s Värmland region. It’s home to one of the largest coffee brands in the Nordic countries, as well as a successful ice hockey club and Sweden’s largest rally event. Okay, okay: so it might not be as dynamic a city as Stockholm or Gothenburg....

Travel: The six most beautiful autumn walks in Värmland

Spectacular colours are on display, mushrooms and berries are ripe for the picking, the summer tourists have disappeared and the days are still long enough to enjoy the sunshine. Autumn is without a doubt the best time of year to explore the Värmland region in western Sweden. The Local Sweden, 2 September 2016...