Värmland | Wilderness Holiday in Sweden
Finally, Värmland is also a natural therapy, for all who need a break from our media bombarding bustling electronic everyday life. Here you can hear yourself think, while the sun takes its evening bath in Vänern - one of Värmlands more than 10,000 lakes. Can you hear the silence?
Värmland is also called "Sweden's southernmost wilderness", and here you can still encounter animals such as beavers, bears, moose, lynx and wolves. There are quiet a lot of tours and safaris, built around some of the animals you may encounter in the wilderness, and you can often choose whether it should be a one-day trip or longer, which allows you to plan a great tailor-made holiday.
Further down in the blog you can find big holiday homes in the wilderness.
Eco Activities in Värmland
Safari in Värmland
First a meal is made over an open fire, while we hear about the beaver. When twilight sets in we glide silently through Klarälvens waters to spot beavers.
Evening walk organized by Vildmark i Värmland.
The tours take place at dusk and at dawn; which are the best times to spot wildlife. Here you can be lucky to see moose, deer, foxes, owls, hares and you even have a chance to see wolves and bears, although they are rare.
Read more at SKOGGAARDEN
Have you ever heard a wolf howl? The tension rises when Outside Adventure Sweden's guides take you deep into the wolf forest in western Värmland.
Rafting in Värmland
Canoeing in Glaskogen Nature Reserve
Canoe routes in Glaskogen Nature Reserve is a beautiful experience, whether you rent a canoe for a few hours or for a longer trip with overnight stays.
Visit Glaskogen Nature Reserve
A real Huckleberry Finn / Tom Sawyer adventure on your own original ready-made raft on Klarälven.
Read more at www.sverigeflotten.com
Värmland Wilderness Package
A 1 to 8-day trip on a raft down the river Klarälven. You build your own raft under supervision. The tour is arranged and sold by Vildmark i Värmland.
Attractions in the towns and villages of Värmland
How to get to Värmland
It's always great to bring the car on holiday, then you just throw the suitcase in the boot - and no more waiting in endless queues to check in your luggage.
There are several ferry routes between Denmark and Sweden, which allows you to take your car to the wilderness, and furthermore the Oresund bridge in Denmark makes it possible to drive all the way.
You can also fly to Stockholm and continue to Karlstad by local flight or by rental car.
How far is it to Varmland?
Depending on which ferry route you take to Sweden, the distances and driving times are these:
Gothenburg to Karlstad: 247 km
The driving time is estimated to be 3 hrs 5 min.
Varberg to Karlstad: 320 km
The driving time is estimated to be 3 h 52 min.
Helsingborg to Karlstad: 459 km
The driving time is estimated to be 5 hours 5 min.
Stockholm to Karlstad: 311 km.
The driving time is estimated to be 3 hours 24 min.
Ystad to Karlstad: 568 km
The driving time is estimated to be 6 hours 9 min.
Flights to Stockholm
Ferry Routes to Sweden
Ferry to Gothenburg from Fredrikshavn in Denmark and Kiel in Germany.
Ferry to Varberg from Grenaa in Denmark
Ferry to Helsingborg from Helsingor in Denmark
Ferry to Stockholm from Helsinki in Finland, Taillinn in Estonia, Riga in Latvia, Ronne in Denmark and St Petersburg in Russia.
Ferry to Ystad from Swinoujscie in Poland and Ronne in Denmark.