Back in the beginning of July Visit Värmland asked me and my buddy Aske if we wanted to come experience Värmland during summer. Of course we wanted to do so, so we packed our rental and drove north for 7 hours. First stop was Krokstad Herrgård where we were welcomed with a lovely five course meal.
The mansion was really idyllic, and the perfect place for a getaway!
The next day we went to Arvika where we would spent the next day at Arvika Kanotcenter. The canoe center was placed right by a wonderful lake with loads of opportunities for both shorter canoeing trips and longer and more serious trips. Later that evening we had dinner in a tent, in a perfect setting.
After that we set out to catch the sunset. Canoeing in the evening is extremely relaxing. I don't get to canoe very often, but sitting in the middle of the ocean watching the sun rise/set is pretty hard to beat. We also woke up at 3.30 to catch the sunrise the following morning, which was one of the best sunrises I've ever seen.
After having slept some more we went to Glaskogen Nature Reserve. A beautiful and lush green area, where we also got to do some canoeing.
We then spent the night in Karlstad, and proceeded to drive home after lunch the next day.
I love visiting Sweden all times of the year, but there's something about Sweden in the summertime that you won't find anywhere else.