With a vibrant culture scene and a wide range of outdoor experiences, the Swedish town of Arvika,
close to the Norwegian border, is a place where visitors do not have to choose between culture and nature.
“The nature reserve Glaskogen has 30 kilometres of walking trails and 365 lakes,”
says Eva Aasum, tourism director at Arvika municipality.
“Visitors can go fishing or canoe paddling, or just enjoy the feeling of being in the wild, just outside the town.”
Glaskogen has a popular camping site and an information centre that is open between 1 May and 30 September.
After enjoying a hike in the majestic nature there are plenty of things for the culture-minded to explore.
The town has a long tradition of art and handicraft that goes back to a strong pottery heritage.
In the early 1900s, a group of artists settled down by the lake Racken, A cultural treasure
and they soon became known as the Rackstad Colony.
At the Rackstad Museum, visitors can enjoy their work alongside the creations of other artists.
But the tradition of genuine Swedish craftsmanship is evident in more than one way in the region.
At Klässbols Linen Weaving Mill, A cultural treasure
visitors can explore the famous factory that manufactures the tablecloths used at the Nobel Banquets.
Arvika also has a lot to offer when it comes to music. “During the summer there are concerts almost every day,” Aasum continues.
“At the restaurant Olssons Brygga, you can enjoy live music next to the lake every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer.”
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