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HIKE & BIKE

Choose starting point, number of days and cultural visits — we arrange the package!

  • 2-6 days may-sept
  • easy, moderate
  • 10-16 km/day, max 4 hrs
  • 20-50 km/day
  • cultural visits

This is included:

  • Bicycle and helmet

  • Accomodation in cottages/b&b/hostels

  • All food including snacks/coffee

  • Transfer to/from Kils´s train station or Karlstad Airport

  • Door-to-door luggage transfer

  • Bed linen/towels and cleaning service

  • GPS smartphone app with detailed hiking routes

  • Trail description and maps

  • Admissions

  • 24/7 support

PRICE: from 925 kr/person & day*

Season: May-September

*Depends on low/high season, available accommodation, number of persons (cheapest at 5 pers = max persons/booking)

Optional: Massage 500 kr/50 min

This is how a typical day can look like

You have got a itinerary and a map. Your mobile phone is prepared with a GPS smartphone app that will help you find the right route. Your backpack is filled with coffee, water and a lunchpackage. Now the journey starts!

The hiking stretches through deep forests, along moors, on forest roads, passing glittering lakes and open landscape. If you are lucky, you might makes a curious fox´s acquaintance — or maybe a moose´s.

You will soon find yourself hiking in a comfortable pace, where you can let go of the everyday life worries. Nature’s beauty, visual impressions, sounds and scents – everything helps you relax. Slowly, a feeling of total presence and peace is emerging.

Take your time and enjoy the lovely surroundings! In a hot day maybe a swim in a lake would feel good to cool you down. Enjoy a nice rest while eating your lunchpackage. Food taste so much better out in the nature and after some physical struggle!

The hiking continuous along open landscape in Östra Ämtervik. There in the middle of the countryside lies Alma Löv Museum. On the fields there are many pavilions with exciting art exhibitions. In the main building there are more exhibition rooms and a café.

Filled with new impressions it´s time to continue the journey on bikes. After hiking for a couple of days it will be nice to travel in another way. From the bike saddle you have a great view of the nice countryside. In this part of Värmland Selma Lagerlöf found inspiration to many of the characters and context to her famous books. 

A short bike ride will take you to a nice cottage where you will spend the night. Your luggage is settled in and a nice dinner awaits you! The following day will start with an exciting guided tour of Selma Lagerlöf´s Mårbacka.

Cultural visits

Lars Lerin Art Gallery
Lars Lerin’s Art Gallery is located in the converted Sandgrund restaurant in Karlstad. There is also a café and a guest hall where specially invited guests exhibit.

The Alma Löv Museum
The Alma Löv Artmuseum in Smedsby, Östra Ämtervik consists of about ten pavilions in the countryside. In the main building there are both a theater, exhibition halls and a café.

Mårbacka
Selma Lagerlöf’s memorial estate Mårbacka is located 9 km south of Sunne. The farm is preserved in the same condition as it was at Selma Lagerlöf’s demise in 1940. Selma Lagerlöf was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in 1909 and the first woman in the Swedish Academy. Guided tour is offered. There is also a café here.

Deje old power station
At the river Klarälven in Deje lies the old power station which today is an art gallery. The 11 m high ceiling height together with much of the original interior creates a special atmosphere around the exhibitions. It also offers music events, an organic café and lunch service.

The practial matters

We transfer you from/to Kil’s train station, alternatively transfer from/to Karlstad Airport. If you come by car we meet at an agreed place. We drive you to the first accommodation. The cottages is prepared with bedlinen and towels which will be transfered together with your luggage and groceries door-to-door. The bedlinen and towels will be changed every three days.

You will have access to a GPS smartphone app, which will show you the daily hiking routes. You will also find a trail description and a map in each cottage, showing you the next day’s hiking- or biking route.

Check-out from the accommodations is at 10 am and check-in is at 3 pm. We take care of cleaning of the cottages.

When your hiking advendure is over we drive you back to the train station in Kil alternatively Karlstad Airport or other place if you arrived by car.

The food

The dinner menus are typical traditional swedish dishes with a touch of Värmland. As we strive to offer ecological and locally produced food the menus may vary depending on access of suitable groceries.

When booking your holiday, you will have the opportunity to choose meals from a menu. These meals consist of for example, smoked salmon, meat from moose or herring. Please also notify us if you need any special diet.

In the cottages there will be groceries for breakfast, lunch, coffee (“fika”) and dinner. You prepare the lunchpackages by yourself when having breakfast. Homemade cakes are available for “fika” and fruits and nuts for extra energy. In the first cottage you will find a thermos which you use during the rest of your holiday.

We have prepared the dinners as far as it´s possible. Most often they just need to be warmed up. Some dishes are served cold, for example the hot smoked salmon. We strive to make your time in the kitchen as easy as possible. Your effort could be to boil potatoes and make a salad.

Surroundings and equipment

The hiking distance is 10-15 kilometers a day, maximum 4 hours a day. The hikes are easy to moderate and with little differences in altitude.

You hike mainly on paths and forest roads. Sometimes the terrain is uneven and wet. Stones- and rock parties could occur. The hiking on the countryside is mainly on grevel roads but some shorter distances on country roads too.

For the hiking you have your own backpack and water bottle. Bring clothes suitable for heat, wetness and cold. The best way to stay dry is to use synthetic and woolen materials.

We recommend that you use hiking boots. They should be waterproof and fit well – and keep the heel in place. You should also be able to wriggle your toes. Use your new boots somestimes before coming as a blister could ruin the entire hiking experience.

This package also include bicycle and helmet. The daily biking routes are 20-50 km/day, the shorter distances when the day includes a cultural visit. The biking is easy/moderate but sometimes hilly. You bike on both country- and grevel roads. Also on traffic-free forest roads and nice bicycle paths.