Where you can expect the unexpected
Located approx 2 hours drive from Gothenburg or Oslo, Bengtsfors offers a central location in the Swedish lake district. It sits between the bigger cities of Uddevalla and Karlstad.
The town itself has al the modern comforts that one needs. There are 2 supermarkets, open every day untill late. A tourist office, library, restaurants, hotel with pub and a systembolaget. So if you want to share a bottle of wine with friends, you can buy it in this town. Bengtsfors is also the central hub for canoe trekkings during the summer, ending mid august with Swedens biggest canoe marathon.
The surrounding area will give you the chance to explore our famous lakes, Bengtsfors has nearly 400 of them. Go browsing in second hand shops or have the unique experience of a farm auction. Ending your day in the Victorian gardens of Baldersnäs, where you can enjoy a stylish meal.
Also known as Sweden in miniature, it offers a variety of landscapes all within a short drive. Central is the Dalsland Canal. This connects the major lakes with lake Vänern, giving boat lovers the possibility to have a holiday of a lifetime. Those willing to venture away from the shopping malls, will discover hidden gems in Dalsland.
Swedens diamant on the West Coast. This is the coastal landscape from the picture books. Secluded bays with sandy beaches await your visit. Bring your snorkelling gear or hitch a lift with the mailboat to the islands that are shattered around. This area is also steep in history, with many stone age sites dotted around the coastline. The rock carvings at Tanumshede are on the Unesco heritage list. But there is more to the west coast than wet towels and muddy boots, picturesque fishing villages like Smögen, Grebbestad or Fjällbacka will give you plenty of opportunity to sample the local seafood while watching the sun set over the west.
Yes, it is a big country, from the lush farmlands in the south to the tundras of the Saami land. It will offer something for everybody. Swedish roads have a high grade of maintenance, but those wanting some more excitement will find gravel roads and dirt tracks all around. In contrast with Norway, Swedish bridges and ferries are free.
Sweden is also gearing up to become a cashless society. Even your cup of coffee or ice cream can be paid for with your plastic card.