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Karlstad

Karlstad

Karlstad is a wonderfully compact Swedish city, built on a grid pattern with wide, tree-lined streets, avenues, promenades and squares. Karlstad has a "big city" feel, with many quality hotel and other accommodation options, with the advantage that Karlstad’s many attractions are just a short walk away: shopping streets, malls and arcades, culture, historical sites, urban nature activities, parks, transport and amenities. Don’t forget that this is child-friendly Sweden and children are welcome everywhere in Karlstad.

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Värmlands museum

A cultural highpoint of visiting Karlstad is a visit to Värmlands Museum in Sandgrund Park. Not only for the superb and comprehensive permanent and temporary exhibitions of Värmland and other Swedish artists work, but also for the unique architectural experience of Cyrillushuset.

Address
Sandgrundsudden, Karlstad
Mariebergsskogen

The mother of all parks in Karlstad is Mariebergsskogen; part park and part open-air museum down by the shores of Lake Vänern. You could easily spend a day here enjoying its various environs; ancient forest, glades, old buildings, beach and bathing spots and Naturum Värmland – a wonderful building in which the nature of the province is presented. Stop for a cup of coffee or visit the gift shop.

Address
Treffenbergsvägen, Karlstad
Almars Krog

Almars krog is located not far from Karlstad, in an old barn that previously housed a Countryside Bistro. Now it has opened under new management. Almars krog is quite small, but is furnished tastefully and cozy.

Address
Almars Gård 443, Karlstad
Br. Olssons Elektriska

A people-friendly bistro-brasserie built on a delicate electrical-engineering nostalgia. A restaurant that promises beautiful and simple dining and which also is based on a slightly different and exciting history, which really sparkles. Lunch menu on weekdays, excluding the summer months.

Address
Drottninggatan 21, Karlstad

City centre

In Karlstad city centre you’ll find all the big, established Swedish retail brands like H&M, Lindex (womenswear), Åhléns (department store), all with their own stores. In the smaller stores and boutiques you’ll also find rising stars of the international and Swedish fashion scenes such as Odd Molly, Filippa K, Whyred, J. Lindberg, Nudie Jeans and Cheap Monday jeans. And as for legendary Swedish art glass, crystal and tableware, look no further than Kosta and Orrefors which you’ll find in stores on the streets that criss-cross Järnvägsgatan and Drottninggatan. Still in the city, you can also shop at "Mitt i City", "Duvanhuset", "15-huset", shopping centres in the centre of Karlstad that sell Swedish and international goods and products, as well as restaurants and cafés.

Address
Karlstad

Bergvik shopping centre

Why not visit Ikea on its home turf? We won’t bother telling you what to look out for at Ikea, you probably live close to one. Ikea lies beside Bergvik Köpcentrum (shopping centre) just outside town. Bergvik was awarded 'shopping centre of the year' in Sweden in 2008, with its 68 shops, restaurants and cafés. All the big Swedish names are here and look out in particular for Swedish-design clothes and accessories, outdoor wear, household goods, glassware, textiles and kitchenware.

Address
Frykmansväg 1, Karlstad

Airport

About 18 km north of Karlstad is Karlstad airport with good connections to major airports. To and from the airport, you can choose between bus and taxi. The airport bus comes when you book by phone on +46 771 32 32 00 or book online varmlandstrafik.elasticmobile.net and can be ordered when traveling to / from Stockholm and Frankfurt. The taxi price from Karlstad to the airport is about 360 SEK. The travel time is estimated to be about 20 minutes. At the Karlstad Airport you can also rent a car from companies such as AVIS, Hertz and Europcar.

Address
Karlstad Airport

Public Transport

You can’t miss the bright orange local buses with the sun emblazoned on the side here in Karlstad. Karlstad has a great bus network and tickets can be bought at the tickets machines, via sms with your mobile, at Karlstad tourist office or at Pressbyrån outlets. The bus is a great way of getting around the city.

Address
Karlstad