The region of Arvika is situated in the middle of Scandinavia and is the second largest Municipality of Värmland with 26 000 inhabitants. Arvika offers magnificent scenery with its many lakes and nature reserves. Outdoor experiences are great for the whole of the region and Glaskogens nature reserve has 28 Swedish miles of paths, canoeing opportunities and fine fishing. The Arvika region is known for their cultural offerings, for song, music, arts and crafts. Arvika has since the last turn of the century attracted many artists, artisans and musicians and still does. In the summer time Arvika is an Eldorado for lovers of music and arts and crafts with many concerts and exhibitions.
Arvika has a quaint and welcoming town centre with many shops offering good shopping opportunities. The centre has many cafes and restaurants and during the summer months there are many throughout the whole area.
The culturally interested will find many sights to visit. Rackstadmuseet – this museum is a pearl amongst the Swedish art museums exhibiting art from the Rackstad Colony as well as other current exhibitions. Arvika Fordonsmuseum shows 200 years of transport vehicles developed with wheels or runners as well as the history of motorsport in West Värmland.
Other well-known places to visit are Klässbols Linneväveri, a linen mill producing tablecloths and napkins to royals and Ambassadors worldwide and Gammelvala, an annual week long summer event.
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These are just some of many sights in and around Arvika. For a more detailed selection, please contact the Tourist Information Centre