Between Värmland, Bohuslän, Vänern and Norway, you’ll find Dalsland. Or as it was once known: Sweden in miniature. There are lots of lakes, plains and even a mountain, Kroppefjäll, here.
The aqueduct in Håverud
Where Dalsland Canal passes Håverud you’ll find one of Dalsland’s best-known tourist destinations – the aqueduct. An aqueduct, somewhat simplified, is a water bridge. The one in Håverud was completed in 1868 and has 33,000 rivets.
Canoeing on Dalsland Canal
Dalsland Canal is a 254 km canal system that connects Lake Vänern with the big lakes in Dalsland, Värmland and Norway. Along the canal, there are a 33 locks that form exciting and cool breaks if you travel along the waterways, which are close to nature. If you prefer a slightly less energetic mode of travel, there are several passenger ships.
Perch fishing in Lake Ärtingen
Lake Ärtingen, west of Bengtsfors, has plenty of fish, though we can’t promise they’ll bite when you come here. We get help from the fishing guide Tommy to catch a big perch, but we don’t get a bite until he shows us his secret bay.
Our accommodation in Dalsland
Mellerud Swecamp Vita Sandar
Mellerud Swecamp Vita Sandar is a beautifully located, year-round campsite by Lake Vänern. It is very child-friendly with lots of activities, such as a heated pool, tennis, fishing, adventure golf, a footpath and much more. If you don’t bring a caravan, motorhome or tent, there are cottages and luxury caravans to hire.