Summer Activities


Klarälven is the largest river in the Sweden. This river is perfect for a nice canoe trip. Sweden is really worth to be explored from the water. You can then experience more of the beautiful nature and ultimate relaxation.

The Värmland province is rich in lakes and rivers. A wonderful place to throw out your fishing rod. In the five largest lakes of Sweden and along the coast is fishing free. In all other waters, you need a fishing license. A license to fish open water can be bought at the tourist office but some ponds needs a separate license. These can be purchased from the respective lake or in the shop "Route 62" (some lakes, such as more Hagfors).

Sweden has an extensive road network, in some places hardly used by cars. Ideal for making short or long bike rides. Especially the various forest roads and transport roads within the forest provide opportunities for mountain bikers.

Bicycles can be rented for example by camping in Rådastrands. The Klarälvsbanan is a 90 km bicycle path between Hagfors and Karlstad.

In Sweden, especially the province of Värmland, has lots of open waters. Almost all the open water in Sweden is so clean that you can swim in it. The Klarälven has special places that are marked from the road. By Hagfors is the lake Rådisjön located, this lake is 23 km long and is crystal clear. Rådastrands camp is situated at the lake and has one of the finest beaches in Värmland which you can use.

In Sweden, golf is a very popular sport. In Uddeholm, nearby Hagfors, is a beautiful 18-hole golf course. This course is open to everyone and there are no strict dress code. This course also rent golf clubs.

Rådastrand site also offers many activities such as skating, rafting, raft building, canoeing, miniature golf, elk and beaver safaris and Nordic walking clinic's.

Winter Activities


Nearby Gunnerud are several skiing opportunities. For example, in Ekshärad (14 km from Gunnerud) a small ski resort.Hovfjället, near Torsby, has skiing for beginners and more experienced skiers. Sunne is a pretty ski resort. And Branäs has a rather large resort. A beautiful area with twelve runs and nine lifts. Here they have a professional ski school.

Ski resort of Branäs

Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country skiing is almost everywhere possible. There are even lit trails around Ekshärad and Hagfors. In the summer you can ski in the "skitunnel" in Torsby. This is Europe's largest indoor ski track.

Every  years, the Sweden Rally takes place in February. A huge spectacle which you must have witnessed once. This large car rally in the snow attracts around 300,000 visitors to the province of Värmland.

Dog Sled
In winter, all water is frozen and in some cases the road led across the water instead of around it. So you can drive on the frozen lakes. Naturally the many rivers and lakes are perfect for ice skating on long trips and ice fishing. A really fun ride on a snowmobile or dog sled.