Värmland, one of the twenty-four provinces in Sweden, is known for its forests, lakes and wildlife.
The province, bordering on Norway, lies to the north and west of Sweden’s biggest lake, Vänern. The river Klarälven runs through the province, rising in Norway in the north and flowing into Vänern in the south.
Värmland is known throughout Sweden for its beautiful landscapes and cultural treasures but it is also the province of timbre, iron and water. It was these resources that in the 17th century provided the basis for industries that are still active today. Värmland is also known for its pulp and paper industries and its paper machines. Those are also important areas for Karlstad University.
Värmland is ideal for hiking, canoeing, camping or fishing. During the winter you can skate on lakes or ski on the slopes and through the forests. There is plenty of space for everyone. The local culture has deep roots, based on the pilgrimages of the Middle Ages, celebrated authors and theatre, music, art and design.
Author: Maria Nilsson
The page was updated on 2013-01-10 16:41