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Arvika [1] is in Värmland in Sweden. It is a small city mostly known for various cultural activities, such as holding the Arvikafestivalen music festival each summer.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By train[edit]

Take the train from Karlstad.

By bus[edit]

Take a bus from Karlstad.

Public transportation within Värmland is available, although can be infrequent. The website for Värmlandstrafik is really only in Swedish but is largely usable to English speakers and provides a phone number which you can call to find out more. [2]

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Arvika Fordonsmuseum, Thermiavägen 2, [3]. A museum full of old cars, motorcycles and other vehicles.
  • Rackstadmuseet, [4]. A hundred years ago this was an artist community.
  • Såguddens Museum, [5]. An open air museum.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Visit Arvikafestivalen, [6], one of the major Swedish music festivals. It takes place every summer for three days. The music tends towards various electronic styles, independent or metal, but they have other types of music as well.
  • If that sounds too noisy for you, walk around in Arvika stadspark instead. It is a lovely park with a small lake and a fountain.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There are various shopping opportunities on Storgatan and Kyrkogatan.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Sunday Cafe, Kyrkogatan 37, [7]. A trendy little coffee shop with italian sandwiches and such things - the kind of place that secretly wishes it was located in Stockholm.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Jennys Hotell & Restaurang, Palmviksgatan 11, [8]. A nice and centrally located hotel.

Get out[edit]

  • Klässbols Linen Mill, [9].
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