You can always find tourist information at the trainstation, where the main tourist guiding service is located, if you don't know where to go.
The Trollhättan-Vänersborg airport is located 10 km south of the city and has daily flights to Stockholm. The Göteborg-Landvetter airport is located 100 km south of Vänersborg and has flights to major european cities.
There are trains from Gothenburg to Vänersborg every hour, and trains from Herrljunga on the Stockholm-Gothenburg railway.
Vänersborg is located at the road E45.
There are bus connections in the city and to villages belonging to the city and to neighbouring cities, all departing from the travelcentre/trainstation (resecentrum/ centralen).
Go to the Halle and Hunneberg mountains that have the biggest deer in the world: the moose / elk. In the summer there are safaris by bus. Both mountains allow for ample hiking and there are marked paths to make sure you don't get lost.
Ursand - Ursand camping must be one of the most beautifully located camp sites in Europe. The site itself is fairly 'natural', with plenty of woods dividing up the various fields. On the north end of the area is the most beautiful sand beach with the softest sand, where children can play and swim. There is also a cafe / restaurant that offers a spectacular view of the lake Vanern.
Skracklan park - this beautiful park is lining the north shore of Vanersborg, where the views are some of the best imaginable. Easy to get to, just a few minutes walk from the town centre, it lends itself for gentle strolls, swimming (from Jakobben, you can't miss it), boating and enjoying tea and coffee at the cafe.
Brinkebergskulle slussar - (sluss = water lock) These water locks are sitting just south of lake Vanern, where the canal flows towards Trollhattan and eventually Gothenburg and the sea. This particular lock was constructed in 1752, has a cute little cafe next to it and offers a steady stream of small private yachts as well as larger commercial vessels. Great place to do a bit of ship watching.
Gaddesanna - A great sand beach on the north edge of the mountain Halleberg, it really is a beautiful place. Not to be missed if the sun is out in the summer!
There are many resturaunts, thai, chinese, kebab and so on. There is one resturaunt to recommend named Koppargrillen (official website in swedish) which offers both lunch or à la carte. Swedish classics that the whole family will enjoy.
Vänersborg has 2 hotels called Quality Hotell that is located 4km from the centre and one hotel that is in the city itself called Strand Hotell.