Guesthouse Eleven

Josseforsvagen 34, Arvika, 671 60, Sweden
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Looking for Swedish Family Members

by mnvettes

My great grandfather John F. Lindquist was born in Arvika, Sweden around 1869, and moved to the United States in the late 1800's. Looking for resources to help get in touch with relatives that still live in Sweden. I have a few names, but don't have many resources to find out how to contact them. Any ideas or assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please email at

Re: Looking for Swedish Family Members

by Sjalen

Try this place:

It's the major forum for geneaology research in Sweden. There is also a research centre at the House of Emigrants museum in Växjö since many people emigrated from that region too (see my Växjö page for links) but since Arvika is in a more northern region, also with a lot of emigration during that period, I think the link above will help you more (that's not to say that Växjö is not interesting - it has exhibitions on the emigration process at that time.

Travel Tips for Arvika

Swedish Paradise

by Porteplume

C'est l'omniprésence de la nature qui fait l'attrait de Glaskogen par dessus tout et nous attire tout spécialement...
Cette Réserve Naturelle se situe à quelques 75 km à l'ouest de Karlstad .

More than anything else, it's nature that makes Glaskogen such a special place for us...
This Natural Reserve is situated about some 75 km west from Karlstad .

City scene (5)

by El_Sueco

Small villa quarter, not far from the city center.
Modern houses.
In the back ground you can see the great lake Glafsfjorden.
Distances are never long in this city. The terrain is inclinated so one has easy to find the right direction (you just go "up" or "down" or "left" or "right", or whatever way you define it)

City scene (6)

by El_Sueco

City scene not far from the market place and the railway station.
The houses are from different epoches.
In the city there are still many houses of wood, mainly 2-story houses constructed in the middle of 19th century, but this house I have learnt is a new constructed one, after a big fire some years ago. But the balconys look nice!

Gla Forest Card

by Porteplume

The Gla Forest card is your ticket to the facilities of the area. With this card, you can use wind breaks, resting-places, overnight cabins, firewood, dustbins and dry closets. The entire amount paid for it will be spent on cleaning and maintaining the area.
Prices: 24 hours SEK 25/person
Yearly season-ticket SEK 300/person, SEK 500/family

Green Spots in Arvika

by Porteplume

Our first impression visiting Arvika was mostly guided by the many *Green Spots* the city is offering: Flowers And trees everywhere...
We parked in front of side the little harbour and a beautiful park with flowers and sculptures. Just walk in the streets and parks and relax yourself. The atmosphere is really wonderfull !
We've also seen many museums, art galleries and little shops offering craftmanship presents.
There are a lot of campinggrounds, B&B and hotels. (See Tip about our Paradise: Glaskogen, Natural reserve)


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