Arvika Travel Guide

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Arvika Things to Do

  • Visit the Rackstad museum

    The Rackstad museum shows works from some of the painters in the Rackstad colony (Rackstad is a small village located some 7 km north east of Arvika, near the lake Racken).The painters represents the Swedish National Romance period, around 1900. A speciality was the nordic light (which you also will find in the Skagen museum in Denmark).On this...

  • Study art in the street (1)

    This disputed but in my opinion very good staty is called The Bird Man.The artist is Liss Eriksson, the youngest son of Christian Eriksson.The sculpture is often used as a symbol of Arvika and is a personification of the forces of nature.

  • Visit the St Mikaeli church (4)

    The Mikaeli church is situated in the south west "corner" of the city, close to the lake Glafsfjorden.

  • Visit the St Mikaeli church (3)

    On the northern wall of the church a sculpture by Christian Eriksson (1858-1935) is to be found: The Humility.The artist is buried opposite the sculpture

  • Visit the St Mikaeli church (1)

    The town has two main churches: the West and the East churches. The old Mikaeli Church is the west one.(The East one is the Trinity Church.)

  • Visit Trefaldighetsskyrkan (Trinity...

    The town has two main churches: the East and the West churches. The Trinity Church is the east one. (The west one is the old Mikaeli Church.)

  • Visit the St Mikaeli church (2)

    The Michaeli church is a stone church constructed in middle of 17th century (at the same place as there was an elder wood church from 1300). The tower was erected in 1780.

  • Visit Trefaldighetsskyrkan (Trinity...

    The slate roof is made of stone from Glava.When constructing the church it was a must to use material that was taken from the local region.

  • Visit Trefaldighetsskyrkan (Trinity...

    The pointed church spire ends up with a globe, the cross, a rooster and a star. The spire is covered with wood chips.


Arvika Hotels

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  • Sweden Hotel Oscar Statt

    Torggatan 9, , ARVIKA 67131

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Comfort Inn Bristol

    Kyrkogatan 25, Arvika, Vaermlands Laen, 67131, SE

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Guesthouse Eleven

    Josseforsvagen 34, Arvika, 671 60, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Arvika Restaurants

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    Olssons brygga: Enjoying the sight of the Lake...

    by El_Sueco Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Restaurang with caracteristic place, just at the harbour of Arvika. Nice view over the lake Glafsfjorden.
    Friendly serving, good taste.

    Olssons brygga

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Arvika Nightlife

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    Glaskogen's Nights ?

    by Porteplume Written Sep 14, 2002

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    FRANÇAIS:La vie nocturne de Glaskogen, prennez un verre et asseyez-vous au bord du lac...ENGLISH:
    Nightlife in Glaskogen, take your own drink and enjoy !...

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Arvika Off The Beaten Path

  • Old Fire Brigade Station

    This is the old Fire Brigade Station. In this tower, the long textile hoses were hung to dry after use.(I don´t say you shall go here to look at this house, but if you pass by you might like to know what it is ...)

  • This is the view tower at Storkasberget

    On top of the Storkasberget there is a small tower for getting better view. Get up and take a look.You will find the ways by signs that indicate Storkasberget on highway number 175, just before Ingesund (entering the industrial road to the left) or 1.5 km thereafter (both ways meet half ways).

  • Take an overview from the Storkasberget

    To get an overview of Arvika you can go up with car to the Storkas montain.The name signifies Great beacon fire montain. Beacon fires were used in ancient times to give signals for long distance, when enemies were coming and things like that.From the mountain (if you go up in the view tower) you will se Kyrkviken which is a calm part of the lake...


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  • Oldest house

    This house is the oldest house in Arvika. It is in private custody and not shown to the public. Just take a look outside.You will find it on Fabriksgatan.(It has a name I in this writing moment have forgotten, I will complete this later)

  • City scene (6)

    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!

  • Swedish Paradise

    .Français: 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 .English: 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...


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