Activities & Events
IN BEAUTIFUL VÄRMLAND
Three bike rides in beautiful Värmland. Starting from Borgvik in southern Värmland, you will find inviting bathing places, good food, exciting places, fantastic crafts and beautiful views. Read more and book here
In the southern end of Verkstan, you'll find Vänerkajak. They offer paddle courses and kayaks for sale and to rent. You can also paddle on Lake Värmeln from the pond above The Kungskvarnen Hotel, where canoes and kayaks also can be rented!
ART & YOGA 3-5 SEPTEMBER 2021
A creative weekend event with Kerstin Wessberg where we devote ourselves to acrylic painting, with nature as a source of inspiration, and beneficial yoga that supports focus and calm. For everybody. Read more about the event and how to register here.
The beech tree forest just south of the village is a nice little hike. And north of The Kungskvarnen Hotel's parking lot, there is an electric light trail of 2.5 kilometers, suitable for training. For longer distances, we recommend Sävsjöleden and Kycklingleden which are located 7 respectively 12 km away from Borgvik. You can go there by car, but taking the bike is also a great idea!
Here in Borgvik, there has been a mill, ironworks, wood grinding mill, carpentry factory, sawmill and freight port. The King's Mill lives on as a hotel and a restaurant by the name Kungskvarnen. The grain magazine is now a museum, the grinding mill has become an art gallery and local handicrafts are now sold in the old shop.
GO FOR A TEST BIKE-RIDE ON VÄNERLEDEN
Lake Vänern Grand Tour is a currently ongoing and developing concept that will help to make Lake Vänern a destination, with activities around the lake. The bicycle path that is being build around the lake will be the backbone of this concept. Try it out!
The cycle path between Moss in Norway and Karlstad in Sweden goes through a rolling cultural landscape with beautiful lakes, forest areas and open fields.
The stage between Edelskog and Borgvik is
60 km and the last stage between Borgvik and Karlstad is 49 km.
GO ON A GUIDED FISHING TRIP
A nice fishing trip on Lake Vänern begins at The Borgvik Marina. Fishing with a spinning rod from an open boat, for 1-4 people. Guided tour for three hours with a fishing boat, life jackets, fishing equipment and an experienced guide. Book it here!
BREAD IN THE BAKE HOUSE
If you have plenty of time, you can bake bread in Borgvik's bakery! The dough should be set the day before and on the morning of the baking day, you can start by making a fire in the wood-fired oven. You can also choose to have dough and oven prepared. Book through the folklore society and watch their instructional video.
THE BOAT-HOUSE PACKAGE IN TWO DAYS
Relax and become one with nature on this unique two-day trip. You and your travel companion go, literally, on the water in a houseboat that has everything for a memorable trip where everything flows. Read more and book here.
AUTUMN FESTIVAL LIGHT & CULTURE
For ten evenings the autumn time, a fantastic light walk is installed by the marina with magical lighting, projections and art exhibitions. For the children there is an appreciated ghost hike, a shadow wall, LED-kites and pumpkins. It is also possible to book dramatized guided tours and live music performances. During this festival, The Kungskvarnen Restaurant is open every evening! Read more here.
In Lake Vänern, you can fish walleye, pike and perch. No fishing license is required, but you must follow the rules that apply. If you want to fish upstream the Borgvik River and Lake Värmeln, redeem your fishing license via iFiske.
Under the guidance of our talented and knowledgeable tourist guides, you can join a memorable walk through the history of Borgvik, and meet some of Borgvik's profiles from different eras. Book a tour here!
THE EDIBLE COUNTRY
Visit Sweden has placed a number of tables on Sweden’s most beautiful nature sites. One is at Lake Sävsjön, 7 k from Borgvik. Everyone is welcome to book the table and experience a wonderful nature and dining experience. Read more and book here
BOAT FOR RENT
If you want to rent a boat for fishing or excursion in Borgvik, there is a Linder 440 with a petrol or electric motor. Life jackets are available to borrow. Contact Niclas on phone +46 70 3991560
THE BOAT BUS
Take an excursion with the boat bus! .Midsummer weekend and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in July and August you can take the boat bus round trip.
Line 97and 98 runs Hammarö - Grums - Borgvik. You can find the timetable here
The Kungskvarnen Hotel has a gift shop with a variety of souvenirs, from lamb skin to postcards. Local crafts can be found in Boa, the old shop. You can also make exciting finds in the antique store Borgviks Antik & Kuriosa, or buy exclusive art at Sliperiet.
RIDE A BIKE
Discover the environment around Borgvik on two wheels! Ride a bike on your own, or book our biking package with overnight stay and dinner. In the future, the biking trails Vänerleden and the Union Trail will pass here in Borgvik.