Activities & Events
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
BIKE TOUR IN NORWAY AND SWEDEN
The bike trail 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.
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!
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.
ferry across the river
Högsäterleden is Värmland's last remaining public ferry route and Sweden's shortest ferry route for car traffic. It crosses the 75 meter wide Byälven between Fyksnäs and Högsäter, in southern Värmland.
ANTICS ROAD SHOW
Do not miss "Antikrundan" from Borgvik on TV. It will be two hours on prime time (and svtplay.se). The show was filmed in the summer of 2021, will be available online from January/February 2022.
BAKE BREAD THE IN BAKERY
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.
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.
The beech forest just south of the village is a nice round. North of Hotell Kungskvarnen's car park there is also a trail of 2.5 km. For longer walks we recommend Sävsjöleden and Kycklingleden. It is possible to get there by car, but it is also great to cycle!
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!
Several classes and workshops this spring:
Yinyoga, with Julia Reijers, on Wednesdays.
A form of yoga that gives you a break, calms your mind and fills you with new energy.
Asthanyoga with Sara Jane Göthlin, strengthens and balances the body on Sundays .
Hatha / Yinyoga with Sara, on Monday mornings is a quiet yoga with soft movements and relaxed stretching positions
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.
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!
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.
WALKING THE SÄVSJÖLEDEN
We can tell you about some of Sweden's most beautiful places and pack a basket of local ingredients. Order a picnic basket
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.