Saturday, May 08, 2010

COMING UP IN MAY: Värmland, Sweden

I am happy to return to Värmland in Eastern Sweden. Värmland is bordering Østfold, Akershus and Hedmark county in Norway. Here you feel the tranquility found in unspoiled nature.

We will travel by car from Oslo to Karlstad, the administrative centre of this county, located the coastline of the vast lake Vänern to the deep wilderness of the spruce and pine forests. Värmland has so much in common with the counties west of the border, but is in many ways very different.

I will stay in the community of Sunnemo, an hours drive north of Karlstad. This quiet, quaint village located in a small valley surrounded by low wooden hills, goes back to the mid 17th century and beyond. A beautiful wooden church built in 1653 and remains of an old 17th century iron work are the main sights of Sunnemo.

More stories on Sunnemo and Värmland
Maps of Värmland on Enjoy Food & Travel

View Sunnemo - Karlstad January 2008 in a larger map

Map: Värmland April 18th to April 20th 2008

Photo: A workforce of log drivers from Finnskoga, working at the Lusten separation point, Forshaga 1918

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