NB! Island hop with Hulda 

The boat goes daily the period 27 June - 7 August. In the touristguide 2016 we have an other date but it is wrong, see more info below.

Welcome to life in the archipelago! 

The wilderness is close. Sweden’s largest lake, Lake Vänern offers world-class experiences for both the adventurous and the laid-back of all ages. For those of you who love outdoor experiences you can enjoy sailing, canoeing, fishing, biking and golf. Enjoy good food made from local ingredients and love. You are on historic ground where events, buildings and people offers memorable stories. We know that your visit to Lake Vänern will be a memorable one. Welcome to the water.

Here you will find 14 municipalities and three provinces around the same inland sea. With a water surface of 5,650 km2 and a coastline of 4800km Lake Vänern is Sweden’s largest lake and offers Europe’s largest freshwater archipelago with over 22.000 islands and islets for you to discover. Lake Vänern is a paradise for swimmers with many sandy beaches and shallow bays. With 38 species of fish, Lake Vänern is also the country’s most important lake for commercial- , sport- and recreational fishermen.

Ferries in Kristinehamn´s archipelago

m/s Hulda

Step onto a ferry that takes you out on Lake Vänern and aim for an island. Dip your feet in the water, explore, bathe, pitch a tent and have a barbeque: you’ll have fun, whatever your age. Discover the beautiful environment surrounded by clean, clear water that is drinkable straight from the lake. You can also take the ferry to Karlstad, to go shopping, visit museums and have fun. The train, bus and ferry all bring you back to Kristinehamn. Or get off at the stop on Hammarö, and take a walk around Lövnäs, a pretty area of cultural interest, and then take the ferry back. We can recommend the ferry whatever the weather: if it’s fine then you can visit the small islands, where you can swim and walk or, if it’s raining, you can explore the town.

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m/f Vålön - Stöten

The boat makes several stops on the way out to one of Lake Vänern’s finest beaches: Sandvikarna on Vålön island

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Look at the map - for the route

The boeier Christine af Bro

Trips: Pirate Trip with Treasure Hunt, The Vålösund Crossing, Music Quiz-Cruise, Cruise with music, Cruise to Kristinehamn - Karlstad - Kristinehamn.

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