Welcome to Dalsland
Dalsland is often described as 'Sweden's lake district' and boasts hundreds of crystal-clear lakes. The region is sparsely populated – about seven people for every square kilometre – but is a magnet for active, outdoors-loving people, especially kayakers. You can paddle north from the town of Ed on the fjordlike Stora Le lake all the way to Norway, passing verdant islands and quiet woodlands.
Walkers can enjoy miles of quiet trails and, in the later summer, may even be lucky enough to find mushrooms or berries along the way. Several companies in the area hire out kayaks, canoes and camping equipment.