Top things to do

Nature Reserve in Dalsland

Högsbyn Nature Reserve

Atmospheric Högsbyn Nature Reserve, about 8km north of Håverud near Tisselskog, has woodland walks and a shallow bathing spot. Best of all are its impressive Bronze Age rock carvings (hällristningar): 50 overgrown s…
Museum in Dalsland

Dalslands Museum & Konsthall

Pop in for a compact collection of local art, woodwork (including a shell-shocked wooden cat), ceramics, ironware and Åmål silverware, as well as thought-provoking photography exhibitions. The small sculpture park i…
Museum in Håverud

Kanalmuséet

The Tardis-like Kanalmuséet initiates you into the history of the Dalsland Canal (completed in 1868), with its clever aqueduct designed by engineer Nils Ericsson – a necessity because the ground in this region made …
Seafood in Håverud

Håfveruds Rökeri & Brasseri

Post-industrial Håfveruds Brasseri, based in an old paper mill, and with shaded lockside tables, serves everything from smoked salmon with new potatoes to hamburgers. The attached smokery is the place to stock up on…
Literature in Håverud

Bokdagar i Dalsland

Bokdagar i Dalsland is a three-day literature festival held annually in late July or early August at the Dalslands Center, with readings, seminars and book launches focusing on Nordic writers.
Church in Dalsland

Skålleruds Church

At Skållerud is a beautiful, shiny-red, 17th-century wooden church, with well-preserved paintings and baroque fittings.
Sports in Dalsland

Dalsland Kanot Maraton

This canoe and kayak race held annually in mid-August sees competitors racing their boats over a grueling 55km course along the Dalsland Canal waterways.