Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Karlstad

Värmlands Museum

The award-winning and imaginative Värmlands Museum occupies two buildings on Sandgrundsudden (reclaimed land now converted into a pleasant park) near the library. Its multimedia displays cover local history and cult…
Park in Karlstad

Mariebergsskogen

For green spaces and picnic spots, seek out Mariebergsskogen, a combined leisure park, open-air museum and animal park in the southwestern part of town (about 1km from the centre). Also here is Naturum Värmland, wit…
Fast Food in Karlstad

Kebab House

Don’t be fooled by the name – the Kebab House is a cut above your average fast-food place and serves good-value pizza, kebabs and salads as well as steaks and fish. Check out its fancy striped wallpaper and chandeli…
Museum in Karlstad

Old Town Prison Museum

You can visit the small and creepy old town prison in the basement of Clarion Hotel Bilan, with original cells and prisoners’ letters.
Church in Karlstad

Domkyrka

It’s worth peeking into the 18th-century domkyrka, a soothing space with chandeliers and votive ships.
Bridge in Karlstad

Gamla Stenbron

On the eastern river branch, find Gamla Stenbron – at 168m, it’s one of Sweden’s longest stone bridges.
Drinks in Karlstad

Systembolaget

The liquor store is conveniently located near the Hemköp supermarket.
Supermarket in Karlstad

Hemköp

This supermarket is handy for self-caterers.