Culture & History
Sunne calls itself "Sagolika Sunne", which means the area is both fabulous and full of fantasy.
Famous writers and creative artists have since long found their place in Sunne.
Nygård Cabins is the ideal starting point for those who wish to nurture their creative minds and those who love crafts.
Did you know that Sunne was the hometown of Selma Lagerlöf? She was a Swedish author, who was the first woman to win the first Nobel Prize in Literature. She is mainly known for her book "The wonderful adventures of Nils Holgersson", about a little boy who flew all over Sweden on the back of a goose.
Today, you can visit her home and its beautiful surroundings. In summer, there are guided tours in English. In autumn and winter, there are several markets, ghost tours and events. Don't miss the Christmas market during the first weekend of November!
The Alma Löv Museum of Unexpected Art surprises you every time.
You can spend hours in this vast museum, offering 16 pavilions of moving installations and art, both inside in a magnificent barn and outside in a big garden.
It is also a great place to have a fika, either outside or in one of the cosy chairs in the heart of the museum; Paleis Oranjestraat. The name refers to the home town of the Dutch founders: Marc and Karin Broos.
Boasting a weaving heritage dating back to the 1920s, Klässbols Linen Mill is well known as the supplier for the Swedish Royal Court and the tablecloths for the Nobel Prize Banquet. With the company's historical background and outstanding quality, Klässbols is seen as a Swedish cultural treasure.
You can book a tour at the weaving mill and buy high quality damast at the factory store.
Hop over to Norway and visit Magnor Glassverk, a glass company which produces beautiful porcelain, tableware, vases and other art objects in hand made glass.
Magnor is working with some of Norway’s leading designers and every item is created with love and care. You can visit the factory store and watch the master glass blowers at work.
Sunne is overflowing with culture and you will find a vast range of permanent exhibits, craft shops and museums.
Almost every weekend in spring and summer, you can visit art galleries at the countryside and discover unique aquarell paintings or sculptures.
We absolutely love Västanå Teater! It is one of Sweden's most popular theatres, performing at their spectacular home stage, Berättarladan. Västanå Teater offers magical spectacles with tale telling, dancing and magnificent folk music. Even if you don't understand a word of Swedish, it is well worth a visit! Book your ticket in advance, because people travel far to see the shows.
In addition to the performances, Berättarladan also opens an exhibition of the stage costumes during your theater visit. Here you can see beautiful colorful skirts and dresses, decorated jackets and fancy headdresses.
Rottneros Park is a flower and sculpture park inspired by the great European parks, and also a wonderful place for children to play. Here you will find works of the great Nordic sculptors in a wonderful environment filled with flowers and plants.
By just driving through the villages in Värmland, you will notice their typical Scandinavian building style.
Close to Nygård, the churches of Sunne & Gräsmark are well worth a visit. Or how about the Cathedral in Karlstad?
Loppis is the Swedish word for flea market. As you drive around the countryside, you will notice a lot of loppis signs. They will point you in the direction of everything from small backyard sales to huge flea markets attracting thousands of visitors.
Just stop by and maybe you will find a nice souvenir to take home! Sunne also has a permanent extra big "Jätteloppis" in a typical old barn.
Swedes really know how to celebrate Christmas! Starting early November, you can visit cosy Christmas markets all over the country and attend Christmas concerts. Check out our calendar with upcoming events for our tips in the area!
Every restaurant has its version of the "julbord": a delicious buffet with traditional food. We will be happy to provide you with tips.