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First time Sweden

What a great response we received to our first proposal of a holiday programme for families with teenagers! So we immediately got back in the game and wrote a varied offer for those who stay a week at Nygård Cabins and want to get a taste of everything.


Sunne is the ideal base for lots of activities and you can easily stay here for a month without getting bored. We selected our top seven!


Day 1: Explore the area



Finally, you are at your destination! Your cottage at Nygård Cabins will be your base for a fun holiday in nature. Your beds are already made, so just drop those bags and enjoy the long summer evening to explore the area.

How about a refreshing dip in the lake or a canoe trip? From Nygård Cabins, a nice walk will take you to Lake Lersjö with a cosy bathing place and a wooden jetty.


 

Day 2: Culture


Most guests are surprised how quiet it is here and how long they sleep in! But don't worry; in Sweden you do everything at a relaxed pace! Most attractions are only open from 11am and close by 5pm at the latest.


Today we have planned a day of culture. First we visit Mårbacka, the home of Selma Lagerlöf. She is a Swedish writer, best known for her children's book ‘The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson’. Selma Lagerlöf was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.


The Mårbacka estate is now a museum dedicated to her life, where you can book daily tours - also in English and with translated guides in several languages.


After the tour, enjoy a healthy lunch in the estate's café.





We'll try something completely different in the afternoon and head to the Alma Löv Museum of Unexpected Art. It is hard to describe what you will discover here in this very unusual place!

Unique works of art are on display in a beautiful large barn, in the garden and in the forest. You can easily spend hours wandering around here. And don't forget to enjoy a nice fika* in the lounge or in the beautiful garden.

*fika is a coffee moment with pastries, any time of the day. Do as the Swedes do and live from fika to fika!


After so many impressions, it feels good to return home and enjoy the evening sun on the terrace of your cabin.

Time for a cosy barbecue in the garden!


 

Day 3: Water fun


The province of Värmland has more than 10,000 lakes. Some more fairytale-like than others. That invites water fun! How about a kayaking trip down a winding river to a lake, where you can leave the canoe on the beach and enjoy sunshine and swimming? Along the way, you can picnic and maybe even spot beavers or moose.


Or book a day at the lake for canoeing, supping, fishing, cooking on an open fire....


 

Day 4: Forest walk


Apart from thousands of lakes, we are of course surrounded by beautiful forests here. Our region is a hiker's paradise and there is a suitable hike for everyone. We are happy to help you with our tips!


Beware that a hike might take a long time, because in summer the forests are full of berries; blueberries, raspberries and lingon (foxberries). Chances are you'll be snacking the whole time along the way! Feel free to borrow our berry pickers, a kind of comb that makes it easy to harvest berries.


A lot of hiking trails have a fire pit, where you can grill sausages or marshmallow. Many Swedes also bake pancakes or waffles on an open fire on their hikes. We will be happy to tell you how and where!


 

Day 5: Loppis


Swedes don't throw anything away; they are great at recycling and upcycling. That's why you can find loppis everywhere, but really everywhere. Loppis is a collective term for flea markets, brocante, second-hand shops, garage sales, thrift shops, ... You can spend a whole day driving around from loppis to loppis bargain hunting, a typical Swedish leisure activity.


Prefer to stick to new stuff? Then indulge yourself in the many interior design shops, which are often a bit hidden, but we know the way!

Be sure to stop by one of the many summer cafés for a fika or lunch.


 

Day 6: Creative day


Apart from literature, our region is also known for painting and ceramics. Lots of local artists keep their studios open to visitors during the summer. Drive an art route along beautiful winding roads and discover the cutest studios.

You can also try your hand at art yourself during a graphic art or ceramics workshop. We will be happy to book a workshop for you!


 

Day 7: Elk spotting


With some luck, you can spot a moose on our property or from the car. But if you want to be sure, a visit to the Moosefarm is highly recommended. During a guided tour in English, you will learn a lot about the life of the moose and be able to admire them up close.


End this last day with dinner at Sahlströmsgården in Torsby. A cosy place in an old barn, serving Swedish specialities.

Next to the restaurant, you'll find a cute little shop selling interior design items (maybe for a souvenir?).


 

Are you getting in the mood for a varied holiday in Sweden? Welcome to Nygård Cabins!
Contact us and we will be happy to help you so you can have a fantastic holiday in nature!
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