"Värmland County - It's beautiful!" Värmlands Län by yvgr

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Värmland County - Heart of Sweden

Värmland is a historical province or landskap in the west of middle Sweden. It borders Västergötland, Dalsland, Dalarna, Västmanland and Närke. It is also bounded by Norway in the west. Latin name versions are Vermelandia and Wermelandia.Although the province's land originally was Götaland, the province's current land is Svealand. The origin of the province's name is uncertain.

Nature is everywhere - Sea & mountains

The largest lake is Vänern. Most streams of importance lead to Vänern. However, the province is rich in small lakes, ponds and streams. The scenic nature with mountains and lakes is usually regarded among the most picturesque in Sweden, and has inspired painters and writers since the 19th century.

There are several mountain plateaus in the western part of Värmland, which is in the Scandinavian mountain range. The highest elevations are found in the northern parts, with plateaus of 500–700 meters. Here also the highest mountain top is found, the Granberget at Höljes, 701 meters.

The eastern part of Värmland is counted into the Bergslagen, the Central Swedish Mining District. Its terrain is rather hilly, but a few high-altitude hills are present: Hvitklinten (414 m.), Dalkarlsberget (450 m.) and Vålbergsrös (476 m.).

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Enjoy nature, enjoy solitude, hikes and adventure
  • Cons:Not much going on, but good if you prefer travel in smaller places.
  • In a nutshell:Wermland could be your own Wonderland :)
  • Last visit to Värmlands Län: Mar 2012
  • Intro Updated Apr 13, 2012
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