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"Top 10 of dreamspots" Top 5 Page for this destination Sweden Hotel Tip by sim1

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# 3. Of the top 10 of dream spots

The mysterious Troll Forest....

At Brunskog

So why did I choose Brunskog? Because it is the closest hostel to the Glaskogen Nature Reserve :-) I got this tip about Glaskogen - Gla Forest - from my dear friend Viviane (Porteplume). She is a lover of Scandinavia, and she has told me about this beautiful place in Sweden. She has been to Glaskogen several times, and hearing her talk about this place with so much love and enthusiasm has made me realize that this is a true dream spot.

Glaskogen is the land of the trolls, you can imagine them hiding behind one of the trees or big rocks in the forest watching you. So keep your camera ready! And please send me the picture if you see one :-))

Glaskogen is situated on the border area between Arvika, Eda, Säffle and Årjäng in Western Värmland. It is a 280 km2 sized wilderness area with winding watercourses, great and small lakes, and vast forests. You can hike along any of the 300 km long trails; you can choose anything from a short morning stroll to tours that last a week. If you go for a longer walk, you are almost guaranteed to see a moose. Hare, fox, roe, badger and lynx are also common in the area. The dream about a complete nature experience in a quiet and peaceful environment comes true in Glaskogen Nature Reserve.

Tip: In the last week of July there is the "Gammelvâla", which is kind of festival of old times. You can see how they lived in the old days. For example making charcoal stacks, using spinning wheels, etc.

Name: STF/HI Youth hostel Brunskog
Location: Close to Glasskogen Nature Reserve, County of Värmland, western part of Sweden
Opening times: Individuals: 1/1-04 - 31/12-04
Prices: Adult member, bed only 140 SEK. Price per room: 1 bed 200 SEK, 2 beds 300 SEK. Non-members of STF pay a supplement of 45 SEK per adult.

Pets are allowed at the hostel.

Address: 671 94 Brunskog
Directions: Arvika go road 61 east until you get to Brunskog. You can get to Brunskog by bus.
Phone: +46 570 521 41
Theme: Hostel

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 16, 2004
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