The city of Karlstad, nicknamed the ”City of Sunshine”, lies on a beautiful river delta , offering great opportunities for outdoor fun, like hikes or boat tours. It is also home to the Värmland Museum, containing an excellent display of local and international artworks as well as a fascinating multimedia presentation of the Värmland province’s history.
Between 1846 and 1930, around 20% of the Swedish population, or 1.3 million people, left to seek their fortunes abroad. You can learn more about this exodus at the Sweden America Center, which also offers access to computers and databases for finding information about ancestors. (Note: only open on weekdays.)
Spend another night in Karlstad.
NOTE: As of March 2017 the Sweden America Center is closed indefinitely. The association is looking into options to re-establish the center again in the future, but until further notice there are no concrete plans to re-open. We will update this information if anything changes.