Glaskogen Nature Reserve

Feel the freedom and calmness within the Glaskogen Nature Reserve near Arvika. Experience nature by canoe on beautiful waters or by foot on well-prepared hiking trails of a total length of 300 km.
Glaskogen Nature Reserve covers 28.000 hectares and includes over 300 km of hiking trails, with Lenungshammar at its centre where you can camp, hire a canoe and find tourist information. You can make excursions lasting one day or one week. The hiking trails include picnic spots, wind shelters and cabins.
Maps (1:50 000 scale) can be purchased at the Tourist Information Centres in western Värmland, the petrol station in Glava or online on Glaskogen's webpage.

To stay overnight in a shelter or cabin and to use the picnic facilities, you need to buy the Glaskogen card which is available in Lenungshammar or the tourist information centre in Arvika. There are many lakes and waterways for fishing and canoeing. A fishing licence that covers most of the lakes in the area is available.

NOTE summer 2019:
Place nr 8 and nr 9 have been destroyed in fires. Work with clearing up the area around
the shelters is going on in april/may and it is possible to use the fire places. From June on it is also possible to put up a tent at that places. New wind shelters will be rebuilt until the season 2020.
Opening hours
The nature reserve is accessible and the shelters/overnight cabins available the whole year. The information centre in Lenungshammar is 2019 open: 1 May-13 June daily 10 am to 2 pm; 14 June-18 August, daily 9 am to 8 pm; 19 August – 30 September daily 10 am to 2 pm.
Stiftelsen Glaskogen Arvika
Skolgatan 36
671 31 Arvika
Lenungshammar, Glava
Municipality: Arvika
Lenungshammar is the heart of Glaskogen nature reserve whit information center and camping.
Från Arvika kör Rv 172 mot Årjäng, skyltat via Sigfridstorp eller sväng vänster i Sulvik mot Glava, skyltat från Glava.Från E18 mellan Nysäter och Årjäng skyltat från Sillerud.
RWC finns vid informationscentralen samt Herrgårdsbacken i Lenungshammar. RTC finns vid rastplatsen i Lilla Rämmingen, vid stugan i Dammarna samt vid p-plats i Kalleboda, Vid Lilla Rämmingen finns även en handikappanpassad fiskebrygga. Från Lenungshammar utgår en natur- och kulturstig för rörelsehindrade.
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Pricetype: Glaskogen visitor card
Price: 60 kr
Visitor card per person/24 hours. With this card you can use the facilities as hiking trails, shelters etc. You can stay overnight in cabins, shelters or by tent (except on the camp site). Children under 10 years are free.
Pricetype: Visitor card per person and year
Price: 800 kr
Family card/year 1200 SEK