Grums

Thanks to our rich history from places such as Liljedal, Borgvik, Segmon, Slottsbron and Grums itself, our region really has something for everyone.

Grums is a municipality in the Vänern lake region of Karlstad, where almost everything is close by - people, nature, and lakes as well as everything the city has to offer. 

Grums has train and bus connections and is close to Karlstad Airport. A lot of people take a break in their journeys at Nyängen, where the E45 and E18 motorways meet.

Restaurants and activities in Grums

Grums is a real Vänern lake community and offers a marina as well as harbours for small boats, loading bays, and barbecue spots. Besides the Vänern, there is also a wide network of lakes such as Värmeln and Långsjön. In the summer, you can take a wonderful boat trip out to Säffle, Karlstad or Segerstad for the day, or why not take a trip to Borgviks hamncafein the harbour?

The idyllic archipelago

Borgvik is a must-see among all the attractions, with gastronomic delights and fine art at SliperietCafét i Värmskog, on the shores of Värmeln lake, is famous for its prawn sandwiches and thousands of visitors make their way here every summer. In Värmskog, you’ll also find the memorial to the telephone magnate, LM Ericsson, with its own museum. The cafe Skivor till kaffet in Segmon, attracts music lovers from across the country with its mix of vinyl records and coffee.

The quality of life in Grums is high - there are places to swim in Trulsön, Långe Udde, Mickelsön, and Hasseldalen. The incredible local nature offers beautiful hiking trails and unexplored forests.

Liljedalis a truly idyllic spot in the archipelago. There was once a glassworks here. At one time, production was as high as 13 million bottles and they produced such items as the original famous Swedish vodka bottle. Go ahead and take your boat to the marina!

Come closer and discover the real Grums. In Grums urban area, you’ll find shopping, restaurants, and general public services. The iconic Swedish dance band, Sven-Ingvars hail from Slottsbron and Segmon. In Segmon today, music still plays a major role with performances in Folkets Park or at the cafe Skivor till kaffet.

In Grums, you can find the nature reserve and hiking trail, Getgarsudde, just 10 km south of Grums urban area at Slottsbron, Kycklingleden in Liljedal, Sävsjöns hiking trailSilverledenin Värmskog and Strandpromenaden in Grums. If you want to try canoeing, you can hire one at Grums Fish n’ camp, Borgviks Hamncafe and Värmskogs Café.

There’s great fishing to be enjoyed in Vänern and southern Värmeln, and also in Stor-emsen, Lill-emsen, north and south Nästjärn, Överudsjön, Portillasjön and Sävsjön. 

In the Häggvik area of Grums, you can see a contender for Värmland’s biggest oak treeat around 8.1 metres. Inside the tree, there’s a grotto with 2.4 metres of headroom.

History and culture in Grums

Music, culture, and art are always at the centre of life in Grums. Music has always been an important part of life in the region. The cult dance band, Sven-Ingvars, was formed here and, every summer, the Folk & Rock music festival takes place in Segmon.

The jazz singer, Rigmor Gustafsson hails from Värmskog. In the summertime you can try the famous prawn sandwiches here, or visit the memorial to the father of Swedish telephony, LM Ericsson. Borgvik has a fantastic cultural environment with ruins of hut shelters and houses made of old stone waste materials, as well as modern culture in the Sliperiet art gallery complex.

In recent years, art has also become an important part of the region, thanks to one of our biggest cultural attractions - Sliperiet.  

There are lots of archaeological remains around the local region. One of the better known is kuvertgravenin central Grums, the only one of its kind in Värmland.

Edsholms borgwas built around 1370 and the king’s deputies lived here until the Engelbrekt uprising in 1434, when it was burned down.

The first people in Värmland

It was next to Borgviksälven, known then as Värma, that the first people in Värmland, the ‘värmarna’ settled down once the inland ice had receded northwards. 

Iron for the Eiffel Tower

In the 1300’s, Borgvik was a regional capital. There’s a medieval document that’s been preserved, which describes a deal between the tenant of the mill and the catholic church, which owned all of Borgvik at the time.

Since the mills went out of service, an ironworks ran with the help of water power from the 1600’s until 1925. At the height of production, 4,000 tons of iron were produced per year, and some was even delivered to Paris for the building of the Eiffel Tower.

Accommodation and Camping in Grums

Grums Hotell is located in central Grums, Rasta Grums offers newly-renovated hotel rooms close to Nyängen, Kungskvarnenoffers hotel rooms, a restaurant, and conferences in a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere, and at Klaraborgin Borgvik, you can stay next to the Vänern lake in a well-preserved, former industrial environment in Mjölnaren, Sågen, or Kolaren. At Värmskogs Vandrarhem, you can stay in cabins with a lot of history - you might spend the night in the converted pig sty or the stable! We have everything from Vilhelmsbergs gård, where you will live in an old storehouse, to Ingersbyn, which is a fully equipped residential building with a leafy garden and Buda Gårdin Liljedal with hiking trails right outside your door.

Grums and Liljedal’s marinas offer mooring spots, and you can find a marina as well as camping for caravans and tents at Borgvikssjön. Mobile home spots can be found at Borgvik, Liljedal, Värmskog, Tyrlsön, and in Grums centre.

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