In Kil, you’re close to almost everything - services, beautiful nature, leisure activities, friends and good transport connections. Welcome!

Kil - outdoor life and sheep festivals

Kil is a little town with a big heart. The outdoor life is booming here, and the central location plays a part in this, and with plenty of rail connections and Karlstadonly 15 minutes away, it really is perfectly situated. Take the chance to hike in the outdoors or visit the sheep festival that’s sure to inspire everyone that loves sheep.

Restaurants and activities

There’s plenty of good stuff to eat in Kil. You can visit Fryksta trädgårdscafe, for example, which is connected to the Krukmakeriet ceramics centre in Fryksta, close to the Fryken lakes. They serve ecological and locally-produced delicacies in their beautiful gardens.

Storgatan is the road that passes through Kil. There are shops and services on both sides of the road here. Try a tasty pizza at one of the pizzerias in the area or visit Kils grillhus, Bosses grill, or one of the Asian restaurants. 

You can play golf at Kils golfklubb, where there’s also a restaurant.

There are three nature reserves in Kil, Ravinerna by Apertin, Kilsravinerna and Rennstadssnipan. There are also lots of hiking trails and most of them begin at Frykstahöjden. The hiking trails go through beautiful, natural areas and past landmarks of natural history. For example, Skuttberget-Kil and Forshagaleden.

The absolute highpoint of the year is the sheep festival in Kil. At the end of week 9, all of Kil celebrates the sheep festival. The festival is very popular, with 6000-8000 visitors and 140 exhibitors every year since the first Sheep Festival in 2006. Knowledge and inspiration are shared here about the wonderful animal, the sheep. 

Kil hela veckan is a city-wide festival that takes place a week or two before students return to school after the summer. Kil hela veckan consists of family days, music events, outdoor cinema, the Kil hela veckan race for kids, and a parade.

History and culture

Kil also has Kammerudseken, which is arguably Värmland’s oldest oak tree and has stood there for 1000 years. Visit the oak and experience the magical feeling and the history that permeate the area. 

The first Swedish railway for passenger transport passed through Kil, and today Kil is a railway junction with working railways in five directions: The north-west mainline that goes between Karlstad and Oslo, Bergslagsbanan that goes between Gothenburg and Borlänge, as well as Fryksdalsbanan that goes to Torsby.

You can visit Ateljé Wessmarkin Kil, an old school building which houses beautiful paintings by Annika and Johannes Wessmark.

Accommodation and camping

Getmossens loft och logi, Kavaljeren Apertin, Kils hotell, and Sköna rum Fryksta are great options for staying in hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in Kil. If you’d rather stay in a hostel, you can spend the night at Skogshyddan in Högboda or Sörgårdens Kursgård & Vandrarhem. 

If you’d rather camp out, you can try Frykenbadens camping or Kronbacken gård.