Hiking in Glaskogen
Bring your rucksack and experience nature in the best possible way. Hiking is a relaxing and healthy way to exercise, and also gives you great opportunities to study nature. Glaskogen offers 300 km of hiking trails, you can choose anything from a round trip for a few hours or weekly tours without having to take the same trail twice.
All trails are marked with orange, there are signs in the crossings, and along the paths there are windbreaks, overnight cabins and resting places. However, you still ought to bring your own tent just in case the overnight cabins and windbreaks are already occupied.
Nature- and culture path
At Herrgårdsbacken in Lenungshammar there is a nature and culture path that is suitable for walks in ordinary shoes and also with prams. The path is 5 km and along it there are several information boards describing geological and historical sights along the way.
In the nature reserve modern forestry is practiced. The industrial vehicles require sufficient space for maneuvering and loading. Please do not park on roads and turning areas intended for forestry. Do not enter paths and areas where forest operations are running. Danger to life!
We recommend starting in Lenungshammar where there are hiking trails for all four weather routes. For more detailed tour suggestions, you can order our booklet “19 walks and a trip by car”.
Price is 30:-SEK + postage 21:-, (6:- Euro)
When using the facilities of Glaskogen a visitor’s card, “the Glaskogen card”, is required. The entire amount paid for the card will go to maintaining the area.
Please enter the name of the card holder – then push the button “add to cart”- in the next step you choose how many nights you are staying and you´ll see the amount to pay. We send the card with email or with post if you do not have an email address.
The Glaskogen card can be bought at the following places:
The offices of the Glaskogen foundation in Arvika and Lenungshammar, Tourist-Offices in Arvika, Årjäng, Säffle, Arvika Kanot och Turistcenter, Petrol stations in Glava and Sulvik, Ica in Glava, Sölje Camping, Guesthouse Eleven in Jössefors, Sommarvik Swecamp in Årjäng, Survival Center in Svanskog, Ica Sillerud, Camp Grinsby, Naturkompaniet in Karlstad.
Glaskogen map – nature reserve map
On the Glaskogen Map You can see the small roads, resting places, hiking tracks, canoe routes, the overnight cabins and more. The map is trilingual and on the scale of 1:50 000. If You want to buy our map for planning the routs before coming here. You can choose to pay it with creditcard och directly to the bank. We will deliver the prospect within 10 days.
Price is SEK 146:- (125:- map + postage 21:-), or 16:- Euro.
Over night cabins
In the area there are cabins wich you can use when you buy the Glaskogen card.