Situated in the west coast of Sweden, the city of Karlstad features many great lakes and nature spots for tourists to visit. Karlstad is also host to a lively bar scene, with many establishments found in and around the city. Victor, a model who grew up in Karstad gives us some helpful tips you will need when travelling to his home town for a Scandinavian adventure.
Victor on Lake Fryken, a 30 minute drive just right outside Karlstad
Best time to visit?
Summer - June, July and August
Must try local dishes?
Sill (Pickled Harring)
Räksmörgås (Shrimp Sandwich)
Prinsesstårta (A green cake with layers of yellow sponge cake lined with jam and vanilla custard)
Knäckebröd (Crisp Bread)
Surströmming (Sour baltic herring)
Swedish meatballs and lingonberry jam
Your city's most popular tourist spot?
Kungsgatan with all the bars and restaurants
Any favorite local place or spot you would recommend to a visitor in your city?
We have one of the biggest lakes in Europe so I would recommend a boat trip to the islands.
Important local phrases
Hej - Hello
Hejdå - Goodbye
God dag - Hello/Goodbye/Good day!
God morgon - Good Morning
God middag - Good Afternoon
God kväll - Good Evening
Tack - Please
Vi ses! - See you!
Det gör inget - Don't worry about it!
Ha en bra dag! - Have a good day!
Jämt gör gött - Really really good
Safety Precautions/Reminders/tips for travelers?
Watch out for the wolves!
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