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Victor, Karlstad, Sweden

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?


Lax (Salmon)

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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