Lake Vänern circle tour – Motorhome trip, road trip

This route leads you around Lake Vänern, Sweden’s largest lake. The route is approximately 400 – 500 km long. We start our journey in Trollhättan and Vänersborg on the southern shores of the lake. From there we head towards Karlstad, which is the biggest town in the province of Värmland. We drive around the lake in clockwise direction.

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On this route you will find the following attractions (clockwise)

  • Trollhättan
  • Vänersborg
  • Vita Sannar Beach and Vita Sandars Camping in Mellerud, Dalsland
  • Skållerud church in Mellerud
  • Sunnanå
  • Köpmannebro
  • the Dalsland Canal
  • the nature reserve Yttre Bodane
  • Säffle and the Säffle Canal
  • Karlstad, the biggest town in Värmland
  • the wonderful park Mariebergsskogen in Karlstad with a Naturum visitors centre
  • Kristinehamn and the Picasso sculpture
  • Sjötorp where the Göta Canal begins
  • Mariestad
  • Lidköping
  • Läckö Castle near Lidköping, one of the major sights in Västergötland
  • the fishing village Spiken
  • the Royal Hunt Museum “Elk Hill”, which is located in the Ecopark Halle-Hunneberg

  Hotels by Lake Vänern

Our route suggestion is primarily intended for tourists with motorhomes/RVs. Of course you can also drive this route in a car and spend the nights in hotels, hostels or B&Bs.

Book now: Hotels, hostels, B&B by Lake Vänern


  Holiday homes by Lake Vänern

Wide selection of holiday homes, including cottages, villas, cabins and apartments.

Book now: Holiday homes by Lake Vänern – from Lidköping in the south to Karlstad in the north


Lake Vänern at the Vita Sannar campsite in Mellerud

Lake Vänern at the Vita Sannar campsite in Mellerud

Skållerud church in Dalsland

Skållerud church in Dalsland

The Picasso sculpture "Jacqueline" in Kristinehamn

The Picasso sculpture “Jacqueline” in Kristinehamn

Southern Dalsland, near Lake Vänern

Southern Dalsland, near Lake Vänern

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