Just across the border from each other, Värmland in Sweden and Hedmark in Norway, offer the same wonderful open-air escape.
Deciding where to go is often the hardest decision when booking a holiday – but that becomes a little bit easier when you combine two countries in one simple trip.
Värmland in Sweden and Hedmark in Norway are neighbors, and it’s easy to cross the border between the two. Both offer unspoiled forest landscapes, lakes and rivers, not to mention the same potential for relaxation and excitement.
Join in a moose safari in Långberget or take a canoe out one of the great waterways. Sleep along the trees in Tott Hotel or in the comfort of the exquisite Selma Lagerlöfs in Mårbacka. Build your own raft of timber and sail down the River Klarälven. Watch the skilled craftsmen blowing glass in Magnor. Absorb the amazing smells coming from the kitchen at Skaslien Gjestgiveri, follow snow-guaranteed cross-country ski trails or take to the waters in Trysil. Everywhere you turn, a new adventure awaits.
Add to this, preserved traditional cultures and handicrafts and a warm welcome from the friendly locals. There may be a border in the middle, but the same great hospitality exists whichever side you travel.
Few places offer the same opportunity for outdoor exploration – and even fewer provide the chance to visit two great Scandinavian countries on just one holiday.
Feature image (on top): From Trysil