Summer Activities


A small path leads down from the holiday village to lake Rattsjön. A hiking track on the eastern shore is connected to a variety of marked hiking paths through the nature reserve Hovfjället. The small and winding paths are often accompanied by creeks and romantic forest lakes and are a pleasure for everyone who enjoys being in the nature.
Maps and brochures are available at our reception.
Suggestions for 1-6 hours hiking tours in the area:
Fiskestigen Rattsjön, Hovfjällets Naturreservat, 7-torps leden Ritamäki, Halgåleden/Brattfallet, Vimyren naurreservat, Fänstjärnsskogen naturstig


You can rent canoes and equipment at the reception. We have lifejackets for both adults and children.
Our home lake Rattsjön is surrounded by deep forests. Enjoy a relaxed day of paddling, swimming, fishing and taking a break in a wind shelter. Lake Mangen which you find 8 km north of Gammelbyn is another great canoeing spot. At low water numerous sandy beaches will pop up. The island Käringholmen is popular for picknick and BBQ.

If you are interested in multi-day tours we highly recommend to contact our cooperation partner Arvika Kanot & Turistcenter. Trips between 3-7 days, choose between small meandring rivers and countless, all equipment provided: lakes:


On the sparely trafficked forest- and gravel roads biking and mountain biking means a lot of fun! We offer comfortable 24-gear touring bikes, kid´s bikes and 3 mountain bikes for hire.
Remote lakes, flee markets at the country side, lovely small museums with cafés and picturesque villages are worth a visit.
For the real mountain biking enthusiast we recommend the Vägsjöfors MTB area offering 130 km of marked trails which can be accessed from Gammelbyn.


Fishing options are endless in our region. Small streams can be fished for trout in early season. Lake fishing for zander is usually very productive from the middle of June to early September. Perch and pike are found in all waters and are quite easy to catch, even by the beginner. As we are situated just 150m from Rattsjön most visitors have this lake as their first choice. There is a rowing boat for hire. A qualified fishing guide can be booked at reception. Tours are carried out from a fully equipped motorboat with optional fishing tackle hire.


  • Mårbacka, Rottneros Park near by Sunne & Icecafé in Lysvik at Fryken lake
  • Torsby Town with Automobile-Museum, Cafés und Stores
  • Finnskogsmuseum & Finngården in Lekvattnet
  • Timberrafting on the river Klarälven
  • Värmlands Moose Park, Ekshärad