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  • Photographer: Gaby Karlsson Hain, Dalslands Turist AB

  • Photographer: Lasse Forsberg

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Stay on the lakeside

We really can’t repeat it often enough: Dalsland is Sweden’s most lake-rich region. 11 % of the province’s surface is covered by water. This is obvious of course when it comes to accommodation as there is no problem to find a hotel room with a lake view.

The beauty of our hotels here in Dalsland is that they are a little smaller, a little more personal and that most are located on the lakeside. 

Between the two lakes Stora and Lilla Lee in Ed, about 13 km from the Norwegian border stands the historic Hotel Dalsland. Built in 1909, it got the present appearance largely during the l930’s. Since more than 10 years Finn Brynildsen welcomes guests from far and near. At Hotell Dalsland there are no ordinary rooms, but all guests stay in nice big terrace apartments overlooking Lake Lilla Lee. It is easy to feel at home at Hotel Dalsland, you get the best of both worlds, the freedom that comes with living in your own apartment and the luxury of hotel service. In the wellness center you can have a sauna or take a dip in the pool. You can fill up your sun reserves in the special sun room with a south sea atmosphere and enjoy a variation of SPA treatments.

Hotel Hemgården is a small family run hotel with an excellent location for active, outdoor people. Centrally situated in Bengtsfors, direct on Dalsland Canal it offers both hostel accommodation and bright doublerooms with hotel standard. The hotel has a canoe center and works closely with the local rail trolley rental company DVVJ. Hemgården is the perfect starting point forthose who want comfort while discovering Dalsland by canoe, bicycle or on foot. Exciting package trips where you can combine different types of outdoor activities are arranged.

Stay at a classic hotel in the town center of Åmål, Dalsland’s only city. Åmål became prosperous during the 18th century being known as the center for crafts, trade and sea navigation. The city center is one of the best well preserved of its time and is a genuine example of earlier architecture. Åmåls Stadshotell is surrounded by beautiful wooden buildings next to the park Plantaget. The hotel, completed in 1904, is built in the architecture of its time using both Art Nouveau and classic architecture. Over the years the building has been carefully renovated, maintaining its genuine style. The hotel has a total of 29 rooms, each designed with their own individual charm.

First Hotel Bengtsfors is centrally located in Bengtsfors, right next to the marina on Lake Lelång and close to the passenger boats jetty and railway station. The hotel has 41 spacious bright rooms, most with a view out over the lake. Here, in a cozy English-inspired pub environment, you can enjoy a good meal, socialize and maybe even watch a football match. The restaurant’s panoramic windows provide you with a stunning view of Lake Lelång.

Roynes Sjömagasin in the small, popular mill town of Gustavsfors is an old boat warehouse from 1860 which has been converted into a hotel and restaurant with the best of the best location right on the guest harbor. On the large outdoor terrace, directly by the water guests can enjoy barbecues, theme nights with buffet and troubadour and enjoy mingling with other tourists. The hotel has 6 brightly decorated rooms and an apartment, all with a view over Lake Lelång and Dalsland Canal. Guests have access to showers and toilets in the corridor as well as a kitchen and lounge. While visiting, take the opportunity to enjoy the hotel’s lakeside sauna and hot tub.

This cozy little family hotel is located opposite one of Sweden’s most famous traditionally built wooden churches, beautiful Skållerud Church. Lake Nären is the hotels nearest neighbour. Cozy, newly renovated rooms, close to Håverud and the aqueduct together with stunning views from the main building’s large terrace are just some of the factors that make it easy to enjoy.

Edsleskogs Wärdshus lies between Åmål and Bengtsfors directly on Lake Edslan. Here Johan and Hanneke Postma have created a cozy family hotel with a wonderful atmosphere. Interesting furnishings, attention to detail and all round awareness for good service contribute to making you feel at home here. The hotel’s lovely lakeside location may also entice you to stay an extra day. All roomshave balconies facing the lake. For those who enjoy nature and are looking for an active holiday there are great possibilities. At Edsleskogs Wärdshus many different hiking packages are on offer, both with and without a guide. Johan himself loves hiking and knows the trails in Dalsland like the back of his hand. It is also not far to the mushroom and lingonberry forests. Edslan is a fantastic fishing lake so why not hire a canoe and take a tour out on the lake. Canoes you can rent at the reception. Winter in Dalsland? Absolutely! In winter you can enjoy ice fishing, ice skating tours, snowshoe hikes or try the nearby ski slopes at Högheden. Tips: Taste their homemade air-dried and smoked elk sausage!

Beautifully situated next to Lake Ånimmen is one of Dalsland’s gems Dalsland Gästgiveri. In this tranquil environment you are welcome to spend a relaxing weekend with wonderful scenery and good food. It caters for families and conferences. The guesthouse is run by Margaret and Gustav Jansson and their daughters. They have extensive expirience in the hotel and restaurant branch and distinguished merits in gourmet cuisine, for example from Torskogs castle, providing their guests with quality, service and culinary taste sensations.

You can choose to stay in one of the ten tastefully decorated double rooms or splurge a little extra on the amazing suite located directly on the shores of the lake. From the cottage’s large jetty you can take a refreshing evening swim in Lake Ånimmen. Experience the tranquility, sunbathe, swim and enjoy the sunset on your own private jetty. If you want a more active holiday there is the opportunity to rent a boat or canoe and enjoy a trip on Ånimmen or maybe divert to the neighbouring Lake Ärr. The surroundings also offer many fine hiking trails and fishing enthusiasts are offered guided fishing in the nearby lakes. Dalslands Gästgiveri is also a very popular choice for weddings and other celebrations.


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