During these days in Dalsland you will experience a lot of culture, crafts, etc. Learn about the plants in the herb garden and air the lungs during a fantastic boat trip on Dalsland's canal and maybe clap one of the kings of the forest! Of course with good food and a wild and beautiful nature upstairs!
We start with lunch at Sjömagasinet in the small town Gustavsfors, located in northern Dalsland. Sjömagasinet is an old boat magazine from 1860, converted to the hotel and restaurant, with a wonderful location in the guest harbor.
After lunch, we continue to Bengtsfors, where we visit Halmen Hus, which houses a fine museum of straw and a shop. We also visit Gammelgårdens open-air museum, with its 20 different small old cottages mostly from the 19th century, and moved away. We get guided tours in both places, and afternoon coffee/the we drink here in the coffee shop.
Then we continue to Baldersnäs Herrgård. Here we spend the night in a double room in one of the wings, located in the beautiful park. Here you can also take a walk and maybe even have a look inside the craft houses.
In the evening, dinner is served in Mansion´s restaurant.
After a good mansion-breakfast, we go back to Bengtsfors to embark on one of the canal boats operating Dalsland’s canal. It will be a enjoyable trip through 16 locks and via the famous aqueduct to Håverud. On board a good lunch is served and the boat has full rights. In Håverud we can look into Dalsland Center and Glashyttan.
The journey continues to Skållerud’s beautiful church from 1679, and afternoon coffee/the at Skålleruds Gård. Then back to Baldersnäs for dinner and overnight.
This day, the journey goes south to Dals Rostock, which is an old spa resort. Here we visit the herb garden, and get a guided tour of numerous medicinal plants, and tell us some history of the importance of the plants. Kerstin, who guides us there, has a wonderful studio that we also have to visit. Our coffee/the we drink here before we go on.
Furthermore, we go to Lake Vänern and Sunnanå Harbor, where we have lunch.
After lunch, we head north to Åmål. Dalsland’s only city! Here we make a stop, and you can stroll around the city on your own. We drink afternoon coffee/the somewhere before we return to Baldersnäs.