The wilderness is close. Sweden’s largest lake, Lake Vänern offers world-class experiences for both the adventurous and the laid-back of all ages. For those of you who love outdoor experiences you can enjoy sailing, canoeing, fishing, biking and golf. Enjoy good food made from local ingredients and love. You are on historic ground where events, buildings and people offers memorable stories. We know that your visit to Lake Vänern will be a memorable one. Welcome to the water.

Here you will find 13 municipalities and three provinces around the same inland sea. With a water surface of 5,650 km2 and a coastline of 4800km Lake Vänern is Sweden’s largest lake and offers Europe’s largest freshwater archipelago with over 22.000 islands and islets for you to discover. Lake Vänern is a paradise for swimmers with many sandy beaches and shallow bays. With 38 species of fish, Lake Vänern is also the country’s most important lake for commercial- , sport- and recreational fishermen.

This website is the result of a collaboration between tourism organizations and municipalities around Lake Vänern and is here to help you discover all that Lake Vänern has to offer. Be inspired by the photos, read more about the cities along the coastline and find your own favorite spots year round. Our wish is that this site will be your portal to finding your own adventures around Sweden’s largest lake.

Useful links:

Northern part of Lake Vänern

Southern part of Lake Vänern

Göta canal

Trollhätte canal

Säffle canal

Dalslands canal

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