Town-centre swimming in Lake Vänern

Are you looking for somewhere central for a swim? Here, we’ve compiled five tips for swimmers who don’t want to go far for a cooling dip in Lake Vänern. With sites in the heart of town, you can combine sunbathing, swimming and shopping on a hot summer’s day.



Discover the Villabadet swimming area near Lidköping town centre that offers a child-friendly beach with activities nearby such as minigolf and a small playground. A perfect place for families with children. Read more here



A short distance from the centre of Vargön you’ll find Nordkroken’s swimming area with a jetty and a long, shallow sandy beach that is ideal for the whole family. Read more here



Right in the heart of Karlstad you can take a dip in the River Klarälven at Sandgrundsudden by Värmland’s Museum. There are jetties and a very nice sandy beach as well as large green spaces for recreation, which make this a very popular spot in summer. Read more here



Örnäsbadet is in the very centre of Åmål, next to Örnäs Camping. It has two wonderful swimming areas with a jumping tower and a ramp for users with disabilities. In addition to its central location, the site offers many activities such as minigolf, frisbee golf, a playground and a mini zoo. There is also a café and a restaurant that is open in summer. Read more here



Take a dip in the harbour area in central Mariestad. There is also a wide range of activities, such as minigolf, beach volleyball, an outdoor gym and padel. Read more here