The municipality of Arvika is strategically located in the middle of the transport corridor Stockholm-Oslo with well-developed transportation for both passengers and freight by road, rail and air. Within the municipality there is a developed public transport system, an airport for business travel - as well as the sea way "The Viking Trail" connecting the lake system to the sea.
Arvikas location along the railway line Stockholm-Oslo provides good connections to both capitals. There are four trains in each direction Monday-Friday. The border traffic is integrated with help from local, regional and long-distance trains, connecting the area Hedmark in Norway with Värmland and Örebro in Sweden.
Värmlandstrafiken AB, which is owned by local authorities and the county council in Värmland, is responsible for the public transport in the county of Värmland.
Timetables and other traffic information about trains and busses are available at the sites of Värmlandstrafik and Resplus.
From the bus stations in Värmland, amongst others Karlstad, there are long-distance coaches to f. i. Stockholm, Örebro and Gothenburg. Please contact each coach company for more information Swebus Express eller GoByBus.
The city traffic in Arvika three regular commuter lines and four flexible lines that are trafficked on call.
The commuter lines traffic the hospital, Ingesund and Prästängen.
In every area of a flexible line the bus makes a few stops if someone has ordered a journey. The reservation is to be made at least one hour before departure tel. +46 771 32 32 01. The operator at the switchboard needs to know your name and from/to which stop number you wish to travel. You can travel to/from the stops that are indicated in each area of a flexible line as well as to/from the train or bus station.
Timetables and other traffic information concerning city traffic are available at the site of Värmlandstrafik.
It’s approximately 150 km from Arvika to the international airport Gardermoen in Norway. The county airport in Mellerudstorp, that also has some charter air service, is situated 60 km east of Arvika.
The airfield Westlanda is situated 3 km outside the town centre of Arvika. It is an all-weather airfield, open 24 hours a day on reservation. The airfield is owned by the municipality of Arvika.
Arvika has Sweden's "innermost harbour" in connection with the sea, which can be reached through various canal and sluice systems. The waterway and the port have always been important to Arvika and the development of the area. Any commercial boat traffic is not currently available to or from Arvika port, but boating is still popular.
The department of "Utveckling" (development) is in charge of the port of Arvika, tel. +46 570 816 00. For more information about the yacht harbour in Arvika and other smaller ports in the municipality, please contact the association in charge.
Close to the center of Arvika is a summer open marina with ten moorings. More information on opening hours and service: Arvika Tourist office, tel. + 46 570 817 90.
The waterway between Säffle and Arvika has been named "The Viking Trail." The waterway follows Byälven and passes the sluice in Säffle, the lakes Harefjorden, Björnöfjorden and Glafsfjorden and various bridges - a distance of 80 km or 43.2 NM. More information: Maritime Administration, Vänern Maritime Traffic Area, tel. +46 520 47 22 07 or sea chart no. 134 and Svensk Lots del 1 (Swedish Pilot, Part 1). The Viking Trail extends to Sulvik in the north end of lake Glafsfjorden and by boat lift you can there reach additional lake systems.