Public transport

Bus and train

Arvikas location along the railway line Stockholm-Oslo provides good connections to both capitals. Värmlandstrafik AB offers traffic connections from Örebro to Charlottenberg and SJ has a direct train connection between Stockholm and Oslo.

Värmlandstrafik is owned by the cooperative municipal body Region Värmland and is the traffic organizer for the county of Värmland. Together with about 40 business partners Värmlandstrafik organizes the public transport for train, buss and special vehicules, as well as the flexible lines that are trafficked on call and other special public transport.

Värmlandstrafik is responsible for all local public transport by bus and train in the county of Värmland. Timetables and other traffic information are available on the website of Värmlandstrafik as well as Resplus.

Long-distance coach

From the bus stations in Värmland, among others Karlstad, there are long-distance coaches to f. i. Stockholm and Gothenburg. Please contact each coach company for more information.

City traffic

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 (Karlstad Airport), that also has some charter air service, is situated 60 km east 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 "Planering och 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.

Guest harbour

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 Viking Trail

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.

Updated: 2022-06-29