Dalsland is a province in western Götaland in Sweden, with lake Vänern (the largest lake in Sweden and the largest lake in Europe outside Russia) to the east, and Norway to the west. It borders Värmland, Bohuslän and Västergötland.


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Dalsland is a province off the beaten path. It is varied, with a fertile southeast and southwest, and more hilly otherwise. The northern part have lots of lakes. Dalsland is less populated than the rest of Götaland, with Åmål as its only city.

Get in

By car

E45 is the main route running south-north in Sweden going through eastern Dalsland. To drive from south to Färgelanda, Dals-Ed, or Bengtsfors try road E6 and 172.

By public transport

To go from Karlstad or Gothenburg use SJ trains to Mellerud, Ed or Åmål, and to the other places (except Färgelanda) connecting bus from there. To Färgelanda and also to Ed or Bengtsfors, you can take the Västtrafik train to Uddevalla and use connecting bus. The southeast belongs to Vänersborg municipality, accessed by bus from Vänersborg. In general, search the Västtrafik site for connections.

From the Landvetter and Gothenburg City airports, the airport bus to Gothenburg (going directly from the airport building) and then train is preferred. Karlstad and Trollhättan have domestic airports. There you need to take taxi to the railway station. You can also rent a car at any of these airports.

Tickets for Västtrafik can be bought by credit card onboard, but not for buses in Gothenburg. SJ tickets are from machines at the station or prebooked on the web. Pressbyrån and some other shops sell tickets. The airport bus need special tickets which are bought with credit card onboard.

Get around

Inside the area there are buses. Public transport in the area is organized by Västtrafik.


Bill's Grill & Mini Mart

Located on the E45 at Animskog 25km North of Mellerud/25km South of Amal. American grill/breakfast open 7 days a week.


For camping, search camping.se

In Dalsland there are these camping places:

For hotels, search for the words hotel and municipality name in a search engine

Stay safe

See cold weather and driving in Sweden.

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