Glaskogen Nature Reserve

The Glaskogen (nature reserve) is a unique forest area in western Värmland bordering the large lakes Övre Gla and Stora Gla. It includes 80 lakes. The beautiful area extends over 28000 hectares.

The nature reserve is perfect for nature lovers. Here you can experience and discover nature in different ways.

The area invites you to go hiking, canoeing, cycling or fishing.


Bicycles, canoes, fishing boats, visitor cards and fishing licenses can be rented or bought at the Lenungshammer starting point.

Canoes, bikes or fishing boats can be booked at the following e-mail address:

Fishing license and visitor card can be booked online on the following website:



Lenungshammar, 670 20 Glava, Sweden


Opening hours:

  1. May – 14. June: 10- 14h
  2. June – 23. August: 09- 18h
  3. August – 30. September: 10- 14h



The canoes cost 250 SEK for 6h. The Buvattnet tour is perfect for this. This tour takes 2 to 3 hours.



Zum Fahrradfahren gibt es extra Schotterwege. (Wanderwege sind für die Fahrräder nicht zugelassen.)

Rental fee: 1 day - per bike 200 SEK



For fishing you need a visitor card (8h per person 4,50€) and a fishing license (1day per person 9€ and per family 17€). This is valid for 80 lakes. Both can be booked online or bought on site. The rental fee for the fishing boat is 250 SEK for 6 hours.

Fishing in flowing waters (rivers) is prohibited.



There are long or short hiking routes over a total distance of 300km. All routes are well signposted and marked in orange.