With a varied landscape containing woodland, rolling plains, lakes and mountains, the province of Varmland in Sweden is one of the most overlooked destinations for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. A Varmland holiday provides the opportunity for travellers to sit down and take life at a slower pace (as well as being exposed to an abundance of fresh air) and to appreciate the natural world that surrounds us. A Varmland holiday rental house is the ideal base from which to explore this beautiful province without having to compromise on comfort and amenities.
The focus of a Varmland holiday is entirely up to the traveller. You can choose to spend your days relaxing in wonderfully peaceful surroundings or you can decide to indulge in a variety of popular activities. Amongst the pursuits available in the province are cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, swimming and walking.
If you decide to venture out from your peaceful Varmland holiday rental house for something a bit more busy, then lock up the property and head to the city of Karlstad located in the southern part of the province. Visitors to this, the largest city in Varmland, will discover that there are several great attractions to be enjoyed here including the Mariebergsskogen Park and Open Air Museum. This unique attraction was opened in 1925 having had antique buildings transported to it including a chapel, a manor house and a water mill! The park and museum has grown through the years and is very popular with locals and visitors alike. One minute you can be strolling through a 300 year old forest, next you can be petting a selection of cute animals in the small petting zoo!
If the weather is a determining factor in whether you book a Varmland holiday rental house or not then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to enjoy mild summers but very chilly winters. Generally the warmest months of the year to have a Varmland holiday are July and August when the temperature during the day can reach as high as 21°C. The winter months of December, January and February see the daytime temperature drop to anywhere between -5°C and 1°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 20 inches.
Travellers on a Varmland holiday can start their wonderful trip by arriving at Orebro airport (ORB) which is approximately 2 hours away from the province. Amongst the airlines offering cheap, frequent flights to the area are Scandinavian Airlines, BMI, Lufthansa and National Air Services. Passengers can leave the UK from a variety of airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), Manchester (MAN), Newcastle(NCL), Heathrow (LHR) and Cardiff (CWL).