Pre-tour of Sweden & Paper Province

Our delegates are cordially invited to the pre-conference tour to the Sweden and the Region Värmland and Karlstad City. On the tour 6 businesses and 6 tourist locations are featured.
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Our delegates are cordially invited to the pre-conference tour to the Sweden and the Region Värmland and Karlstad City. We will visit regional wood manufacturers, wood innovation start-ups, sawmill, both traditional and contemporary wooden constructions and buildings, Swedish culture sites, museums, cosy traditional Swedish villages, Karlstad City Center and a taste of the Swedish cosine. The tour starts from Oslo by bus to Karlstad, and ends in Oslo ready for WCTE 2023.

Tour Facts

Locations: Region Värmland and Karlstad City
Dates: 16 – 19 June 2023
Participants: 50 pcs (minimum 25)
Affiliated to the WCTE-organizing committee:
The Paper Province, Visit VärmlandNifa (Industry Association for Värmland Food Companies) – Karlstad MunicipalityRegion VärmlandLänsstyrelsen
Price: NOK XXXX,-

The tour includes:
Featured: 6 businesses and 6 tourist locations Transportation: The tour to Karlstad will leave from Oslo Bus Terminal 16th June 2023. Bus in Karlstad Region. The tour to Oslo will leave from Karlstad 19th June 2023.
Tour guide (bus) and local guides
Accommodation: 2 nights at Elite Stadshotell Karlstad incl breakfast
Food: 2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), 2 social dinners (Friday and Saturday). Drinks and tips are not included.

Tour Locations:

  • Karlstad City (Tourist Site)
  • Värmlands Museum (Museum)
  • Wood Tubes fabric (Industry – Wood Manufacturer)
  • Verkstadsbolaget, Säffle (Industry/manufacturer)
  • Mårbacka, homestead museum Selma Lagerlöf (Museum)
  • Västanå Teater (Wood Building Construction/Tourist facilities)
  • Rottneros Bruk (Sawmill – Wood Manufacturer)
  • Eva-Lisa Holtz Arena (Wood Building Construction)
  • Wikfors Technology (Industry – Wood Manufacturer)
  • Naturbyn, Långserud (Wood Building Construction/Tourist facilities)
  • Wikfors Bruk (Industry – Wood Manufacturer)


Tour Description

Day 1
The pre-tour starts with bus from Oslo Bus Terminal to Karlstad. After lunch provided at a local restaurant in Årjäng, you will visit the wood manufacturer Wood Tube and manufacturer industry Verkstadsbolaget, both in the city Säffle. After check in the venerable Elite Stadshotellet and a city walk in old town Karlstad there will be a social dinner at the hotel.

Day 2
Prepare for a full day expedition to explore businesses and tourist locations in the region of Värmland. Your first stop will be at Selma Lagerlöf’s home Mårbacka, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature, the Berätarladan. The next is at one of Värmland’s largest barns, that has been rebuilt into Värmland’s coolest theatre stage. Lunch will be provided in the barn. During your return to Karlstad, you will pass the wood business Rottneros Bruk (does not stop). When arrival Karlstad, you will be visiting Värmlands Museum, followed by a social dinner at the much appreciated museum restaurant. Accommodation at the Elite Stadshotellet.

Day 3
After breakfast and check out, you will enjoy a visit to the Eva-Liza Holtz Arena, Karlstad’s new indoor arena and the third largest in Europe and the first of its kind with a frame made entirely of wood. Then you will visit Wikfors Technology and Värmlands Nysäter a cosy traditional wooden village in Värmland County. Departure for Naturbyn, Långserud to Wikfors Mill, guided tour and lunch at the mill.

Departure by buss to Oslo, where you will end the pre-tour. After check in at the conference venue hotel Clarion Hotel the Hub, you will meet the other conference participants at the Get Together at the hotel.

Frequently Asked Tour Questions (FAQ)

About the Tourist Locations to Sweden

Värmland County
Karlstad City
Västanå Teatern's Berättarlada
Naturbyn, Långserud:
Värmlands Museum
Värmlands Nysäter

About the Business Locations to Sweden

Paper Province
Eva-Lisa Holtz Arena
Wood Tube
Rottneros Bruk
Wiksfors Bruk

General Questions about Pre-Conference Tours to Sweden

What is included in the cost of my pre-conference tour registration
What is the registration cancelation policy?
Can I purchase my Tour registration when I get to the meeting?
What is the method of payment?
What types of tours can I participate in before, during and after the conference?
Who can participate in the pre-and post-conference tour