Welcome to Ransberg

Welcome to multifaceted conference centre and campsite at the heart of the province of Värmland. The campsite area is well suited both for large or small camps. We can also offer possibilities for courses and meetings with indoor accommodation for about 110 people. Get in touch and we’ll find the solution that’s best for you.

Ransberg is one of The Temperance Guide and Scout Association’s three sites.

Welcome!

Camp

Outdoors, indoors, or a bit of both?

Beside the splendid Ransberg manor there are two drained camping fields for large and small camps. The fields have fresh drinking water, permanent toilets and waste separation facilities. For camp work and fuel, there are well stocked pole and firewood stores right next to the fields. You can enjoy a hot shower in the ablution block just a short distance from the fields.

The dammed pond, filled from the Ranån river, is great for swimming, raft building and practising simple canoeing.

Ransberg’s outdoor stage is located in the lovely Gilwell valley. It is suitable for larger gatherings such as campfires and other activities.

The surrounding area includes wonderful forest, hills, boglands and lakes – fantastic for hikes and nights under the stars. There are a number of fixed windbreaks with views out over the pond.

Activities

Ball games

There is a football pitch with goals beside the manor house and a beach volleyball pitch alongside the pond. There are two boules pitches by the barbecue cabin. Balls for the different activities can be borrowed from our activity room.

Canoes

Ransberg has 10 canoes for hire – Canadian – including oars and lifejackets. The canoes are loaded on a trailer that can be pulled by a regular car. Our pond is ideal for practising simple canoeing and lifesaving. The nearby lakes Ransjön and Skalltjärn offer more scope for canoeing, and the Klarälven river has many excellent stretches.

Climbing wall

In our barn there is a rather challenging 8-metre climbing wall. It has holds for four different routes of various degrees of difficulty. Fixed ropes along the wall and harnesses ensure safety.

A recent addition is our bouldering wall beside our climbing wall.

Cycling

The Klarälven trail is an old railway track that has been made into a cycle track. It stretches from Karlstad in the south to Hagfors in the north and is an excellent, easy track with lots of opportunities for activities and interest along the way. The distance from Ransberg to the Klarälven trail is just over 3 km.

Fishing

There is fishing in the Ranån river, beside Ransberg, without needing a permit. Ransberg sells permits for fishing in Skalltjärn, about 5 km away.

Frisbee golf

Ransberg has a nine-hole frisbee golf course for all ages!

The course takes you round the whole of Ransberg. A perfect tour! At the same time as you enjoy the peace of the countryside, the frisbee golf gives you a real adrenaline kick. The course is available all summer and there are plenty of frisbees for you to borrow.

Geocaching

For anyone who feels like doing an outdoor treasure hunt, there are more than 100 caches hidden around Ransberg. We have sat navs for hire if you don’t have a smartphone.

https://www.geocaching.com/

The local area

The villages of Ransäter, Munkfors, Sunne and Torsby, to name a few, are within cycling distance and offer lots of cultural activities and attractions. Mårbacka (Selma Lagerlöf’s birthplace), Erlandergården and Geijergården in Ransäter. There are lots of great hiking trails in the wonderful forests, which are interspersed with areas that have a rich cultural heritage. Go to Visit Värmland for more information.

Survival Track

Survival Track is an adventure for old and young. 

Swimming

Right beside the manor house is our own little bathing area. This is a dammed pond with a little sandy beach and a jetty. In our storeroom you can find inflatable rubber rings for games. The canoes can also be used in the pond. There are other locations for swimming within hiking distance (5 km).

Hostel

You are welcome to make a hostel booking here at Ransberg. Take a look at
our buildings and contact us for prices and booking information.