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, either fully serviced with our camp package, or just covering the campsite for those wanting the freedom to tailor their own camp. We can also offer possibilities for courses and meetings with full board and indoor accommodation for about 110 people. Get in touch and we’ll find the solution that’s best for you.
Full board, with meals served in our dining room, or planned camp food with the raw materials being collected daily from our supply centre and cooked by you in your camp kitchen. Access to all our activities and, of course, our camp service including poles, firewood and ablution blocks out on site. Or, maybe you just want a campsite where you can build up your own camp from scratch. Indoor accommodation in dorms and with different types of rooms supplements your outdoor camp as required. Read more about our buildings and premises here.
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.
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.
The following is a list
of the activities we offer at Ransberg.
Ransberg has a large number of prepared spontaneous activities that include all the necessary materials and instructions. There’s something for all ages and sizes of groups. Just collect a box and get started! Most of the activities take about 1-2 hours to complete. Examples of contents of activity boxes are Scout Stratego, a variety of summer games, and different kinds of crafts. Some boxes is availible with instructions in English.
An updated list of activity boxes for the 2019 season will be published in February.
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.
Ransberg has 10 canoes
for hire – Canadian – including oars and lifejackets. The canoes are loaded on
a trailer and, for an extra charge, our staff can arrange transport of them.
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.
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.
Our staff are trained
and can give instruction as required. If our visitors are qualified, the wall
can be hired without our instructors.
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. Ransberg
has a few bicycles for hire but can also put you in touch with other bike
hiring firms. The distance from Ransberg to the Klarälven trail is just over 3
There is fishing in the Ranån river, beside Ransberg, without needing a permit. Ransberg sells permits for fishing in Skalltjärn, about 5 km away. We have basic fishing equipment that you can borrow.
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
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.
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.
In our prehistoric
village, participants can see how Stone Age people could provide for themselves
with food and heat.
The village is a
reconstructed settlement for a family, with little buildings and fireplaces,
showing how we think people lived and worked in prehistoric times. This activity
focuses on cooking, is led by an instructor and takes about 2.5-3 hours.
The survival track is
under construction and will be complete by the summer of 2019. More information will be available in the spring.
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).
You are welcome to make a hostel booking here at Ransberg. Take a look at our buildings and use the online booking below!