Forshagaforsen Camping



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When it comes to game fishing for salmon and brown trout, Forshagaforsen rapids in the Klarälven River is one of the best in Scandinavia. Every year pike exceeding 120 cm are landed but a stone’s throw from the camp. We offer excellent lodgings in 4-bed cabins on the river shore, rental boats and fishing licence sales. We can also offer guiding and instruction in fly-fishing for salmon and brown trout, as well as other fishing arrangements as wished. There are many different waters in the area with varied fishing.


At Forshagaforsen Camping we speak Swedish and English.


High season for salmon and brown trout in Forshagaforsen is May 20 through September 15. Summer fishing for pike, perch and pikeperch is available in the lakes in the Forshaga area. The largest pike in the area are caught in spring and autumn.

Other activities

The Klarälvsbanan – 90 km of asphalt trail. Canoe rental. Swimming in the river and area lakes. Shopping centre in Karlstad. Fishing for children at the camp. 

Additional information

The facility is operated by Sportfiskarna - the Swedish Anglers Association. The regional office for Värmland Province is housed here. Website:



Record catches from Forshagaforsen and the surrounding waters: Salmon: 11.2 kg, Klarälven River, Brown trout: 10.4 kg, Klarälven River, Pike: 14.0 kg, Klarälven River. 


There are 8 rowboats for hire suitable for rapids and running waters. We can provide information on fishing conditions and on what is best for the current water level. We also have knowledgeable guides with excellent experience with all types of fishing. They can also provide training in fly-casting techniques. 

Fishing equipment

You can fish in the Klarälven River from a boat, on the shore or by wading, all depending on the specific site and the water conditions. Suitable equipment includes a 2-hand fly or casting rod designed for somewhat heavier fishing. Jerk fishing is preferable for pike fishing. Other waters in the area offer excellent shore or boat fishing; some lakes also offer trolling. Coarse fishing for tench is excellent in some of the lakes in the area – rods for bottom or casting fishing are best.

Fishing regulations

During season 2014 stocked salmon and trout over 60 cm may be kept. Stocked fish are easily identified as the adipose fin are removed. Wild trout and salmon (with intact adipose fin) and fish under 60 cm shall be released immediately. The recommended maximum size for pike is 100 cm. There are separate rules for other area waters and simpler information at the camp reception.



There are two 4-bed cabins at Forshagaforsen Camping, both with kitchenette and WC, as well as two without shower/WC. All four cabins are fitted with refrigerator and running water. There are bunk beds. Campsites fitted with electricity are available for caravans and recreational vehicles. The camping facility offers service buildings with a shared kitchen, showers and WCs. Nearby is a playground and a wind-protected grill site at the river. We can offer a conference room with an exhibition over the history and fishes found in the Klarälven River. 


Location & transfer

Forshaga is located in Värmland province right on the Klarälven River around 20 km N of Karlstad. It is 320 km W of Arlanda International Airport and 290 km N of Landvetter Airport outside Göteborg. Forshagaforsen is easily accessible by car, bus and train.

GPS (WGS 84)

Lat: 59.54969, Long: 13.49967

Booking: travel agent


Contact information

Company: Forshagaforsen Camping
Address: Industrileden 2
Zip/City: SE-667 32 Forshaga
Phone: +46 (0)727 - 32 81 94
Phone: +46 (0)706 - 89 48 20

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