Visit Älgå Local Heritage Center and its surrounding areas that are of historical and cultural interest and value. Stop for homemade waffles at the café open in summertime.
There is a lot to see around Älgå Local Heritage Center. Visit the Homestead museum, the Church Village and the Nail forge. Älgå Local Heritage Center is a red wood house with slate roof and was built in the middle of the 19th century. During summertime you can enjoy homemade waffles at the café. On special occasions you can also try the local and traditional dish "Nävgröt & Fläsk". On the second floor is an exhibition with local handicraft that you can buy, and outside is an adventure playground for kids with a fun zip line. Popular events are the Midsummer celebration and different music events.
The Homestead museum exhibit objects from the peasant culture during the times of self-subsistent household. For more information and booking: +46(070-337 55 73
Älgå Kyrkby (The Church Village) is situated by the bank of the west side of lake Glafsfjorden, this is an area next to the church with a lot of historical and cultural value. The area was an important place for iron- and wood industry because of the river Älgån. There are some buildings left from this era:
Älgå Nail Forge and a magazine by the water. The Nail Forge in Älgå is one of the most well-preserved nail forges in Sweden. Take a look at how nails were made in the old days! Learn more here: https://visitvarmland.com/arvika/en/culture-and-history/houses-and-cultural-environments/alga-spiksmedja-nail-forge/
The area with playground, barbeque, benches and garden is open all year round for everyone. Enjoy the view, calmness and your own pic-nic when the café is closed.
The Local Heritage Centre Museum: Sundays, 23 June - 31 August,12 PM-5 PM.
Sale of handicrafts: preliminary on weekends in July.
Älgå Nail Forge: open daily, from June 23 - August 31,12 PM-5 PM (no guide available).
Café: Self-service (coffee, cakes, sandwiches) is open daily, all around the year. Waffles and Klengås are served: Sundays 7 May - 4 June and 1-30 September. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 June - 31 August, 12 PM-5 PM, with staff. .
Älgå Hembygdsgård, 67193 Arvika