The conditions for hiking, canoeing and fishing can hardly get any better than in Arvika in Värmland, Sweden. The region is home to Glaskogen, a nature reserve with 28,000 hectares of wilderness waiting to be explored. “It has deep forests but also heights with views. On the outskirts you also find Glava glassworks, which was an active workshop in the 19th century,” says Eva Aasum, head of tourism in Arvika. Glaskogen has windshields and cabins
for overnight stays and it is possible to enjoy everything from a five-kilometre trek to a week-long stay.