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Getting There

By Train -- You can't take the train to Filipstad. The nearest station is at Kristinehamn or Karlstad, from which you can make bus connections to Filipstad. For rail information, call tel. 771/75-75-75.

By Bus -- Daily connections are possible from Karlstad. Call tel. 0200/21-82-18 or 0563/532-34 for schedules. The bus ride from Karlstad to Filipstad, a distance of 60km (37 miles), takes about 40 minutes and costs about 50SEK ($10/£5). Most hotels can send a shuttle van to pick up passengers at the bus station, or you can call a cab at tel. 0590/104-00.

By Car -- Follow Route 61 through Arvika to Kil. Drive through Forshaga to Route 63 to Molkom and Filipstad.

Visitor Information

The Filipstads Turistbyrå, Stora Torget 3D, S-682 27 Filipstad (tel. 0590/613-54; www.filipstad.se), is open June to July Monday to Friday 9am to 12:30pm and 1 to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm; August to May it's open Monday to Friday 10am to 12:30pm and 1 to 4pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.