Sights and activities

Boat 96 to Alvön & Långön

Kristinehamn, Värmlands län


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The boat 96 (Båtbuss 96) takes you to the islands Alvön and Långön in the beautiful archipelago of Kristinehamn.

In summer 2024, you can take Boat 96 (Båtbuss 96) from Vålösundsbryggan to the islands Alvön and Långön. The boat departs four times a day, three days a week (Friday-Sunday), from July 26th to August 18th.

On the sunbathing islands Långön and Alvön, it's easy to find your own rock. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy the horizon of Lake Vänern, the lapping waves, and sun-warmed cliffs. Read more about the islands here.


For the 2024 season, you can find the timetable further down on this page under Documents, as well as on

The timetable is also available in Kristinehamn's visitor guide, which you can pick up at Kristinehamn Tourist Centre.


You can purchase tickets in several ways:

  • Pre-book your ticket at Kristinehamn Tourist Centre
  • Pre-book your ticket online via
  • Purchase your ticket when boarding with a credit card or travelling funds
  • Purchase your ticket in the app "Värmlandstrafik"

Good to know

  • Vålösundsbryggan is located opposite Café Pärlan (Vålösundsvägen 156).
  • Boat traffic in Kristinehamn is operated by Värmlandstrafik.
  • The journey to Alvön and Långön takes about an hour.
  • Dogs are allowed subject to availability.
  • In Kristinehamn's archipelago, Boat 97 (Båtbuss 97) also runs to Vålön and Kalvön.

Traffic disruptions

In case of high waves, strong winds, thunderstorms, etc., the boat may be canceled.

For information on any traffic disruptions, visit or contact Båtbusstugan in Inre hamn, Karlstad, tel. 010-83 28 318. If you pre-book your ticket, please provide your phone number to receive an SMS in case of a canceled trip.

For refunds, rebooking, or cancellations, contact Värmlandstrafik's customer service at 0771-32 32 00. If you bought your ticket through Kristinehamn Tourist Centre, contact the tourist centre for a refund in case of a canceled trip.

Take the bus to the boat

Several departures of Boat 96 are coordinated with the bus timetable. Bus 3 departs from Kristinehamn city center (including Resecentrum and Tegelslagaregatan) towards Strandudden, get off Bus 3 at the Vålösundsbryggan bus stop. If you have pre-booked your boat ticket, it can also be used on the bus.