Sights and activities

Tour boat Stöten - Vålön & Kalvön

Kristinehamn, Värmlands län


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The tour boat Stöten is a wooden boat that takes you to the islands Vålön and Kalvön in the summer.

The 2023 season is over.

In the summer of 2023, Stöten, Båtbuss 97, go from Vålösundsbryggan to Vålön & Kalvön .
The boat runs daily between June 13 and August 13, as well as the last two weekends in August (August 18, 19, 20, 26 & 27)

For the 2023 season, you will find the timetable further down on this page under documents, as well as on Värmlandstrafiken's website. The timetable can also be found in Kristinehamn's visitor's guide, which you can pick up at Kristinehamn's tourist office.

Tickets: You can buy tickets in several ways.

  • Pre-book your ticket at vä, Kristinehamn's tourist office or Båtbusstugan Inre hamn, Karlstad.
  • Buy your ticket directly when you get on board with a credit card or travel cash.
  • Use your Värmland card - 24 hours, 72 hours, period card or summer card

You can buy tickets and seasonal tickets for Värmlandstrafiken at Kristinehamn's tourist office.

Take the bus to the boat! Several departures with Stöten are coordinated with the bus timetable. Bus 65 runs from the center of Kristinehamn (including Tegelslagaregatan) towards Strandudden, you get off at the Vålösundsbryggan stop. If you have pre-booked your boat ticket, it can also be used on the bus.

Good to know:
The boat takes 27 people/trip.
Dogs are allowed, subject to space.
Boat traffic in Kristinehamn is operated by Värmlandstrafik.
The journey to Vålön takes about 10 minutes, to Kalvön about 35 minutes.

Traffic disruptions:
In case of high seas, strong winds, thunder etc. the boat may be cancelled.

For information about possible traffic disruptions, see vä or contact Båtbusstugan in Inre hamn, Karlstad, tel. +46 (0)10-83 28 318. For a refund, rebooking or cancellation of a trip, contact Värmlandstrafik's customer service on +46 (0)771-32 32 00, you who bought a ticket via the Kristinehamn tourist office contact the tourist office.

If you need to get in touch with the captain at Stöten, call tel. 0705-53 37 31.

On Vålön you find Sandvikarna, two of finest sandy beaches in Vänerskärgården, popular with both children and adults. Walk along the hiking trail and visit the islands of Kalvön and Sibberön. The three islands are connected via footbridges. The trail is 4 km single track. Along the hiking trail there are several barbecue areas, shelters from the wind, benches and . On Sibberön there is also a simpler overnight cabin, the unbeatable Väner horizon and fishing opportunities.