Sights and activities

Stöten, Boat 97 to Vålön & Kalvön

Kristinehamn, Värmlands län


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Stöten, Boat 97 (Båtbuss 97), is a wooden boat that, during summer, takes you to the islands Vålön and Kalvön in the beautiful archipelago of Kristinehamn.

In summer 2024, you can ride Boat 97 (Båtbuss 97) from Vålösundsbryggan to the islands Vålön and Kalvön. The boat runs every day of the week during the period June 24th to August 11th, as well as on the weekends of August 17th-18th and 24th-25th.

Vålön is often called the paradise for families with children. Here, you'll find the shallow sandy beaches of Sandvikarna with a fun playground in the sand. This is also where the Hiking Värmland trail "Tre öars led" starts, where you hike via footbridges between Vålön, Kalvön, and Sibberön. 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:

Good to know

  • Vålösundsbryggan is located opposite Café Pärlan (Vålösundsvägen 156).
  • Boat traffic in Kristinehamn is operated by Värmlandstrafik.
  • The journey to Vålön takes about 10 minutes, to Kalvön about 35 minutes.
  • The boat carries 27 passengers per trip.
  • Dogs are allowed subject to availability.
  • In Kristinehamn's archipelago, Boat Bus 96 also runs to Alvön and Långön.

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 Office, contact the tourist office for a refund in case of a canceled trip.

Take the bus to the boat

Several departures of Boat 97 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.