We arrange a typically Swedish Midsummer’s Eve party for the whole family starting during the afternoon when we decorate and raise the maypole. Then there’s dancing around the maypole to live music. Later in the evening, there is dancing on our open-air dance-floor or in the pub to live pop music.
There are plenty of activities for both adults and children at the campsite.
- Four kiddies’ playgrounds
- Minigolf or tennis.
- Football or “burn-ball” (a simple form of baseball) on our full-size football pitch.
- Volleyball and boules
- Swimming in our heated pool or at one of Lake Vänern’s finest beaches
- A family sauna.
- An amusement arcade.
You can also hire:
- Pedal cars
Mellerud Golf Club with an 18-hole private course, 9-hole pay-and-play course, driving range and putting green is just 3 km from Vita Sandars. This picturesque course is a must for golf enthusiasts.
MAGNIFICENT UNTAMED COUNTRYSIDE
Why spend your holiday in a car or on a train if you want to experience something different. Mellerud has something for everyone and lies just 140 km from both Gothenburg and Karlstad.
The untamed countryside around Mount Kroppefjäll offers a unique natural experience. Borekulle Hill, the legendary hill on the edge of the mountains, has been a natural meeting-place for centuries. The name means “mountain hill” and harks back to around 500 AD when the hill was a fort providing protection against the enemy.
The best way to experience the area’s natural environment, tranquillity and interesting fauna is to go by canoe close to the shore. A boat trip on the Dalsland Canal will be an experience you won’t forget – after passing through the locks in Håverud and seeing the famous Håverud Aqueduct, you then pass into the tranquillity and freedom of the Dalsland countryside.
Köpmannebro (Merchants’ Bridge) is the starting-point for your trip on the Dalsland Canal and you can hire both boats and canoes here. The countryside around Mellerud is very accessible, with easy-to-follow hiking trails. The region is rich in flora and fauna, with many rare plants and flowers for the avid botanists and you may catch a glimpse of a moose, beaver or lynx.
You can either jog or walk along our 2.2 and 4 km jogging tracks.
GYMNASTICS WITH FRISKIS & SVETTIS
During weeks 24 – 30 the local Friskis & Svettis keep-fit club in Mellerud will arrange outdoor keep-fit/aerobics sessions on the football pitch every Monday and Thursday at 7.00 pm. Participation is free of charge.
So don´t forget to bring your gym shoes along!
Lake Vänern is Sweden’s most species-rich inland lake, with a total of 35 different fish species. Several of these, including the pike, pike-perch, perch, rapacious carp, burbot and lavaret, are among the most appreciated fish among anglers. The Mellerud shoreline on Lake Vänern is very picturesque and multifaceted. Here you can fish in sheltered archipelago waters just as easily as in open waters off steep cliffs. At the mouths of the Dalbergså, Holmsån and Upperudsälven rivers, the fish are queuing up to challenge you! Fishing with hand-held gear is free in Lake Vänern. There are also many smaller lakes in the vicinity where you can also go fishing but only after having acquired a fishing license.
Mellerud has many beauty spots and sights worth seeing as well as lots of fun activities. Here are some tips for you but don’t forget to ask the locals about their favourite spots, they’ll be only too pleased to oblige.
The nationalday 6/6 is lowered on Dalslandscenter KL 11:00 – 16: 00.
Håverud organises “Aqueduct Day” (Akveduktens Dag) every year the weekend before Midsummer.
Kanalyran (“Canal frenzy”) in Mellerud – Dalsland’s biggest festival takes place in Mellerud town centre.
Rostocks hälsobrunn (The Rostock health spa) was considered to be one of Sweden’s best mineral springs during the 19th century. A folklore festival is held there every year on the third Sunday in July with a display of old handicrafts, folk dancing and games, etc.
The Sunnanå fair is arranged the first Saturday in August every year. This is held in the tradition of days long gone by with all kinds of things on sale. You simply have to try local delicacies such as goose (klengås) and rice pudding (risgynspudding) with jam.