It was the coldest winter in many years in Kristinehamn. Lake Vänern is frozen, and people are using cars instead of boats to reach the islands. We are in Switzerland, taking care of a litter born before Christmas. We have completed another mating in February, and it's uncertain when we will return to Tallevika. Click to see how the puppy life looks like.
Welcome to our favourit places in Värmland, Sweden
Who we are
We were born in Sweden and emigrated to Switzerland at the age of 32 with our three children. We lived in Biel-Seeland for 25 years but relocated to the Emmental region in 2020. We became Swiss because we love Switzerland as our home. However, we still visit our favorite places in Sweden several times a year. Kristinehamn in Värmland is our paradise and a perfect complement to Switzerland.
If you're longing for the perfect vacation in Sweden, we're here to help
What we do
Most Swiss people we meet are interested in Sweden when they learn about our history. Many of them would like to vacation in Sweden and experience what is typical and different but hesitate. Countless times we have been asked where to go and what we recommend to see and do. Tallevika is our answer to all of you who want to experience the unique aspects of Sweden that we enjoy year after year. We never tire of this.
Take a closer look at the website and you will understand why.
News & Blog
3. December 2023
Winter in Tallevika
The time before Christmas is fantastic in Sweden. There are lots of Christmas activities, and, above all, the delicious Christmas buffet with all the Swedish dishes. All the restaurants we like offer the Christmas buffet throughout December, and it's fully booked. Unfortunately, we are not there as one of our dogs is expecting puppies. The winter in the Alps and in Emmental, where we live, is also perfectly fine. We from Tallevika wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with some winter pictures from Tallevika.
17. September 2023
M32 catamaran racing on lake Vänern
Arrived in Kristinehamn and Tallevika 2 days ago, and already yesterday I had the chance to sail Håkan Svensson's M32a. A fantastic 32-foot racing catamaran that reaches speeds of 20 knots in fairly light winds. We started at Gattet and reached out onto Lake Vänern. We turned when we couldn't see land anymore and tacked back. And the best part is, Håkan is bringing the M32 World Tour here next year. It's happening right in the middle of July 2024. A number of M32s will be racing in front of the Picasso sculpture, and Kristinehamn will be added to the M32-sailing paradises like Newport, Lake Garda, and Miami. Contact us now to plan your visit.
18. August 2023
Lake Vänern versus Lake Biel
We have left Sweden and Kristinehamn for a short break and returned to Switzerland after eight weeks. It is hard not to compare the two countries. Switzerland also has beautiful lake landscapes as you can see in our video but in mid-September we will head back to Tallevika again. The Swedish forests in September are fantastic.