Nordvärmlandsleden is a roughly 55km hiking trail that follows the Klarälven river valley in northern Värmland county. The trail technically has a southern terminus in the village of Branäs, but this guide and trip report will cover the trail from the village of Ransby (just across the river from Branäs) to the northern terminus in the village of Höljes. This section is a continuation of my alternate Swedish E1 trail called The Troll Trail/Trolleden. Click here for more information on this trail system.
Here is the official website for this trail in English, but there is not much to it. Nordvärmlandsleden is generally well marked and maintained, and has some nice views as it traverses up and down the peaks and ridges of the long and beautiful valley. It even goes up to Värmland’s highest point, the small mountain (or big hill) called Granberget, 700m above sea level. There is also a really cool lookout tower built on its peak.