Selma Lagerlöfs Mårbacka
The author Selma Lagerlöf was born at Mårbacka in Östra Ämtervik 1858 just south of Sunne in the heart of Värmland and is a perfect day trip from the campsite. During the year, various events will be held at Mårbacka, including Christmas at Mårbacka, Mårbackas Afternoon Tea, Ghosts walks, Selma’s birthday will be celebrated and various exhibitions on the estate.
As young, Selma decided to become a writer and perhaps best known for her debut novel, Gösta Berling’s story, Nils Holgersson’s wonderful journey through Sweden. As the first woman, she received the Nobel Prize Literature in 1909. She was also the first woman to be elected to the Swedish Academy in 1914.
Mårbacka is located approximately 60 km from Karlstad.