The next neighbour is 300 meters away, Lake Botungen (one of many bathing, boating, and fishing lakes) is about 500 meters away. It’s 3 km to the best bathing spot on the forest lake (see picture). The closest tarmac street is 6 km, the village Nysäter (shopping and gas) 12 km, Lake Vänern (City of Säffle) 30 km. Right behind the house, to the north and west, stretches the Scandinavian wilderness all the way into Norway.
Other Activities: boating (2 canoes and two rowboats belong to Torpbacken), cross-country skiing, ice fishing, hunting, riding Vikings longboat, driving handcar
Golf: Four golf courses are within easy commuting distance from Torpbacken. Arvika, Greenfee 240-260 SEK, family specials Arjäng, 180 SEK, Kil, 220 SEK Säffle. All courses offer Junior rates.
Ski: Cross-country skiing is possible on a prepared and lighted track in the village of Nysäter (on a course used for running in summer) and of course in the rustic form, without track, right from Torpbackens front door. Distance to the next ski lift for downhill is abt. 50 km.