Lake Svärdlång is part of the Dalsland channel south of and downstream of Lake Västra Silen. With a typical Dalsland character, it is one of rift valley lakes in the area. At 14 kilometres, the lake imposing length makes it one of the longest in Dalsland. Lake Svärdlång has a broader section to the north, but is for the most part stretched out and narrow, with lovely coves and islands. Surrounded by steep cliffs rushing steeply into the water, its obvious wilderness flavour is enhanced by the coniferous forest along its shores and the sparse settlement in the area. It is a very beautiful, exciting lake for both fishing and recreation.
Lake Svärdlång is a long, narrow, clear-water lake with both deeper and shallower sections. It is exciting to travel on the lake through all the narrows and passages, all of which make for excellent fishing. There are lots of shallows, islets, coves and skerries, all of which join to shape the lake’s special characteristics that, in combination with its size provide the visitor with a total wilderness experience. The views are often spectacular and lovely as the steep cliffs throw themselves into the clear water. Lake Svärdlång teems with fish with pike and perch the dominant species. There is some fine trout as well, though they are hard to persuade. This is a place for meditation and peace, a setting where you can travel a long while without meeting another person.