Rivers, lakes, forests, mountains and valleys means great opportunities for adventures like canoeing, fishing, hiking and cycling. In winter, enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing, and many kilometers of skating tracks. Red wooden houses, colorful handicraft and genuine music traditions meet cool festivals. The artist Carl Larsson lived in Sundborn at the end of the 19th century. Visit his inspiring home and garden. The Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun has been designated by UNESCO as one of the world’s most important places.
Welcome to the rolling landscape around Lake Siljan in the middle of Dalarna! A landscape formed by a meteorite impact 366 million years ago! Here you’ll find an intriguing mix of traditional and modern in the form of music, festivals, Midsummer celebrations, working summer dairy farms and much, much more. The area has a fantastic nature with great opportunities for those seeking outdoor experiences: paddling, biking, hiking, riding, swimming, fishing and in the winter: cross-country and downhill skiing, skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing.
Northern Dalarna is covered in winter snow and ice for several months of the year. And we make the most of everything winter has to offer: the frozen lakes, cross-country trails, downhill skiing and walks in the snowcovered forests. Cross-Country skiing is a popular activity in northern Dalarna, in total theres mote than 500 km of well-prepared trails to choose from, some close to urban areas while others wind their way through deep forests and panoramic mountains. Alpine skiing, dog sledding, fishing, snowmobiling are just some of the acitivies available during winter in northern Dalarna.
What are you looking for? Adrenaline kicks, magnificent nature, genuine handicraft or hot party nights? The range of activities on offer in Northern Dalarna satisfies all tastes all year round. Are you an adventurous and restless soul, culture- and knowledge-seeking or just looking for peace and quiet? Dalarna has what you are looking for.
The orange wooden horse decorated with kurbits painting is a Swedish icon from Dalarna. Genuine Dala horses are only made in Dalarna. Pay a visit to Nusnäs, 10 km SE of Mora in and see how this Swedish national symbol is made. And you can even paint your own! The ancestor of today´s Dala horse was born in the 18th century when foresters, who were working away from home, would sit by the fire in dark winter evenings and carve horses for their children at home in the village. The Dala horse is as Swedish as Swedish can be.
Midsummer is an ancient Swedish tradition that all Swedes celebrate at the summer equinox at the end of June. Come and celebrate Midsummer in the Siljan District, help decorate the maypole with flowers, make wreaths, join in the dancing and sample the festive food. Here you can experience genuine Midsummer celebrations with folk musicians and garlands in almost every little village in the area.
Idre Fjäll is located in Sweden´s most southern mountain region in Dalarna. All you need here is comfortable shoes, casual clothes, swimsuits, a good backpack and of course a bike. Cycling on Idre Fjäll is easily accessible from the entire resort, you get on the bike at you cottage door and roll away. We have bike trails that move around Idre Fjäll and the whole family can come along. When the lift is in service you can easily go to the top of the mountain and just enjoy the downhill trails, but remember that it can be just as exhausting even without pedaling. Idre Fjäll also have a newly built Skills area with jumps, drops, pump track, stone steps and balance training.
The mining area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun is a World Heritage site and a must-do when visiting Falun. 70% of the world’s copper was once produced here and can you imagine what the working conditions were like. Take the underground guided tour of the Falun Mine and explore 1300 years back in time.
Our beauteful canoe runs vary in difficulty and length. If you´re looking for excitement and adventure then you sholud choose the Görälven and Fulan rivers, which demand that you have your wits about you! If you want something more relaxing then you can glide slowly, peacefully and more-or-less silently down the mighty Västerdalälven river. You can count on the fact that your journey will be filled with exciting sights, and the chances are that you will see wildlife such as elk, beavers, roe deer, foxes and, if you´re lucky, bears and lynxes
Fulufjället National Park was established in 2002 and covers 385 km2 and is the largest national park in south Sweden. Here you find Sweden's highest waterfall of 93 meters and the world's oldest tree, which is over 9 550 years old! Njupeskär waterfall is 93 meters and thus Sweden's highest. The water falls freely 70 meters. The stream next to the fog case there are many rare mosses, lichens and vascular plants. Many of them require constant moisture to survive. The deep groove cut into the sandstone layers of the waterfall is a textbook example of reverse erosion. A few days around midsummer - at the summer solstice - the sun finds its way to the waterfall and gives it a magical blue light. But this occurs only in the morning between 3:00 to 5:00 am. The hikes on Fulufjället are well marked and the trail to the waterfall is a round trip of 4 km.
Grövelsjön is the place where the road ends and the mountains take over. This is the place where the Swedish mountain-chain starts and the hiking opportunities almost get infinite. The walks are from 3 km up to 3 days, were you can either sleep in one of the camps on the mountain or in you own tent. There is also a boat crossing the lake Grövelsjön over to Norway, making it possible to walk back and completing a trip through 2 countries. When hiking, don´t forget to bring a map and good clothes for all weathers.
Carl Larsson was and is one of Sweden's best known and loved artists. He lived and worked in France - where he was part of the European artists' collective - and in Sweden, but came back to live in Dalarna in the late 19th century until his death in 1919. Carl Larsson-gården, the home where he lived with his wife Karin, is a work of art that the couple created together.
There are many fish-filled waters here so you can enjoy many different types of fishing. Challenge the pike in one of the lakes or fish for grayling and salomon trout in the mighty Västerdalälven river. Our experienced fishing guides will show you the best fishing waters so that you can catch something extra special to serve for dinner.
Orsa Predator Park is the biggest of its type in Europe and lets you experience these fabulous large predators in their natural environment. Go on one or all of the three themed guided tours here; predators, tigers and animal training. Bears, tigers, leopards, wolves, lynx, fox, eagle owls and wolverines live in the park. The park is also home to two Kamchatka bears and a Kodiak bear. Polar World is home to two polar bears and at the Leopard Center you will find Persian and Snow Leopards. Atop the park is Tiger Mountain where the world’s largest feline, Siberian tigers, live. There are also exhibitions and lectures available
In summer - foot it, bike it, canoe or kayak it. Hug the world’s oldest tree. Go elk or beaver spotting with an experienced guide. Take the family for a forest walk just about anywhere in Dalarna and you might spot one of them. We’re talking about wrapping your arms around the wild and wonderful great outdoors of Dalarna. As winter wraps its icy grip around the mountains, lakes and rivers of Dalarna. It’s time to get out and revel in the winter pursuits on offer; cross-country skiing, long-distance skating, snow-shoeing, ripping it up on a snowmobile, or letting the Huskies do the work by dog-sled.
There are many cultural attractions in Dalarna and some that have to be on your Dalarna ‘bucket list’. One is joining in the dancing at a Midsummer celebration in any town or village in Dalarna at the end of June. Another has to be the Falun Copper Mine and surroundings, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Dala Horse manufacturing in Nusnäs. You can also visit the former homes of the Sweden's best-loved artists Carl Larsson and Anders Zorn. Take the kids for an all-day adventure to one of Dalarna's theme parks. Orsa Rovdjurspark, Leksand Sommarland, Experium and Santaworld.The great thing about these theme parks is that you get everything under one roof.
At the hostel in Fredshammer, you can stay in rooms with two beds and private toilet or dormitory with toilet in the hall. Self-catering kitchen to prepare breakfast or other meals in each house. Showers, washing machine and small living room with TV is available. Bed linen & towels, please bring or rent. Departure cleaning can be ordered. Fishing licenses can be purchased on site, Sauna spring-autumn booked and paid locally. Heather to the car in wintertime, can be booked and paid locally. Pets allowed in Lillstugan, separated from other rooms. Children under 6 years in parents bed free. Not specified in the search. Check-in between the hours of 17-19. Check-out between the hours of 10-11. Arrival or departure at other times please call 070-5907993.
From Borlänge they have daily flights to Gothenburg and Malmö. Borlange Gothenburg / Landvetter Flight time is 1 hour, the line operated by AIS Airlines. Are you going to Gothenburg city center, you can ride shuttle bus that departs 3-4 times / hour scheduled. Air taxis are another option. Travel time from Landvetter Airport to the center is approximately 30 minutes. There are also shuttle buses to Boras. Borlange Malmo / Sturup Flight time is 1 hour and 40 minutes with a stopover in Orebro. The line is operated by AIS Airlines. The shuttle bus runs between the airport and Malmö and Lund. The shuttle bus departs just outside the terminal, in Malmö and Lund you depart from each station. Are you going to Copenhagen, take the shuttle bus to Malmö and from there the train to Copenhagen.
If you as a tourist or visitor get ill: Non emergency health care – call 1177 or the local health care centre. You can always call 1177 the Health Care Guide Call Centre for guidance about health care. You can also visit www.1177.se/ to get advice. Health Care Guide Call Centre 1177 is open around the clock. If you are visiting Dalarna and in need of health care, you can also visit the local healthcare clinic. Visit www.ltdalarna.se/vardcentraler to learn about opening hours and phone numbers. Emergency health care – call 1177 before you go to the closest Emergency Room When you are in need of immediate health care, call 1177 the Health Care Guide Call Centre prior to going to the Emergency Room. Visit www.ltdalarna.se/akutsjukvard to learn about locations of the available Emergency Rooms. Emergency situation – call 112 If you are in an emergency situation where you or significant others are in need of immediate help, call 112.