Attractions

Top Choice Mine in Falun

Falu Gruva

Falun’s kopparbergs gruva was the world’s most important copper mine by the 17th century. Called 'Sweden's treasure chest', it drove the small country's international aspirations, funded wars and helped paint all th…
Top Choice Historic Building in Falun

Carl Larsson-gården

Don’t miss Sweden's 'most famous home', located 13km northeast of Falun in the picturesque village of Sundborn. After their deaths, the early-20th-century residence of artist Carl Larsson and his wife Karin was pres…
Top Choice Zoo in Orsa

Orsa Rovdjurspark

Fat-bottomed roly-poly bear cubs are the star attraction at the largest predator park in Europe, some 16km north of Orsa. Even if there are no cubs around during your visit, there’s plenty to see: polar bears, Kodia…
Top Choice Historic Building in Leksand

Munthe’s Hildasholm

Built by Axel Munthe (1857–1949), who served as the Swedish royal physician and wrote the best-selling memoir The Story of San Michele, this sumptuously decorated National Romantic–style mansion is set in beautiful …
Top Choice Historic Building in Mora

Zorngården

The Zorn family house, Zorngården, is an excellent example of a wealthy artist’s residence and reflects Anders Zorn’s National Romantic aspirations (check out the Viking-influenced hall and entryway). Access to the …
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Idre

Långfjällets Natureservat

Occupying a whopping 664-sq-km, this vast nature reserve is most commonly approached from Grövelsjön and is a haven for birdlife and all manner of Nordic fauna, including reindeer and wild moose. In spring, its lich…
Museum in Falun

Mine Museum

The Falu Gruva mine museum, just behind the ticket-sales building at the entrance to the mining complex, contains everything you could possibly want to know about the history, administration, engineering, geology an…
Museum in Falun

Dalarnas Museum

Dalarnas Museum is a super introduction to Swedish folk art, music and costumes. It's kid-friendly, too, with the opposite of the usual 'Do not touch' signs (these say 'Be curious! Please touch!'). Selma Lagerlöf’s …
Museum in Falun

Lugnets Skidmuseum

For something completely different, ride the funicular and elevator to this thoroughly original panoramic museum atop the iconic ski-jump tower looming over Falun from Lugnet, 3km east of town. On offer are excellen…
Nature Reserve in Leksand

Naturum Dalarna

This visitor centre and nature park, 16km northwest of Leksand, has information about the meteor that hit several million years ago and local flora and fauna, with a slightly moth-eaten collection of 50 stuffed anim…