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


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 …
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…
Museum in Mora


Even if you have no interest in skiing, you may be pleasantly surprised by the excellent Vasaloppsmuseet, which really communicates the passion behind the world’s largest cross-country skiing event. There’s some fan…
Museum in Rättvik

Rättviks gammelgård

You can get your open-air-museum fix at Rättviks gammelgård, 500m north of the kyrka – it’s a collection of buildings that were moved here during the 1920s from villages around Rättvik parish (the oldest is from the…
Gardens in Leksand

Japanska Parken

In recognition of the town's sister-city-hood with Tobetsu, Japan, you'll find this lovely (and authentic) Japanese garden by the shores of Lake Siljan. It's a wonderful, quiet place to sit and contemplate.
Pier in Rättvik


Scandinavia’s longest wooden pier, the impressive 628m Långbryggan, runs out into the lake from just behind the train station.
Museum in Mora


Zornmuseet displays many of the best-loved portraits and characteristic nudes of Mora painter Anders Zorn (1860–1920), one of Sweden’s most renowned artists. His naturalistic depictions of Swedish life and landscape…
Archaeological Site in Mora

Gravfälten på Sollerön

Head to Sollerö Hembygdsgård for a map and local knowledge on how best to explore this fragile, historical site featuring a 3km walking trail among ancient burial mounds. You'll need a good sense of imagination to t…
Tower in Rättvik

Vidablick Utsiktstorn

An enterprising 17-year-old built Vidablick Utsiktstorn, a viewing tower about 5km southeast of town, from where there are great panoramas of the lake. On your way up the tower, check out the miniature reconstructio…