Rättvik is a totally unpretentious town on the shores of Lake Siljan in an area that sometimes borders on the precious. It’s a very pretty place, stretching up a hillside and gently hugging the shoreline. There are things to do year-round, for kids and adults alike, whether you like skiing, cycling, hiking or just lolling around in the town's numerous parks and beaches.
For most of the year, the town of Leksand, the southernmost settlement on the shores of Lake Siljan, is quiet. But for one weekend in summer (always from the Friday between 19 and 25 June) around 20,000 spectators flood the town for one of Sweden's most popular Midsummer Festivals where you can join in the festivities amid much singing and costumed dancing around maypoles.