Unveiling hidden gems and must-see attractions
In Dalarna, Mora and Orsa there is plenty to discover. Everything from larger more popular sights to small local gems. Here we have gathered some places to visit in the immediate area that we think you should visit at least once in a lifetime!
Many have heard of the Siljan Ring - the area around Siljan that was created by a meteorite impact 380 million years ago. When the comet struck sharply, rock moved and cracks were created in the bedrock. In the present day we can see the traces of this meteorite impact around Siljan. Siljan Geopark is a park where we can see unique geological natural phenomena that have arisen as a result of the impact. One of the most popular places to visit in Siljan Geopark is Dalhalla outside Rättvik.
Storstupet and Helvetesfallet
A bit east of Orsa Grönklitt we find the popular places to visit Storstupet and Helvetesfallet. Helvetesfallet is a canyon formed in Ämån and there are, among other things, 30 meter high rock walls that surround the river. About 5 kilometers below Helvetesfallet we find Storstupet which is also a deep canyon in Ämån. Unique to Storstupet is the railway for the inland railway that passes via a bridge 34 meters above the river. Here is the opportunity to grill your own food in the nearby fire pallet hut.
Dala horse production - in Nusnäs
The Dala horse has become a symbol for the whole of Sweden. Here in the middle of Dalarna, the real Dala horses are made. In Nusnäs, about 10 km south of Mora, there are several factories where you can look at the manufacturing process and buy a genuine Dala horse home!
Orsa Saluhall - locally produced food
In the middle of central Orsa we find Orsa Saluhall. The market hall boasts a manual cheese, meat and charcuterie counter with locally produced, organic and KRAV-labeled ingredients. There is also a large selection of home furnishings. Ps. right next to the Market Hall you will find Orsa Kaffestuga – a cozy café with a lovely outdoor terrace in the garden!
Hansjö country store and Solsyran
About 1 mile south of Orsa Grönklitt we end up in the small village of Hansjö. Here is Hansjö country store – a cozy interior design shop in country style. However, there is not only an interior design shop, but also a waffle café and a glass chapel. Hansjö also has Solsyran, which grows, manufactures and sells lactic vegetables. Why not take the bike or roller skis from Grönklitt for a visit to Hansjö?
Fryksås fäbod - hiking from Grönklitt
After an approximately 2 km long hike through the deep woods of Grönklitt, you will arrive at a magical view of Lake Orsa – you have arrived at Fryksås fäbod! In Fryksås, however, there is much more than just the view. Smidgården serves both good food and offers spa treatments for those who wish. At Fryksås hotel you can stay overnight if you wish to enjoy both sunset and sunrise.
In Fryksås there are also many options for hiking and cycling in the summer and skiing in the winter, siljansleden passes by here!
Östra Grunuberg's living farmhouse
Have you always dreamed of visiting a live farm in the summer? A bit south of Orsa Grönklitt we find Östra Grunubergets which is just that! A living pasture. Here, most of the animals walk freely in the forest during the summer months. Fäboden is large and with buildings dating back to the Middle Ages. There is a Bed &breakfast and during August herring evenings are organized with entertainment by local fiddlers on selected days.
Vasaloppets goal - in Mora
If you go a few miles south from Orsa Grönklitt, you will come to Mora – the city that takes all Vasalopp skiers to the finish! Next to Saxviken we find Vasaloppet's finish and adjacent also Vasaloppet's house. Here you can be photographed together with the classic goal portal and see the stones with the names of all Vasloppet winners of all time. In the summer, the Ice Cream Boat is also open across the street!
Zorngården and Zorn Museum in Mora
After a short walk from vasaloppsmål we arrive at Zorngården. Anders Zorn lived here with his wife Emma. Here you can get a guided tour through the couple's home. Next to the courtyard is the Zorn Museum where many of Zorn's paintings can be seen. For those who are looking for a coffee, there is Café Zorn in the old stable meadow. Don't miss it, the café is featured in the White guide!
To a foreign eye, the name Pilkalampinoppi may sound like something we made up, but no then. Pilkalampinoppi is a mountain located about 6 miles north of Orsa. Up on the mountain we find a fire tower preserved since 1889. Up on the mountain, in the fire tower, we are reached by an incomparable view. The mountain measures 644 m.a.s.l. and we promise that you will find it as beautiful as we are.
Enån's valley is a 2 km long ravine, with a hiking trail of 3.5 km. Here you start from Orsa Hembygdsgård and walk through the gorge that was previously space for 40 mills. You will finally arrive at Slättbergsbadet. In addition to the river, there are many exciting plants to look at.