Welcome to an captivating tour of Dalarna, stopping off at places that reveals fascinating aspects of Swedish history. Experience authentic cultural sites and listen to colourful stories about people who left unique legacies. Be amazed by creativity both from the past and the present and get to know people and places that played a vital role in the industrial and cultural development of Sweden as a country. Learn about the traditional red paint that painted Sweden, a paint that derives from the Falun mine which we will visit during the tour. Meet the maybe best known celebrity of Sweden, the red wooden Dala horse, you will have the chance to paint a horse on your own if you like and also try to make some traditional thin bread in a stone oven.

Always small groups for a more exclusive experience!

PRICE
15 300 SEK

HOW LONG DOES THE TOUR TAKE?
The tour is 5 days, 4 nights.

WHAT´S INCLUDED?

  • Guided excursions (see itinerary below)

  • tour leader

  • local guides

  • transport

  • entrance fees

  • 4 nights at hotels

  • 4 breakfasts

  • 3 lunch

  • 4 dinner

WHEN DOES THE TOUR START?
This tour is on request June - September, starting day however is always tuesday.

HOW DO I BOOK AND WHAT ABOUT CANCELLATION TERMS?
In order to book the tour please press the booking button down below. You could choose to pay with card or in cash. Cancellation is possible at no cost up to 14 days prior the tour. We will refund you 100% of the price. Cancellations later than 14 days prior the tour will be charged 100% of the total amount. Payment is mandatory would you book the tour later than 14 days before departure.

MORE I NEED TO KNOW?
No special gears are necessary for the tour. Comfortable shoes and a raincoat is always wise to bring. If you have any questions about the tour please feel free to contact us.

ITINERARY.

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DAY (Tuesday)
Accommodation: Hotel Bergmästaren, Falun
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Meet up will be at Hotel Bergmästaren in Falun, Dalarna. Check-in at the hotel, enjoy a coffee in the lounge room, have a rest or take a stroll in the neighbourhood. The hotel is situated in the very centre of the city. Welcome dinner will be at 6 pm in the evening at the hotel.

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DAY 2 – HISTORICAL WALK, WORLD HERITAGE AND SWEDISH ART (Wednesday)
Accommodation: Hotel Bergmästaren, Falun
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After enjoying a nice breakfast buffet we travel to the small village of Sundborn. We visit the home of Carl Larsson, a famous Swedish painter. The home of Carl and his family is one of the most famous homes in Sweden and still today, 150 years later, relatives to the Larsson family still runs the open home. Carl Larsson is one of Sweden´s most beloved artist and his wife Karin was a trendsetting designer. The Larsons were great pioneers and their innovative way of portraying the everyday life was one of its kind. Transport back to Falun and lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch we visit the Falun mine, being part of the UNESCO world heritage. The story of the Falun Mine extends far back in the past, probably there was mining going on already in the age of the Vikings. From the mine the traditional Swedish red paint derrives. It is known as the ”paint that painted Sweden” and particulary in Dalarna you´ll find out that most of the houses and cottages on the countryside are red-painted. In the afternoon we join a guided city walk, to learn more about the town history. In 2001 the city of Falun, together with the Falun Mine and the surrounding mining community, was nominated as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Back in the 17th century Falun was a big and international well-known city. The city made a great impact on the tecnical, social as well as political developement in the contemporary Europe and it also co-founded the swedish industrial landscape. Today the city holds the flag as the provincial capital of the county of Dalarna and the narrow streets in the oldest parts of the city still holds secrets from old times.

Dinner at the hotel.

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DAY 3 – SCENIC VIEWS AND EXPERIENCE OF THE SWEDISH COUNTRYSIDE (Thursday)
Accommodation: Green Hotel, Tällberg
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After breakfast we check-out from our hotel and pay a visit to the County Museum of Dalarna. This museum reflects the region's collective cultural heritage with its distinctive history, tradition and culture, all that can be experienced around the landscape even today. Lunchstop at a local restaurant before we go to the small village of Tällberg in the scenic Lake Siljan area. Beautiful situated on the slopes of Digerberget Tällberg is an old village dating back to the Middle Ages. The scenic view over lake Siljan is in itself a reason worth visiting as well as is the picturesque village itself. We go for a village walk and learn more about the sorroundings. Of coarse we also have time to admire the view. Late afternoon we learn how to bake traditional thin bread in a stone oven.

Dinner at the hotel.

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DAY 4 – SWEDISH ART AND A FAMOUS RED WOODEN HORSE (Friday)
Accommodation: Green Hotel, Tällberg
(B/L/D)

After enjoying a nice breakfast buffet we travel to Mora to visit the museum and home of Anders Zorn, another famous Swedish painter. Born in 1860 this Mora native became a world renowed painter at the early age of 19. At the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889 Zorn was awarded the finest of French honors, The Honors Legion. Several of his portraits were also introduced in the United States, where the Swede during multiple trips reached an unprecedented success. We will make a visit both to the home of the couple Zorn and to the museum that holds the collective work of the painter.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Transport and visit to Nils Olsson Dala Horse Factory. The small wooden horse decorated with a traditional painting called Kurbits is a typical Swedish icon and originates from Nusnäs, a small village just outside the city of Mora. Presented at the World Exhibition in New York in 1939 the horse rapidly became world known as well as popular. Since then the popularity has remained and even grown stronger. It´s said to be the best-known celebrity of Dalarna, and by visiting the factory you will learn how they are made and also listen to the interesting history of the horse.

Transport to Rättvik and after a typical Swedish fika in the town of Rättvik we go for a guided walk. Rättvik has been a popular tourist destination for over one hundred years. We learn more about the former Swedish king Gustaf Wasa and have a view over the long pier, which has become a well known part of the skyline of Rättvik. Transport to the small village of Nittsjö, and visit Nittsjö keramik, one of the oldest craft companies in Sweden. It´s also a factory outlet with lots of nice ceramics so we guess you won´t leave empty handed.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

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DAY 5 DEPARTURE DAY (Saturday)
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After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to Dalarna and Sweden. We will drop you off at the nearest train station. Note that the train ticket is not included in the tour price. You can easily book your train tickets at www.sj.se, tickets are released 3 months prior the trip. Don´t hesitate to ask us if you need some help. Safe trip back home and thank you for choosing Green Owl Travel!

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