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Discover idyllic Sweden with a weekend trip to Dalarna County

Beautiful nature and vivid culture scene make the Swedish county Dalarna a destination for all ages, with Swedish traditions and exciting music events.

This county in the middle of Sweden is the point of origin for one of the most loved Swedish traditions – the yearly celebration of Midsummer. Traditional arts and crafts also attract visitors to find bargains among market stalls selling everything from the typical wooden "Dala horses" to national folk costumes. If it's culture you're after, you can't miss a visit to Dalhalla. Check the calendar for this unique outdoor arena to find out if your favourite Swedish band is playing during your visit in Dalarna.

Dalarna was first mentioned in the old Kings’ saga Sverris saga in 1177. The area was industrialised early, and this is where you will find one of Sweden's most famous mines, Falu Gruva. The mining area is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visitors can learn more about the history behind this copper mine and how the red house paint became so popular in Sweden.

If you're planning a holiday in Dalarna you can look forward to discovering the area's art history at the famous house Carl Larsson-garden in Sundborn to see where one of Sweden's foremost artists lived and worked. Make sure you explore the unique Zorngarden as well, where the celebrated artist Anders Zorn lived in the last century. Book tickets for an event at Dalhalla to enjoy both the amazing environment and the music played on stage. It will be a magical midsummer night surrounded by wild flowers, red cottages and ancient traditions.

Trips to Dalarna are just as spectacular in the winter though, when you can go skiing at one of the county's many ski resorts, such as Idre and Salen. Your weekend in Dalarna doesn't necessarily have to involve only countryside and nature, as there are plenty of charming towns and cities to explore. Borlange, Mora, Falun and Avesta have lots to offer visitors in search of some city life.

Thanks to Dalarna’s location, you can easily travel to and from the area. There are direct flights from many of Sweden's cities to Dala Airport. There are also excellent train connections, and there are plenty of motorways going through the county, so you could easily drive from other airports.

In Dalarna you will always find plenty of activities and events. However, what entices most visitors is without a doubt the gorgeous and idyllic landscapes, just waiting to be explored.


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First Hotel Grand Falun

First Hotel Grand Falun

Trotzgatan 9-11, Falun
3.9
of 5, from 591 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Falun, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dalarnas Museum and Stora Kopparberg Church. Falun Copper Mine and Lugnet are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£53
Sälens Vandrarhem - Hostel

Sälens Vandrarhem - Hostel

Grasheden 3, Salen
3.7
of 5, from 31 reviews
1.5 out of 5.0

Situated on the riverwalk, this hostel is 7.6 mi (12.3 km) from Stoten Ski Resort, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Lindvallen Ski Resort and Trysil Ski Resort.

£79
Klockargården Hotell

Klockargården Hotell

Siljansvägen 456, Tallberg
4.7
of 5, from 7 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Leksand Golf Club, Rattviksbacken Ski Slope and Wasa Stone. Long Wharf and Rattvik Church are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£53
First Hotel Brage

First Hotel Brage

Stationsgatan 1-3, Borlange
3.3
of 5, from 356 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Borlange, this hotel is steps away from Jussi Bjorling Museum and Borlange Geological Museum. Kupolen Shopping Centre and Maserhallen & Aqua Nova are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£91
Gammelgården Hotell

Gammelgården Hotell

Fjallvagen 84, Salen
4.5
of 5, from 115 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Lindvallen Ski Resort and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Salen Bike Park. Tandadalen Ski Resort and Hundfjallet Ski Resort are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£80
Best Western Hotell Lerdalshöjden

Best Western Hotell Lerdalshöjden

Mickelsgatan, Rattvik
4.2
of 5, from 305 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Rattvik, this spa hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Rattviksbacken Ski Slope and within 3 miles (5 km) of Wasa Stone and Long Wharf. Rattvik Church and Rattvik Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£70
Best Western Gustaf Wasa Hotel

Best Western Gustaf Wasa Hotel

Tunagatan 1, Borlange
4.0
of 5, from 589 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Borlange, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Borlange Geological Museum, Jussi Bjorling Museum and Kupolen Shopping Centre. Maserhallen & Aqua Nova and Frostbrunnsdalen Valley are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£118
Mora Hotell & Spa

Mora Hotell & Spa

Strandgatan 12, Mora
4.0
of 5, from 439 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Mora, this spa hotel is steps away from Vasaloppet Finish Line and Church of Mora. Zorn Museum and Vasaloppsmuseet are also within 10 minutes.