When you rent a cabin in Dalarna, you will be in the province where Swedish traditions and customs have been best preserved. Dalarna is famous for its folklore, folk music, folk costumes, and dance and midsummer celebrations. The cabins we have here are surrounded by beautiful nature with mountains and valleys, mountains, lakes and picturesque villages. Dalarna is known as a really traditional province and for its Dala horses, which we will tell you more about below.
Dalarna is very appreciated among tourists, it is popular to rent cottages here both summer and winter. In the province you will find the southernmost mountain region in Sweden with a large selection of winter activities and beautiful hiking trails. Cultural festivals and other events are offered all year round. In the winter, downhill skiing applies in all its forms, you can also go on snowmobile safaris or go dog sledding. During the summer, the mountain changes its landscape, and it becomes popular to hike or mountain bike in the mountains.
Dalarna is located in central Sweden and is a large province that extends all the way up to the Norwegian border. In Sweden, Dalarna borders Värmland and Västmanland in the south, Gästrikland and Hälsingland in the east, and Härjedalen in the north.
Dalarna has 280,000 inhabitants living on an area of 29,086 km2. Dalarna's largest lake is Siljan, Siljan is the sixth largest lake in Sweden.
It is very popular to fish in Lake Siljan and those who rent cabins here for the purpose of fishing are everything from beginners to professionals. There are many nice swimming areas at the lake, the sheer size of the lake means that you could visit a new beach every day during your vacation there.
The towns of Leksand, Rättvik, and Mora are located right next to Lake Siljan. You will find the two larger cities Borlänge and Falun a little further south by Lake Runn which is Dalarna's second largest lake. Lake Runn is also very popular for both swimming and fishing.
The Dala horse is Dalarna's symbol and has become world famous, you can see Dala horses on windowsills and shelves, not only in Sweden but over the whole world. The Dala horse often appears in foreign media associated with Sweden.
These horses are carved and painted by hand, usually red with flowers but also in other colors. The Dala horses are manufactured in Nusnäs, tourists are welcome here, and a visit there is a must when you rent a cabin in Dalarna. In Nusnäs you can see how the production is done and you can also explore the exhibition about the history of Dalahästen.
Lake Siljan is very popular among both the locals and the tourists who rent cabins from us. By the lake you will have a fantastic scenery, and many attractive and interesting places to visit such as Dalhalla Tomteland, Nusnäs and Leksand summerland.
Leksand summerland offers a wet adventure, here you will find a water park with large pools and many water slides. There are also several different amusement park rides at Leksand summerland, including a Ferris wheel and a roller coaster.
Near the small town of Mora you’ll find Santa's Land, here you can visit Santa in his cottage. The theater performance will take you on an adventure where you get to meet Santa, the Elves, the Trolls, the Witch and Santa's reindeer.
Borlänge is the trading town number one in Dalarna. Borlänge is also close to the wild forest for those seeking either tranquility or physical challenges. From central Borlänge there are e.g. Romme Alpin, the adventure mine Tuna Hästberg and fantastic nature trails on Lake Runn. Also the adventure pool Aqua Nova.
About 10 km East of Borlänge is Torsång, which is sometimes called the Venice of Dalarna. The café by the river is a very popular gathering place. In Torsång there is also a medieval church, motor museum and a homestead that you can visit.
Falun has a nice town center with malls and small shops along shopping streets. Here you will also find cultural activities of many kinds such as the Dalateatern, symphony orchestra, and county museum.
Have you ever tried riding a railbike? Bicycling on railway tracks is easy and fun, it’s a tourist attraction that suits all ages and is a fun activity during your vacation in Sweden. A different kind of day trip on your cabin stay, rush forward on the track surrounded by nature and a wonderful environment. Here you can read more about this exciting activity.