Holiday homes: Dalarna and N. Sweden, Sweden
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About Dalarna and N. Sweden
Mountains, rivers, beautiful nature and extensive views, in Dalarna and Northern Sweden, which consists of all the landscapes north of Dalarna, you will always come across some kind of adventure right around the corner. Visit exciting caves or go looking for bears. Go on hiking in the mountains, play golf, go fishing or rafting. The opportunities are inexhaustible.
In the summer, you can go hiking in the trail of the Vasa Race The summer can also be spent with downhill mountain biking. Try e.g. the Sälen Bike Park or walk down the mountain through the Trollskogen. The Dansbansveckan and Skinnarspelen are held annually in Malung. The Dala horse is a classic souvenir. As the name indicates, this horse has its origin in Dalarna - more specifically in Mora. And of course the biggest Dala horse in the world is placed in Dalarna. It is 13 meters tall and can be seen in Alvesta, but you have to go to Mora in order to see the production of the horses. Go together with your family to the amusement park, Leksand Sommarland which offers a huge range of funny attractions, merry-go-rounds and roller coasters. Visit the sweet stall and let the children have a chute ride in the pool area while the adults relax. Speed up the adrenaline with rafting or bungee trampoline. There are all sorts of activities for the entire family.
You could also visit Sweden’s biggest cobber mine in Falun, which has already been visited by more than 1 million people. The elevator takes you 55 meters under ground where a guide is waiting to give you an interesting tour. In Gesunda you can visit the Tomteland or Santa World where Santa and his gnomes live.
If you feel like fishing, grab your fishing rod and go to Bollnäs in Hälsingland where you can find the two large water courses, Ljusnan and Voxnan. Here it is even possible to catch fish in the middle of the city. In Hudiksvall you can fish for Strømming which is a kind of herring, and it is also possible to catch different fish in Nordanstig.
Ersk-Matsgården is one out the many “Hälsingegårde” where you can experience how life was in the middle of the 19th century. The Hälsingegårde are very special both concerning architecture and arrangement. There are more than a thousand different farms, and a lot of them offer funny activities which are worth a visit. The farms are in all over Hälsingland..
You could also pay the Boda caves in Hudiksvall a visit. The cave system consists of 2,622 meters of tunnels and is the third biggest in Sweden.
Härjedalen is a paradise for those who love to go fishing. Find your own small private fishing paradise along the 7 mile long Vernan. You can also catch trouts or graylings in Norrälven and Hoan or join a group trip in order to go fishing at the best fishing spots.
When it is time to relax with magnificent views, there is a lot of golf courses to choose from, or perhaps you prefer to experience the mountains from a horseback?
You might also go kayaking, fly by helicopter to Skarsfjället and take a round trip on the top, climb the Funäs Mountain or go on a beaver safari. You could also give your family pleasure by going to the Frösö Zoo which has more than 700 animals besides a circus and an amusement park where you can have a lot of fun. Travel back in time and experience history come to live in Jamtli History land. Here you will find some interesting mileus from the 18th and 19th centuries. In Moose Garden, it is possible to see the mooses from a very short distance, and at the Fjäll museum in Härjedalen it is possible to participate actively in the history of the Sami people and mountain farmers.
Östersund is the main city in Jämtland which, with its location close to nature with a view over the mountains, is a splendid town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes. In July, Östersund is at full speed when the largest music festival of Scandinavia, Storsjöyran, is being held.
Storsjön is known for its 400 year old legend about the sea monster. There are several hundreds of witness statements regarding the sea monster. Go to one of the observation spots which are located around the lake and see if you get lucky catching sight of the animal.
The wilderness, which is always nearby when you are in Northern Sweden, brings out a particularly peaceful state of mind, but at the same time there is also a lot of activities, e.g. hunting and fishing, but also bathing and hiking are nice activities. Another possibility is to make a stop at Skellefteå and go rafting, climbing and boogie surfing.
To the delight of the children, there is the summer park, Lilleputtlandet, which offers activities right from the Wild West to treasure hunting. The whole family can have an exciting day. You could also challenge each other at the Äventyrhus in Vitberget which has 47 different rooms with different challenges thus offering you a thrilling adventure.
In Norrbotten you can find Sweden’s highest mountain, Kebnekaise, which is 2,104 meters high, and the 232 meter deep lake, Hornavan. Norrbotten is Europe’s last wilderness with sea, mountains and forests. Explore this beautiful nature by foot, ski or from the horseback. Here it is also possible to go by dog- or reindeer sledge, and if you feel like it, you could visit the Sami people in their characteristic environment.