What to do and see in Falun, Dalarna County: The Best Places and Tips

Falun (Swedish pronunciation: [²fɑːlɵnː]) is a city and the seat of Falun Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 37,291 inhabitants in 2010. It is also the capital of Dalarna County. Falun forms, together with Borlänge, a metropolitan area with close to 100,000 inhabitants.

1. Falu Gruva

Gruvplatsen 1, Falun, Falun Municipality 791 61, Sweden Sights & Landmarks, Mines
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4.5 based on 463 reviews

Falu Gruva

A part of the world heritage Falun, Falu Gruva is open for the public offering guided tours under ground, a new interactive museum, shops and restaurants.

Reviewed By HelenK1004

Don’t miss this if you’re in the area

This former copper mine has a huge significance in Sweden’s history, the local economy and is just a unique place to visit. The mine tour is very interesting and gives you an authentic feel for what mine workers of the 1800s went through. The mine area, t

2. Lugnet

Falun, Falun Municipality 791 31, Sweden Fun & Games, Sports Complexes
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4 based on 69 reviews

Lugnet

Reviewed By Emanpee - Sydney, AustraliaSydney, Australia

Great sight, good district views

Interesting to see the area set up for the ski championships, everything bright and fresh. Two very modern ski jumps which you can get up close to. Nearing completion were new facilities at the top. Not much open at the time of our June visit but a drive,

3. Dalarnas Museum

2-4 Stigaregatan, Falun, Falun Municipality 791 21, Sweden Museums, Specialty Museums, Art Museums
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4 based on 69 reviews

Dalarnas Museum

Dalarna Museum is the County Museum of Dalarna - open to the world It reflects the region's collective cultural heritage with its distinctive history, tradition and culture, which even today can be experienced by visitors around the landscape. As a tourist, you should begin your visit in Dalarnas museum to understand the tensions and dynamics that exist between the province's different areas. Here is Sweden's most traditional and most industrialized regions joined side by side.

Reviewed By Aurora_TV - SwedenSweden

More info please

A good collection of Swedish traditional textile and the Dalahorses, but a bit more information about the horse itself could be added perhaps. More captions in English would be nice as well.Thank you for your review! We are always wanting to improve our e

4. Bjursas Ski Center

S-791 71, Falun, Falun Municipality, Sweden Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Ski & Snowboard Areas
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4 based on 28 reviews

Bjursas Ski Center

Reviewed By Phayao13 - Arlandastad, SwedenArlandastad, Sweden

Ski area with no lift queues

Of course there are major ski areas not far away, but sometimes small is liberating pleasant.Definitely for the family that does not want to worry about the kids going astray.As all ski resorts in these latitudes is struggling with warmer winters, but man

5. Bojsen beach

3 Lugnetleden, Falun, Falun Municipality 791 38, Sweden Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Bojsen beach

Reviewed By Ilisv - Oslo, NorwayOslo, Norway

Great relaxation area

Nice place with a small beach I liked the location, they have a small kiosk there. You can BBQ using the BBQs located around the beach or bring your own. Could be a little problem getting there on the gravel road if you are sitting in a wheelchair

6. Hosko kyrka

Kyrkvagen 7A, Falun, Falun Municipality 79146, Sweden Sights & Landmarks, Cemeteries, Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites More
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Hosko kyrka

Vika - Hosjo parish was formed in the New Year 2012 when Vika and Hosjo parishes merged. Through the centuries, the churches Vika and Hosjo have been close together. Vika parish has roots right into the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, a chapel was built in Hosjo when the distance between Vika and Hosjo often felt too far. In 1940, Hosjo became a separate congregation.

Reviewed By worldstagepress2015 - Falun, SwedenFalun, Sweden

Hosjö kyrka

Kyrkan uppfördes 1663 och är en liten röd träbyggnad med torn. Dess ursprungliga status var som kapell till Vika kyrka, vilken var sockenkyrka i Vika socken. Någon gång på 1970-talet blev kapellet kyrka. Kyrkan omges av en kyrkogård, några hundra meter dä

7. Vika - Hosjo Forsamling

Vikavagen 126, Falun, Falun Municipality 79195, Sweden Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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Vika - Hosjo Forsamling

Vika - Hosjo parish was formed in the New Year 2012 when Vika and Hosjo parishes merged. Through the centuries, the churches Vika and Hosjo have been close together. Vika parish has roots right into the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, a chapel was built in Hosjo when the distance between Vika and Hosjo often felt too far. In 1940, Hosjo became a separate congregation.

Reviewed By worldstagepress2015 - Falun, SwedenFalun, Sweden

Gamla anor

Som en av de äldsta kyrkorna i dalarna så är Vika kyrka väl värd ett besök. Den nuvarande delen av kyrkan härstammar från mitten av 1400-talet, men det finns belägg för att det har stått en kyrkobyggnad på platsen sedan 1200-talet.Det finns en mindre park

8. Stora Kopparbergs Kyrka

Seminariegatan 1, Falun, Falun Municipality 79136, Sweden Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Cemeteries, Sacred & Religious Sites More
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4 based on 3 reviews

Stora Kopparbergs Kyrka

The largest of the churches found within the Falu Pastorate. The church's longhouse was built in the 15th century, but divides from the 14th century, making it the oldest building in the city. Characteristic are the many stellar vaults that are more than in any other Swedish church.

Reviewed By worldstagepress2015 - Falun, SwedenFalun, Sweden

Stora Kopparbergs kyrka

Kyrkorummet omfattar tre skepp under 19 stjärnvalv, med profilerade tegelribbor och variationsrika stjärnmönster. Tio oktagonformiga tegelpelare skiljer mittskeppet från sidoskeppen. I fönstren sitter blyinfattade rutor av färgat glas, samt glasmålningar.

9. Gamla Staberg

81 Staberg, Falun, Falun Municipality 791 96, Sweden Nature & Parks, Gardens
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3.5 based on 22 reviews

Gamla Staberg

Reviewed By blauemadeleine - Erlangen, GermanyErlangen, Germany

The images of the garden stayed with me

The garden made me think of Findhorn (a community some may remember from the last century ) which I have never seen but imagined somewhat like this.Well tended. Worked with love. Abundance. Beauty. A tranquility of days long past.Beyond the baroque garden

10. Stora Lunan Gardsmejeri

113 Lunaan | Lunån, Falun, Falun Municipality 791 92, Sweden Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
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Stora Lunan Gardsmejeri

Reviewed By Phayao13 - Arlandastad, SwedenArlandastad, Sweden

Visit during the harvest week / Skördefest

A different visit to a little bohemian country setting. A lot of animals,not quite familiar to everyone strolling around the area. Small but exclusive selection of locally produced cheeses, or good coffee / lunch.

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