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Train trips in Scandinavia

Dalarna in 3 days

Experience the heart of Sweden.

Photo: Swedish cottage in Dalarna in a field of poppies and cornflowers.
©Mark Harris

 

Dalarna, Sweden in a miniature

Dalarna is an obvious destination for anyone who really wants to experience Swedish history and tradition. Beautifully located in inland central Sweden, Dalarna offers everything from wonderful nature experiences to public festivals and traditional  sporting activities – in idyllic surroundings with chalets, fences and red cottages with white corners.

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How to get there

Two daily departures from Stockholm to Mora. Travel time is approximately 4 hours. Please visit sj.se for a precise timetable.

Please visit sj.se/en for an exact timetable.

Book a trip

For parties of 10 or more people travelling together.
E-mail: gruppresor@sj.se
Telephone number: +46771–75 75 75 (touchtone 7)
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 8 am–5 pm
For smaller groups or individual bookings, please visit sj.se/en

Tällberg

This charming village with breathtaking views of Lake Siljan is one of Sweden’s most famous tourist destinations, renowned for its hospitality, fabulous dining experiences and cosy charm.

Rättvik

8 minutes with train from Tällberg you will find Rättvik, also in a beautiful location next to Lake Siljan. Mainly known for its folk dance, local artwork, handicrafts and fiddler tradition.

Bargain handicrafts at the spring and autumn markets
In the first week of May and of October, the city is filled with one of Sweden’s largest markets, with around 1,000 stalls and 100,000 visitors.

Celebrate Midsummer the traditional Swedish way
If you want to experience a genuine Swedish Midsummer celebration, Rättvik is the place to be, where you are guaranteed the opportunity to dance around Midsummer maypoles to music played by fiddlers in folk costumes.

Attend a concert at the world-famous Dalhalla
Dalhalla is recognised as one of the world’s most spectacular concert venues. Experience a magical concert evening in the former limestone quarry or join a guided tour to learn about the intriguing history of the place, from the meteorite impact to today’s world-famous outdoor arena.

Mora

From Rättvik it´s a 23 minute train journey to Mora where there’s lots to discover and experience. Accommodation options are plentiful and there is a wide variety of restaurants and cafés.

Visit Santa
At Gesundaberget, just outside Mora, is Santaworld. A fairy-tale world where you can meet Santa and his elves, pat his reindeer and visit his workshop.

Experience the Vasaloppet festival
On the first weekend in March you can see Vasaloppet – the world’s biggest, longest and oldest long-distance ski race, which finishes with spectacular celebrations in Mora.

Buy a genuine Dala horse
Sweden’s most purchased souvenir, the Dala horse, has been made ever since the 17th century. In Nusnäs, outside Mora, you can see how they carve and paint these world-famous horses by hand.

Learn about the history of Swedish art
Visit Zorn House, the former home of Swedish national painter Anders Zorn, with its charming garden. Indulge in some Swedish art history and round out your day with a nice coffee in the former stables.

Swedish  midsummer
Swedish midsummer, dancing around the maypole.
Swedish  midsummer
Swedish midsummer, dancing around the maypole.

More information

Want to see more of Dalarna? Visit the Falun copper mine or the former home of Swedish artist Carl Larsson in Sundborn.

Download Dalarna in 3 days (pdf)

visitdalarna.se

visitsweden.com/dalarna

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The best way to experience Scandinavia

With tracks running from Malmö in the south to Narvik in the north and direct connections to Copenhagen and Oslo, for example, the train is a comfortable and convenient way to travel to the places that you want to explore in Scandinavia. It’s also a climate-smart and sustainable choice compared with flying or driving – and it gives you the opportunity to see all our beautiful natural scenery along the way.