The Best Travel Guide to Siljan

Orsa Predator Park

Orsa Predator Park is the biggest of its type in Europe and lets you experience these fabulous large predators in their natural environment. Go on one or all of the three themed guided tours here; predators, tigers and animal training. Bears, tigers, leopards, wolves, lynx, fox, eagle owls and wolverines live in the park. The park is also home to two Kamchatka bears and a Kodiak bear. Polar World is home to two polar bears and at the Leopard Center you will find Persian and Snow Leopards. Atop the park is Tiger Mountain where the world’s largest feline, Siberian tigers, live. There are also exhibitions and lectures available
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Dalhalla

In Dalhalla, Sweden has established a unique festival stage of international repute with exceptional acoustical qualities, fully comparable to the best outdoor venues in Europe. Even described as one of the most powerful and beautiful outdoor venues in the world. Today Dalhalla present 20-25 events each summer, from June to september. The program includes a wide range of concerts in many different musical styles. Opera performances will highlight Dalhalla best sides. Dalhalla´s renowned acoustics will also come into their own when usually no amplification is used, which would be unique to an outdoor venue. Opera is Dalhalla hallmark.
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The Zorn Museum and Zorn house

Anders Zorn, is probably Sweden’s most famous artist and lived and worked in Dalarna in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Visit the Zorn House and next-door Zorn Museum in the centre of Mora for an insight into his fantastic art and equally fantastic life. The extensive collections of the house mix art and crafts from different parts of the world with kurbits (Dalarna paintings with rich floral surrounds) and Dalarna traditions. There are fine woven wallpapers, antique marble sculptures, old master paintings and furniture designed by Zorn himself. The museum puts on a number of high-quality exhibitions each year.
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The Dala Horse

The orange wooden horse decorated with kurbits painting is a Swedish icon from Dalarna. Genuine Dala horses are only made in Dalarna. Pay a visit to Nusnäs, 10 km SE of Mora in and see how this Swedish national symbol is made. And you can even paint your own! The ancestor of today´s Dala horse was born in the 18th century when foresters, who were working away from home, would sit by the fire in dark winter evenings and carve horses for their children at home in the village. The Dala horse is as Swedish as Swedish can be.
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Santaworld

The real Father Christmas lives in a house the deep forest at the foot of Gesundaberg hill, near the town of Mora in the heart of Dalarna. Witchcraft and magic are the themes here, with elves and fairies, pixies, witches and trolls – and of course the winter queen. Santa, of course, is happy to receive Christmas lists all year round... and his loud, infectious laughter can be heard the length and breadth of Santaland. So make a wish and let yourself be swept along by this story-filled adventure.
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Hiking in the Lake Siljan Area

In the surroundings of Lake Siljan and Orsa Lake there are three classical routes that are well worth trying: Siljansleden (about 300 km), Vasaloppet Trail (90 km) and Dalkarlsvägen, hiking route following the historic migrations that the people of Dalarna went to work in Stockholm. There are also a number of shorter trails with emphasis on the particular natural values in the area. Leads that are also geologically interesting places, live mountain pastures, untouched wilderness, cultural environments, bird lakes and lookouts with beautiful views of Lake Siljan.
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Golf

Play golf around Lake Siljan! The short distance between the six golf courses enables you to have time to play at several of the courses during your stay in the area. Tällbergsbyarnas GK in Plintsberg is located on the slope down towards Lake Siljan. Leksands GK lies close to the bird-rich area Limsjön. You will find Dalarna 's oldest golf course, in Rättvik. Furudals GK has a park and forest course. Sollerö GK is a challenging and at times difficult forest and park course. Mora Golf Club is a beautiful centrally located forest course next to the river Dalälven.
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Leksand Amusement Park

Leksand Sommarland, on the shore of lake Siljan, ticks all the boxes for excitement, thrills and spills and high velocity fun. There are high-speed, adrenaline-buzzing attractions like the Crazy Canyon, the longest artificial white-water rafting course on the planet. Or the kids might opt for Free Fall, an attraction with a drop of 17 metres. And maybe even Speed Hill, a frighteningly steep, 100-metre long water slide for mini daredevils. If you want to take a break from the action the park has picnic spots and has several restaurants of the tacos, pizza, burger and fish ‘n chips variety, as well as a food court. The other aquatic and non-aquatic attractions for speedsters include; go-carts, quad bikes, white-water rafting and a BMX course. If that wasn’t enough there is a new 20 metre high, 310 metre long Zip line that will whizz you over Leksand Sommarland at a speed of 50+ km per hour. Chalet and camping accommodation is available at Leksand Strand Camping & Resort.
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