Grythyttan church.

Grythyttan is a town in Hällefors municipality, Västmanland, Sweden. It is surrounded by deep forests, lakes, and some smaller villages, such as Loka Brunn.

Get in

A dozen public-transport buses arrive daily from Örebro through Nora. Route 244 is very scenic.

There is also a train line from Kristinehamn.

Get around

The village, including the Måltidens Hus area, is within walking distance from the village.


The historical town centre. The slate quarry. Måltidens hus, a gastronomic academy housed in what was Sweden's pavilion at the '94 World's Fair.

And the forests and lakes of course.


Take a walk around the lake, head to the swimming area marked on the tourist information office's map and then pick a path through pine and birch forest along side the lake. Swimming in the lake is also on the cards, but far too cold on the damp early autumn morning I was there. Water is crystal and bottom sandy however, so on a sunnier day it might be just the ticket.


Måltidens hus and the nearby Grythytte Qwarn (a watermill museum) offer high-end Swedish food and crafts. Nearby villages host low-cost auctions and flea markets during the summer.



Måltidens hus i norden- Sörälgsvägen 4.

Cornelis pub- at the square of Grythyttan.

Grythyttan gästgivaregård- Prästgatan 2.


Located at Prästgatan 2

Stay safe

There are mining holes in the surrounding forests. Don't fall down!

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