Siljansbygden is the region around lake Siljan in the Dalarna province in Sweden. The folk culture around the lake is known as an archetype of Swedishness, with many icons, such as the Midsummer pole, the Dala Horse, the Mora Knives, and hard bread.


Other destinations


Dalarna has had an important role in Swedish history before modern times. As nationalist sentiment swept Europe in the 19th century, folklorists travelled to Siljan to seek Swedish folk culture, supposedly less adulterated by foreign influences, than the southern provinces.

Many cultural expressions of Siljansbygden have become icons of Sweden as a whole: the Dala Horse, the Midsummer celebration, fiddle music, red cabins, crisp bread and Vasaloppet.

Get in

The Mora airport has very sparse regular traffic.

SJ runs a rail line between Stockholm and Mora, calling at Rättvik, Tällberg, Leksand, Insjön, Gagnef, Djurås and Borlänge.


Manufacturing of Dala Horses in Nusnäs, Mora.


Stay safe

Beware of cold weather.

Go next

Sälen, in the trace of Gustav Vasa.

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