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Falu Gruva

Gruvplatsen 1, Falun, Falun Municipality 791 61, Sweden
+46 23 78 20 30
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Well worth the guided tour

Amazing place and a historic site indeed. Excellent guided tour and plenty of information to absorb... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rick C
via mobile
Interesting place one must not miss when in the area

I had no idea of the existence of this quarry and we decided to visit it as soon as we spotted it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kat_Kastr
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (22 reviews)
“copper mine” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Gruvplatsen 1, Falun, Falun Municipality 791 61, Sweden
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+46 23 78 20 30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place and a historic site indeed. Excellent guided tour and plenty of information to absorb both down below and up above. It was windy and cold outdoors so going down below to the 5 degrees was almost pleasant. It’s literally a maze of tunnels...More

Thank Rick C
Anna-Karin H, meetings and events at Falu Gruva, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice and informative review! This is an amazing place, telling lots of history. In the wintertime it is quite pleasant underground, in the summertime it´s important to bring some warm clothes since it´s about 5 degrees warm all year around. Warm...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea of the existence of this quarry and we decided to visit it as soon as we spotted it on the local attractions guides. It was a unique experience, not something that you get to see often. It is a good excursion...More

Thank Kat_Kastr
Anna-Karin H, meeting and events at Falu Gruva, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review! This is a part of the world heritage in Falun and there is lots to explore. The little train only operates during the high season in the summer. In the wintertime you get around by walking. Short distance to...More

Reviewed 16 December 2017

So, this used to be the largest copper mine on Earth. The copper was mined (both deep shaft and open cast) and then it was smelted in pits by the mine. The smelting process required vitriol AKA sulphuric acid and there were several factories around...More

Thank Fivestarcomfort
Anna-Karin H, Sales at Falu Gruva, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you for your nice and very informative review! The mine is a spectacular place to visit and lots of history to be told. Warm welcome back in the future! Best regards, Anna-Karin Hedberg

Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a very interesting tour, with a tour guide engaging visitors in the significant history of the mine for Falun. The tour starts at the top, overviewing the mine surface and terrain before proceeding to the underground to take in the mine environment and...More

Thank Stuart2488
Anna-Karin H, meeting and events at Falu Gruva, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for your nice review. Warm welcome back in the future! Best regards, Anna-Karin Falu Gruva

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

When we visited our friends who have summer houses in Falun they took us to the mine and we went down the mine and went down there. It was a great experience and for those who want to experience Swedish mining history, be sure to...More

Thank MatsSamaras
Anna-Karin H, meeting and events at Falu Gruva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for your kind review! To go underground is exciting and spectacular. It is cold all year around and the ground is a bit dirty and moist. Warm welcome back in the future! Best regards Anna-Karin Hedberg Falu Gruva

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Since we were traveling in the autumn, parts of the copper mine complex were closed. We were able to take the mine tour which was a great experience. It was pretty amazing to go down in the mine. Our tour guide was very interesting and...More

Thank naturelover08
Anna-Karin H, meeting and events at Falu Gruva, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your nice review! In the autumn we have low season but we do have guided tours in the mine and on the weekends, the museum is open. Warm welcome back in the future. Best regards, Anna-Karin Hedberg Falu Gruva

Reviewed 11 October 2017

One of the oldest companies - maybe THE oldest company - in the world. The Falu copper mine and its subsidary companies. A history of Sweden. A history of the world in mining what we all have enjoyed in everyday life. Marvellously displayed, explained and...More

Thank Vierdank
Anna-Karin H, meeting and events at Falu Gruva, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your nice review. The history here is very special and takes you long way back in time. The little train is great for exploring the area. The train does only operate in high season though. Warm welcome back in the future! Best...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

I had luck: I was advised from a Swede to go there, otherwise I would have missed it.The tourist season was over, so we were only two solo travellers by the underground-mine guided tour. And although the weather was fine, no rain and not really...More

Thank fiskmooos
Anna-Karin H, meeting and events at Falu Gruva, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your nice review. This place is really exciting and it tells you the history in a very moving way. Warm welcome back in the future! Best regards, Anna-Karin Hedberg Falu Gruva

Reviewed 12 September 2017

We visited Falun for business and were invited to see the real history of this area, Falu Gruva - we enjoyed a very professional (also funny and pleasant) guided tour down the mines. Excellent and must to visit!

Thank Martin S
Anna-Karin H, meeting and events at Falu Gruva, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your nice review! The mine and the area around it is fantastic. Warm welcome back in the future! Best regards Anna-Karin Hedberg Falu Gruva

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Very impressive exhibition on ground and below ground, the latter with guided tours only. A lot to learn about this heavy work to dig out copper and sulfour. source of the famous Falun wood painting in red, yellow, grey and black, used to paint houses...More

Thank brothen
Anna-Karin H, meeting and events at Falu Gruva, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your nice review. Be sure to preebook the guided tours underground. Warm welcome back in the future! Best regards, Anna-Karin Hedberg Falu Gruva

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Tulki J
17 December 2017|
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Response from Anna-Karin H | Property representative |
Hi Tulki, We do recommend you to preebook your guided tour. Please call +46 23 782030 in order to make the reservation or visit our website. During the winterholidays and weekends we have tours both on Swedish and... More
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Christine E
5 May 2016|
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Response from jlareza | Reviewed this property |
You can either stay in Falun or the nearby places.
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