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Hi we will be travelling to Sweden at the end of August with our 4 yrs old son. We will be staying in Dadran. We really like hiking and are looking for day walks suitable for a 4 yrs old in the area (probably no longer 7 km)-does anyone have any recommendations? how long will it take to get there from dadran?

Do you have any other tips as to what to do in the area?


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1. Re: recommendations for our visit

Rättvik is always nice to visit. Small picturesque town at lake Siljan. Maybe Mora as well.

Orsa could be an alternative. There's a nice bear park in Orsa that might be worth a visit:


More ideas for the lake Siljan area: http://www.siljan.se/en/

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2. Re: recommendations for our visit

That sounds nice, to stay in Dådran! It's a very small place.

For walking, first I think you would be able to find some 7 km walks in Dådran itself.

Then, the whole area has lovely landscape and there is lots of nice walking, all over the place, so it's hard to say anywhere in particular.

Around Rättvk, there's a lot of nice scenery, and nice villages. For instance, the village of Vikarbyn, a very large country village, just north of Rättvik. The area north east of Rättvik, for instance around Nittsjö is nice. So is the area around Tällberg, a rather touristy village, located high over lake Siljan. There should be walks possible from all these villages. I suggest stopping by in the tourist information office in Rättvik, and they will be able to give more suggestions for walking.

A little bit further i Mora, where the Zorn museum is located. Between Mora and Rättvik, there are a couple of workshops / factories, where the Dala horses are made, that can be visited.

The island of Sollerön, in Siljan, should also have some nice walk.

In Leksand, there is a childrens theme park; Leksand Sommarland.

There are several large bathing places, for instance in Rättvik. There might be a bathing place in Dådran as well.

Southeast of Dådran, about 35 km is Falun. This is a nice town, one of the largest centers of the area, with a nice old town center, and an old closed down copper mine. The road between Dådran and Falun is nice, passes some villages, and a lot of forest;-), and along this road, there would also be nice walks.

A little off this road is the village of Sundborn, which has the home of Swedish painter Carl Larsson.

There are plenty of waters good for canoeing. You should be able to find canoes for renting somewhere in the area. Dådran is actually on one of those waterways.

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3. Re: recommendations for our visit

I forgot this one.

If you can manage to squeeze in a drive from Falun to Rättvik (not actually logical if you are staying in Dådran, unless you plan a big detour), then that is beautiful for the surprise effect when you come out of the forest, and are at the top of the hill and all the countryside around Siljan opens up below you.

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4. Re: recommendations for our visit

could you recommend any good spots to stop at on the way from Stockholm to Rattvik?

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5. Re: recommendations for our visit

Sarah M:

Welcome to the TripAdvisor forums.

Your question is a different question, so please open a new thread, and you've more chances of getting answers.

Edited: 10 August 2014, 10:30
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