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The Nedre Dalälven River Landscape in central Sweden is home to the Färnebofjärden National Park and has been appointed as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Its waters with more than 30 fish species make Nedre Dalälven one of Europe’s most attractive areas for fishing. And to top it all off, this natural gem is in the middle of Sweden, close to the multicultural capital of Stockholm.

Just a hop, skip and jump from Stockholm

Nedre Dalälven in central Sweden is just 1.5 hours north of Stockholm and home to the Färnebofjärden National Park. We are proud to invite you to experience our region’s exceptional and unique natural qualities created by the mighty river — the biodiversity is so impressive that UNESCO declared it a Biosphere Reserve.

A region characterised by the Dalälven River

The mighty Dalälven River, the second-longest river in Sweden, winds its way through our area for nearly 200 km before finally flowing into the Gulf of Bothnia. The river ties the whole region together — with its landscape, but also culturally and historically. Throughout the years, the river has also influenced the surrounding countryside.

Be charmed by small towns and friendly service

Charming small towns like Sala, Säter, Hedemora and Avesta, or the early industrial ironworks at Söderfors, Gysinge and Älvkarleby — there are plenty of things for you to see and do in this area. Approachable hotels, private “stugas” (cottages), and camping sites with lots of character and friendly service are the hallmark of the region. And, of course, there’s the national park and the attractive fishing opportunities it offers.

Bookable Slow Trips experiences

Take your time and browse through our Slow Trips experiences in Nedre Dalälven

Everyday culture in Nedre Dalälven

Just a regular coffee break? Well, not really. It’s Fika, a national institution. Fika is a coffee or tea break with buns or biscuits, enjoyed with colleagues, friends, family, or people you are trying to get to know. At workplaces, there’s one Fika in the morning and one in the afternoon, each about 10 to 15 minutes. In the evening or on weekends, Fika with friends or relatives can last for hours. Most common is to have a cup and a bun or biscuit to go. Sometimes, someone has brought a homemade cake or a loaf of bread, butter, and something to put on it. Fika is considered a social phenomenon typical for Swedes. It fosters social contacts, creates networks and really helps newcomers become part of a community. If you, for instance, go on a hiking trip you will surely come across couples, families or groups of friends having a Fika out in the open and socializing with each other. Most commonly with a thermos and a bun resting on a stone or a log or around a small bonfire.

Local food producers

Cheese, traditional bread, charcuterie, oils, honey, berries and must are all exceptional in the region.

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Local food producers

The region offers culinary adventures as well: cheese, traditional crispbread called knäckebröd, charcuterie, oils, honey, berries and must from berries and other fruit. It’s also home of the famous mustard LissEllas and Kulinariet, an old factory now dedicated to the traditional hand-made production of knäckebröd, a local food market and a restaurant with a menu that shifts with the seasons.

Traditional products for house and home

A centre for high-quality and traditionally crafted products for house renovations.

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Traditional products for house and home

Gysinge Centrum för Byggnadsvård is a well-known centre for high-quality and traditionally crafted products used in house renovations. The original shop is located right here, and you can find all kinds of typical items and decorations for house and home from the 18th century onwards. They even offer classes for DIYers.

Off-season is a good season

The off-season is a great time for a small-scale, cosy, relaxing holiday in Sweden.

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Off-season is a good season

Winter is the perfect time for a small-scale, cosy, relaxing and unique holiday in Sweden. Enjoy walks in nature or learn more in a guided nature tour, and spend your evening reading a relaxing book, enjoying the stillness and tranquillity. And when it’s icy and snowy, skating and skiing are great activities to get the heart pumping a bit.

Go on a moose safari at Gårdsjö Älgpark

Learn about the mighty moose and how they live.

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Go on a moose safari at Gårdsjö Älgpark

Come to the moose park and join a moose safari! Ride on our specially designed tractor-pulled wagons and learn about the mighty moose and how they live. You’ll have the unique opportunity to get exceptionally close to the animals. The family-owned moose park opened for visitors in 2007 and is well-known and much-appreciated among visitors from all over the world. The safari is also suitable for wheelchairs!

Avesta Visentpark — Bison Park

One of Europe’s most important breeding centres for the preservation of the European bison.

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Avesta Visentpark — Bison Park

The European bison, Bison bonasus, was once widespread across the European continent. During the 1920s it was close to extinction with only 54 living specimens remaining. A conservation project started in Avesta in 1924. Today, Avesta Bison Park is involved in international conservation work and one of Europe’s most important breeding centres for the preservation of the European bison.

For further information about our lovely destination, please check out our website:

www.nedredalalven.se