What to do and see in Orsa, Sweden: The Best Places and Tips

January 14, 2018 Brain Ambrose

Discover the best top things to do in Orsa, Sweden including Zorngarden, Nils Olsson Dalahastar, Orsa Bjornpark, Dalhalla, Zorn Museum, Bjorn & Vildmark, Grannas A. Olssons Hemslojd, Morakniv Outlet, Santaworld, Vattnas Konsertlada.
Restaurants in Orsa

Vasagatan 36, Mora, Sweden +46 250 59 23 10
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4.5 based on 119 reviews

Zorngarden

Reviewed By Phayao13 - Stockholm

It remains today almost untouched since turn of the last century.A home created by a person with both economic conditions and resourcefulness, based on tradition and knowledge of the then modern construction method.Particularly striking is the large timber constructions in the east which houses the nine meter high hall.Very knowledgeable guides

2. Nils Olsson Dalahastar

Edakersvagen 17, Nusnas 792 77, Sweden
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

Nils Olsson Dalahastar

Tillverkare av den världskända Dalahästen. Dagens dalahästtillverkning genomsyras av noggrannhet och är en process i flera steg. Eldrivna maskiner har ersatt vevande för hand men det är också det enda som förändrats. Fortfarande täljs nämligen hästarna av flinka fingrar och får sin karaktäristiska krusmålning av skickliga händer. Traditionen och kärleken till hantverket är densamma nu som 1928 när vi startade. Det är vår stolthet och drivkraft även i framtiden.

Reviewed By anamaria67 - Rio Gallegos, Argentina

It is the Dala horses factory's. You can watch a man carving one, then how they paint them... and all the process since they cut the main piece until the horses are finished and ready to sell. Spensive, but handmade. You can also buy one piece just cuted, the carving knife and carve it by yourself and paint it at home. There is a shop of course where you can buy different things (I bought several t-shirts for my grandchildren) and infront there is a coffee shop.

3. Orsa Bjornpark

Box 133, Orsa 794 22, Sweden +46 250 462 00
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4 based on 186 reviews

Orsa Bjornpark

Reviewed By thes1977 - Abcoude, The Netherlands

Nice zoo, see other comments: the animals have lots of space and green surroundings, with the buggy the climb was rather steep (wouldn't try this wth adults in wheelchairs...), pictures sometimes difficult because of the fences, seeing a wild animal in nature is the best thing but this might be 2nd best. You can buy combined family tickets for this park and tomteland.

201 Glistjaerna Dalhallavaegen, Rattvik 795 91, Sweden +46 248 79 79 50
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4.5 based on 155 reviews

Dalhalla

Reviewed By Phayao13 - Stockholm

At the bottom of the old limestone mine, acusticts are fantastisc and has a magical framing. Dalhallas vertical rock walls makes the consert experience unique. Very varied program, opera to rock. If you have chance go listen to a tribute to Pink Floyd.

5. Zorn Museum

36 Vasagatan, Mora 792 31, Sweden +46 250 59 23 10
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4.5 based on 134 reviews

Zorn Museum

Reviewed By leffex - Pietarsaari, Finland

It is a nice museum, but I had hoped that it should have had more works of Anders Zorn. Now the paintings are in two rather small rooms, but if you combine the museum and the Zornsgården you get a really good picture of this famous artist.
The Zorn Museum, Ragnar Östberg's last work, is a two-storied rectangular brick building in the classical style. The Zorn Museum mainly displays for work by Anders Zorn and examples of his artistic variety - oil paintings, water colors, etchings and sculptures.

6. Bjorn & Vildmark

122 Kvarnberg, Orsa 794 98, Sweden +46 70 333 63 45
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Bjorn & Vildmark

Bjorn & Vildmark is the interface in between the visitor of the Siljan area in Dalarna and the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project. We offer Small Bearexcursions for families with younger Children, Bear research excursions for adults amd older Children (from about 10 years) and excursions with included overnight stay. Additionally we offer accomodation in the bear research area and conference facility. Booking on request only.

Reviewed By Marcus E - Falun, Sweden

Gunther and Andrea are great guides and very knowledgable Brown Bear researchers. They took me for a hike into the wild Forests of Orsa Finnmark in search for tracks of Bears and I even got to have a look inside a Bear's den. If you...MoreThanks for your rating! :-) We appreciate your great feedback. This inspires us to carry on and to continuously improve our products and services. We wish you all the best! Gunther Schmidt Björn & Vildmark

7. Grannas A. Olssons Hemslojd

24 Edaakersvaegen, Nusnas 792 77, Sweden +46 250 372 50
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4 based on 30 reviews

Grannas A. Olssons Hemslojd

Reviewed By 3Papageno - Waxhaw, North Carolina

We were allowed to walk around the factory at will and ask the various artists and craftspeople about the production of the Dala horse. If you are fortunate enough to find yourself anywhere near the beautiful town of Nusnäs you absolutely must stop and see these wonderful horses created. The people there were some of the kindest people we met on our trip and were genuinely pleased to answer our questions and to see our enthusiasm over their beautiful work. Why bother with Chinese made "Swedish" souvenirs when you can have one of these works of art which has become the unofficial symbol of Sweden.

8. Morakniv Outlet

Edakersvagen 17, Nusnas 792 77, Sweden +46 250 372 00
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Morakniv Outlet

Year round you can visit the outlet to buy a real Morakniv at a bargain price. The model you find will be a surprise, anything from food knives to outdoor recreation knives. Knives that have slight defects are continually delivered there from our factory, so the range varies throughout the year. The Morakniv Outlet is located in the same premises as Nils Olsson Hemslojd.

Reviewed By investigator64 - Ivanovo, Russia

После знакомства с далекарлийской лошадкой я решил ещё немного прогуляться по Нюснесу. Как любой нормальный мужчина, я, естественно, неравнодушен к оружию (в общем) и холодному оружию (в частности). Именно по этой причине я не смог спокойно пройти мимо витрины со знаменитыми шведскими ножами из провинции Мора – «MORA KNIV». Клинки с клеймом «Mora» славились своим качеством по всей Швеции начиная с XVII века, что и явилось причиной возникновения в одноимённой провинции сначала небольших мануфактурок, а затем и соответствующих фабрик. На первоначальном этапе ножевого производства это были предприятия, основывавшиеся местными мастерами клинкового дела и носившие, как правило, наименования по их фамилиям. В частности, «Frosts Knivfabrik» кузнеца Эрика Фроста из деревушки Остнор, «KJ Eriksson» мастера К.Ё. Эрикссона из того же населённого пункта. В 2004 году приизошло слияние сразу трёх ножевых предприятий (упомянутых двух плюс фабрики «Carl Andersson» Карла Андерсона) и на изготавливаемых клинках стали ставить клеймо «Mora of Sweden». У ножей фирмы «Mora», ИМХО, много преимуществ по сравнению с аналогами. Начну с цены – она за классический экземпляр с лезвием длинной в 10 сантиметров, как правило, не превышает 20-30 «баксов», причём на качестве это совершенно не отражается. Далее – ассортимент: «Mora» изготавливает клинки четырех видов: из нержавеющей, углеродистой, модифицированной углеродистой и ламинированной стали. Сами понимаете, моя скромная коллекция всяко-разно клинков тут же увеличилась на забавный экземплярчик от «Mora» для разделки рыбы – «Fishing Comfort Fillet 155»!!! Нож реально понравился - лёгкий, удобно сел в ладонь рукоятью из специального нескользящего материала, клинок острый и, в то же время, гибкий - что очень удобно при разделки филе того же лососика. Отдельное спасибо изготовителям за оригинальный пластиковый чехол с очень удобным креплением для поясного ремня. Жалею, что приобрел лишь один вид ножей этой фирмы - будет повод вернуться!!!

Gesundaberget, Mora, Sweden +46 250 287 70
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4 based on 73 reviews

Santaworld

Reviewed By Swe-Nor-traveler - Hong Kong

Great place, especially for kids. Even a nice place in the summer. Dalarna has a lot of nice places to visit, so 1/2 a day is ok.

10. Vattnas Konsertlada

34 Vattnaes Byvaeg, Mora 792 97, Sweden +46 76 761 24 03
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Vattnas Konsertlada

Reviewed By Ingrid A

In this heaven on earth for cultural passionistas and worshippers of art, gather global geniuses within the realm of opera to create freely, which once a year culminates in a home cooked opera taking you to wuthering heights. If in the area in the early days of summer - do not miss this! Likewise if you happen to time their Christmas or New Years Concerts, or any other event. (Word of advice is to bring a cushion/ sweater to sit on if the act is long)

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