First region of Sweden
Dalarna means 'the valleys' and the province's unspoiled landscape stretching from mighty mountains in the north to rolling farmland in the south mean it's often referred to as ''Sweden in miniature''. Its deep forests, woodland lakes, rivers and waterfalls make it the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature and outdoor activities.
Culturally, Dalarna is the most Swedish of Swedish provinces too. The iconic and world-famous Dala horse originates here and our colourful folk costumes, distinctive folk music, kurbits painting and red-painted cottages have attracted visitors since the late 19th century. The region Dalarna is the place to experience a truly traditional Midsummer, celebrated with maypoles, floral garlands, dancing and music.