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Tips on things to do in Falun

Welcome to the World Heritage Site Falun. The city's rich history and cultural heritage, combined with natural experiences and classic attractions, make Falun an interesting and exciting destination to explore. Here you will find well-known landmarks such as Falun Mine and the Carl Larsson House in Sundborn, old well-preserved neighborhoods in the Wooden Town of Falun, and beautiful cycling and hiking trails in the mining landscape surrounding the town.

A great way to experience Falun is through the water. Rent a SUP or kayak and paddle along the waterways to gain a new perspective on the World Heritage city. Also, make sure to enjoy a coffee break while you're here. Several cafés serve the World Heritage pastry, perfect for those who like to maximize their sensory experiences while traveling.

The hotel's central location, just a short five-minute walk from Falun Central Station, makes First Hotel Grand an ideal starting point for exploring Falun and its surroundings. Check out our tips on things to do in Falun below, or speak to us at the hotel if you need even more inspiration or ideas for what to do while you're here.

Carl Larsson Museum

Welcome to Sweden's most famous home! Carl Larsson-gården in Sundborn is an icon in Swedish interior design and family life.

In summer, there are several guided tours every day. The guided tour takes about 45 – 50 minutes. During the guided tour of the house you will find out more about the world famous artist couple and their hectic life. 

Please note that Carl Larsson-gården may be viewed on guided tours only.

At Carl Larsson-gården you will also find a shop with carefully selected designs straight from the house and grounds.

Photos: Carl Larsson-gården

Falu Mine

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Falu Mine is a former copper mine and one of Falu’s main attractions. Here, you can learn about the mine’s 1,000-year history, both above and below ground, all year round.

If you wish to descend to a depth of 67 metres into the shafts, bring comfortable and warm clothing. The temperature there is only about five degrees centigrade whatever the season.

The Falu Mine is a 20-minute walk or five-minute drive from the hotel.

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Lugnet is a recreational area with capital R. Here there are good hiking and exercise trails for skiing, running and mountain biking. For those looking to improve their technique or gain even more out from their training, we recommend contacting Lugnets Vasaloppcenter.

The area also has a gym, sports halls, swimming centre and outdoor pool during the summer. So jump into your workout gear and get started.

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Dalarna Musuem

Discover and learn about the history of Falun and the entire Dalarna region.

At Dalarna Museum, you are welcomed into the home of the author Selma Lagerlöf, find exhibitions about the city of Falun and its World Heritage Site, Dalarna art, an extensive collection of prints, and much more.

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Falu Bröd & Patisserie

Who can resist a really good "Swedish fika"? The pastry shop and stone oven bakery, Falu Bröd & Patisserie, serves delicious pastries made with respect and love. Everything is baked from scratch with quality ingredients.

They also serve breakfast and lunch for those who want more refueling and energy.


Anna & Hjalmar

The charming vintage boutique Anna & Hjalmar in Falun offers a very special selection of products and is perfect for those seeking to shop second-hand and environmentally friendly.

The boutique is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Visit Anna & Hjalmar on Facebook.

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Lugnet Bad & Relax

The bathhouse in Falun offers fun and play for the whole family, while also providing wellness, exercise, training, and of course, a lovely relaxation area. In short, there is something for everyone here.

The relaxation area is located in the upper part of the bathhouse, where you have the opportunity to relax thoroughly and recharge to get new energy.

As a guest at First Hotel Grand, you receive a 15% discount at Lugnet Spa & Relax. Please contact the hotel for booking.

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Discover Falun by bike

Explore Falun on two wheels. The beautiful landscape of Dalarna and the World Heritage city of Falun are best experienced from the saddle of a bicycle.

The bike and cross-country specialist Cykel & Längdspecialisten, rents out bikes for all occasions, whether you want to explore Falun's bathing spots, venture out on Lugnet's mountain bike trails, or feel the wind in your face along the country roads.

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Rent a kayak, SUP or bike

Gain new perspectives on the World Heritage Site Falun.

Human by Nature offers both guided tours and rental of sit-on-top kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, ice skates, and more so that you can experience nature all year round - in all seasons.

Go skiing at Romme Alpin

Up for some skiing when you are in Falun? The Romme Alpin Ski Centre is located 30 minutes away by car from the hotel.

A total of 33 different ski tracks run in all directions from the two ski slopes, the highest of which reaches 275 metres. There is also a large ski rental centre, a ski shop and several dining options with varied offerings.