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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

A man on a SUP. Image.

Rent a kayak, SUP or bike

Get new perspectives on the World Heritage Falun. Rent a SUP or kayak and experience the city via the water.

Human by Nature offers the rental of both sit-on-top kayaks, Stand Up Paddles and bicycles, and organizes guided tours where you paddle in the middle of the world heritage.

running man


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.


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.



By Stora Torget, a city square a stone’s throw from the hotel, you find the health-conscious and charming café and bakery Gott & Reco.

Here, everything is gluten free and the menu has plenty of raw and vegan alternatives as well as food and treats suitable for paleo and LCHF diets. Fresh, organic and natural ingredients – good for both you and the environment. Don’t forget to check out the cake counter!

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.

Samsara Spa

Treat yourself with a massage in relaxing surroundings at Samsara Spa and beauty salon in Falun.

Samsara offers full body massages, healing, anti-stress cures, waxing, beauty treatments and much more.

You find Samsara a 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Romme Alpin Ski Center

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.