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Welcome to beautiful Dalarna, an accommodation with beautiful nature and proximity to swimming. The cottage is located in Smedjebacken a beautiful mountain landscape with historical environments and beautiful nature just outside the cottage.
The cottage is located on a small hill with panoramic views of the village and overlooking Lake Kalven. With a short short walk of about 300 meters you can take a dip in the lake. By the lake there is a blue plastic boat with 5 seats. You can rent the boat on site for the daily price. Bring your own life jackets.
The house has a lovely little patio and a large nice lawn with both trees and shrubs. Next to grazing cows and you are in the middle of the Swedish idyll.
The house shares a plot with two other houses. Your house is protected from privacy and here you have a great chance to see the king of the forest, the elk and deer next to the house node. If you are really lucky, you can also see beavers in the river.
In the entrance there is a small hall and you enter directly into the kitchen which is also an integrated living room. There is a kitchen table with space for four people, a sofa bed and a TV for lazy evenings. The room also has a cozy wood burning stove. The house has a bedroom with two bunk beds 90cm that are placed next to each other. There is a bathroom with washing machine, shower, sink and toilet.
In the area you can visit mines where you can wander by yourself or go on a tour during the summer season. Dalarna offers a strong tradition and Swedish culture with skilled artisans and fine homesteads. If you visit the area in the winter, you should take a trip to the Romme Alpin, a large ski resort only 30 minutes from the cottage. Here is also one of the country's largest lake ports for leisure boats.
Find your own private favourite place in Dalarna. Here you will find a vast choice of possibilities, and it is difficult to decide where to go. Nature and wilderness with all kind of adventures are within reach, and at the same time civilization is never far away, if “the picture postcards” of nature should be too overwhelming!
The Dala Horse is a classic and very popular souvenir. It comes from Mora, and of course the world’s biggest Dala Horse is to find in the Dalarna area. It is13 metres tall and can be seen in Avesta. But you must go to Mora if you want the see the production of the horses.
In the old part of the town (Gamla Byn) you will find the biggest coin in the world – weight: 19, 7 kg! In the coin museum you will learn about the story of the coins, and in Gamla Byn you will find some of the most well preserved buildings from the 17th century.
Would you like to follow in the footsteps of approx. 1 million people (until now), you can visit the biggest copper mine of Sweden in Falun. The lift will take you 55 metres under the surface of the earth where a guide and an exciting experience are waiting for you.
Take your family to Leksans Sommerland where numerous funny experiences are waiting for you – try the merry-go-rounds and the roller-coasters, and remember to visit the sweet-shop too. Relax while the kids are having fun in the chutes of the pool area. You must also try rafting or the bungee trampoline. This is a place where the whole family can have great fun.
You will never really grow up – at least this is what many people say. If this is true, you will have the possibility to become a child again in Sällnäs Jurassic Park – here you can warm up in an ice co-cart and continue in bigger “machines” and huge Caterpillar engraving machines.
If you prefer indoor sport activities or shopping all day long, you must visit the Kupolen with its fine sports facilities and 80 shops. Here you can also have a cup of coffee and rest your feet if your shopping bags are heavy, or you might sit down and have a good dinner.
In the area of Dalarna there are endless possibilities to go for long walks in the splendid nature – like in almost all other parts of Northern Sweden. Nature invites you to all kinds of adventures - in the winter time you can go skiing, for instance in Gesunda, and in spring you can go on a bike ride around the beautiful Siljan Lake, and if you feel like it, jump into the lake for a swim.
In this area there are also several golf courses – why not challenge yourself on Sollerön, the most difficult golf course in Sweden, or go for a long distance swim in Vansbro: 2 km of crawl with the current and 1 km against it.
Before saying goodbye to this fantastic area, you and your family might make a short visit to Gesunda and Tomteland (land of gnomes). This is the home of Santa and his gnomes.
Experience the unique Swedish skerries. Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle among the thousands of small islands with raw and naked rocks or the bigger, forest-clad islands that are easy to reach from the main land.
If you are looking for a bit more adventure then take a trip to Gothenburg with the amusement park Liseberg with fun for the entire family. Stockholm is the place to go, if you love a city with beautiful nature, lots of history, culture and beautiful, world class design. If you are looking for an active winter holiday in Sweden you will find both cross-country and alpine skiing in the Swedish mountains.
All of our holiday homes in Sweden are surrounded by the scenic Swedish nature. DanCenter has numerous options across Sweden from Skåne, Småland, near Stockholm and in the Swedish skerries north of Gothenburg. Sweden is a country full of oppositions and therefore also full of opportunities for a holiday suited just right for you and your family.
Do you want to experience Sweden through the eyes of the children's author Astrid Lindgren? We can offer you the classic Swedish holiday home experience. Book an authentic, cosy, small, red wooden cabin on the edges of a pine forest along a beautiful lake in open country side. Your holiday in a traditional cabin in Sweden can help you reduce stress and forget all your troubles.
As a contrast to the idyllic cabin in Sweden you can also book a lovely, big holiday home. DanCenter offers different luxury holiday homes with room for the entire family. In Sweden we have big holiday homes fitting the entire family or groups up to 20 people. These include houses with swimming pool and whirlpool that you can enjoy both during summer or winter. Take a dip and cool off with your family on holiday in Sweden and the sun shines from a clear sky. You can also enjoy the warm water and a glass of champagne in the outdoor whirlpool on a cold winter's night. Or during the autumn break when the children splash in the pool and you enjoy the beautiful views of the colourful leaves falling from the trees.
Sweden has been admitted to UNESCO's list of world heritage for its unique coastline. Middle and north of Sweden have countless rivers, lakes and streams criss-crossing the country. Sometimes you get the feeling that the country is swimming with only forests and fields acting as links between rivers and lakes. This is particular noticeable for the middle part of Sweden where the ice age left plain tracks. Thousands of lakes fill the gorges created when the ice retracted to the North.
At the exact place where the river Mälaren with fresh water meets the salt water from the Baltic you will find Stockholm spread across 14 islands and islets. But there is more: The Stockholm skerries just a few minutes sailing from the capital is comprised by a total of 24.000 islands and islets.
The Siljan lake is located in the middle part of Sweden called Dalarna. The lake and the surrounding towns are regarded as the historical centre of the country. From here, Sweden gradually becomes more raw and deserted. In Norrland, the only sound you hear in the enormous forests is from the roaring rivers.
For centuries, the rivers have been used for transporting logs to the coast. And where the rivers flow into the ocean is where the first settlements were founded several thousands of years ago. Höga Kusten in the north-eastern Sweden is permitted on UNESCO's list of world heritage for its unique coastline.
Sweden has countless activities for children, young people and old people. It all starts when you book a holiday home or a cottage in Sweden, so the entire family has a god basis. Afterwards you have lots of room for social intercourse, fun and games as well as instructive activities for the entire family. The Swedish mountains provide plenty of opportunities for skiing during the winter. Sweden has lots of family-minded ski resorts. If you have booked a holiday home near the cities Stockholm, Malmø and Gothenburg, you will find plenty of activities. Bring your family to the zoos, amusement parks, museums and more.
Sweden has beautiful forests from north to south. To the south, in Skåne and Småland, where DanCenter can offer you a big selection of holiday homes and cabins, you will find the hardwood forests. This area is also known for its moose-safaris, a unique nature experience. Such an experience is a guarantee for talks when you return to the holiday home or cabin. Småland is also perfect for bike rides, horseback riding, canoeing and fishing.
If you have booked a holiday home in the middle or northern part of Sweden, you will find the landscape dominated by deep valleys, plateaus and vast fir and pine forests. Here you can bring your family berry and mushroom picking, enjoying the beautiful flowers in the spring or the may different colours of the leaves in the autumn. Take a refreshing dip in the forest lake and catch a fish for dinner. While the children play in these beautiful settings, mum and dad can prepare the freshly-caught fish in the open-concept kitchen and the grandparents can relax with a glass of wine on the sofa. If you have plans of going to Sweden, book a holiday home with DanCenter Holiday Rentals.
The midsummer party in Sweden is truly unique. To many it is a symbol of the lightness, the light and the life force symbolic of the Nordic summer. Midsummer in Sweden is the biggest celebration of solstice in Scandinavia.
When the most Swedish of Swedish parties approach, the whole country is exited. Midsummer is traditionally a feast celebrated with family and friends, but if you are a tourist you are welcome to join the festivities. It is celebrated all over the country - by the coast, in the skerries, by idyllic lakes, in the mountains or one of the islands. All is good, as long as there is plenty of pristine and diverse nature around.
Shortly after booking holiday accommodation through DanCenter you will receive your booking confirmation by post. This confirmation constitutes your rental agreement and contains all necessary information. On the first page you will find information the addresses of your holiday home and the key pick up place, as well as a route description. At the bottom of the page there is a detachable post card for ordering miscellaneous extras, which can be useful to have while on holiday. On the following pages you will find the invoice for the stay you have booked complete with transfer order/inpayment form, stating the due date.
On arrival at the key pick up point, you will be asked to present your rental agreement whereupon you will be handed your key. More often than not electricity, water and other charges are included in the rental amount. Where this is not the case you will also receive an electricity-envelope on which the meter readings of all consumption dependant expenses are to be noted upon arrival as well as departure.
If you wish to rent a boat or engine however, you need to give notice no less than a month before arrival.
Time of arrival Arrival can take place from 4 p.m. on the day the rental period commences. If you expect to arrive at a different time please arrange this with the contact person in advance. Contact information can be found on your rental agreement.
On the detachable post card at the bottom of the rental agreement, miscellaneous extras can be ordered - however only those stated in the description of your holiday home.
All holiday homes are equipped with all kitchen utensils necessary for the maximum amount of persons, which the house can room. Bed linen, dish cloths, table cloths etc. can in some places be rented.
On the post card you can also order the final cleaning, if this is mentioned in the description of your holiday home.
All extras must be ordered in conjunction with sending the notice of arrival no less than 14 days before commencement of the rental period. If you wish to rent a boat or engine however you need to give notice no less than a month before arrival.
If you have rented a holiday home in which pets are permitted please remember that it is a lengthy and quite difficult process to obtain all necessary permits for the import of pets to Sweden. Therefore please contact the Swedish Tourist Board or embassy well in advance.
If you have booked a holiday home in Sweden you can either go via Copenhagen across the Øresund Bridge or take a ferry. The bridge toll is 225,- Danish Kroner/crossing. If you choose to go by ferry please remember to order your tickets well in advance.