Orsa Vandrarhem

Address: Gillevagen 3, Orsa, Dalarna, Swedish Lakeland, 794 33, Sweden | Hostel
 
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This hostel is located on Gillevagen 3, Orsa.
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      Lake Siljan

      A travel blog entry by stapes on Aug 10, 2014

      10 photos

      The friends that I had planned to stay with in Stockholm were away for the weekend and so had to find a place to spend a couple of days between Oslo and Stockholm. Had planned to have reached them already but hadn't anticipated the breakdown obviously.

      Said goodbye to Norway, quite relieved that the car had made it out of the country alive (at least Sweden would be significantly cheaper if ...

      To the lakes

      A travel blog entry by triptalk on Jul 07, 2014

      1 comment, 10 photos

      ... seem to be red here. We learned that our version of the dream for a house with a white picket fence here is a red house and a potato field. Warren joked that 'you can have a blue house here as long as it is red'. We also took a nice walk in the woods. The forest floor is a carpet of lingonberry bushes. And blueberries. And mosquitos. We were also introduced to the local cinnamon roll which is full of cardamom. Delicious and addictive. I think I might need one a day. Or ...

      Midsummer Day

      A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Jun 21, 2014

      8 photos

      Today we went with David's family to a traditional summer farm in the hills (a Fabod) where we saw traditional farming methods, goats, chooks, calves, cheese, and ancient wooden farm buildings with no electric light. Met by the family there who showed ...

      Bears, may poles, and cold mid-summer weather.

      A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Jun 20, 2014

      15 photos

      ... bears, brown bears, wolves, wolverines, Persian leopards and Siberian tigers. Almost needed to be treated for altitude sickness, we climbed so high to the top, to the cafe! They have a fantastic venue, including a snow making machine for the polar bears. Much involved in conservation in the Arctic regions and research projects, tracking etc. Watched Mamma bear and her three cubs ...

      Orsa, where it never gets dark!

      A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Jun 19, 2014

      8 photos

      We woke to fantastic reflections on the absolutely calm lake. Drove up the road to the Nusnas factory again, to watch the production of the Dala horses. Originally carved from scrap wood in the lumberjack camps in the winter, for the children back home, in 18th century First references of wooden horses for sale made in 1624, nearly 400 years ago. Now a world recognised symbol of Sweden (after appearing at the 1939 New York World Exhibition,) but only made in 4 ...