Orsa Vandrarhem

Gillevagen 3, Orsa, Dalarna, Swedish Lakeland, 794 33, Sweden | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Orsa

Fulufjallet National park

A travel blog entry by 2tillbrooks


... The path ran across the outer edge of Fulufjället plateau which had a sheer drop all along it, before crossing the top of a waterfall. It's the largest waterfall in Sweden with a height of 93m, quite impresive as you can get close to the base to admire it. With the hard bit of the walk over we had a relaxing lunch, then took our time walking ...

Dalarna region

A travel blog entry by 2tillbrooks


Today we started to explore the Dalarna region, first stopping at Rattvik to grab some tourist info and a bite to eat, then across to Nusnas to see the famous wooden Dalahasten horse being made. These little horses all started back in the 18th century by foresters working for the winter, who would sit around the camp fire at night making them for their children, now they are a ...

Burial grounds and giant horses

A travel blog entry by fendall


... which was the Gothic Cathedral with the tall spires and glorious stained-glass windows. Although it was begun in the mid-13th century, the Cathedral was not completed and consecrated until 1435. It is the tallest church in Scandinavia standing 389 feet. The church was lavishly decorated with humongous chandaliers and archways. We were treated with the playing of the giant organ while walking through the grand church. It brought chills as ...

Goodbye Stockholm, Hello Mora!

A travel blog entry by agronomist

... we could to notify people at the train system of the loss. They have a Lost and Found office, but everything depends on how honest whoever it was that spotted it laying where Doug left it. The unfortunate thing about it all, was that Doug had taken a bunch of pictures earlier in the morning that were pretty special. Oh yes... the camera was mine, as Doug was using it in place of his that was semi-functional, because it had been damaged from ...

Tour de France training

A travel blog entry by colldavesophevi


Started: Orsa, Sweden

Ended: Orsa, Sweden

Distance Travelled: 30km by bike. 15km uphill and 15km downhill

We're only just able to blog tonight – the energy required to move my fingers is challenging given our day’s excursion.

We went to the Orsa bear park, which has the world’s largest polar bear enclosure. Sounds impressive. The guide book told us that the bear park was 15km away, and our ...


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