It’s starting to become a yearly tradition to spend a weekend in Dalarna. We love going at the end of summer, the temperatures are a bit cooler, the greens a bit more muted and everything feels a bit slower and more relaxed. It’s a great way to extend the feeling of summer and vacation.
Every year we’ve gone to a new place to explore it’s food, culture and nature. For this years weekend in Dalarna we decided to explore nature in and around Dala-Floda, where I filmed a food styling & photography workshop years ago.
Where to Stay in Dalarna
We stayed at Snöå Bruk, a hotel about 34km west from Dala-Floda. This place blew us away as soon as we stepped out of the car. We were met by a little bridge, a river being still as glass and beautiful houses – everything surrounded by beautiful forests. This place is the perfect hub and base for outdoor activities. There’s great hiking close by, the staff can help you with trails and maps and you can rent bikes through the hotel as well. After a long day outside this is a great place to come back to for relaxation and good food.
We lived in that red house just by the water and it was very calm and quiet. In the morning we walked across the grass, following the river down to the main building for breakfast.