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Falu Gruva

One of the world's best-preserved mining landscapes, once the world's largest copper mine, today a part of the World Heritage Falun.

Guided tour underground

Explore the 1000-year history at Falun Mine, guided tours down to 67 meters 360 days a year. Choose between these guided tours:

Ordinary Guided tour, during this guided tour, Falu Mine gives the visitor an opportunity to share interesting stories about working and living in Falun during the heyday of the mining industry. During high season there are several guided tours every day.

Please book in advance to be sure to get a guided tour in the Falun Mine. Book a mining trip on

Checklist for the mining tour
A warm sweater or thinner jacket. The temperature down in the Falun Mine is much like a refrigerator, around five degrees, all year round.

  • Boots or shoes that you can rinse off. The mine tunnels are muddy and it could be a little wet. Tou get a helmet and regncoat.
  • The guided tour takes about an hour. Everyone who joins the tour must be ready to go stairs, a total of approximately 400 steps, and children who accompany must go themselves. Altogether, the display is 750 meters long and descends to 67 meters deep. Elevator on the way up.
  • The minimum age to join into the mine is three years. Up to twelve years, children only go on display in the company of an adult.

Falun Mine surface
Please plan for a full day at the mine if time available, there is a lot to discover, even above ground:

  • The Mining Museum is an interactive adventure where both adults and children can benefit from a lot of knowledge and try life down underground.
  • Mine Art Gallery that has exhibitions all year round at the top of the Mining Museum.
  • Mining walk around the Great Pit open pit is about two kilometers long and passes several historic buildings. During high season you can also take guided tours above ground.
  • Check the eagle owl in the Great Pit with the help of binoculars that are posted at the lookout point opposite the mining museum. There are also information boards about the eagle owl.

Restaurant Geschwornergården and cafe Bagarstugan with seating in the garden provides food, light lunches and refreshments.

Tables for picnics are available at several places in the area.

Shops and other
In the mining area there are a lots of shops that offer everything from furnishings and children's clothes to souvenirs. Several craftsmen keeping to this; a Stensliperi, a silversmith, crafts group Copper tree and Falu Enamel signs. Other company's in the area are a bike shop, a gardening business and a beauty salon.

Pitches for mobile homes are in the mining sector.

Mining Overview B&B offers accommodation in the old Konstmästargården at the edge of the Great Pit.

Accommodations at Falu Mine

Stay right next to Falu Mine at Polhem B&B and experience one of Sweden’s most important industrial heritage sites. Today the building is a modern bed and breakfast, located in the heart of Falun world heritage. It is close to the mine itself but also the rest of the town with everything the city life has to offer and experience.

The building is called Konstmästargården and was once the home of the master engineers that worked in the mine, the famous inventor Christopher Polhem was one of them. It has roots in the 18th century, which the contemporary wallpaper attests to. Today the house is fully renovated but decorated in the historical style that was popular at the time. A stay here offers a unique opportunity to experience an area that was of uttermost importance for Sweden’s and Europe’s history.

The different rooms are named after influential people that affected the course of history of the mine. How about spending the night in lady Emerentia’s room, master engineers Sohlbergs room or queen Sofia Magdalena’s room?

During the summer months you may enjoy a breakfast with a view over The Great Pit. There are places to park right next to the house, and there are shared bathrooms, showers and a sauna. If you arrive in a caravan or camper there are quick stops close by.



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