Hedemora was founded in 1446, and is the oldest city in Dalarna and a well-known place for motorsports. You will find well preserved old wooden houses and a delightful mix of rural and commercial neighbourhoods where the past is as important as the present.
The surrounding area has many lakes and large areas of untouched and exciting wilderness.
A few miles from the town centre you’ll find Stjärnsund, a well-preserved industrial environment that has been given new life thanks to its dedicated inhabitants. The white mill was founded by the genius Christopher Polhem in the 1700s, he was known all over the world for his revolutionary mechanical inventions. There’s a museum dedicated to him here. There’s also the Smithy “Smedjan”, which today attracts long distance concert guests during the summer months. Stjärnsund is also part of the Husbyringen - a 60-kilometer nature- & culture trail that is suitable for both hiking and biking.
The fishing waters in Hedemora are dominated by the river Dalälven. The river flows through lakes and forms some of best pike waters in Sweden.
The food selection in Hedemora is varied. The well-known hamburger restaurant “Lappens” serves large popular dishes. During the harvest festival, the first weekend in September, over 40 food producers, farm shops, cafes and restaurants welcomes guests to a tasty experience suitable for the entire family.