Säter’s charming town centre is one of Sweden’s best preserved wooden towns. Stroll along the narrow streets and pop into the charming little shops.
For one week each August, the town is transformed as time is turn back a hundred years. Many old traditions are brought back to life during History Week. The 1950s have also left their mark on the town: In July each year, the town is filled with throbbing engines of classic cars and glimmering chrome for Nostalgia Days. The cruising cars draws the crowds most days.
Säter has several fascinating sights where you can travel through time and space. Follow in the tracks of silver and iron industry as you travel around the Silver Ring and discover the mesmerising turquoise water at Östra Silvberg Mine. Åsgårdarna Parish Museum and Stora Skedvi Homestead Museum have interesting collections and artefacts. There are thought-provoking exhibitions to see at the Mental Care Museum, and the Film and Cinema Museum tells the story of the moving image.
Säter is compact, so you never have far to travel. Discover a unique scenery on foot or by bike, just outside the town. Explore the impressive ravine system of Säterdalen with its almost tropical greenery, or simply take in the view from the summit of Bispbergs Klack. Barnens Dal (children’s valley) is an unusual play area set amid nature. Säter Golf Course is one of the finest in Dalarna, with a spectacular location at Lake Ljustern, an ideal spot for swimming and fishing.
The countryside features forests and open views, with the river Dalälven winding its way by. Taste produce from farms and small-scale food producers in the town and villages. Stora Skedvi has a market hall and a bakery where crisp bread is baked by hand in wood-fired ovens. During the summer, you can take a food safari to the farms by tractor and wagon.