Exploring Dalarna, Sweden

The clean water of Lake Siljan

We’ve decided to explore the beautiful region of Dalarna (where we live,) this summer. Today we went to the picturesque town of Rättvik, right by lake Siljan. The water in Siljan was rather cold, but it was a wonderful day. We enjoyed a picnic on the beach.

We visited the local art and craft store, where I found a gorgeous book with water colour paintings of edible and medicinal plants.

Everything in Rättvik was so beautiful, that we didn’t even go on the hike I had planned for the day… I guess we have to come back. It’s less than one hour from where we live, I think we can manage that rather easily.

This post is part of my friend Terri’s series Sunday Stills, this week’s theme being The Great Outdoors. It’s been a fantastic day today! How is your day?



Published by Maria

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. I now reside in the region where I was born: Dalarna, Sweden. I am a mom, a kindergarten teacher, a minimalist and a gardener. Love, Maria

23 thoughts on “Exploring Dalarna, Sweden

    1. Thank you Terri! There is a lot of beauty here that I have yet to discover. I am looking forward to that. Yesterday we noticed that there was a difference in how much biting insects there is next to Lake Siljan, compared to the lakes closer to us, only less than one hour difference. We have a lot of biting insects at our lakes, and there was next to none at Lake Siljan. That is interesting, and definitely something to consider before purchasing land.

      Stay safe din the heat. Thank you for hosting Sunday Stills 🙂

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  1. Great photos, Maria! That lake looks so huge, more like an inland sea. The photo of the sand and sun is lovely. It’s about 89 right now, actually under 100 for a change. ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much John! Lake Siljan is Swedens 6th largest lake, 137 sq mi. It was about 72 F yesterday. Today is going to be the same, and then slowly increase a little the next days, to around 78, maybe 80. It’s more humid here though, not bad, but no dry heat. Enjoy your day ❤

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  2. I Love your new blog, it’s beautiful and how fun to explore! Love your photos of your visit to your neighboring town. I’m glad it’s not too far away so you can visit often! Have a wonderful weekend!! ❤️😎

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