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Falu Mine, Falun

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Visit Falu Mine and learn how one of the biggest workshops in Swedish history used to work, both above and below the ground. For 12 centuries the enormous mine was one of Europe's biggest suppliers of copper. Above ground you can admire the gigantic pit, tour the mining facilities, see the museum collection that tells the story of the mine, and take part in various activities. The underground tour to a depth greater than 60 m (200 ft) allows you to get a clear idea of what working in these conditions must have been like. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and dress warmly, because the temperature at this depth is often just a fraction above freezing. Above and underground tours are charged separately and it's advisable to make reservations ahead of time. Using our international travel planner, Falun attractions like Falu Mine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Seeing this huge open pit mine and the shafts to underground mine tunnels is amazing. If you are interested in mining or Swedish history, plan to visit Falu Gruva.  more »
  • Coming from a heavily industrialised region with a lot of mines, I can appreciate a good one. And this one was really impressive, the guide Olle was great too, I wished the tour could have lasted long...  more »
  • Wow! So cool to go on the guided tour in the mine! THE top attraction in the region! Be there in time to book a tour and allow plenty of time.  more »
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  • Best thing Ive Done in a long time😍We Got a private guide who gave us a tour, he had a lot or knowledge and we had a lot of questions! Truly a very different and unique experience a true must if you are around. It's so big and so old! It's heaven for history 😜
  • Interesting place full of history. A UNESCO world heritage site really worth to visit. The view outside the mine is spectacular
  • Highly recommend the tour by the museum guide. Very interesting inside. It was worth the trip for us. Our kids liked it too. Town is small and much else to do.
  • Beautiful place with a grand mining history. Important Swedish mine and city documented for over 1000 years.
  • Great for both young and old. Great mine tour and a great museum