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Falu Mine, Falun

(4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Booked tickets online which was cheaper. Came 30 minutes before and had time to see where the ropes produced and the children worked. The tour was very good and mine was a lot bigger than I thought! Well worth a one hour guided tour!
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  • Lucky enough to get an exclusive guided tour, there on the weekend an international major event in Falun I place no one else at the pit was interested in. The pit is incredible, to descend the feeling in this is, as you would experience the working conditions of that time itself. The dimensions of this pit are indescribable. Anyone who is in Dalarna, should plan a visit to the pit.
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  • 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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  • 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.
  • Amazing cultural heritage. I really wish the tour would be deeper though, because when they tell you the cave goes 3 times deeper then the furthest you are going it just leaves you wanting more.
  • Great for both young and old. Great mine tour and a great museum
  • Wonderful mine. I suggest you the tour inside the mine.
  • Great museum for young and old! Very interactive, pedagogical and fun.