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The 6 best campsites in Dalarna

, Oct 5, 2023, Reading time: 12 min
Reading time: 12 min
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Dalarna is a region in the northern parts of Sweden that offers fantastic nature, a rich cultural treasure and a large dose of magic. Here, you can hike, fish, and canoe, or swim in the lake Siljan and other beautiful lakes. Towns such as Rättvik, Mora, and Leksand showcase colorful traditions and interesting historical sights. For example, why not experience a traditional midsummer celebration in Dalarna?


When visiting Dalarna with a campervan, motorhome, or tent, going wild camping is a great option, just as visiting one of the simple campsites close to the wilderness or a more exclusive campsite with a wide range of activities and entertainment for both children and adults. It all depends on what you prefer!


In this article, you will find tips on a number of lovely campsites in Dalarna. Do you need a camping vehicle for the trip? You can easily rent a motorhome, campervan, or caravan at MyCamper.

1. First Camp Orsa – Dalarna

Orsa

First Camp Orsa – Dalarna is a year-round open family campsite with a beautiful location by Lake Orsa (Orsasjön in Swedish). Here, you can enjoy beautiful nature and during the summer season, there are a wide range of family activities to take part in, both outdoors and indoors.

First Camp Orsa - Dalarna is situated in a scenic location by Lake Orsa. Copyright: First Camp
First Camp Orsa – Dalarna is situated in a scenic location by Lake Orsa. Copyright: First Camp

Information about First Camp Orsa – Dalarna

AddressBowlingvägen 1, 794 31 Orsa
Telephone (with area code)+46 250 67 03 00
E-mailorsa@firstcamp.se
WebsiteFirst Camp Orsa – Dalarna
OpenYear-round
Price per vehicle & personFrom SEK 300
Toilet/showerYes
Washing machineYes
Emptying gray water and chemical toiletYes
ElectricityYes
FoodserviceYes
Dogs allowed?Yes
ReservationPossible
WifiYes, in limited areas
SpecialitiesChildren’s club and large activity program

At First Camp Orsa – Dalarna, there are nice places for motorhomes and caravans, and you can choose to stay near the water, in greener natural areas, or perhaps closer to the pool, service center, or various activities. During the summer season, the restaurant, ice cream bar, and shop are open, and during the high season, there is also a large program of activities.


By Lake Orsa, there is a kilometer-long beautiful beach, which may explain why the place is sometimes called the “Riviera of Dalarna”. For those who prefer, there is also a large pool area with a pirate ship, a children’s pool, and a water slide. In addition, there is adventure golf, a diving board, a playground, and the possibility to rent a bicycle, pedal car, canoe, pedal boat, or perhaps a SUP board. If you are unlucky with the weather, there is the newly opened Yessiland, which offers the opportunity for play and adventure indoors.

The mascot Yessi welcomes children at First Camp's campsites. Copyright: First Camp
The mascot Yessi welcomes children at First Camp’s campsites. Copyright: First Camp

Excursion tips:

In Orsa, there are great opportunities for hiking, cycling, and fishing. Here is also Siljan Geopark, which is Sweden’s first national geopark with unique geosites.

Good to know

Please note that even though the campsite is open all year round, different units within the campsite, such as restaurants and shops, may have different opening hours. If you would like to go somewhere by bus, the nearest bus stop is as close as 600 meters away and Orsa bus station is 1500 meters away.

2. Leksand Strand

Leksand

Leksand Strand is a 5-star family campsite at Siljan’s beach, within walking distance of the adventure park Leksand Sommarland. At the campsite, you have access to a sandy beach and swimming pool, as well as a restaurant, a shop, a kiosk, and a wide range of different activities.

Leksand Strand is beautifully located by Lake Siljan in Dalarna. Copyright: Leksand Resort / Alexander Winther
Leksand Strand is beautifully located by Lake Siljan in Dalarna. Copyright: Leksand Resort / Alexander Winther

Information about Leksand Strand

AddressSiljansvägen 61, 793 90 Leksand
Telephone (with area code)+46 247 138 00
E-mailbokning@leksandstrand.se
WebsiteLeksand Strand
OpenApril – September
Price per vehicle & personFrom SEK 248
Toilet/showerYes
Washing machineYes
Emptying gray water and chemical toiletYes
ElectricityYes
FoodserviceYes
Dogs allowed?Yes
ReservationPossible
WifiYes
SpecialitiesPool and family shows

At Leksand Strand, there are 466 campsites, which are located on different levels / heights, close to the water. The sites are divided into a system with different colors, so you can easily choose which service you need, the location in the camping area, and the price level. If you do not have your own mobile home or caravan, there is also the option of staying in a cabin, glamping tent, or renting a set-up and fully furnished caravan.


At this nice campsite in Dalarna, there is a barbeque area and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, pizza, and a BBQ buffet. There is both a beach and a pool, and also many other activities for the family to choose from, such as a cable car, adventure golf, padel, an outdoor gym, and a gaming area. In addition, there are great opportunities for hiking, cycling, and fishing. During high season, popular family shows are also arranged.

Leksand Strand is nicely located by Lake Siljan, Copyright: Leksand Resort / Alexander Winther

In addition to regular pitches, it is possible to stay in glamping tents. Copyright: Leksand Resort / Joakim Sundström
In addition to regular pitches, it is possible to stay in glamping tents. Copyright: Leksand Resort / Joakim Sundström

Excursion tips:

Leksand Sommarland is right next to the campsite. This adventure park is filled with activities enjoyed by the whole family, such as a water park, carousels, and other action-packed adventures.

Good to know

There are various packages to book at Leksand Strand, which for example include a discount at Leksand Sommarland. See the website of the campsite for current offers.

3. First Camp Lugnet – Falun

Falun

First Camp Lugnet – Falun is a year-round open camping site that is scenically located in eastern Falun. There are lots of activities here for everyone who likes sports and outdoor life, and right next door is the Lugnet’s sports and leisure center.

First Camp Lugnet - Falun suits everyone who likes sports and outdoor life. Copyright: Pincamp.de
First Camp Lugnet – Falun suits everyone who likes sports and outdoor life. Copyright: Pincamp.de

Information about First Camp Lugnet – Falun

AddressLugnetvägen 14, 79131 Falun
Telephone (with area code)+46 23 654 00
E-maillugnet@firstcamp.se
WebsiteFirst Camp Lugnet – Falun
OpenYear-round
Price per vehicle & personFrom SEK 320
Toilet/showerYes
Washing machineYes
Emptying gray water and chemical toiletYes
ElectricityYes
FoodserviceNo
Dogs allowed?Yes
ReservationYes, in limited areas
WifiYes
SpecialitiesSports and outdoor life

At First Camp Lugnet – Falun you can find a nice place for your motorhome, caravan, or tent, surrounded by greenery. In the camping area, there is a reception and service house with all the services you need. You may also partake in different activities, such as mini golf and boules.


The campsite is located next to a nature reserve where you can walk or exercise. At Lugnet’s sports and leisure center, there is also a large selection of exercise tracks, cycle tracks, and ski tracks, as well as an indoor sports facility with a gym, swimming hall, relaxation area, and a temperate swimming pool with water slides. All year round, you can use the cable car and lift to get up to the ski jumping slopes and the jumping tower, where you have a fantastic view of Falun and the surrounding area.

At First Camp Lugnet - Falun there are simple but scenic campsites. Copyright: Pincamp.de
At First Camp Lugnet – Falun there are simple but scenic campsites. Copyright: Pincamp.de

At Lugnet's sports and leisure center, there are opportunities for exercise and training. Copyright: Pincamp.de
At Lugnet’s sports and leisure center, there are opportunities for exercise and training. Copyright: Pincamp.de

Excursion tips:

Not far from First Camp Lugnet Falun, you will find Falu mine, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here, you can join exciting underground mining tours, and you can also visit the interesting mining museum.

Good to know

From the reception, it is only about 50 meters to walk to the nearest bus stop, from where you can take a bus to the central parts of Falun.

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4. Sollerö Camping

Sollerön

Sollerö Camping offers a calm and relaxed environment, in the middle of the beautiful Siljansbygden. Here you can enjoy the sun, swimming, and beautiful sunsets. This campsite in Dalarna is also a great starting point for various excursions around Lake Siljan.

Sollerö Camping offers a scenic setting by Lake Siljan. Copyright: Pincamp.de
Sollerö Camping offers a scenic setting by Lake Siljan. Copyright: Pincamp.de

Information about Sollerö Camping

AddressSoldvägen 149, Levsnäs, 792 90 Sollerön
Telephone (with area code)+46 250 222 30
E-mailinfo@sollerocamping.se
WebsiteSollerö Camping
OpenYear-round
Price per vehicle & personFrom SEK 220
Toilet/showerYes
Washing machineYes
Emptying gray water and chemical toiletYes
ElectricityYes
FoodserviceNo
Dogs allowed?Yes
ReservationPossible
WifiNo
SpecialitiesSwimming and fishing

Sollerö Camping is run by the Caravan Club of Sweden, which is Sweden’s oldest and largest association for mobile outdoor life. Members of the association as well as non-members are welcome at the campsite, while members have a certain discount on the price. The campsite has a total of 205 campsites with electricity, of which almost half are guest pitches, while the others are seasonal pitches during summer. There are three service houses on the campsite, one of which has a kitchen and a laundry room.


There is a shallow beach, perfect for swimming and playing, as well as a jetty. Here, it is possible to rent a rowing boat, canoe, or SUP board, as well as buy fishing licenses. For the children, there is a playground with a slide, cable car, and jumping pillow. In the area around the campsite, there are excellent opportunities for walking, hiking, or cycling. If you come to the campsite during winter, you can go ice skating or cross-country skiing.

Sollerö Camping is idyllically located by the water, and is popular during summer and winter alike. Copyright: Pincamp.de
Sollerö Camping is idyllically located by the water, and is popular during summer and winter alike. Copyright: Pincamp.de

Midsummer celebration at Sollerö Camping. Copyright: Pincamp.de
Midsummer celebration at Sollerö Camping. Copyright: Pincamp.de

Excursion tips:

If you want a bit of magic in your life, you can take a trip to the land of fairytales Tomteland where various characters from the world of fairy tales awaits. You can also go up to the top of Gesundaberget to enjoy the view from Toppstugan.

Good to know

In the summer, camping at Sollerö Camping is popular, so it is a good idea to make a reservation in advance. If you come during winter, you don’t need to reserve your spot, but if it’s a snowy winter, it might be good to call ahead so the campsite has time to shovel your spot properly.

5. First Camp Moraparken – Dalarna

Mora

First Camp Moraparken – Dalarna is a year-round open campsite that is scenically located by the Österdal River. Here, there are good opportunities to take part in fun activities and an active outdoor life, and during the summer season, there is also a large program of activities for young and old alike.

First Camp Moraparken - Dalarna is beautifully situated. Copyright: Pincamp.de
First Camp Moraparken – Dalarna is beautifully situated. Copyright: Pincamp.de

Information about First Camp Moraparken – Dalarna

AddressParkvägen 1, 792 37 Mora
Telephone (with area code)+46 250 276 00
E-mailmoraparken@firstcamp.se
WebsiteFirst Camp Moraparken – Dalarna
OpenYear-round
Price per vehicle & personFrom SEK 290
Toilet/showerYes
Washing machineYes
Emptying gray water and chemical toiletYes
ElectricityYes
FoodserviceYes
Dogs allowed?Yes
ReservationPossible
WifiYes
SpecialitiesOutdoor life and outdoor activities

At First Camping Moraparken – Dalarna, there is both a cottage village and a campsite with 600 pitches. There are also cozy glamping tents, which offer a close-to-nature camping experience with comfortable beds and a private terrace. The area also has a hotel, restaurant, bistro, shop, service center, tennis hall, swimming hall, bowling, and gym. Impressive selection, isn’t it?


The campsite is perfect for anyone who likes outdoor life and outdoor activities. In the area, there are several different trails where you can hike or bike, and in winter, those turn into nice ski tracks. You may also immerse yourself in adventure golf, playgrounds, a jumping pillow, and the possibility to rent a bicycle or pedal car. In high season, a packed program is also offered, including a children’s club, training, and entertainment. It is also close to the center of Mora, with shops, cafes, and restaurants.

At First Camp Moraparken - Dalarna, there are scenic campsites. Copyright: Pincamp.de
At First Camp Moraparken – Dalarna, there are scenic campsites. Copyright: Pincamp.de

At the campsite, you can swim, hike, and bike. Copyright: Pincamp.de
At the campsite, you can swim, hike, and bike. Copyright: Pincamp.de

Excursion tips:

Close to Mora, you will find Tomteland, filled with fairy-tale worlds and mysterious creatures. It may also be interesting to see Dala horse production in Nusnäs or visit Zorngården, where you can see masterpieces by the artist Anders Zorn.

Good to know

The campsite is open all year round, but please note that different units on the campsite, such as the restaurant and shop, may have different opening hours.

6. Älvdalens Camping

Älvdalen

Älvdalens Camping is beautifully located in northern Dalarna, on the banks of Österdalälven. Here, you can camp in a scenic environment, and, for example, engage in outdoor activities and fishing.

Älvdalens Camping is located in northern Dalarna. Copyright: Pincamp.de
Älvdalens Camping is located in northern Dalarna. Copyright: Pincamp.de

Information about Älvdalens Camping

AddressRibbholmsvägen 26, 796 31 Älvdalen
Telephone (with area code)+46 251 123 44
E-mailkontakt@alvdalenscamping.se
WebsiteÄlvdalens Camping
OpenYear-round
Price per vehicle & personFrom SEK 180
Toilet/showerYes
Washing machineYes
Emptying gray water and chemical toiletYes
ElectricityYes
FoodserviceNo
Dogs allowed?Yes
ReservationPossible
WifiYes
SpecialitiesHiking and fishing

At Älvdalens Camping in Dalarna, there are around 100 camping pitches for those who arrive with a motorhome, caravan, or tent, most of which are equipped with electricity. In addition, there are about 30 cottages for rent. The campsite has a scenic location close to the wilderness, and many come to primarily enjoy the peace and nature. In the areas around the campsite, you can hike, mountain bike, paddle, swim, or fish. It is also possible to book your spot on a moose safari.


From the campsite, it is only a five-minute walk to the center of Älvdalen, where you will find shops and restaurants as well as a swimming hall with a 50-meter pool, water slide, whirlpool, and gym.

From Älvdalens Camping, it is close to the wilderness. Copyright: Pincamp.de
From Älvdalens Camping, it is close to the wilderness. Copyright: Pincamp.de

 In the surrounding areas you can hike, cycle, fish, or paddle. Copyright: Pincamp.de
In the surrounding areas you can hike, cycle, fish, or paddle. Copyright: Pincamp.de

Excursion tips:

A visit to the Hykieberg nature reserve can be a pleasant day trip. It is also possible to drive to Fulufjället National Park, which is the southernmost mountain national park in Sweden. The biggest attraction here is Njupeskär, which, with its height of 93 meters, is the highest waterfall in Sweden. From here, it is also not too far to the winter sports centers Idre and Lake Grövelsjön, where it is possible to meet both Sami and reindeer.

Good to know

If you choose to visit Älvdalens Camoing during the winter, it is possible to go skiing or rent a snowmobile.

Do you appreciate nature and the outdoors and want to explore nice campsites in the southern parts of Sweden? Then you can also read about campsites in Småland!