Vansbro is a gem in beautiful Dalarna county. Two rivers, Vanån and Västerdalälven, run through the county and the area offers fantastic scenery.


Vansbro is a gem in beautiful Dalarna county.

Two rivers, Vanån and Västerdalälven, run through the county and the area offers fantastic scenery, bountiful fishing waters, hiking trails, ski tracks, snowmobile tracks and anything you could wish for to lead an active outdoor life. There is a wide range of cultural activities and several large events worth visiting are held here during the year. Concerts, talks, theatre performances and other events follow each other in quick succession.

Shopping and  coffee breaks

A stopover in Vansbro has lots to offer. We have shops, a swimming pool and gym, a cinema, a library and several restaurants, as well as one of the most popular confectioner’s shops in Sweden! Perhaps you’ll be able to fit in a good theatre performance or concert at our beautiful theatre. Or why not just enjoy a walk among the lovely historical buildings along Järnvägsgatan. If you want to stay for a while, we recommend
such outdoor activities as fishing, riding an inspection trolley, golf or hiking. In the Engine Shed (Lokstallet) you will find the Tourist Information Office, as well as skier Gunde Swan’s amazing prize collection and a cosy tourist shop where you can find presents for yourself or someone else.


Discover culture in the Vansbro area! Midsummer is a huge and special occasion here, just as in the rest of Dalarna county. Around the Midsummer Weekend, the play Ingmarsspelen, Rune Lindström’s classic summer play based on Selma Lagerlöf ’s novel Jerusalem, is performed on the beautiful outdoor stage in Nås. Many further events take place during the summer, for instance the football tournament Pepes Cup at the end of June and the Vansbrosimningen swimming competition at the beginning of July. As the nights start drawing in over Lake Busjön in Äppelbro in August, it is time for the Troll Wedding (Trollbröllopet) ensemble to take to the stage, offering drama, romance and comedy in one of the oldest folk plays in the country. Other events include snowmobile drag racing on grass and the Marie Memorial Race.


In 2014 the Vansbrosimningen swimming competition will move from Sunday to Saturday of the same weekend. This year will also see the introduction of the first ever Open River, a swim race aimed at a more individual pace. Vansbrosimningen, which will now become a full week of swimming events, will begin on Saturday 28 June with the Vansbro Triathlon. The bike race Vansbro Bianchi 120 will take place on Sunday 29 June. The full programme is as follows: 28 June Vansbro Triathlon, 29 June Vansbro Bianchi 120, 3 July Vansbro Marathon, 4 July Vansbro Halvsim half distance, Vansbro Open River, 5 July Vansbrosimningen race, 6 July Vansbro Tjejsim women’s race, Vansbro Kortsim shorter swim race, Vansbro Ungdomssim for young people, Lilla Vansbrosimningen children’s race. Find out more at

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Activities in Vansbro

Inspection trolley cycling Vansbro Äventyr +46 (0)70-176 83 83
Inspection trolley cycling Station Sågen +46 (0)281-500 86
Minigolf, Skålö,  +46 (0)70-176 83 83
Plasket – Heated pool in Vansbro. +46 (0)70-357 83 83 (Mats Hellberg)
Glatjärn in Uppsälje, Närsjö in Nås, Ticknäset in Äppelbo, Gensen in Dala-Järna.

Guided fishing tour of Närssjön. ­Rowing boats for hire, book a guide. +46 (0)281-320 22.
Nås camping, canoe hire. +46 (0)70-621 75 31
Canoe hire, Närsen development company. +46 (0)281-320 22
Äppelbo Gemenskap canoe hire. +46 (0)281-227 84
Snöå Skogsarbetarby canoe hire. 
+46 (0)70-633 34 38
Skier Gunde Svan’s prize collection, Lokstallet, Vansbro. Info: +46 (0)281-752 60,
Technology and geological museum Sågen. Info: +46 (0)281-500 89
Sawmill museum, Vansbro. +46 (0)281-750 50,

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