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Falu Gruva

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An historical, open pit mine

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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130 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank harpsncats
Anna-Karin H, Meeting and events at Falu Gruva, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your nice review! This is an amazing place and the history around it even more amazing. Best regards, Anna-Karin Hedberg More 

Lidingo, Sweden
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495 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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 longer. I bought the tickets in advance (very convenient, got them as a text message), but there seemed to be enough places to buy... More 

Thank JonDoe04134
Anna-Karin H, meeting and events at Falu Gruva, responded to this review

Hi, Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit here. On the low season there are less people on the tours but we always recommend to preebook tickes to be sure to get a ticket and also to be sure that the tour is on the language you prefer. Welcome back to us in the future! Best regards, Anna-Karin Hedberg,... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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116 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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.

Thank MattiasLund
Anna-Karin H, meetings & events at Falu Gruva, responded to this review

I´m happy to read that you hade a great tour. Welcome back to us again! Anna-Karin Hedberg Falu Gruva More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2016

It was an amazing and exhilarating experience to visit my hometown in falun for another well fond memory. the town is very clean and the falu gruva is just as I remembered while I was here 10 years ago. I highly recommend this attraction.

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Anna-Karin H, meeting & events at Falu Gruva, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendatiion and welcome back anytime! Anna-Karin Hedberg Falu Gruva More 

Upplands-Vasby, Sweden
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016

An effective and high value tour deep down around in the old mine.The guided tours are very well prepared and you get the history for the start to the end. Regarding the mine and its value for the Swedish nation over several hundred years. most valuable for the cost of the tour.

Thank Kari H
Anna-Karin H, meeting & events at Falu Gruva, responded to this review

I´m glad to read that you had a great tour. Welcome back anytime! Anna-Karin Hedberg More 

Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent site & museums with fun and educational stuff for all ages. Guide could work on her English a bit

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Columbus, OH
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103 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Really, this was not what I would expect to do on a vacation. I thought we'd be looking at a hole in the ground that would only be of interest to geologists or structural engineers. I was wrong. There was no fee to walk around the grounds or the great pit, and plenty to see. The info boards along the... More 

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016

There is lots to see and do in the museum. Tour in the mine is excellent. You can take a tour above the ground and under the ground or both. Nice surrounding to take a walk. Cosy stay at the Bagarstugan. Nice shop

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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427 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This mine is the heart and soul of Falun of the past and of Sweden. So much of the history and wealth of Sweden is based from this copper mine. So I enjoyed taking the tour and learning a lot of the past and seeing the remnants of the mine. The tour was good. I think they could have added... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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746 reviews
330 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

At around £21 for the underground tour you get about a 1hr guided tour. The mine goes down over 400ft and has been a mining location for a millennia. Above ground you have the museum of its history and can walk around the vast pit.

Thank Brattyhands

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