Once upon a time Falun Mine was once the biggest copper mine in Europe and was known as Sweden’s treasure chest.

Copper from Falun was turned into castle roofs, church bells, coins and household utensils all over the world. When the mine was closed in 1992, mining had been going on for 1000 years. Today Falun Mine, as a part of the Falun World Heritage site, is on Unesco’s World Heritage List because it is considered so valuable that it is a concern for the whole of humanity.

Under ground

We have guided tours around the mine all year round. On a tour of the mine there are many steps, and it is important that all visitors are able to walk without assistance all the way. It is dirty in the mine, so you must have robust shoes and warm clothes, as the temperature in Falun Mine is like that in a fridge, around +5 °C. All visitors may borrow a rain cape and helmet. One of our knowledgeable guides will show you round the mine and tell you all about it. A tour of the mine takes about an hour.

Above ground

During the summer season* there is especially much to discover above ground. The Mine Museum, which houses an exhibition about the birth of the mine and the Little Mining Village – experiments and stories for the whole family – are open. The Little Mine Train takes you round the Great Pit and we have guided tours in several historic buildings.

All year round the World Heritage House and several historic buildings are open, and the mine walk gives an exciting view over the Great Pit, the town of Falun, and Lugnet, the venue of the world skiing championship. There are also nice shops, cafés, and a restaurant on the site.

Tickets and information

Tickets for tour of the mine and the Mine Museum can be ordered online or by telephone, or visitors can buy them on arrival. Bear in mind that it can be fully booked or there can be a queue for some activities, so it is wise to book in advance. In the World Heritage House we have our reception, shop, film show, exhibitions, and you can get information about different activities on the site. Contact reception for information about activities that are adapted for full accessibility.

7 June to 30 September
Under ground (including activities above ground)
220 kronor per adult (from age 16)
180 kronor per student/pensioner
90 kronor per child (age 3–15)

Above ground
80 kronor per adult (from age 16)
40 kronor per child (age 0–15)

1 oktober to 6 juni
Under ground
210 kronor per adult (from age 16)
80 kronor per child (age 3–15)
The Mine Museum is closed during this period.

Sidan uppdaterad: 2015-12-18