Discover the best Dalarna has to offer. Come to Orsa.
At Orsa hostel you’re guaranteed a comfortable, value for money stay with fantastic views over Orsasjön lake and the blue mountains of Dalarna.
With views for miles from the dining room, breakfast will taste extra delicious after a good night’s sleep in one of our light and airy rooms.
We look forward to welcoming you to our hostel,
Jennie and Lennart Kjörnsberg
Orsa is waiting for you!
Orsa is one of the smallest municipalities in Dalarna but still has almost everything you could want.
“Nature itself offers something which cannot be purchased for money, and that is the air, which cleansed by the waters of the lakes of Siljan and Orsasjön and conveyed through rich, sweet-smelling coniferous forests makes a stay here highly pleasant and health giving. If, as is so often the case in our restless, rushing age, one has overstrained brain and muscles, one could hardly choose a better place to seek to restore the exhausted strength of body and soul.” (From “På järnvägsfärd” (A railway journey), G. Lindberg, 1893)
The hostel is located in Berget, approximately 500 metres from the E45, with an ice rink, exercise trails and lit ski trails on the doorstep. The shallow waters of lake Orsasjön and its wonderful sandy beaches are ideal for swimming, fishing, hiking, bowling or just enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
In the winter there are miles of marked trails for cross-country skating or cross-country skiing starting from the hostel or at the Grönklitt ski centre. The ski centre also has excellent downhill skiing facilities.
A visit to Grönklitt Rovdjurscentrum with its Siberian tigers, wolves, Swedish brown bears and considerably larger Kamchatka brown bears, and other large wild animals is a must while you’re in Orsa.
Here you’ll find fabulous views and exciting wilderness experiences among waterfalls, mountains and ancient forests. The canyons Storstupet and Helvetesfallet in the beautiful Ämån valley are popular destinations, as are the traditional mountain grazing farms (fäbod) in Fryksås, Skräddar Djurberga and Grunuberg. The Dala horse workshop in Nusnäs, Santaworld in Gesundaberget and the Zorn Museum are also well worth a visit. And then of course, there’s Orsa-Yran, Sweden’s largest street music festival.
Without doubt, one of the highlights of the year is the traditional Midsummer celebrations which take place in every village throughout the Midsummer holiday. Join in as the elaborately decorated Midsummer poles are raised, watch Orsa’s folk dancers in their traditional costumes and listen to genuine folk music performed by local players.
• 68 beds in 2, 3 and 4-bed rooms, most with their own WC and some with a shower.
• Two self catering kitchens, dining room and TV room.
• The whole youth hostel is non-smoking and pet-free.
• Open all year round.
• Breakfast buffet during high season.
• Large car park free of charge. Engine block heaters.
• Conference facilities.
• Ski waxing area. Ski storage.
What to see and do
• See the wild animals at Grönklitt Björnparken and Rovdjurscentrum.
• Bowling alley.
• Orsa-Yran, Sweden’s largest street music festival in July.
• Ice rink next to the hostel.
• Long-distance skating on Orsasjön lake.
• Cycling and hiking trails.
• Exercise trails, ski tracks.
• Have-a-go art.
• Pony trekking, dog sledding.
• Cross-country and downhill skiing.