Welcome to
naturum Dalarna

Nature is an adventure – and it starts here!
At the visitor center naturum Dalarna you can get knowledge, inspiration and tips to help you discover the nature of Dalarna. 

Naturum Dalarna is situated on the top of the mountain Björkberget in the village Siljansnäs, 15 km north west of Leksand. Here you can enjoy a stunning view of the lake Siljan and its surroundings.


In the visitor center you will find inspiring exhibitions about the nature in Dalarna – hear the wolf howl, find out how the lake Siljan was created by a large meteorite impact and follow the Dalälven river on its journey from the mountains to the sea.


The naturum staff will help you find your way to the nature reserves and National Parks of Dalarna in order to experience the fantastic nature of Dalarna. Don’t hesitate to ask us!


The exhibitions at naturum Dalarna have several different themes; the forest, the predators, the geology, the biodiversity of the agricultural landscape, and a journey through the nature of the county of Dalarna.

Observation tower

Enjoy the spectacular view over lake Siljan! The tower has the same opening hours as the exhibitions and you enter from inside the naturum building. The visit is free of charge.

Take the stairs up the nine floors of the tower, or the elevator to reach both the indoor and outdoor view deck. The tower is 32 meters high, constructed all in wood and is FSC-certified. The dark panel is carbonized larch wood, made with the Japanese technique Shou Sugi Ban. 

Since 1933 there has been a well known red and white view tower at the top of Björkberget, a popular destination for thousands of visitors over the years. The passage of time took its toll on the old tower and it was taken down in 2018. A new tower was built during the spring and summer of 2021.

Opening hours 2024:

January-Mars: Closed

Easter holiday: Friday 29th of Mars – Monday 1th of April 10:00 – 16:00

April: Saturday – Sunday 10:00-16:00

May: Thursday – Sunday 10:00-16:00

June: Daily 10:00-17:00

July: Daily 10:00-17:00

August: Daily 10:00-17:00

September: Saturday – Sunday 10:00-16:00

Autumn holiday: Week 44 Monday – Friday 10:00-16:00



Walking trails

You can enjoy the nature of Siljansnäs nature reserve by walking on our trails.

The bumble-bee trail is a short trail which takes you around the top of the mountain, with stunning views of the lake Siljan. Children will enjoy the walk by searching after six animals which hide along the path.

The forest trail is about 1,6 km long and takes you through the various nature of the reserve. Nice spruce forest and a meadow with views over the village Siljansnäs.

Download a map of the trails around naturum Dalarna: Hiking map


Buffils Annas väg 36
793 60 Siljansnäs


Telephone: +46-10 225 03 29

E-mail: naturum.dalarna@lansstyrelsen.se


Wheelchairs and walking Aids
• The visitor center naturum Dalarna is wheelchair-accessible.
• Wheelchairs are permitted in all areas of the visitor’s center.
• Walking aids, such as canes, crutches and walkers, are permitted in all areas of the visitor’s center.

• There are tree assisted toileting bathrooms in the visitor center.
• One bathroom has a changing station for babies.

Disability Parking
Nearby the entrance of the visitor center there are two parking spaces reserved for visitors with disabilities. From these parking spaces the way to the entrance is paved.

Service Animals
Service animals are permitted in the visitor center.

Nature trail
There is one short nature trail around the visitor center which is wheelchair-accessible.


Naturum Dalarna is situated on the top of the mountain Björkberget in the village Siljansnäs, 15 km north west of Leksand.

Visiting adress:
Buffils Annas väg 36, 793 60 Siljansnäs

By car:
From Leksand or Mora you follow the signs to Siljansnäs. In Siljansäns you follow the brown signs to naturum Dalarna.

By bus:
From Leksand take bus number 272 towards Siljansnäs. The nearest bus stop is called Björkberget. From there it is a 1 km long walk up the hill to the Visitor Center.
Contact Dalatrafik for timetables: www.dalatrafik.se.

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