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Information about Haggen

The house
The house may be described as simple but very comfortable and best used for open air activities, close to nature. There is a large living room through the house with an eating table seated for 10 persons and comfortable sitting corner, all with lake view. Instead you can look into a open fire or a TV with built in DVD player.

Aside there are four bedrooms, suitable for two persons each. The biggest one has double bed, possible to separate if wished. The other rooms have beds in two levels and one of them is equipped with a washbasin. In the living room is a sofa where its possible to make two beds.

The kitchen is compact and equipped with electrical stove and oven, a micro oven, combined refrigerator and freezer. Other facilities are electrical water boiler, coffee machine and a mixer. The crockery is enough for many guests.

In kitchen cupboards there is a base selection of sugar, salt pepper and other spices to use. The one who Just replace if anything is used up.

In the washroom, there is a shower with thermostatic mixer. Water is from a local well with a natural end fresh taste.

Except the main entrance door, their is one door directly out to the paved terrace towards the lake and another door out from kitchen. At all doors there are small staircases, also suitable to rest on and enjoy the sun. Disabled persons may need some help to get inside.

Some more information is to be found in the lay-out sketch and in the photos. Showing sitting room and bed rooms.

Close surroundings
The house is situated at a small local road, on a hill with a fantastic view over the lake, close to the building site. Around the house there is a lawn suitable for playing. Outside is the wild nature down to lake. Some trees gives shadow if wanted.

Down at lake there is a private jetty with plenty of space for sun bath and resting or playing. From the edge of the jetty it's possible to dive into the water for a nice swim back to a small sandy shore, sometimes covered by high water. Here there are also some different boats to use.
If nobody is swimming its possible to fish from the jetty.

Our cottage is located in a small camp. The houses are placed in small groups with common wild fields. Sometimes there are sheeps and cows there. Common to all families there is a sandy beach with a long jetty and a raft to take swim out to.

The whole camp is surrounded by a wild nature with a rich animal life, with a lot of flowers, mushrooms and berries to pick.

To your help there is a instruction manual with explanations about the house system, how to handle if anything goes wrong etc. Most of it written in Swedish, but with the help from neighbours I believe you can manage it. There also is a binder with a lot of tourist information in different languages, collected by earlier visitors.


Sport and out door life
There are a lot of possibilities depending on season. Here some suggestions:
  • In summer time: Boating, sailing, canoeing and swimming, walking or fishing.
  • Autumn: Walking, Picking berries like Raspberry, Blue-Berry, Lingonberry and some cloudberry, fishing.
  • Winter: Skating on the lakes, downhill skiing or cross-country skiing, fishing.
  • Springtime: Walking, picking flowers, sight seeing, fishing.
Sight seeing
The region of South Dalarna has a lot of arceological relics from iron industry. There are several mines to visit, like Flobergsgruvan, some km away or the unique cupper mine in the city Falun. Ore from the mines was handled in smelting-house and blast furnaces, many renovated and open to guided tours.

Outside the city of Fagersta, on a small island, you can visit one of the oldest remaining oil factory in the world, listed as Global inheritance.

Some other technical tips are the Tekniska Aktivitesmuseet in Borlänge, Railway Museum in Grängesberg or a trip with a steam boot on lake Barken.

Some cultural tips are visiting the home of Dan Anderssons in Finnmarken, a singer and poet, the painter Anders Zorns in Mora or Carl Larssons in Sundborn.

Dalhalla theatre, an open air scene situated in an old stone-quarry , has always music entertainment.

In a binder you can find a lot of more tourist information or ask at tourist office in Smedjebacken or Ludvika. They will be glad to help you.

Suggestion of Winter activities

During winter time out door activities is the most common .

Skating on the lake outside the house or on hundreds of other lakes. Another possibility, if the winter not is cold enough, is Ice arenas in Ludvika and Smedjebacken, open to public for free a special hours.

Going skiing is possible outside the house, in the forest or on the lake. Ski track with illumination is found at ski arenas, mentioned below.

Downhill skiing and snowboarding is possible at several arenas with well prepared ski slopes and lifts. Close to is Smedjebacken, with a familiar park. Some bigger systems are to be found in Romme (ouside Borlänge) and Säfsen. More possibilities are give in the binder.

Boats and fishing
The possibility of water life is big. To the house belongs:
  • Rowing boat, suitable to 4 - 5 persons
  • Sailing boat, a small easy handled one, suitable to 1 - 2 persons
  • a Windsurfing board
  • a Kayak
Of course, there are some life jackets in different sizes.

Is possible to go fishing from our jetty or our boat. A fishing permission belongs to the house. If you are looking for game fish, see the Tourist Office for more information and fees.