Great skating experience around Siljan

Skating is one of the many wonderful winter activities you can do in the Siljan area. To skate on mirror-like ice on lake Siljan or lake Orsa (Orsasjön) is an extraordinary experience. The rhythm, the speed and the sense of nature is well-suited for the whole family and for all ages.

There are prepared skating tracks on Orsasjön – a beautiful skating area – and a 3 km long ploughed track on Saxviken. Several races and activities are arranged for both the unexperienced and advanced skaters. Guided tours are arranged during the season, when the conditions allow. The skating season starts in November and starts with guided tours on natural ice on the smaller lakes. Around Christmas, Orsasjön and Saxviken will be covered with ice and in the middle of January lake Siljan usually is frozen.

Saxviken in Mora

 Saxviken in Mora offers a 3 km long loop close to town. It’s perfect for families as it also offers skiing trails and a walking path for those who want to do other hobbies. Or why not head out for a skate instead of a lunchtime walk? The route starts by the quay in Mora and is ploughed and shaved to offer the ultimate skating experience.

There’s also a cross-country track and a walking path on the ice, as well as a court to just skate with or without a hockey stick.

Start: “Kajen” i Mora (Strandgatan)

Saxviken Mora skridskobana

Orsasjön

Orsa Lake has a 15 km long route stretching across the lake from the Orsa campsite to Kråkberget in Mora, provided the conditions are right. Allowing you to experience the area’s quite unique nature and incredible views. The mixed forests of the Siljan route make for a wonderful contrast with the glinting snow and the ice as the blades of your skates take you out over the lake.

Start: : the campsite in Orsa, the Kungshaga hotel in Orsa, Vattnäs or Kråkberg in Mora.

Rädsjön in Grönklitt

From the middle of December till the 6th of January there’s a prepared 2 km round track on Rädsjön in Grönklitt. On New Year’s Eve the popular ’Sylvesterloppet’ is arranged on Rädsjön.

Start: Orsa Grönklitt cross-country station.

Practical information

  • Normally the skating season is from the end of December untill the middle of March. You can find updated ice reports here
  • If you want to be reasonable sure that you can go skating, than we advice to plan your stay in februari.
  • Download our skating map with practical infomation about the skating tracks.
  • Here you can find information about other skating areas in Dalarna
  • Here you can find information about staying in Dalarna