Meteorite Siljan Dalarna hit earth 377 million years ago
The circle around Lake Siljan (Siljansringen) is a hike through the history of beautiful landscapes with a high geological values. The 2,5 km-diameter meteorite hit earth at 100,000 km/h speed and formed a huge crater in the ground.
The beautiful landscape is a result of the meteorite collision and erosion by the ice during the glaciations.
In addition, the impact of the meteorite raised masses of mother rocks and formed an inverse dome. In the vertical walls you can perfectly see the different sedimentary layers created over time.
The nature reserve Styggforsen is a destination within the “Siljansringen”. You can walk along a path of about 500 meters. The path circulates around a small precipice. Here you can see impressive vertical walls raised by the impact of the meteorite.
Hiking in and around the ring of Siljan
Furthermore the beautiful nature makes it perfect for trekking.
Do not miss the beautiful cemetery with a breathtaking panoramic view.
You can find Styggforsen in Boda Kyrkby, along the 301 road between Rättvik and Furudal.
Contact the local guide Gunilla Jacobsson at Guidekullor, for guided tours.
Midsummer in Dalarna
Midsummer in Dalarna is a once in a lifetime experience. So a great time to visit Dalarna is in June. In and around the villages of Siljan de locals are celebrating midsummer. The programme varies from year to year but the main gist is dancing around the midsummer pole, meeting up with friends, family and the local community and pick midsummer flowers.