The chief attraction of Tällberg is the village itself. (You could miss all its minor attractions and not suffer any cultural deprivation.) As you wander the main streets, the chic (and expensive) boutiques will tell you that Tällberg is not for backpackers.

For information on outdoor activities, ask the advice of the staff at any of the town's hotels. Of particular merit is the staff within the Hotel Långbers, S-79370 Tällberg (tel. 0247/502-90; Most indoor sports in Tällberg are guided by the staff at the Feel House (tel. 0247/893-86), which lies within a sports compound adjacent to the Hotel Dalecarlia . They know virtually everything about sports in the Lake Siljan region. The complex at the Feel House also contains an indoor heated pool, weight lifting and exercise facilities, and sauna and massage facilities.

For those with a more historical bent, the Holen Gustaf Ancarcronas, Holen (tel. 0247/513-31), is old-time charm personified. This re-created village consists of a collection of nine wood-sided buildings that were restored and, in some cases, hauled into position from other parts of Dalarna under the guidance of collector and local resident Gustaf Ancarcronas between 1910 and 1911. Ancarcronas (1869-1933) amassed a considerable collection of folk artifacts during his lifetime, many of which are on display within the compound. It's open only for a limited part of each summer, from mid-June to early August daily from noon to 4pm. Admission and a guided tour costs 20SEK to 40SEK ($4-$8/£2-£4).

Another attraction from yesterday is Fräsgården, Ytterboda (tel. 0247/802-45), a family farm estate dating from the 18th century, which today is configured as an open-air museum with a collection of Dalarna folk costumes. It maintains the same hours as Holen Gustaf Ancarcronas but charges no admission. To reach Fräsgården from Tällberg, a distance of 5km (3 miles) to the south, follow the signs to Leksand, then the signs to Ytterboda.

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