Leksand, Sweden

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July 16, 2022 - August 14, 2022 2 weeks

Romantic dala style farmhouse in the charming village Leksand by lake Siljan

We have already found an exchange for summer 2022 and are not planning to do an exchange during spring 2022.

We made our escape from Stockholm to the beautiful heart of Sweden, Dalarna, where we live in Åkerö, a well preserved village next to lake Siljan with its own maypole, red farmhouses and local handicraft artists. Our village is just ten minutes walk from Leksand where we have all needed amenities such as three large supermarkets, bakery, restaurants and cafes, pharmacy as well as the train station with connections to Uppsala (2 hours) Arlanda airport (2,5 hours) and Stockholm (3 hours) as well as Mora (1 hour).

Leksand is synonymous with its 94 villages built in Dala style and farms rich with great cultural and historical value. The landscape is beautiful for hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, kayaking or horseback-riding. The Siljan hiking trail passes by our house. There are many cultural and charming places to visit within a one hour drive such as the museums and homes of Swedish painters Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson, Dalhalla outdoor concert arena for music, traditional fiddler concerts and Saterglantan's handicraft. From Leksand you can take a traditional steam boat to the villages of Tällberg and Rättvik.

Our home is a traditional farmhouse with beams and fireplaces. The main house has a large and cozy dining room with open views of horse paddocks and farmlands and a modern renovated and fully equipped kitchen with fireplace and a traditional baking stove. In this house there are two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a glass veranda with views of Siljan. The second house has a small kitchen, living room with fireplace, 2 bathrooms, sauna, laundry-room and two bedrooms. Our garden is a lawned and fenced courtyard, perfect for barbecue, playing and relaxation. We have a hot jacuzzi out on the deck, nice for watching the starts on cold and clear nights. The front deck is the best place to enjoy the colors of the sunset in Dalarna with a glimpse of Siljan. From our house it is about 100 meters down to the lake for a swim or just a walk in the path by the lake. Else we are surrounded by horse paddocks and farm-fields.

It is easy to get to our house by train but a car gives better opportunities to explore the whole of Dalarna. See

We have a second home and can have flexibility regarding the dates to visit our home.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made


  • CEO at Dala Water and Waste, Learning Manager at Modelon

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Sauna private
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2


  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Greece
  • Croatia
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Español
  • Svenska

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Stockholm Arlanda, or Dala Airport - Arlanda 257 km, Dala Airport 51 km


  • CEO at Dala Water and Waste, Learning Manager at Modelon


  • Girl - Age: 18
  • Girl - Age: 21


  • We do not have pets.