Ornäs Loft

Gustav Vasa's lodging for the night

There are numerous myths associated with Gustav Eriksson Vasa's journey through Dalarna in the winter of 1520. Dressed as a farmhand he went off to Dalarna to urge people to rise against the Danish king who had been proclaimed king of Sweden. According to legend Vasa is supposed to have spent the night in Ornäs Loft during his game of hide-and-seek with the Danes.

However, the truth is that Ornäs Loft was built in the early sixteenth century. It belonged to a wealthy mine owner and originally formed part of an enclosed courtyard formation. As the loft was associated with Vasa it became a museum as far back as 1753, making it the oldest museum in Sweden.


  • WC
  • Café
  • Parking
  • Museum
  • Shop