15 Photos From the Gorgeous Swedish Town of Rattvik

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This is probably the longest lake pier in the world (628m) and the hallmark of Rattvik
We happened to visit during the Classic Car Week
The picturesque old church of Rattvik is surrounded by wooden stables where the church visitors used to leave their horses

One of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve seen in our lives
The nature really is at its best here

The Old Rattvik Museum is surrounded by a traditional wooden pole fence

Some of the houses of the museum are open to the public. We loved the traditional paintings and cozy atmosphere

The Dala horse, a traditional carved & painted wooden statuette. Originally a toy for kids, now it’s the symbol of Sweden

Memorial stone by the lake

Over 10,000 American cars gather in Rattvik every year

Gorgeous wooden houses along one of Rattvik’s main streets
The current pier is identical to the one built in 1890, except each floor-board has the name of its owner engraved

Kids and adults alike have great fun enjoying the beaches by Lake Siljan

I don’t know the story of this boat, but it was gorgeous

Incredibly beautiful and unique grave cross in one of the most amazing final resting places on Earth

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12 Responses

  1. Accelerated Stall
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    Always fun to see classic cars, kids at play and firey sunsets. Wow!

  2. Abhishek Behl
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    Lovely pictures and thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Lovely pictures, the town really gives a vibe of peace and relax.

  4. Kerri
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    Great photos as always! Love the boat and of course the sunset!

  5. Daniel J. Jones
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    Great shots…love the last one in the cemetery.

  6. Jade - OurOyster.com
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    Beautiful photos!

  7. Anonymous
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    The long boat is built in a traditional way since the vikings, and it was used to carry whole villages across the lake to church. It is nowadys called a "church boat", and is used for races on the lake during the summer. 🙂

    • Laura
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      Oh, wow, thanks a lot for the info Anna!! This is so interesting! Seems like the church has/had a very important role in the lives of the Swedish people…

  8. Natasha the Glampacker
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    The Dala horse and the children are so cute. Great photos!

    • Laura
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      They are, aren't they? There were lots of kids cuing the whole day next to the Dala horse. So, so sweet!

  9. Beautiful shots, love the boat one the best!

    • Laura
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      Thanks, Andi! The boat one is one of my favorites too 🙂

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