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  Siljan (lake) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cumulative area of Siljan and the adjacent, smaller lakes Orsasjön and Insjön is 354 km².
Siljan reaches a maximum depth of 120 m, and its surface is situated 161 metres above sea level.
The lake is located around the southwestern part of the perimeter of Siljansringen, a geological formation which was formed 365 million years ago in the Devonian by a major meteorite impact.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Siljan_(lake)   (144 words)

 Lake Siljan, Sweden
Lake Siljan lies in the heart of the province of Dalarna, surrounded by gently rising hills with expanses of forest.
Near the northwestern end of the lake is the island of Sollerö.
The average depth of Lake Siljan is about 60m/200ft, but there is a curious channel between Mora and Leksand where it reaches a depth of 120m/390ft.
www.planetware.com /sweden/dalarna/lake-siljan-s-dlr-silj.htm   (137 words)

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The Lake Siljan was one the earliest lakes in Sweden to use steamships in traffic.
In 1876 a scheduled traffic on the lake was introdused by a combined land and sea link from Borlänge to the Lake Siljan by the Steamshipcompany Gustav Wasa.
Siljans Järnväg opened as earlier mentioned in 1884, was threathened by the new company, specially for a possible extension south to Leksand.
members.lycos.co.uk /semora/mkohie.html   (2723 words)

 SWEDEN [Sverige] - Online Information article about SWEDEN [Sverige]
JonkOping at the southern extremity of Lake Vetter.
In many of the lakes of Sweden there is still in progress the formation of an iron ore, called sjomalm, ferric hydroxide, deposited in forms resembling peas, coins, andc., and used for the manufacture of iron.
Boras, midway between the south end of Lake Vetter and the Cattegat, the average is 35.08 in., and 45.82 in.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SUS_TAV/SWEDEN_Sverige.html   (6514 words)

 Siljan (lake) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Siljan, in (additional info and facts about Dalecarlia) Dalecarlia in central (A Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula) Sweden, is Sweden's sixth largest (A body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land) lake.
Siljan reaches a maximum depth of 120 (The 13th letter of the Roman alphabet) m, and its surface is situated 161 metres above sea level.
Some people suspect that there might be (A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water) oil in the area, but drilling has been unsuccessful so far.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/si/siljan_(lake).htm   (147 words)

 Lake Siljan area of Dalarna, Sweden. Leksand, Rattvik, Mora, Orsa. holiday destination, hotels, cabins, cottages, ...
The Siljan area, Leksand, Rattvik, Mora and Orsa, is internationally known for the yearly Tallberg Forum conference with visiting dignitaries such as Kofi Anan, Mrs Hillary Clinton, Polish premier minister Marek Belka, her majesty the Queen, his majesty the King of Sweden and many more.
In the wintertime the snow falls and the Lake freezes and then the area offers premier league ice hockey with the two teams: Leksand Stars and Mora, 5 ski slopes, skating and over 1000 kilometres of ski tracks.
Siljan Turism is the local tourist organization that serves the whole area and helps you with information, reservation and tickets.
www.siljan.se /ny2004/eng   (299 words)

 Varmland and Dalarna : Introduction | Frommers.com
In the province of Dalarna lies Lake Siljan; Värmland, farther south, opens onto Lake Vänern, the third-largest inland sea in Europe.
Among its chief waterways are the Göta River and the Göta Canal.
Lake Siljan, perhaps the most beautiful lake in Europe, is ringed with resort villages and towns.
www.frommers.com /destinations/varmlandanddalarna/3254010001.html   (555 words)

 Lake Siljan --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Coastal lakes, for example, are often formed where waves and shore currents build sandbars across bays or wide river mouths.
The lake is irregularly shaped, with Saginaw Bay indenting the coast of Michigan.
It is fourth in size among the five Great Lakes with a length of 241 miles (388 kilometers) and an area of 9,910 square miles (25,667 square...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9067773?tocId=9067773   (958 words)

 English version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Region Siljan will work for continual growth in business in the region and strive to become an active arena for strategical questions and mutual visions.
Because of this, the association Region Siljan decided to create a big project, named “Leva vid Siljan” (Living by the Lake Siljan) to market this region of Sweden as an alternative with great advantages to the life in a big town like Stockholm or Gothenburg.
The project is basically financed by the five municipalities around the Lake Siljan and the association Region Siljan, with Skr 2 million.
www.regionsiljan.se /living_by_the_lake_siljan.asp   (586 words)

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ELFDALEN was buildt in l888 at Ljusne mechanical workshop for towing timber across the lake Siljan.
The machinery is a 110 ihp compoundengine with a jetcondensor and fed from a scottish steam boiler.
More details about the steamers on the lake Siljan and in the rest of Dalecarlia can be read in the book PÅ SJÖ OCH ÄLV - Ångbåtstrafiken i Dalarna written by TARRAS BLOM, produced by Dalarnas fornminnes- och hembygdsförbund, Dalarnas museum in Falun 1972.
biphome.spray.se /per.hilding/Steam/Elfdalene.html   (218 words)

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Because there was already a "Wonder Lake" in the state of Indiana, the corporation sought another name, a vote was taken, and Swedish immigrants who outnumbered the rest of the stockholders (by 31 votes) insisted on naming the new lake after Dalecarlia County near Lake Siljan in the Province of Dalarna, Sweden.
Before the lake filled up to the limit, the boys saw large, three-foot- high stumps from freshly cut trees in the center of the west lagoon.
In 1950 the Lake Dalecarlia Volunteer Fire Department was formed, their first fire truck purchased for one dollar from the City of Gary.
www.lowellpl.lib.in.us /s2002jan.htm   (952 words)

 Eva Bell--Dalarna-Valley Of Toys
Further up the lake, in the heart of Dalarna, is the Siljan garden where there are guest houses and cottages, and internationally known people give cultural and educational programs.
Her own house was something of a museum, and was famous for a coffee table made from a 14th century millstone called Storstuga, that had been brought from the northern part of the lake.
The colour green of the lake is due to calcium carbonate reflecting the sunlight.
www.storyhouse.org /eva2.html   (2363 words)

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Siljansbadets Camping is beautifully situated in the very middle of Rättvik by Lake Siljan with its long, shelving and child-proof beach.
Take a walk on "Långbryggan" (the 628 m long pier) and go for a cruise on Lake Siljan in the 100-year-old MS Gustav Wasa.
You are also at the very centre of the Siljan area and you can make fine day excursions to "Tomteland" at Gesunda, "Sommarland" in Leksand, the Bear Park at Grönklitt, one of the old dairy farms or see other sights.
www.siljansbadet.com /engelska/mainpage.htm   (167 words)

 Inlandsbanan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Walk on Sollerön – Lake Siljan’s island of the sun, 14 km south of Mora.The trail goes through Dalarna’s largest Viking burial ground, next to the beautifully situated homestead museum.
M/S Gustaf Wasa and S/S Engelbrekt traffic Lake Siljan during the summer, departures from the steam boat quay in Mora.
Orsa campsite is situated by the lake in Orsa, with kilometres of sandy beaches, a range of accommodation and Sweden’s most modern bowling halls – an oasis for tourists.
www.grandnordic.net /eng/banans_strackning/mora_orsa.html   (571 words)

 Dalarna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dalarna (The Valleys) is Sweden's most popular tourist destination - and no wonder - lake Siljan is surrounded by mountains (half of Sweden's ski lifts are here) and the area is well known for wonderful crafts in wood, wool and other native materials.
The raising of the "maypole" or rather "June pole" is part of the charm of this area.
Throughout Sweden the owners of the red ochre wooden cottages and houses have the mine at Falun to thank for their color scheme and the process of impregnation.
www.zontadistrict2.org /Convention/Dalarna.htm   (334 words)

 orsasjön dalarna våmhus gammelgård midsommar dalhalla vasaloppet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The mansion Bäcka is ideally suited in the Lake Siljan district making an excellent base from which to explore the district in all directions.
It is just a minute walk down to the lake where you can lend one of the mansions small boats to explore the lake.
In the district of Lake Siljan you can find five tracks with in an hours drive.
www.backaherrgard.se /eng/e_kropp_sjal.html   (264 words)

 Pantours of Sweden - Swedish Folklore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In this beautiful countryside you can make a handicraft round; at the lake Glafsfjorden there is a glass factory, a famous pewter smith and the only linen damask weaving mill making table cloths for the Nobel festivities by hand-looms.
Via Malung, town known for its skins and furs, through miles of spruce forest you'll reach the northern shore of of the Lake Siljan, the heart of the county.
Drive along the lake via Nusnäs, where the "Dala Horse" is made, the town of Rättvik to Tällberg on the eastern slopes of the Lake Siljan.
www.pantours.se /swefolk.htm   (299 words)

 ILA Convention 2003
Lake Siljan is steeped in flowering meadows and overlooked by distant blue mountains.
Siljan is the largest sea in Dalarna and offers a route with amazing scenery.
The result is Lake Siljan and its beautiful surroundings.
www.listen.org /pages/prev_convention/2003_cultural_tours.html   (1260 words)

 Vacation Sweden 2003 - Scandinavia: Denmark, Sweden and Finland - Part 21: Around lake Siljan
For Ciska we bought a pair of wooden shoes painted with the same kind of decorations as the horses and one of the Dalahorse painters painted Ciska's name it.
After we had something to eat and drink in the restaurant we left for the island of Sollerön in lake Siljan.
After we had visited the mine we left and header towards the town of Rättvik to have dinner in a restaurant on the shores of lake Siljan.
scandinavia.archill.net /verslage.php?Pg=21   (842 words)

 Events - Sweden - July
Siljan Tourism Mora, Ph.: (250) 56 76 00.
Every summer since 1969, music for all tastes and ages has been sounding from every corner of this beautiful lake.
A genuine tradition from Dalarna in charming environments - churches, forests, mountains - has made this one of the most popular music weeks in Sweden.
www.goscandinavia.com /copy/events/swe_jul.html   (570 words)

 Historik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first Steamer in Dalarna, the Paddlewheeler Prins August, sailt on Lake Siljan for the first time in the Summer of 1839.
The early beginning was because of the enormous need of transportation from Ironworks ashore Lake Siljan.
Together with Gustaf Wasa and Rättvik she took care of the passengertraffic on Lake Siljan.
www.steamship.nu /english/3historik.htm   (193 words)

 UFO-Piloten in (abo Frio (Brasilien)
Professor Bertil Soderquist, MUFON Representative in Sweden, has reported several incidents of mysterious objects in lakes, but with no apparent UFO association.
       In Lake Siljan, Dalarna Province (central Sweden), April 30, 1976, three witnesses saw a pointed object tearing a channel through the ice between 5:15 and 5:30 pm.
The object, estimated to be moving 90 km/hr, cut a channel 1 km long and 3-4 meters wide through the 20 cm thick ice.
www.waterufo.net /item.php?id=180   (179 words)

 Dalarna´s culture - Music by lake Siljan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was in the summer of 1969 that it all started, on a relatively small scale initially, but since then the festival has grown in strength and in size and attracts tens of thousands of people to Dalarna during the first week of July every year.
Woodland glades, valleys and meadows are transformed into unique concert sites round lake Siljan.
• “Musik vid Siljan” offers music for all tastes: from music for symphony orchestras, chamber music, jazz and choral concerts to ballads, folk music, poetry, dance and programmes for children and young people.
www.dalarna.se /kulturidalarna/eng/musikvidsiljan.html   (233 words)

 cheapertravel.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
North along beautiful Lake Vättern to historic Vadstena and, via the old garrison town of Örebro, continue to Lake Mälaren.
Overnight in Mora by Lake Siljan, once home of the painter Anders Zorn and now host to the longest ski-race in the world, Vasaloppet.
Leave Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjöen, where the saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water thereby dashing Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb.
www.cheapertravel.com /brendan/e/denmark.htm   (1235 words)

 Events - Sweden - June
Natives and visitors alike gather for a genuine 'Smargoesbord' meal and dance around the may pole to traditional and folklore music.
In Dalarna, around Lake Siljan, where the Swedish folklore traditions are the strongest, massive celebrations take place.
For the first time in Sweden, 2,000 participants compete in veteran table-tennis, which is held every second year since 1995.
www.goscandinavia.com /copy/events/swe_jun.html   (601 words)

 Swedish Folk Costumes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was in the parishes around Lake Siljan that old popular traditions lived longest, and in fact live on to the extent that the old festival costumes are still worn.
It is true that more recent fashions have left their marks on garments but if we look at the coats of Rättvik, Leksand and Floda men, the cut is an unmistakable echo of the medieval smock.
In July there is a celebrated race of parish church boats from Leksland to Rättvik with the passengers and oarsmen singing and dressed in peasant costume.
www.harmoni.net /nordiska_old/costumes/sweden/sweden.html   (2238 words)

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Listen to these excerpts from a haunting meditation, written by Henry Corbin in 1932 at the edge of Lake Siljan in Sweden.
It will soon be dusk, but for now the clouds are still clear, the pines are not yet darkened, for the lake brightens them into transparency.
And everything is green with a green that would be richer than if pulling all the organ stops in recital.
www.sophiajournal.org /archives2/cheetham.html   (1526 words)

 Lisa's & Patrik's Wedding
August is a very popular and hence busy period around Lake Siljan with a whole array of activities going on.
Dalarna, and in particular the Lake Siljan area, is fantastic year around.
At 628 m this pier was built in 1895 to enable the Steamship "Rättvik", that plied on Lake Siljan, to berth in the town.
lisaandpatrikwedding.blogspot.com   (1630 words)

 Accomodations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Grönklitt you can live and relax in modern and comfortable cottages within the wilderness, far off from cities and towns.
A lot of the cottages have a wonderful outlook onto the Orsa Lake and the lake Siljan.
The youth hostel proffers 40 beds in 2 and 4 bed units.
www.gronklitt.com /s_boende_gb.asp   (110 words)

 Padraigan Web Design
Mora is the largest town on Lake Siljan.
It is located on a promontory near the spot where the Osterdalalven flows into the lake, and is the center of an old parish.
Nusnas is a small village a few kilometres away from Mora, and is famous for the little Dalecarlian horses that are manufactured there.
www.padraigan.com /olsons/default_olsons.html   (426 words)

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