Sala Silvergruva

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Sala Silvergruva
4.5
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Sara W
Jarbo, Sweden35 contributions
Interesting place!
Jul 2021
Great theatre people & cool to go down 155 metres under ground! A lot to learn, if you have much time. Exhibitions, guiding, app walks etc. You can choose how much & what to do but you should have at least 3 hours.
Written July 17, 2021
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David B A
32 contributions
Best tour guide!
Dec 2019 • Family
We took a one hour tour down the mine and it was really interesting! I had no idea how hard mining used to be (or still is?).

Our tour guide was so enthusiastic about everything and had a great sense of humour. I feel sorry for the visitors that came down last that may have missed her Lord of the Rings references. I didn’t want her to stop talking! 😃

Thanks for a great experience!
Written December 29, 2019
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Alexander P
Cambridge, UK931 contributions
Two-hour tour
Nov 2019
The two-hour tour of the silver mine is excellent; the history is fascinating. Note it is surprisingly cold inside (2C in winter).
Written November 9, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review, I understand you went on the Manager tour on the 155 meter level in the mine. A great choice, indeed! The story the guide tells on this tour is focusing on the mine in a more vast historical perspective. There are also many beautiful views and places to discover on this tour: the underground "lakes" formed by the ground water, the majestic caverns where silver ore once was excavated, the echo chamber, the Queen Christina shaft, to mention some of them. I hope we meet soon again at the Sala Silvermine. Welcome back! Regards, Fobbe, Sala Silvermine
Written December 2, 2019
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Kist
Valga, Estonia6 contributions
'twas cool!
Jul 2019
Tour guide was informative and the caves - somewhat creepy (read: cool). Hint - wear gloves, even in summer :)
Written November 1, 2019
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Thank you so much for grading us with five out of five and for sharing the experience with us, I am happy you found the tour informative and that you were impressed by the huge cavities underground. The cavities are the remains of the ore bodies which were excavated during the centuries. Most of those visible on the tours were worked on in the 1700s. And I agree with you: it is cold downstairs in the mine: only +2°C. I understand from your review that you attended the two hour Manager Tour. Did you know we also have a shorter tour on the 155-meter level? The Pump Worker Tour is a one hour tour on the 155-meter level where you get to see and hear about the most important things you need to know about the Sala Silvermine and old times mining in general. Once again thanks for your review. Hope to see you here soon again. Maybe next summer already? We have a lot of news coming up which you will hear more about next year. Hope to see you then if not sooner. Welcome back! Regards, Fobbe, Sala Silvermine
Written December 2, 2019
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Isbjorn
25 contributions
Great mine tour and history in both Swedish and English
Sep 2019 • Friends
Hats off to Daniel, our tour guide, for delivering a four hr historical tour of the mine. I had read previous reviews with people complaining about the lack of English. Well, this was brilliant. He didn't go on and on in Swedish and then say just a bit in English. It was almost like every two sentences he'd jump from one language to the other, so it flowed well and you always felt involved. The area is beautiful with lots of great old buildings and trees. The four hr tour takes you down to 155m below the surface via stairs, spiral stairs and the modern elevator. Everything seemed very safe and sturdy. This isn't exactly the most beautiful "cave" in the world, it's a mine, so a lot of it is pretty rough but there are some spectacular galleries. The lunch was in a very comfortable place and we had tasty tomato soup, brie, bread and drinks. There was a very nice toilet there as well. All in all I really thought it was great and totally worth the price. You really learn and see so much.
Written September 28, 2019
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Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and you are more than welcome so visit us again! Our guides are very dedicated and they want to give you as much information as possible - not only in Swedish but in English as well of course. // Booking-team
Written October 27, 2019
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Veronica Smulders
Dubai, United Arab Emirates176 contributions
Excellent adventure available in English
Jul 2019
The visit to the Silvergruva of Sala is something we certainly recommend. The tour starts Over the ground with interesting explanations on the mine and the importance to Swedish history. The explanation is entertaining and available in English which is not always the case with some attractions.

The underground visit to the mines takes to 2c, so make sure you bring warmer clothes to change before going into the lift if you come in summer. The tour inside the mine is very cool and insightful for everyone. We especially enjoyed the stories brought to us by our tour guide
Written August 28, 2019
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Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! The mine is very beautiful and unique, indeed. It is a very special experience you won't see anywhere else. The tours are available in English and our guides are very dedicated when it comes to their knowledge about the mine and its history. Once again - Thank you! // Booking department
Written September 11, 2019
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Tor
36 contributions
Excellent
Jul 2019 • Family
I very much recommend a visit to Sala silver mine.
The receptionist was extremely enthusiastic about the mine and the museum, which despite no English language signs on the displays, is very interesting.
Two of us went on an English language tour 150m down the mine with Daniel as our very knowledgeable guide. This tour was excellent and kept me and my 11 year old child interested and engaged throughout. But, be warned, it is very cold down there so bring a sweater!
There is lots to see above ground too, with walks around the old buildings and walks around the surrounding area too.
Written July 29, 2019
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Thank you for your lovely review! It sure is cold in the mine, which means warm clothes are necessary! You are more than welcome to visit us again!
Written July 30, 2019
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Lisa S
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions
Lärlingen with 5 and 7 years old children
Jul 2019 • Family
Very Nice tour with a really good guide who talkted directly to the children. Easy walk and not to long not to short. Nexy time we Will try a longer tour with our 7 year old child
Written July 28, 2019
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Thank you for your lovely review, you are more than welcome to visit us again!
Written July 30, 2019
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A. Fuhrmann
1 contribution
Visit to the Silvermine, international tour
Jul 2019 • Friends
We had a great tour through the mine, with outstanding guide Jassa, who taught us a lot about the history of the mine and the political background. His enthousiasm and dedication did us let forget how cold it was (2 degrees).
Written July 23, 2019
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Thank you for your lovely response! You are more than welcome to come and visit us again! Kind regards, the booking department
Written July 25, 2019
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Keskitalo
Uppsala, Sweden180 contributions
Very interesting place, but the presentation is lacking
Jun 2019 • Family
This could become a 5 with some work. The mine is really exciting and the surroundings are great. But, the presentation needs an overhaul. Very little interactivity. Out 5-year old daughter got bored quickly even though she normally likes museums.

The mine itself is great and I really recommend going down.
Written July 3, 2019
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Hello! Thank you for your review! I understand and I am sorry to hear about that! We will take this further. The guides are doing their best to make the tour interesting and we do have other tours that might be more interesting for you and your daugther. It is an exciting experience indeed, and we thank you for recommending this to others! Best regards// Sala Silvergruva
Written July 5, 2019
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