A traditional church boat at Leksand, Dalarna.
All aspects of the folk culture
interrelate in Sweden.    When you
get involved in one, you cannot help
but experience many.
On the tour, you will participate in
several music festivals, and get an
idea of the traditions around music
and dancing beyond just performing
on stage.
The tour will visit a "dalahäst"
factory, where the special painted
toy horses so special to Dalarna are
produced, still as a cottage industry.
You will see musical instruments,
clothing, and folk art styles peculiar
to smaller localities.
You will learn local customs having
to do with baptism, marriage and
You will learn many local food
customs, sampling special foods that
are never offered in restaurants.
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Folk Customs!
Tim Rued's
Sweden Tour 2017
June 28 - July 12
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