About Nusnäs 

Right from the early Middle Ages there is information to suggest that there were settlements with agriculture and handicrafts as a major occupation.
In  the book from 1539 we can read about 14 tax farmers in Nusnäs and we can also read about remains from iron manufacturing which have been found within the village boundaries along the lakeshore.
Timbered log cabins and barns that are many  hundred years old  are still on the farms and fields around the village, the oldest one is moved to Zorn´s Gammelgård  in Mora. A log cabin that had been buildt of logs that were felled in the winter of 1308-09.
Handcrafts in the form of Dala Box and Moraclocks and baskets have been a major source of income for many more preferably during 1940-50's when about 40 basket makers were launched here in the village.
 
Today Nusnäs a village that has approx. 400 households who live year-round and many more during the summer.
The village has kindergartens, schools, sports and event location.
 
We have many business owners in the village and most famous of them all is the national Sweden symbol Dalahästen which started to be produced on a large scale in the 1920s.
The formation of the symbol is much older when lumbermen in the forest cabin, during the 1800`s,  in the evenings carved figures in wood for the children at home and many times it was the faithful workmate horse that was imaged.


 All along the village beach are 300 boathouses tightly positioned in a row and this environment is in its scale unique to Siljan. At the beach next to the boat houses are also small camps where the nets are hung.
The villagers have for a long time been the greatest fishermen on lake Siljan .

Down in the harbor is a large jetty where steamboats wharfed to pick up passengers at the time when these big boats operated on Lake Siljan.  The village has many beautiful historic buildings to look at and we also have a lot of wildlife in our forests. Siljan offer the best conditions for various kinds of water sports in summer and winter.

Wherever you are in the village, just take a road down the hill  to the Boathouse Road then you have the whole "Mashavet" in front of your feet .....