In winter there are the best conditions for both downhill and cross-country skiing. For cross-country skiers there are ski tracks directly round the corner on and around Lake Siljan and the Vasa Race track is just 10 km away.

The nearest ski slopes are on the Gesunda mountain 4 km from the retreat center. There are two ski shops with ski hire and a café at the top of the mountain with a magnificent view of Lake Siljan.

Close by is Santaworld for the kids with a moose park etc. Especially in summer this is a great attraction.

In spring and summer you can enjoy the Ryssa river flowing into Lake Siljan only 500 meters below the retreat center. There you can sit in one of the center´s canoes, kayaks or rowboats and via the beautiful Ryssa delta drift out on Lake Siljan. Here you can also swim and fish in summer as well as in winter.

Here at Ryssagården, located in the scenic and culturally rich Siljan district, we have found a wonderful place where people can come, stay and just be. Here you can relax and rediscover yourself and at the same time have the opportunity to learn something new, exciting and useful.

In order to achieve this we follow the different seasons and take the most of what nature, culture and life here have to offer.

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