urban area in Avesta Municipality, Sweden

Not to be confused with Alvesta in Småland.

Avesta is an industrial town in southern Dalarna in middle Sweden.

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Avesta is about 2 hours from Stockholm and Arlanda Airport (ARN IATA). The easiest way to get into Avesta is either by car or train.

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Although Avesta municipality has three train stations, only one is frequently used. The most popular station is Avesta Krylbo, where the train to and from Stockholm stops. All train stations are served by the main train company SJ for connections to Stockholm. The local/regional connections are served by Tåg i Bergslagen/Tågkompaniet. Railway tickets can be bought at the SJ website [1] or Tågkompaniet (only in Swedish) [2]. All tickets are available on both sites.

Avesta Krylbo is 15 minutes' walk from the city center. But you don't need to walk, since all the buses within Avesta municipality are free to use.

  • 1 Avesta Krylbo railway station, Stationsgatan 8. Main station.  
  • 2 Avesta Centrum railway station.  

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Map of Avesta

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  • The dalahorse. 24/7. The world’s biggest dalahorse is in Avesta, and it is huge!! Free.
  • 1 Horndal Ironworks (Horndals bruk). Former ironwork in the town of Horndal, now an industrial heritage park.  
  • 2 Grytnäs church (Grytnäs kyrka), Kyrkbyvägen 1. Church constructed in the 14th century.  

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