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Älvdalen

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Älvdalen is a municipality in north-western Dalarna, at the border of Härjedalen and Norway.

Settlements[edit]

  • Älvdalen
  • Idre
  • Särna

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Talk[edit]

While virtually everyone speaks standard Swedish, and understands English, the municipality is home to the Elfdalian language (älvdalska), with around 2,000 speakers. Though it has never had legal standing as a language, it is unintelligible to Swedish-speakers, and was written with runes well into the 20th century.

The dialects in Idre and Särna are considered Norwegian. In the northern edge of the province, Sami is the traditional language.

Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]

Winter, Bus, from Särna to Mörket, its starts from the Konsum store in Särna.

See[edit]

  • Just outside of the village of Särna (coming from Sälen), a tower was built from where you can see the entire area. In the center of town, there is a lovely wooden church from the mid 17th century, known as the 'Old Church' (Gamla Kyrka).
  • 20 km outside of Särna, lies Fulufjäll National Park. Sweden's largest waterfall (94 m high), the Njupeskär, is located in the park. A well marked trail of 4k m leads you to the waterfall and back to the parking lot. Wooden walkways are built over the more wet areas along the trail. This is a perfect outing for inexperienced mountaineers. Along the way you can enjoy the varied plant life: 'hjortron' (Cloudberry) in the open areas and in the woods lingon (Cowberry) and blueberry. The woods are a mix of pine and birch. There are bears, wolves and a particularly large type of moose living in the reserve.

Do[edit]

Summer - Hiking, Fishing, Bird Watching, the largest waterfall in Sweden in the Fulufjället National Park, Moose Adventure, Beaver watching. Winter - Husky Adventure, Snow Shoe Hiking, Snow Scooter trails, Skiining in Idre or Särna.

Eat[edit]

There are a few places to eat, in Idre, 35km from Mörkret and Särna 25km from Mörkret

Drink[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Close to the Fulufjället National Park, one would find [www.fulufjällsbyn.se], consisting of 22 fully equipped cottages.

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