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Sälen

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Sälen is a small town and ski resort in Dalarna.

Understand[edit]

Although overshaded by it's bigger and more 'hip' cousin in the north, Åre, this ski-resort offers almost everything you need for a skiing vacation. This also has many activities that are family oriented.

Sälen is also noted for being the starting point of Vasaloppet, a major cross-country skiing event with more than 15,000 participants held the first Sunday in March.

Get in[edit]

Sälen has no airport on its own, talks having been going on for years on extending the local airstrip for commercial traffic. Most tourists arrive at Mora-Siljan Airport, a small regional airport with connections only from Stockholm and Ängelholm (in Scania).

Get around[edit]

The SkiPassBus is free for all holders of the SkiPass and will easily take you from the hotel to the slope and back. Apart from that public bus #200 goes from the actual village of Sälen and along the main road up to the ski resorts.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Sälen is most famous for alpine sport, though it is good for outdoor life in summer as well.

  • The start of Vasaloppet, a leg in the Swedish Classic Circuit.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Lammet & Grisen, Fjällvägen 21, +46 280-21090, fax: +46 280-21049. Serving all you can eat fillet of lamb, ox and pig. From 450 kr.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Ski Lodge.
  • 2 Sälens Högfjällshotell, +46 280-87000, e-mail: . With a history dating back to the beginning of ski tourism in Sälen, Högfjällshotellet has some of the best quality rooms a stone's throw from the slopes. Features restaurants, bars, a spa and even a cinema.

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