Funäsdalen is a small village that has made its name in winter sports. A lot of people go here during the winter to either ski or for an adventure on the snowmobile. With a permanent population of around 900 inhabitants, there is a big increase in the population during the school breaks as tourists arrive in great numbers. That does not mean that there are fewer reasons to visit the area during the summer. The landscape is very beautiful during summertime as well. This is also an area where you might see hoards of raindeers crossing the roads. In other words, it’s the place to be if you want to say hello to Rudolph!
Funäsdalen is the seat of one of the major Swedish winter resort of Funäsfjällen. Except for Funäsdalen, Funäsfjällen also includes the areas of Ramundberget, Tänndalen, Tännäskröket, Kappruet and Fjällnäs.
Five Things to Do In Funäsdalen
This is one of the main reasons people visit Funäsdalen. There are six systems for alpine skiing around the village: Tänndalen, Tänndalsvallen, Ramundberget, Funäsdalsberget, Tännäskröket, and Kappruet. Funäsdalsberget is the one located in the village, the others are spread out in the surrounding area.
This is most likely the second most common activity during the winter season. There are multiple trails in the area as well as in the surrounding villages. There are around 300 kilometers of prepared tracks to enjoy.
Fishing or Ice Fishing
Fishing is something that is possible most of the year. During the winter it is ice fishing. You drill a hole in the ice and enjoy a calm day on the lake. In the summer you will most likely stay at the shores to enjoy the tranquility. There are several lakes in the area, just remember to purchase a fishing pass.
No longer winter? How about hiking in the mountains and surrounding nature? There are several tracks to choose between, depending on your level. You might opt for a one day hike, or maybe a longer one with camping out in nature.
There is at least one option to go for if you want to enjoy the nature and views of the area without the need for prolonged physical activity. There is still the possibility of renting a snowmobile and heading out on around 450 kilometers of designated tracks in the area.
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How to Get to Funäsdalen?
Do you want to travel to Funäsdalen? Here are a few options to choose from:
- Car: Road 84 connects Funäsdalen with the Norwegian border (extending to road 31 in Norway to Røros) in the west and in the east it connects the village to Sveg and later on to Hudiksvall and the highway E4. In Sveg it also connects with the road E45 that runs north-south through the middle of Sweden.
- Bus: There are buses going from Stockholm, Uppsala, and Gävle. The line is called Härjedalingen.
- Flights: The closest airports are the ones in Sveg (EVG) 120 kilometers away and the airport in Røros (RRS) 70 kilometers away in Norway. From these airports, you can find flights to Stockholm (ARN) and Oslo (OSL).
The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:
Stockholm – 568 kilometers (6 h 51 min)
Gothenburg – 664 kilometers (8 h 42 min)
Malmö – 919 kilometers (11 h 26 min)
Luleå – 780 kilometers (10 h 1 min)
Linköping – 590 kilometers (8 h 20 min)
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