Summer season in Sälen
Summer in Sälen – a new type of highland holiday
Do you long for crispy, fresh highland air, magnificent open spaces, the smell of waffles, challenging cycling or meditative hiking? Sälen in the summer and autumn is a treasure trove of activities and experiences. Hidden under the snow and ski slopes are masses of challenging cycle tracks and beautiful hiking trails along the marshes and hilltops. Many hiking trails start directly at Högfjällshotellet.
For bike lovers
The widestretched highland plateau which makes Sälenfjällen is also fantastic for cycling. Here everyone can find fun trails, young and old, beginners and professionals. Experience everything from exciting downhill-cycling to enduro and cross country.
In Sälen Bikepark in Lindvallen the whole family can experience the fast growing sport of ”Downhill”, the simplest variety of downhill biking. You take the lift up and cycle down, full of speed, moderate difficulty and crazy fun. If you want to enjoy
calmer tempo and longer adventures we recommend visiting Rörbäcknäs which is one of Swedens fastest growing cross country areas that is investing big on a variety of different forms of cycling.
Or get on your running shoes for Trail Running: an exercise form suited for all. The uneven ground on the highlands or along all of our snowmobile and hiking trails, cross country skiing tracks and cycle tracks all double up as excellent running trails in the summer.
There are many activities for kids in Sälen in the summer. The popular Trollskogen in Hundfjället is open every day in the summer time. Another perfect outdoor activitiy for the whole family is Lindvallens Fäbod, a genuine old fashioned environment with chalets from the end of the 1800s, where kids can ride horses and meet rabbits, pigs and goats who roam the grounds freely.
You can also enjoy a refreshing swim nearby in a small lake or Västerdalälven, or swim inside at Experiums adventure swimming pool in Lindvallen where you can find waterslides, indoor wave machine and spa. Read more about Experium here.
Dont miss Sälens best waffles, (made to an over 100 year old recipe!) served in the våffelstugan at our sister hotel Gammelgården.
Summer and autumn are also full of events and competitions for both young and old; Summer concert in the slopes with Lena Philipsson, Country national championships, Cykelvasan, Formtoppen and multi sport competition AIM Challenge to name a few.