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Särna, in Dalarna - or Dalecarlia, heart of Scandinavia - is surrounded by mountains, forests and waters, is the first and most accessible wilderness area in Sweden for those coming from the south, suitable for any kind of tourism, from the familiar to the more dynamic one. It's a perfect starting point for those wishing to take an active vacation in the nature in any season of the year, and for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers and photographers. Even who is interested in culture and folklore will find reasons to come here: Dalarna is the most traditional county in Sweden, and offers celebrations in traditional dresses that attract tourists from all over the world (Midsummer), and the Lake Siljan area with the town of Mora.


In Särna we offers you our vandrarhem, which is a self catering family hostel, a kind of affordable facility widespread in the Country, equipped with private rooms and used by anyone, from couples to families and groups. 

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Prices start from 250 Sw. kr. person/night.

Groups (of 18 persons at least): 180 Sw. kr. person/night.

Rooms are all "private". The word "hostel" doesn't properly translate this kind of accommodation. Each guest or group of guests has his own private room (regardless of the number of beds in the room).

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Yxningåfallen waterfalls in Vedungsfjällen nature reserve


Nature & Outdoor Activities

Northern Dalarna nature offers a wide choice of fantastic outdoor activities, as forest or mountain hiking, birdwatching, wildlife and landscape photography, rafting and canoeing.

Within the range of 80 km there are 4 National Parks and about forty nature reserves, with wonderful forest, wet areas and mountains habitats. The Fulufjället National Park, lies 30 km from Särna and hosts Njupeskär, the highest waterfall in Sweden.


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2019 Opening Calendar

Winter opening: January 25th - April 23rd. Summer opening: June 1st.




Points of interests in the area

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Photos from Särna and Scandinavian nature in Vitantonio Dell'Orto's photoblog: The Chronicles of Särna.




All images in this website

are copyright by Vitantonio Dell'Orto.

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My Sweden, a photo book

by Vitantonio Dell'Orto.


In winter, of course, there are many possibilities to enjoy skiing (both Alpine and cross-country), as well as husky sledging and snowmobiles, both in Särna and in the surrounding areas.

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