Skiing in Funäsdalen

Fra Funäsdalen i Jämtland og Härjedalen, Sverige.

Across the border, in Sweden, there is a mountain village called Funäsdalen. Many Norwegians go here just to buy cheap wine or tobacco, but I stayed here for a couple of days during Easter. There are many Swedes that go here too. They go to ski, either downhill or cross-country.

Fra Funäsdalen i Jämtland og Härjedalen, Sverige.

There are different accommodation in Funäsdalen. We stayed in a hostel, part of Hotell Funäsdalen. As you can see the common livingroom/kitchen was quite big and nice. But there is not much time to stay indoors when it is Easter and nice weather. Then we want to go skiing, and the Swedes are very good in making informations on were to go. And everybody says hello when you meet somebody in the forest or on the mountain.

Fra Funäsdalen i Jämtland og Härjedalen, Sverige.

Fra Funäsdalen i Jämtland og Härjedalen, Sverige.

Fra Funäsdalen i Jämtland og Härjedalen, Sverige.

Renting a snowmobile is very easy many places in Sweden, contrary to Norway were this is illegal in almost all cases in the nature. But a snowmobile is not for those who want silence. More photos of snowmobile photos. More photos from Funäsdalen.

Fra Funäsdalen i Jämtland og Härjedalen, Sverige.

Fra Funäsdalen i Jämtland og Härjedalen, Sverige.

Fra Funäsdalen i Jämtland og Härjedalen, Sverige.

Fra Funäsdalen i Jämtland og Härjedalen, Sverige.

35 thoughts on “Skiing in Funäsdalen

  1. I think I prefer the way the Norwegians think about the snowmobiles. Looks like a beautiful place for cross country skiing. Why would anyone want to spoil this with the rude noises of snowmobiles?

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  2. I see it’s warming up there a bit, Bente. Our roofs are unloading, too. I’m afraid I am too out of shape to do the cross country skiing, but it looks fun.

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  3. Beautiful photos! I have a very good friend from Norway staying with me right now at the ranch, and I showed her your blog yesterday…. which she loved (as I do!) and she asked me to ask you if by chance you were once a Biology teacher? If so, then she believes that you two used to know one another some time ago! 🙂

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  4. Thanks for your wonderful photos from Funäsdalen. The hostel seems to be very comfortable and inviting. It’s always nice to have a cosy place to come home to after a day outside in the beautiful winter landscape. Ha en kjempefin dag!😀

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  5. What a great landscape ! And great photos.
    You and the friends must be enjoyed the marvelous holiday.
    Seeing the name of ski, Rossignol, I remember, once I really wanted to have it.
    — Top (and last ) photo showed a small mountain with a building on top. =
    is there a lift to go-up there ? = Seems 3 downhill courses from there.
    Is 5th photo, one of its downhill course ?

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    1. You are right about the small house on the top, I think it is 3 downhills from there (not in the picture), and there are downhills all the way from here and towards the norwegian border, that is a lot of them. The 5 photo: no downhill, just ordinary tracks (downhill) for cross-country. I have never tried the downhills, Yoshizen, don’t need all that speed..😉

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  6. Discover skiing in your country is something that attracts me enormously. I especially ski touring, but it is a place that attracts me. one day maybe I will like discover sweden. Just now I dream😉 Good day to you
    Val

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  7. Amazing photos…🙂

    I didn’t knew about the snowmobile Norway versus Sweden – when visiting Geilo at wintertime I sometimes rent a snowmobile and not illegal – but I like skiing most (because of the silence) – and no the norwegians don’t call med a typical dane on ski… “lol” 🙂😉

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    1. Illegal in general in Norway, but some exemptions for those who needs it for work and for transportations to far away cabins. And a few places have trails for recreation, like Geilo. This is a big discussion, and there might be some changes. Aha you are aslo “born with skies on your feet”!?😉

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  8. Beautiful Bente but oh my, it looks so cold. I think I prefer golf here vs skiing there!! I visited Norway one summer many years ago and remember how gloriously beautiful it was.

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  9. Blissful photos Bente, all that wonderful quiet (except for the snowmobiles . . . ) and space! Cross country skiing seems to be so relaxing but I imagine you would need good energy levels for that tracking. What a lovely few days for you!

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