Falun is located in Dalarna, in the heart of Scandinavia, readily accessible by frequent rail and air services. This is a region where the people love everything having to do with skiing, competitions, culture and festivals. Ski competitions have been arranged here since the late 19th century and Falun has a tradition of genuine hospitality among the staff involved in the service and tourism business.
One of the world's oldest international World Cup competitions, Svenska Skidspelen, is hosted in Falun and the finish of the ski competition, Vasaloppet, is only one hour drive away.
Falun and the neighboring town Borlänge is the centre of a growing region with 100.000 inhabitants today. Apart from the Lugnet ski facility, Falun boasts a number of world class sights, such as the world heritage with the
Coppermine, the home of the artists Carl and Karin Larsson in Sundborn and the lake Runn which offers great opportunity for outdoor activities such as skating and ice fishing.
Lugnet, with the national ski arena and jumping hills, is a sports facility for both summer and winter use. It is a unique arena only 2km from the downtown in Falun. The Swedish Sports Confederation recognizes 67 sports of which 57 can be practiced at Lugnet. There are also many hiking and exercise trails, as well as skiing trails. It is as close to everything that offers at Lugnet as it is to the immense nature reserve. The lift of the jump tower of the 90-metre ski jump is open in the summer. From this hill you have the most spectacular view over Falun and Lake Runn.
Activities; activities for children, adventure golf, cross-country, group development, indoor ice rink, outdoor swimming pool, picnic tables, sports hall, swimming, training circuit,cycling(mountainbike), tennis
Disabled persons; handicap friendly,
General facilities; café, children's swimming pool, coach/truck parking, food/refreshments, paddling pool, parking, pool - indoor, pool - outdoor, reception, recreations facilities, sauna, shower/hot water, swimming in pool,
Nature and terrain; cross-country skiing area, hiking area, running
The area is often used, both winter- and summertime for different kinds of sports and fairs. It is also the Swedish national arena for cross country skiing.
Ski Jumping Arena
The two hills were built in 1973 and have become something like a trademark for Falun.
OTHER SPORT EVENTS
SM-veckan, Swedish Championship, January 21-27 2013
Runn Winter Week, February 8-17 2013
Lilla SS March 9-10 2013 (youth cc)
Barnens Skidspel March 17 (for children between 2-10 years)
FIS Cross-Country World Cup Final presented by Viessmann March 22-24
Falun and the surrounding area offer everything from comfortable hotel accommodation and value-for-money hostels to holiday villages, campsites and private houses. If you wish to book , please call us at tel +46 (0)23-830 50 for personal service. You can also book your room online at www.visitsodradalarna.se
To arrange for accommodation in Falun and Borlänge for the spectators, please contact falun[at]visitsodradalarna.se
Buy your tickets at Lugnet Ski Stadium Friday 22nd, Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th. Companies/Groups can already buy their entrance tickets by mail to info[at]skidspelen.se
The prices in advance are: Adults: Friday 90 kr, Saturday 150 kr, Sunday 150 kr Youths 12-18 years: Friday 50 kr, Saturday 100 kr, Sunday 100 kr Children up to age 11 are free
For VIP tickets contact us: +46(0)23-874 65 or info[at]skidspelen.se, before March 12 2013.
HOW TO GET TO FALUN
Getting to Falun is easy. The closest a international irport is Stockholm Arlanda. Only 230 km distant from Falun, you go easily from the airport to Falun with direct train, or by car, it takes 2 hours. The train and bus station is centrally located within walking distance of the town centre (approx. 200 m) and Lugnet (1 km). If you are travelling by air, it will take you about 20 minutes by car from the Dala Airport in Borlänge to Falun and Lugnet.