The village of Sälen is situated among the forests, bogs and mountains of far west Sweden near the border with Norway. In fact, its nearest international airport is in Oslo, 137 miles away. The small settlement stands along the banks of the Västerdalälven River, one of Sweden’s longest that flows for 2 miles. The community of Sälen comes alive in the winter months when it becomes a leading Swedish ski resort. The nearest city is Malung, which, if you rent a car in Sälen is under 2 miles away.