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.
Sälen grows from its summer population of a few hundred to many thousands during the skiing season. It hosts, for example, the annual 56-mile cross-country skiing race. This is the longest and oldest such race in the world and attracts more than 15,000 competitors. Hire a car and you can visit all seven of the Sälen ski centres with all the different types of accommodations spread around the slopes surrounding the village. It gets busy at peak winter times but the atmosphere is still relaxed as many of the visitors are Swedish families with children. It's not a venue for wild après ski night life.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0700-2100, Sa-Su 0900-2100
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.