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Getting There

By Plane -- The nearest airport is the Dala Airport, at Borlänge, 26km (16 miles) to the west. There's no convenient direct bus, but you can grab a taxi there, priced at around 480SEK ($96/£48) each way.

By Train -- There is frequent service during the day from Stockholm (trip time: 3 hr.) and from Gothenburg (trip time: 6 hr.). For schedules, call tel. 771/75-75-75.

By Bus -- Buses operated by Swebus (tel. 0200/21-82-18; www.swebusexpress.se) run between Stockholm and Falun either once or twice every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, depending on the season. Although the distance is greater, buses coming from Gothenburg arrive twice a day every day of the week, making frequent stops along the way.

In Falun, the bus and railway stations lie adjacent to each other, 455m (1,493 ft.) south of the town center. White-sided city bus no. 60 or 70 makes runs from the stations to the Stortorget, the town's central square.

By Car -- If you're driving to Falun from Stockholm, take the E18 expressway northwest to the junction with Route 70. From here, continue to the junction with Route 60, where you head northwest. Falun is signposted.

Visitor Information

The Falun Tourist Office, Trotzgatan 10-12, 791 83 Falun (tel. 023/830-00), is open from mid-August to mid-June every Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. During summer, from mid-June to mid-August, it's open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm. For more information on Falun, refer to the town's website at www.falun.se.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.