Scan Magazine, Issue 137, December 2021

Page 95

Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  A Swedish Winter Wonderland

hotel, and the popular ski resort Idre is only 30 minutes away. “Here you can really focus on skiing while enjoying your stay,” praises one happy guest. Together with Experience Grövelsjön, the hotel offers a range of winter activities such as guided ski tours, off-piste skiing, courses in telemark and cross-country skiing, and more. In summer, the opportunities for hiking and fishing are endless. Among nearby places to discover is the Sami village Idre Sameby, and a great day excursion is Valdalsbygget, where you can experience a traditional chalet, or summer pasture, enjoy a peaceful ‘fika’ and buy local products to bring home. Food at the heart of the hotel It’s easy to unwind at Storsätra Fjällhotell, where every meal is prepared with care and a big portion of love. Guests are served a fabulous breakfast buffet in the genuine dining hall, so they are all set for a day in the great outdoors. There are tasty packed lunches to bring in the backpack with something nice and warm to drink in a flask, plus afternoon ‘fika’ in the hotel lounge, which is a lovely spot for reading magazines or chatting about the day’s adventures in the wilderness. In the evening, you can relax in the restaurant with a carefully prepared, delicious three-course dinner, often with fish or game from the area. One guest enthuses that “the dinner was the perfect ending of a great day” – and Halvarsson agrees:

“People come to us to take part in outdoor activities, and after a great day outdoors, they return to a set table in the evening and just enjoy.” Storsätra Fjällhotell has 35 comfortable rooms. There is a popular relaxation area with a sauna and a heated bath tub next to river Grövlan, and guests can also book a relaxing massage at the hotel. Web: Facebook: Storsätra Fjällhotell Instagram: @storsatrafjallhotell

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