Bus to start
Arrive to the race well rested! Our busses can get you to the start place in good time before the start, and save you the stress of dealing with traffic and full parking spaces. Leave the car at home and book a bus ticket; you’ll be doing a favour to yourself and the environment. Booking your bus ticket online is also cheaper than buying it on location.
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Warm and sunny or cold and snow? Let us help you with the waxing! Vasaloppet’s official ski waxing service in Mora and Sälen is available for all Winter Week races.
Take the SJ train
Easy, comfortable and green – take the train to Mora!
Hotel, hostel, camping, a personal cottage, or perhaps a simple sleeping space on the floor of a school? There are many different types of accommodation in northern Dalarna. Here you can read about where to book your lodgings.
Vasaloppet’s Winter Week
Vasaloppet’s Winter Week takes place every year with several cross-country ski races over the course of ten days, finishing with the classic Vasaloppet on the first Sunday in March. All races run in the Vasaloppet track, in the Vasaloppet Arena; a ninety kilometre scenic nature reserve between Sälen and the famous finish line portal in Mora.
The first race, running on the first Friday, is Kortvasan from Oxberg to Mora. On Saturday, Tjejvasan runs along the same stretch. Sunday follows with Ungdomsvasan for youths up to the age of 16, starting in Eldris or Hökberg.
Öppet Spår, starting in Sälen, runs on both Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday it’s time for Halvvasan, which starts in Oxberg and runs along the Oxberg lake before joining up with the Vasaloppet track.
Friday means Stafettvasan, a relay race that splits the course from Sälen to Mora into five sections. The night to Saturday is when Nattvasan 90 and Nattvasan 45 take place, the only two races during the Winter Week where skate style is permitted. The week warps up with the world’s biggest cross-country ski race, the massive Vasaloppet where 15,800 registered participants ski along what’s been called the “main artery of Swedish skiing”! But Vasaloppet’s Winter Week is so much more than just skiing. For example, don’t miss out on the Vasaloppet Trade Fair in Mora which has about 200,000 visitors every year. Or the grand opening that takes place in the finish line area. Or the Vasaloppet festivities in Mora Church, held according to tradition since 1922, with a celebrity holding the ceremonial speech, and the crowning of the year’s Kranskulla.
Vasaloppet’s Winter Week 2019
Friday, February 22 • Kortvasan • 30 km. Start Oxberg
Saturday, February 23 • Tjejvasan • 30 km. Start Oxberg
Sunday, February 24 • Ungdomsvasan • 9 km Start Eldris. 19 km Start Hökberg
Sunday, February 24• Öppet Spår Sunday • 90 km. Start Sälen
Monday, February 25 • Öppet Spår Monday • 90 km. Start Sälen
Tuesday, February 26 • Halvvasan • 45 km. Start Oxberg
Friday, March 1 • Stafettvasan • 90 km. Five-person teams. Start Sälen
Friday, March 1 • Nattvasan 90 • 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Sälen
Friday, March 1 • Nattvasan 45 • 45 km. Two-person teams. Start Oxberg
Saturday, March 2 • Blåbärsloppet • 9 km. Start Eldris
Sunday, March 3 • Vasaloppet • 90 km. Start Sälen (Fully booked)
Vasaloppstrippeln 90 and 45
Vasaloppstrippeln, the Vasaloppet trifecta, is a challenge where participants complete three 90-kilometre or 45-kilometre Vasaloppet races during one calendar year.