Storlien, a microvillage on the E14 only two kilometres from the Swedish–Norwegian border, is a small ski resort and summer outpost. It's all about the outdoors here, with alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, hiking and fishing reeling in a good number of visitors, many from Norway.
After the Central train line was completed in 1882, two hotels opened up in Storlien and outdoor enthusiasts started to arrive.The Swedish royal family were given a holiday cabin here in 1933 and to this day are known to come to celebrate Easter and the New Year. The first ski lift opened in 1942, and at present, there are nine lifts. Despite all this, you wouldn't be mistaken for suggesting Storlien looks a bit rundown, especially if you turn up in summer.