The town is easy to reach. The road network is excellent and the only time to expect traffic jams is at four o'clock when most people head home from their work. There is also a railway station and an airport.
Flights to Dala Airport in Borlänge go from Stockholm, tickets can be booked online at the site of the airline Skyways. Borlänge can also be reached by air from Malmö, Gothenburg and from Oslo, the capital of Norway. Tickets online at Direktflyg. Both airline sites have booking services in English.
Borlänge is an important railway hub, tickets can be bought at the website of the Swedish railway company SJ.
Bus is in general the cheapest way of reaching Borlänge from other cities. Tickets can be found at the website of Swebus Express (Available in english).
Getting around by car is easy, however the road-signs are - as in the rest of Sweden - in Swedish so a map is suggested.
The bus-network covers the entire town and the villages outside. A ride inside the towns borders costs 17 SEK for adults (over 16 years old), and 14 SEK for children.
The Ornässtugan in Borlänge
Ornässtugan - A old timber-house dating back to the 16th century. The soon-to-be Swedish king Gustaf Vasa hid here after the Stockholm Bloodbath, when he was the last remain of the Swedish noble the Danes sought to eliminate. Guided tours are available.
Go skiing in the Romme Alpin. Modern ski-facility some kilometres from Borlänge downtown.
Visit the festival Peace and love. Swedens biggest summer festival with about 40.000 visitors yearly.
Kupolen shopping-mall - The largest shopping-mall in the province with over 80 shops and resturants.
Borlänge city - Borlänge city, as the biggest city in the province it offers about 70 shops, over 30 resturants with food from 8 cultures and about 10 coffeeshops.
The one decent restaurant of Borlange is Stationsgatan 1, located smack in the middle of the town, very close to the tourist information office. There's an half-way decent italian restaurant, Malu, next to the town park, liljekvistska. The owners, Mauro and Luca, are a nice bunch bunt don't expect haute cusine. They do decent pasta though. Another place you might want to check out is Saga Restaurang located opposite Bragegallerian. They have a really good seafood soup.
But what you really should indulge in is Pizza. Borlange is famous for having about one pizzeria per 1000 inhabitants. If you feel adventourus you should check out the pizzeria at Hemkop Tjarna Angar. Any local will show you the way. The pizzas are simply fantastic.
Younger people go to S2, located opposite of Stationsgatan 1, or Flamingo for dancing. If you want a pub with the real local feel you should check out "Engelska". It's kind of a dive bar and populated by a diverse bunch of people. Bolanche, above Stationsgatan 1, is the place for people in the ages 25-30+ while Liljan, located in the Liljan "galleria" on the park side, is the place for the more mature. If you like rock you may wnat to head to The Rock House, opposite Flamingo, altough it's usually kinda deserted. And as always it's easiest to ask the locals were to find these places.