Västerdal River

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Västerdal River (Västerdalälven)
Västerdal River in Vansbro
Country Sweden
 - location Djurås
 - coordinates 60°33′N 15°08′E / 60.550°N 15.133°E / 60.550; 15.133Coordinates: 60°33′N 15°08′E / 60.550°N 15.133°E / 60.550; 15.133
Length 300 km (186 mi) [1]
Basin 8,640 km2 (3,336 sq mi) [1]

Västerdalälven (Swedish: Västerdalälven) is a 300 km long river in Sweden that flows southeast through Dalarna. Its sources are Görälven and Fuluälven and the end point is Djurås, in the municipality of Gagnef, where it connects with Österdalälven to form Dalälven. The annual open water swimming competition Vansbrosimningen takes place in Vanån (2000 m) and Västerdal River (1000 m).


  1. ^ a b "Västerdalälven". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 14 July 2010.  (subscription required)