Romme Alpin has a good range of onsite restaurants, a ski shop and an impressive hotel complex, but it is a resort that you go to for the slopes, not the off-slope action.
In reality, this isn’t an issue, most visitors to Romme go either for a weekend while at a longer break in Stockholm, or just to go skiing. Considering this the lack of entertainment shouldn’t be an issue, either ski until your legs are no more and rest in the evening or save any evening fun for a returning trip to the capital.
FOOD - ONSITE
The choice of food at Romme Alpin is pretty good, and the locations are well spread across the resort ensuring they never get too busy, but we would still advise missing the midday rush at peak times.
Our recommendations are either Wärdshus, located at the peak of Romme Dal, for a lunchtime meal (think Swedish pancakes, tortellini and soup) or Toppstuga, situated on top of Solklinten, for high-class cuisine.
At the bottom of the slopes, you’ll find a sizable restaurant, fast food outlet and cafe. At peak times there are also numerous BBQs and grills on offer at the top and bottom of the mountain. Generally speaking the food at Romme is very good but it isn’t cheap, for those on a budget we recommend going offsite.
FOOD - OFFSITE
Romme Alpin is close to the town of Borlänge, here there are plenty of supermarkets, restaurants and fast food chains around the slopes. There is even a Max! Swedest rather epic fast food burger chain.
A special mention also goes to the ICA MAXI (think big supermarket) in Borlänge, for having the following slogan in illuminated letters across the storefront:
- ICA MAXI – A destination in Borlänge
As you have guessed despite being a well laid out, affordable source of food and other goods, we would hardly call and ICA MAXI a destination!
Generally, we would recommend eating once a day at a restaurant in Romme Alpin and either cooking or eating a packed lunch for your other meal to keep costs down.
HOW TO GET TO ROMME
Logically, we assume all journeys to Romme Alpin start from Stockholm. Home to the largest airport in Scandinavia, Arlanda Internation, you can reach here from most corners of the globe. From the airport, you have two choices either hire a car or use the fantastic Romme ski bus.
All the usual car hire agents are available at Arlanda airport, car hire rates are generally pretty fair in Sweden, and the roads are well maintained either in heavy snow.
The easiest route is using the E4 north until Uppsala then using route 70 and 72 to complete your trip. As with many journeys through Scandinavia to ski resorts, the journey is fairly easy and consists of only a few major roads. On a good day, you can get from Arlanda to Romme Alpin in 2.5 hours.
By Ski Bus
Bookable through Romme Alpin’s official website, the ski bus travels daily from 17 destinations across the South of Sweden. The bus ride is typically used for a day trip to Romme and includes a ski pass in the cost. Typically ticket cost with ski pass is around £25-£30.
The bus journey is a great way to access Romme without having to worry about renting a car and is surprisingly cheap!