Safiental, view downvalley (due north) towards Thalkirch
The Safien valley (Safiental) is an alpine valley of the Canton of Graubünden, branching off the Vorderrhein valley. Part of the Surselva district, it comprises the new municipality of Safiental which was created from the four former municipalities of Valendas, Versam, Tenna and Safien on 1 January 2013.
Formerly inhabited by Romansh speakers, it was settled by the Walser in the late 13th century. Population fell from 1,798 in 1850 to 994 in 1980 and has since stabilized just above 1,000.