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This is Åre

Photo: Niclas Vestefjell

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About Åre, Sweden

Åre is Sweden’s and even Scandinavia’s alpine capital and gathering point for activities all year round, a Swedish mountain gem with an international atmosphere. Here you can find world-class skiing and biking, together with a wide range of activities for a holiday full of experiences, regardless of when you choose to travel here. Hike on scenic trails on Åreskutan and the surrounding mountains, go dog sledding on snow-covered mountain expanses and enjoy all of Åre’s restaurant cuisine that tickles the taste buds.

Åre in the winter

Åre is perhaps best known as a winter resort, with ski slopes, mountains and skiing that suit everyone. Here there are several children’s areas where both big and small skiers can start their skiing career. Åreskutan and the surrounding mountains offer close to 90 pistes of all different degrees of difficulty and 48 lifts that take you around smoothly. If you prefer cross-country skiing, you can do it on several miles of cross-country tracks for both classic skiing and skate, find your favorite round in the digital trail guide. In Åre there are also ski arenas that are annually the playing field for the world elite in alpine skiing, freestyle and cross-country skiing, hosting similar events is a strong tradition that started even before Åre organized its first Alpine World Championships in 1954.

Other seasons in Åre

When is the best time to go to Åre? If you ask someone who lives here, many will answer autumn and September, when the deciduous trees change color, the air is crisply clear and hiking in the mountains is a nice recovery for the soul. Or the summer, when it’s buzzing with activity as soon as the sun comes up, bikes fly around on the trails, there’s swimming in every pond and mountain stream while the outdoor terraces are filled with sun-thirsty vacationers with locally produced ice cream in their fists. But the in between period “spring-winter” is not so bad either, eventful April that ends the ski season and calm May when the ski touring is at its best and you can ski up Mt. Åreskutan and down again in shorts and a t-shirt. And then winter of course, it’s pretty good too we have to say…

Travel to Åre, Sweden

You can easily travel to Åre by train, plane or car. The train, with several departures each day and night trains arriving in good time to start an active day, stops in the middle of the village with the whole range within easy reach. If you want to get further from central Åre, there are both ski bus and car sharing services with electric cars to rent by the hour or day. Within an hour’s drive from Åre, there are two international airports – one in Östersund and one in Trondheim, Norway. Once here, you can choose to stay in fully equipped apartments right by the ski slopes, in cozy guest houses in the vicinity of Åre or in boutique hotels by the village square with shopping and restaurants within sight.

A unique place

What is it then that makes Åre have a unique place in the hearts of so many? Is it the magnificent views with mountains and lakes in all directions? The pulsating outdoor life together with world-class gastronomy? Is that all that mountain offers in terms of adventure and challenges? Or is it the mood and atmosphere that resides both in the walls of many of the beautiful, old wooden houses and in the fine mix of guests, permanent residents and seasonal visitors that make Åre a unique place? Visit us and decide for yourself, and feel free to tell us how you experience Åre.

A warm welcome to Åre, Sweden!