Photo: Frida Berglund
10 Summer Tips to Åre in July
July equals summer and holidays. We hope to see the sun shining from a blue sky, contrasting the greenery that covers all of Åre this time of year. Regardless of the weather, Åre will offer cool and relaxing days and the only thing you need to do is find your own pace, and maybe go through some of our tips for July in Åre!
1. Experience the Mountain Tops
Åre offers hiking in all forms, for big and small, and for any level of ambition. In the village you can choose to climb Mt. Åreskutan from the valley or gain some of the altitude by lift and hike only the remaining part of the climb. All according to will and ability. You can also go westwards from Åre Square and head for Ullådalen and Mullfjället. Or Eastwards up Totthummeln or towards Sadeln. If you’d like to try your luck outside Åre by there are plenty of trails to choose from. Regardless of your ability and experience, you will be able to find something that suits you. And of course, your day of hiking should end on a patio, in a restaurant, in the spa tub or maybe in the lounge. Use you digital trail guide Åre Trails to find your way.
2. Be Lazy
There’s a lot of talk about activities in Åre. Åre is a natural theme park and there’s so much to experience! But it’s important to be idle sometimes too. Let the soft moss of the mountains become your day bed. Rest. Close your eyes and meditate for a bit or let your gaze rest on the beautiful views. Breathe. Take deep breaths and fill your lungs with the clean mountain air. Listen. Let your ears be surprised to hear nothing but the wind. Enjoy the silence. And then, go back to experiencing all that Åre has to offer in terms of activities.
3. Get Wet & Heat Yourself Up
Go kayaking, try Stand Up Paddle Boarding, try whitewater rafting, and enjoy the natural and man-made bathing places Åre has to offer. On the mountain, you can enjoy cool pools, streams and lakes. Or you can enjoy the loads of lovely spots for beach bums that you can find in Åre. If, against all odds (ok, it has happened more than once), the weather offers cold temperatures and rain in July, there’s an indoor Water Park, including a water slide and different pools at Holiday Club Sports & Swim World, and spas to enjoy at, for example, Copperhill. And if you’re one of those crazy people who bathes regardless of temperature, it’s a good idea to explore Åre’s sauna options.
Run through lush forests, across bare mountains with stunning views, on stony trails, high peaks and in deep valleys. Trail Runing in Åre means your lungs will enjoy fresh mountain air and dry throats will moisten at rippling brooks. Check out or best Trail Running tips here. And, if you wish to explore Åre’s Trails on your own, go to you digital trail guide Åre Trails to find the best option for you. If you have little experience, or if you have plenty of it but wish to explore more, maybe you’d like to book a guide? Find your guide among our adventure companies here.
Don’t miss Åre Fjällmaraton – a week of running for all runners, regardless of level and ambition!
5. Chill Out
When on holiday, we want to take it easy, re-charge our batteries, slow down. However, that doesn’t mean we need to just park ourselves on the sofa (which is fine too, of course): there are plenty of restful activities to participate in. We have gathered some examples of activities that are sure to make your shoulders drop, here.
Dive into a mountain tarn
Photo: Åre Destination
Summer waffle at Bergstugan
Photo: Åre Destination
Fly fishing at Hästskotjärn
Photo: Niclas Vestefjell
Åre XC Arena in Björnen
Photo: Jonas Kullman
6. Discover the Village
Fetch a map from the Tourist Office or go walk-about on your own. Stroll around, do some shopping, let yourself be inspired in Åre’s shops, have a seat at a café or beer garden, have a coffee by the water or buy some goodies and make a picnic bag that you can enjoy in the park or some place with a view. Åre Village is bigger than it might seem at first so make sure to really explore and enjoy it while you’re here. And eat ice cream. A lot of it. Grädda offer nonpareil gelato on their menu – don’t miss it.
7. Go Through the Bucket List
There are, as you know by now, a lot of activities to enjoy during summertime in Åre and it adds on by the week. We have put together a bucket list for the summer. Find it here, and if you can’t make it through all the points, just come back and continue.
8. Enjoy Summer Fika
Seven types of cookies, fresh waffles, home made juices and lots of coffee: during the summer there are plenty of pop up cafés to visit in and around Åre. Two examples are Åre hembygdsgård, three kilometers west of Åre, and Bergstugan near historical Fröå Gruva where you’ll find home made pastries, waffles and much more. Find more tips here >>
9. Explore Björnen
The Björnen* Area is growing and growing some more. And not just in winter. During the summer there are plenty of activities for the whole family, great accommodations and things to do for large and small children to enjoy. Apart from hiking trails, an outdoor gym and great restaurants, Björnen is now the center for Trail Biking in Åre. There’s also a brand new climbing park, a pump track, a technique trail, and more for cyclists of all ages and levels of experience.
If your a bicycle enthusiast, or wish to become one, don’t miss Åre Bike Festival.
*Björnen = Swedish for The Bear
10. Catch Your Own Dinner
In the right waters, using the right gear and bait, you can catch your own dinner. With a little luck and some patience you can catch trout, loach, pike, whitefish, grayling or any of the other fish that lies waiting in the waters in Åre. Find out more about fishing permits and more here and get your gear at Fjällsport in Duved.
Last updated 14 September 2021