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White Water Rafting

Photo: JoPe Fors & Fjäll

Åre tips for the almost teen!

Not a child and not a teen. Here’s our list 10 activities perfect for someone in between.


# 1 Adventure Pool Inside & Out

If you’re not afraid of cold water, Ullån’s natural water park is a real kick. Small pools and stone slabs eroded into slides, lined with plenty of solar thermal stones for sunbathing. For those not into cold water, there’s a waterslide and adventure pools at Holiday Club Sports & Swim World.

# 2 Downhill Mountain Biking

Ride down Mt. Åreskutan the best way ever. Get your gear on, warm-up in the green trails, then on to the blues, and so on. Everything you need for downhill biking can be found on the Biking Åre website.

# 3 Spa

Explore Sauna World and Relax area at Holiday Club Sport & Swim World. Relax in the outdoor hot tub, or float in the pool or hang out on a sofa in the Level Spa Copperhill.

# 4 White Water Rafting

Join Äventyrligt or JoPe Fors & Fjäll on a whirlwind tour in the water. Fast, wet and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

# 5 Head to Rypetoppen

Just across the border in Norway is one of Norway’s largest climbing parks – Rypetoppen. The 60-mile car journey takes about an hour.

# 6 Eat Ice Cream

Eat ice cream made from the milk from Åredalen’s dairy cows at Grädda or Åre Bakery. We guarantee a really tasty experience! 

# 7 Canoeing or Kayaking

Rent a canoe or kayak and head out on the lake. Find a secluded beach, enjoy life and bring a maybe bring fishing rod you. Canoes can be found at Camp Åre and kayaks at ATI Mountain Experience.

# 8 Hang out in Ullådalen

Pack a picnic and head to Ullådalen. Take Trail 203 towards Mullfjället for a bit and enjoy the view. Take a dip in one of Ullån’s natural potholes or suntan on the side. If nothing else, lie down, watch the clouds blow by, listen to the water and enjoy nature.

# 9 Swedish Fika

Sit at a café and discuss the essentials of life while enjoying something super tasty. There are loads of cafés in Åre, so check them out till you find the one for you.

# 10 Shopping

Last, but not least. If money’s burning a hole in your wallet or credit card a shopping trip in the village will sort it out. Most shops are located around the square and in Åre Central Station.

Last updated 1 August 2023