Experience Åre with care and consideration
In Sweden, most of the restrictions related to Covid-19 are now lifted making it possible to go back to living more as usual. It continues to be important to show consideration and avoid exposing ourselves and others for the risk of being infected. Questions may arise during the planning of your stay in Åre because of this. Will I be able to go shopping and still avoid crowding? Can I get food delivered to my doorstep? Yes, find our tips below!
Shop online or remotely
Shopping online is a great way of purchasing what you need or want if you wish to avoid crowds. And you can shop online in most of Åre’s shops. Many also offer to deliver your goods to your doorstep, ask in advance. Find your favorite store in and around Åre here >>
In the food stores Ica Åre and Ica Björnänge you can purchase your products online, have the store personell gather the products for you and then pick it up at the store. You can also chose to have your products delivered to your door.
Order online and have your purchased items delivered to your door. Companies such as Åre Hemslöjd and Outdoor Buddies offer home delivery (in some cases, this only applies to purchases over a specified purchase sum). Check with the company you wish to shop at whether this is possible.
If you wish to have someone else deliver your items, there are companies that offer home delivery of purchased products. Åre Travel offers to deliver almost anything to you in and around Åre as part of their Mood Manager Service.
If you wish to enjoy all the great food Åre’s restaurants have to offer but not go out there’s always takeaway. Most of the restaurants offer takeaway of their ordinary menu or an adjusted dito. Find food for takeaway in Åre here >>
In and around the slopes
The ski area operator SkiStar offers a number of digital services, such as checking in and out of their accommodations, booking of lift passes, renting gear, and more, to make your experience easier. The digital services are available via the SkiStar website and their app. You can, among other things:
- Check in and out from SkiStar’s accommodations
- Buy and book your Ski Pass
- Use the digital queuing system at SkiStarshops (ski rentals)
- Keep yourself updated on the ski area opening hours
- Book a table at a restaurant
- Keep yourself updated on queuing times to know where to go in the ski area
- In the ski area, adjustments are made to the lift lines to reduce the risk of crowding.
Go to Skistar.com for more information about the Åre ski area and more.
Many of the activity companies in Åre can tailor your experience according to your needs and wishes, for example if you wish to book an activity for a private group. Have a look here to find activities and experiences to enjoy during your stay in Åre.
A Tip! Adjust your shopping schedule
To shop during the quieter hours and days is a great way to avoid crowds. During certain days and time of the day there are more people in the village and in the shops. Therefore, it might be a good idea to adjust your shopping accordingly.
During weekdays between 11.00 and 12.30 CET and 15.00 and 18.00 CET the shops are usually quite busy and there are a lot of people moving about, especially in the food stores. Many holiday makers arrive on Thursday afternoons which means many choose to make their purchases that day.
When the lifts close for the day there is usually more people in the center of Åre. The same goes for arrival days as many need to pick up their rental gear in central Åre.
Last updated 11 February 2022