Things to do in Åre in June
June is the brightest month of the year in Åre and we are excited to enjoy the lush greenery, the long days and bright evenings and a wide range of activities. Curious of what you can do in Åre this time of year? We have listed a bunch of tips below.
Please note that the ground is still wet in many places at the beginning of June. To protect the trails, please try to find dry trails and grounds where you can walk and bicycle without damaging it. Also, remember that during the period April to June, nature is a nursery. Be careful and keep your distance from animals. Thank you!
1. Open the Mountain
Summer season 2022 in the lifts and trails in Åre Bike Park starts on June 3rd! This is the day all bicycle enthusiasts have been waiting for all winter. More information on which lift and trails are open is found here. A tip is to book a rental bike well in advance if you wish to rent one as pressure on booking usually is high. You will find a lot of bicycle inspiration here and more information about Lift Passes and more here. Of course, you can use the lifts without biking 🙂
2. Enjoy the Light
June is the brightest month of the year in Åre, in terms of how long the sun is up, so make sure to make the most of your days and recharge those batteries! Take walks, ride your bike, go hiking or just sit down on the grass with an ice cream in hand.
3. Eat Out
Food always tastes better in the outdoors, especially with a nice view. Bring your outdoor cooking equipment or some wood to make a fire at one of the BBQ-places that are available out there, and enjoy sausages, halloumi or whatever you prefer. As mentioned, everything tastes better outside 🙂
4. Let it Sprout!
Take a walk outdoors to enjoy this lush part of the summer. Please note that the ground is still quite wet so stick to the dry areas to protect the ground. Also, nature is a nursery from April to June, so take care not to disturb the fauna. At Kretsloppshuset in Mörsil you can watch flowers and plants sprout and enjoy a tasty and organic lunch or “fika” in their leafy green house, or sit in the garden and watch the bees go for a bath in the pond.
5. High Altitude Adventures
High-level walkways, zipline and games. Sounds fun? SkiStar’s Climbing park which opened up in Björnen last summer will be updated with more challenges this year and it will surely continue to be a popular attraction. Book via SkiStar’s website or app.
6. Watch Åre from Above
You can see them all year-round as little dots or something similar to birds of prey in the sky around Mt. Åreskutan. Paragliding club Skysport Åre offers great instructors who can take you on tandem flights or guide you through a beginner’s courses. Take the chance to see Åre from a birds’ perspective.
7. Gelato, Gelato!
The local bakery Grädda have nonpareil Italian style gelato on their menu which is produced on site with milk from a local dairy farm and flavors that change with the seasons – yum..! Also, there are plenty of other great fika places and cafés in and outside of Åre village. Find them here >>
8. Enjoy the Water
Yes, this was also a tip for May. But you will be able to enjoy cascades of white water and deafening noise from the spring flood in June as well. If you want a less extreme experience, just walk down to Åre Lake and see how far you get without getting your shoes wet. If you want to experience something with ”a bit” more pressure, make a visit to one of the waterfalls around Åre.
Many runners have already started their running season but if you’re not one of them, June is a good time to start. The mountain trails are still too wet in the beginning of June but there are alternatives. For example, the trail around Ristafallet usually dries up early. Platåleden in Ottsjö is well prepared for running even when it’s wet and the trail to Tegeforsen is nice as the stream flows close to the trail.
10. Celebrate Midsummer
Celebrate a typical Swedish Midsummer! Pack a backpack with the classical Midsummer food (herring, potatoes and more), put on your walking boots and head out on the mountain, or find a sweet outdoor spot close by for a pic nic. Usually their is a public, traditional midsummer celebration to join at both the homestead Åre Hembygdsgård and at the excursion site Fröå Gruva. Meadow flowers blossom in excess this time of the year so decorate with flower wreaths and bouquets as is the custom. The weather however is out of our control, so stack up on both sun glasses as well as down jacket and rain gear to put on top of Summer dresses and shorts, just in case.
11. Get really exhausted
The adventure race Åre Extreme Challenge has a new organizer and has become Åre Extreme Week, ÅEW with several competitions, workshops, lectures, happenings and events during July 29th – July 3rd. The Åre Extreme competition will be as challenging as before, and maybe a little extra so from 2022 and on. More information at Åre Extreme Week >>
+ one extra tip
In addition to all the tips listed above, check out the Åre Event Calendar for more inspiration on things to do in Åre in June!
Last updated 9 May 2022