Three running trail tips
It’s possible to run just about anywhere where there’s a path. To avoid getting lost, we’ve listed three different trails with different styles and characteristics for you to try out.
# 1 Canal Trail – flat and fairly short
Ascent: 87 m | Length: 5.1 km
A relatively flat and easy trail that winds along the artificial mining canal that leads the water from Fröå to Fröå’s mine. Along the canal there are beaver fallen trees and you can often catch sight of Siberean Jay birds.
To get there: Take trail 223, which begins just above the upper parking lot at Fröå mine, just past the fence. Head along the canal tills just before a beaver dam, the path then takes you into the forest, over a brook, through a mire and further out onto the old gravel road, which runs between Björnen and the Fröå mine.
# 2 Totthummeln – short and steep
Ascent: 515 m | Length: 3.3 km
Totthummeln is the small round mountain that stands up in the eastern part of the village, above Tott Hotell. This trail is wide and well used and there is a foot-bridge in the really wet spots. This trail can be quite muddy if it’s recently been raining.
To get there: Totthummeln is the small rounded mountain that stands up in the eastern part of the village, above Tott Hotell. Take trail 212 – Trollstigen (Troll trail) from Åre Square to trail 213 at the same height as Hotell Fjällgården. Keep left when the trail goes into the woods at the foot of Totthummeln or straight ahead if you want a slight slope uphill, and steeper downhill.
# 3 Platåleden – earn your view in Ottsjö
Distance: 6,3 km
This is a relatively easy trail for those wanting everything during their run. The trail starts with a footpath then ascents up to Platåkåtan. Keep on a few kilometres through the mountain birch before you have the entire Ottsjö plateau in front of you. There are wooden planks on the trail over the marsh and all you have to do is keep your head on straight and don’t lose your balance. Make a detour after the marsh towards Kläpphögarna for views of Lake Ottsjön and Ottfjället.
Find your way: Take trail 260.
To get there: Drive to Ottsjö Fjällby, 31 km and about 30 minutes drive from Åre.
More tips are available in the digital trail map Åre Trails.
Last updated 26 August 2021