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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 To the mountain tarns – up and then down

Ascent: 191 m | Distance: 6.3 km

The return trip to either of the mountain tarns Lillådammen or Byxtjärnen offers a nice run in a slight incline on the way up and a pleasant downhill run on the way back. The views towards Åreskutan are spectacular from both lakes and the stretch is a popular tour. Choose tarn depending on the weather; Lillådammen is located higher up on the mountain, while Byxtjärnen is more sheltered. Both tarns are great for swimming!

To get there: Start and end point is the parking lot at Fröå mine. Follow trail 221C both there and back.

# 2 Totthummeln – short and steep

Ascent:  515 m | Distance: 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 8 August 2023