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Buustamons Fjällgård

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Eat well at Åre’s summer-open restaurants

In the summer, the ski resort of Åre turns into a summer destination with a rich selection of restaurants, bars and cafes, often with a lovely outdoor terrace where you can sit down and watch people. It is easy to find a good place for an Après Bike, Après Hike, Après Swim or whatever the day has in store. If you stroll around the square, there are outdoor seating in both sunny and shady locations. Here we list eateries open in summer in and around Åre.

TIP: The locations’ exact opening hours may vary slightly, so the tip is to click in and check before you go there.

Eat in the village

Åre Creperie & Logi at Åre square has been completely renovated since last year’s storm Hans when the place was flooded. Here this summer you can sit on their sunny terrace with a hearty crepe and a glass of cooling French cider. South facing all day long.

Wersens has been open all year round for 20 years and continues in the same style. This summer you can also have lunch here, or enjoy an afternoon drink for that matter.

Mr French has the sunniest location by the square and a menu based on French cuisine. From midsummer you can enjoy mussels in the sun on their terrace.

Åre Kafferosteri by the square, of course, makes the best coffee in the village, and in summer you can’t miss their affogato, a scoop of ice cream that has been drowned in strong coffee.

As usual, Broken is open every day, the best place for burgers and other things to easily wind down after an active day on the mountain. And milkshakes…

The Årehyddan is located with bike-in-bike-out at the Åre Bike Park Downhill, just slide left straight in and fill up with energy between rides, or as a stop on a hiking tour on one of the trails on Åreskutan. Sitting on the terrace and watching cyclists pass by is a pleasure in itself! Open from June 21 to August 18, keep an eye on their channels for days and times.

Vinbaren at Åregården opens for the summer season on June 27, then the restaurant is open every day with its large menu of small dishes and a long wine list. Take a seat in the sun if you can!

Åre Ölkafé is centrally located in the old train station building and has good lunches and dinners, classic “smörrebröd” (butter bread), home-baked sweets, coffee and, not least, their own local beer. Open Monday-Saturday.

Granen Hotell & Restaurang is the year-round open hotel located a stone’s throw from Åre square, with a cozy restaurant that feels like coming home. The menu is often updated based on the changes of the seasons and the “right time” for different ingredients. Match with a visit to their well-stocked wine cellar, or at least a look at the looong wine list.

The Holiday Club Hotel by the shore of Lake Åresjön has many options for food. Breakfast buffet every day, the Eatery food concept with Neapolitan pizza and more, and O’Leary’s sports bar. Adjacent to the adventure pool is the Poolside Café. When the weather is nice, the bar Strandbaren by the outdoor pool gives a feeling of being abroad with an unobstructed view of Lake Åresjön and the mountains.

Parkvillan by Åre park serves well-cooked food that goes best with their own beer from Åre Ölfabrik located in the floor below. The outdoor dining area has a sunny and nice location facing the park. Open Monday-Saturday.

Hotell Fjällgården has the restaurant open for both lunch and dinner between June 27 – August 18, and then stay open on weekends until September. Here you can slip in from both cycle paths and hiking tours on Åreskutan and eat a proper meal, or have a coffee in the sun. The old funicular takes you here directly from Åre square and makes the whole thing a cozy excursion. Tip: Hike the Trollstigen (trail 212) either there or back, a suitable hike for the youngest. Maybe take a dip in their outdoor pool with panoramic view over the valley?

For those who mostly want to bike but still need to replenish their energy quickly between rides, Scan has its hot dog station open at VM6.

Some days, ice cream is the only thing right, and then you go to Grädda and order your favorites among their colorful flavors of gelato, which is both homemade and award-winning. Grädda opens for the season at the same time as the lifts, and also has good coffee.

Right on the promenade along Lake Åre is the café Åre strand Glass & Våffla, which serve ice cream in a variety of flavors, waffles and coffee. There is also an outlet store in the same building where you can find outdoor clothing and more.

Eat outside central Åre

Buustamons Fjällgård has both a restaurant and a café in Ullådalen, which you can walk to via route 210 Stendalsrundan. Here it is open for both lunch and dinner, don’t miss their summer open flea market, the adventure course in the forest and the opportunity to swim in the hot tub.

Hotell Åre Fjällsätra in Undersåker has the restaurant open every day of the week from midsummer onwards. Here you can eat well at the gateway to all the experiences in Södra Årefjällen.

Bergstugan in Fröå is perfectly located at the cozy excursion destination Fröå gruva. Several nice hiking trails out into the mountains start here. Open from midsummer with good lunches carefully prepared with local ingredients.

Copperhill Mountain Lodge at the top of Björnen opens the entire hotel for summer on June 27. Here you can eat everything from breakfast, lunch, coffee or have something good at the bar, to a tasty dinner. If you’re lucky with the weather, their large terrace offers a magnificent view of the entire valley. Tip: hike here via trail 220 which goes through the children’s favorite Björnlandet and enjoy a rewarding meal at the top.

Right by the trail center in Björnen you will find Carins Krog, which serves food, coffee, cold drinks and pizza both day and evening. There is also a hot dog from Scan here for those who want something quick and easy.

When you’ve climbed to the top of the Stubinen cycle path and are just charging to speed down the lovely curves in the forest, you can take a detour to the right for coffee, ice cream or a proper lunch, in the tented tent Crowded House. Their menu offers everything from burgers, butter bread and Caesar salad to tasty buns from Grädda, raw food sweets and ice cream. If you’re not in a hurry, you can throw a few bocce balls on their court with a view of the valley, together with something cold to drink.

Mrs Maggie is the family friendly place in Duved that offers a colorful mix of food such as pinza, prawn sandwiches and raclette.

Kaffebaren at the start of the VM8 lift is open this summer and follows the lift’s opening hours during the summer. Grab a coffee, a cold drink, light lunch or an ice cream on the go when you pass by here. Basecamp Åreskutan runs on the same concept, and follows the opening hours of the Kabinbanan. The view from their terrace is of course miles wide, and a ride on the Kabinbanan is a must for every visit to Åre.

Trillevallens Högfjällshotell a few kilometers south from Åre serves a hearty bar menu around most weekends, and has its dining room open around the major event weekends this summer. In this area you find some of Jämtlands most beautiful hiking routes. Check opening times more precisely before your visit.

Vålådalen’s Fjällstation opens on June 11 with both lunch and dinner in the restaurant and their café in the shop Sportboden, where you can have a lighter meal with wraps, salads and soup of the day.

In Edsåsdalen, the restaurant at Köja fjällhotell is open during the day in July and August.

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Last updated 28 June 2024