Åre Travel Guide

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Åre Things to Do

  • Sweden's biggest waterfall

    At Tännforsen, west of Duved, you will find the biggest, but not highest, waterfall in the country. I have never been (but see website) since I didn't have my own transport which was necessary not to get there but to get back - the bus to the nearest village wouldn't have taken us back to Åre until well into the evening...but I'll be back to see...

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  • Red Bull Big Air

    One of the world's largest and prestigious Big Air competitions with some of the best snowboarders and skiers.

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  • Åre Church

    This is certainly the smallest church I have been in and it is marvellous. Decorated in Jämtland style and with a belfry to match it, you enter by using the key hanging outside. It has stood here for centuries and must have seen many of the pilgrims on their way to Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim since Åre is along the "Pilgrim Way".

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  • Åreskutan summit

    If you have somewhat sensible shoes, consider the trek to the top of the mountain. You will be rewarded with great views and unique souvenirs. From the cable car station, it took us an hour up and 30 minutes down and that was with a four-year-old. She loved climbing the bedrock and lose rocks up there and slept well that night! Great family...

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  • Lake Kall

    We never made it to this area (you really need a car) but it is a plan for the future. We could see the lake from the top of Åreskutan and know that the area is picturesque with farmland to the backdrop of Åreskutan and with things like an old mine to see.

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  • Ristafallet

    Not as dramatic as Tännforsen but a 14 metre waterfall with forces is still a nice sight and this is so much more accessible, signposted from E14 road from where it is only a few hundred metres. There is even a campsite if the falls captivate you :-) and you can go canoeing in the rapids, although you'd better ask at the campsite so it's still...

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Åre Hotels

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  • Copperhill Mountain Lodge

    Are Bjornen, Box 19, Are, 83013, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Diplomat Aregarden

    Torget, Box 6, Are, 830 14, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Holiday Club Are

    Box 68, Are, SE-83014, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Åre Restaurants

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    by Sjalen Written Aug 2, 2003

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    I never thought I would recommend an "American" restaurant in Åre where the villages are full of Swedish game and fish but since we travelled with a four-year-old and one of us is vegetarian, this became a favourite. Veggie burgers with huge fries, meat and veggie pasta dishes, chicken fajitas, key lime pie...that sort of thing. Staff were friendly and efficient and it's smack in the middle of Åre. I can imagine it being a lot more crowded during skiing season.

    Favorite Dish: Key lime pie...

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Åre Transportation

  • The Party train

    There's also a unique party train to Åre mainly for youths going away on a long weekend (thursday to sunday). The train is very popular and is filled with bars, restaurants, discos and live rock bands. Note that there's an age limit of 23 to buy a ticket to the party train.

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  • Skibus

    Timetable of skibuses is a little bit surprising, as on one route they drive too rare ~once in 1,15hour. The timetable is available on back side of every slope map. Note that pink bus drives on line 1 – central Åre, blue bus on line 2 – Tegefjäll-Åre-Börnen, white bus on line 3 – Duved-Tegefjäll- Åre.

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  • Flying - the fastest way

    You can fly to Östersund from Arlanda (Stockholm) and from there rent a car or take a transfer bus to Åre which is just an hour away. It's the fastest way to get to Åre, the total time from Stockholm is about 2,5 hours.You can book a transfer when you buy your ticket from sas and it will be waiting for you when you land in Östersund.

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Åre Shopping

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    by Sjalen Written Jul 31, 2003

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    OK, you might not be able to afford an elk skin vest for SEK 3000 but this is the place to pick up those useful souvenirs to people back home.

    What to buy: Why not some soap stone "ice cubes" to keep your whisky really on the rocks. Åre chocolate pralines with cloudberry or blueberry inside, woolly winter stuff, decorative candle holders for Åre candles and other things, and of course a reindeer fell for your fireplace...

    What to pay: Anything from SEK 20 to 5000 depending on what you want.

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Åre Local Customs

  • Difficulty of Slopes

    In Sweden colors are used to mark the difficuty of slopes:Green is used for very easy slopes where everyone including small children can go.Blue is used for easy slopes good for beginners, children and to warm up if you feel a little insecure on skiis.Red is used for medium hard slopes, usually a little steeper for those that are beginning to feel...

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  • Beat the Norwegians

    Because this is the municipality closest to the Trondheim-Meråker area in Norway, people from that area come shopping in the much cheaper Sweden. Prepare to queue if you go to tobacconists or the state liqueur shop Systembolaget during rush hour. In fact, its parking place could fool you that you were in Norway! :-)

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Åre Warnings and Dangers

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    by Sjalen Written Jul 30, 2003

    If you don't sort out accommodation before arrival in winter, you will find yourself in trouble. If you should find a room against all odds, it will be terribly overpriced in an already expensive season. Summer is a lot easier as most sightseers prefer highland inns and the walkers prefer STF fell stations.

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Åre Off The Beaten Path

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    by Sjalen Updated Sep 20, 2005

    At roads end, some 30 km south of Åre lies Vålådalen. A tiny village on an ice age ridge, which has grown up around early fell tourism and today houses an excellent well equipped STF fell station with a restaurant so it isn't completely deserted but not the first place you would go to unless you are a dedicated fell walker. There is also a "Naturum" (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency sponsored nature exhibition centres scattered around Sweden) on life in the highlands (reindeer herding, wildlife noises and ice age geology). From here, you can make daytrip walks or just go on to one of the many other fell cottages along various paths. It is easy to reach if you have your own car but there is a morning bus from Undersåker too.

    The V��l��n river and background fells
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Åre Sports & Outdoors

  • Get that walking stick out

    Not so much Åre village itself, but the surrounding villages of Vålådalen, Storlien and others have great fell walking trails. You can walk for just a few kilometres up a fell or for days between fell cabins with your own tent. The choice is yours. A comment from me as a parent: children usually love this as they are completely free to roam and...

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  • From world cup to novice

    Let's face it. Skiing is what people come for in winter and there are around 50 lifts in the area, the cable car up Åreskutan and also cross country trails galore if that's your preferred way of skiing. World Cup slalom is often held here and 2007 will see the World Championships. You can stay in Åre itself with easy access to the cable car, or in...

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  • Icelandic horses

    ?re Ridcenter (signposted from E14) and several others offer treks up the fells on reliable Icelandic horses. The best thing is that you often see animals closer on horseback since they can smell the horse but not you...If you want a true adventure with treks across great mountains and sometimes nights in Same tents, then go for one of the various...

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