Åre All Year Round is now a well known concept. For those of you that have already been here will be familiar with the wonderful world hiding under the snow. For you who have still not been – congratulations. Jämtland is an astonishing region in the summer, which you yourself will soon discover.
Regardless if you are looking for relaxation and peace or speed, thrills and party there is something to suit you. We will sort out your accommodation in Åre village with both linen and cleaning if you so wish, anything for your stay in Åre to be as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
We have gathered some tips and and information that can be helpful when deciding to try Åre in the summer, or for returning guests who would like a little bit of inspiration. Enjoy!
The cable car, Kabinbanan, is open daily between 10-17 from 20 June – 17 August. Will the cable car you can easily, and effortlessly, get up to Åreskutan. The signage and information is plentiful and simple, making it almost hard to get lost.
The really spry can of course take a walk up. There are hiking trails for all tastes and fitness levels to take you up the mountain, and excellent routes to take you further once you have made it to the top.
If you get hungry there is Restaurant Stormköket in the top station that have the same opening times as the cable car. There are many more hiking trails in the area surrounding Åre, for more information see www.are360.com. Skipasses can easily and conveniently be purchased at www.skistar.com
Dart down the slopes or cycle along our beautiful roads all the way to Norway. If you prefer feeling the wind in your hair and adrenaline kicks, the ski lifts taking you and your bike up to Åreskutan run all summer from 6th June. Mountain bikes and downhill bikes are available for hire from several rentals in the village. Excellent routes can be found around the village and beyond, for more information see www.are360.com or speak to the Tourist Information, +46 674 – 177 20, who can help you with advice on great cycle routes.
Running and cycling races
Several large running and cycling competitions take place during the summer in Åre.
First in the calendar is St. Olavsloppet, 24-27 June, a relay starting in Trondheim and finishing in Östersund, with several stops on the way. The Runners arrive in Åre on Friday the 26th, which will be a real festive occasion.
We know that golf is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Åre. Despite that, we are proud to present a 18-hole course beautifully situated by Indalsälven river. Here you will also have the possibility to see how a mosquito catcher works. The miracle machine can be found next to holes 10 and 11. Åre Golf Week takes place week commencing 27th July this year and golf enthusiasts of all levels are welcome. For more information regarding fees and the course see www.aregolfklubb.com
Concerts and festivals
The church is staging concerts during the whole summer with several well-known artists, the programme can be found on www.svenskakyrkan.se
Storsjöyran festival in Östersund runs from 31st July to 2nd August. Artists such as Laleh, Icona Pop, Veronica Maggio, Takida and Joshua Radin are performing. A bus to the festival from Åre, Yranbussen, departs during the evening, for timetable see www.stadsbussarna.se
Åre has made a name for itself in the world of multi sport. Happy amateurs and experienced multisporters are all wellcome to Haglöfs Åre Extreme Challenge. Challenge your colleagues, spouse or neighbour and combine a fun race in wonderful surroundings with delicious dinners and shopping. Mark your calender for 27th of June 2015.
If you are more into fitness or looking to get into shape for the summer, Work Out Åre takes place 29-31st May. Be certain to sweat out the winter chills!
If you would like to combine walking with swimming, then the trail to Blanktjärnarna is an ideal choice. Walking the route to the turquoise water and stunning views is a fantastic experience. If you are really lucky you might even see a bear or a wolf. Åreskutan is also full of beautiful walking routes. The paths are well signed and maps can be picked up from our reception. The paths are also marked with level of difficulty, so picking a walk to suit your fancy is easy.
Nothing is more associated with summer than swimming. Why not taking a dip in the Åre Lake at our sandy beach? At the beach there you can also play frisbee golf and volleyball. Rent a canoe, paddle away on the lake and find your own little cove. In Ullådalen there are natural – giants cauldron – pools that just have to be seen. If the weather does not allow for outdoor swimming, make a visit to Holiday Club and their adventure pool with a slide, waves and large sauna world.
If you would rather not get into the water but to stay on land, there are great fishing opportunities. Fjällsport in Duved have equipment for hire or purchase, as well as fishing courses and excursions. Courses and guides to the best fishing spots are available from several companies in the village. www.are360.com have all the information you could ever need to catch that big trout for dinner. Good luck!
Should none of the above tickle your fancy there are several more alternatives. Maybe white-water rafting or rock climbing? If you would like to see the ravines of Susabäcken from above, go ziplining or skydiving. Camp Åre are experts on everything adventurous, both for the daring and the careful. For bookings go to www.campare.se
Åres excellent shopping is not to be forgotten. Shops such as We Select, Åre Hemslöjd, Houdini, Åre Skidsport, Tegel, My Baby & Junior, Lattjo, JNY Colourful kids, Kaki, Anchas, S2, Tenson och Intersport all make Åre a shopping centre in probably the most scenic place possible. Åre Chocolate Factory is well worth a visit, as well as the glassworks Åre Glasshytta in Duved. Enjoy a tasty lunch at the sun deck of one of Åres many restaurants. For restaurants open during the summer, see the tab Restaurants.
Fairs and exhibitions
24th-26th of July 2015 it is time for the yearly Fäviken Game Fair. The Fair is primarily catering to hunting and fishing enthusiasts, but with the rich and varied programme and spectacular shows, it is hard not to get carried away.
Åre Autumn Market is held the last weekend of September. The Market showcases locally produced treats, motor exhibitions, performances and much more. Take the opportunity to stroll around and taste some flatbread, cheese, juices and meat from mountain grazing animals. Most of the products is organically and locally produced. The autumn in Åre is stunning with a explosion of colour and the battle between autumn and winter. Maybe you will even get to see the first snowflakes?