"Summer or winter - anything goes!" Åre by Sjalen

Åre Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 34 photos

I cannot think of another Swedish place that has it ALL the way Åre does. In winter, it is a bustling ski resort, hosting World Cup downhill and other events (2007 World Championships) as well as playing host to loads of Stockholmers and others wanting to show off on the slopes. In summer, it has a different atmosphere altogether, as half the ski villages are closed and the village is calm and full of people enjoying a climb up the majestic Åreskutan or walks in the surroundings. The snowmobile tracks on the lake are gone and it is now glittering invitingly to motor boats, whilst on Renfjället above, reindeer go grazing, escaping the worst of mosquito pestering further down on the fell. Come here whatever the season and whatever your preference, and experience a place full of natural beauty, friendliness and good highland food.

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  • Pros:scenic, friendly, activities galore
  • Cons:over-priced in winter
  • In a nutshell:Buy a hotel here and live well...
  • Last visit to Åre: Jul 2003
  • Intro Written Jul 30, 2003
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  • Jul 15, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Hi Sjalen, I am coming from the US in january 2012 to learn to ski in Are. Is this a wise move? What can you tell me about the weather in January and the night life. Tack! Tim

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 8:25 AM

    Hej, The picture shown at the topic Ristafallet is not the actual fall itself. It is a picture of the view from the restaurant

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    Dec 21, 2004 at 8:12 AM

    Another great page. Tell me, whats the Swedish version of an "Anglophile" as I seem be one?

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