In addition to skiing, there are lots of other activities to choose from such as paragliding and kite flying, helicopter tours, dog teams, scooter tours, canoeing, hunting, fishing, riding and white-water rafting.
At 1,420 metres above sea level, Åreskutan is one of Sweden’s most well-known mountains, with a magnificent view over the mountain ranges of West Jämtland. Getting to the top and Sweden’s highest cafeteria, Toppstugan, is easy thanks to the cable car - Kabinbanan - the only one in the Swedish mountains.
A visit to Sweden’s largest waterfall is a must for everyone who comes to Åre. In the summer the waterfall is incredibly powerful, while in winter beautiful shapes are formed from ice, and seeing the water gushing over the ice is a very special experience. Furthermore, the waterfall is lit up at night, giving the water and the ice a magical dimension.
Åre’s magnificent wooden parish church was consecrated in 1894, and is designed in a Neo-Gothic style. It recalls a time when, thanks to incipient tourism, copper mining and forestry, economic growth in the district led to a substantial increase in the number of inhabitants and visitors, thus making the old church too small.
See and learn about how the Sami people subsist and live in Njarka Sami Camp, which is located on a promontory in Lake Häggsjön. There are a variety of tents here, with a special octagonal tent, called Jarnge, as Njarka’s centre and the location for special ceremonies such as weddings and christenings. In addition to learning about Sami history, visitors can also feed the reindeers with reindeer moss, sleep in the Sami fashion and throw a lasso.
The Karoliner Monument is a ten metre high obelisk in granite, erected in 1892, to the memory of the 3,000 men who died in severe winter weather during and after the retreat of Carl XII’s invasion force from Tröndelag in 1718. Lectures on the March of Death over Sylarna are held regularly at Roxy’s Sledge Dogs.
Information Centre with exhibitions about the mountains’ geology and animal world, about the Samis and about reindeer food. Allow the staff to whet your appetite for discovery before you set off on your own excursions in the easily accessible mountain and forest environment outside.
Ecological experience and educational facility with winter garden, rose garden, garden park, old-fashioned chicken farm, café and restaurant, slide presentation, lectures, and courses and also sales of goods produced in an environmentally friendly manner in an old-fashioned shop.