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Hike Åre - Take the lift to your hike

Take the lift up and enjoy what the mountain has to offer in summer!

The lift system makes the mountain accessible to more people, even in the summer. Hiking doesn't have to involve steep uphill stretches, freeze-dried food and heavy backpacks. Take the lift and you'll be up onto the mountain effortlessly and you can then select your hiking trail.

We have walks that are easy enough to take smaller children along in a buggy and tougher hikes that will challenge your thigh muscles. Take a well deserved snack break by a roaring stream or a quiet mountain lake; barbecue facilities are available at many beautiful sites up on the mountain. Or stock up on energy at Hotell Fjällgården, Base Camp or the summit hut, Toppstugan, on Åreskutan.

P.S. On most routes you can cheat a little by taking an extra trip on the lift.

In the Åre Trails app (App Store & Google Play) and on the Åre Trails website you can find all the hiking trails, together with their number, name, length, vertical gain, estimated time required, difficulty level and some general information about the character of each trail. 

How fast should I go?
If you are not a regular mountain hiker, we recommend that you walk much more slowly on Åreskutan than on an exercise trail back home. Remember that the time you take is highly individual, so it makes sense to allow some extra leeway when planning. Don't forget to allow time for breaks for coffee, lookout points, photography and miscellaneous other things on the way.

WATCH OUT for cyclists!
Parts of routes 210, 211, 214 and 216 on the southern side of mount Åreskutan are also used by downhill cyclists and works vehicles. Pay attention to warning signs, around crests and bends and only walk on the marked hiking trails.

Funicular (Bergbanan) hike 

Hike with your pushchair! Take the over 100 year-old funicular (Bergbanan - Å33) up to Hotell Fjällgården (open 28 June - 12 August), enjoy a bite to eat and look out over the mountains. Our easiest hiking route takes asphalt and gravel roads down to Åre Torg square. Follow Fjällgårdsvägen, Granenbacken, Bergbanevägen.
Length of hike: 1.2 km
Time required: 1 hour
Lift opening hours: Read more 
Tip: Don't miss the opportunity to take a coffee and cake break at Fjällgården. Buy your ticket at SkiStarshop at Åre Square.

Cable car hike

The cable car (Kabinbanan - Å29) takes you high up onto the mountain. Admire the magnificent views – on a clear day you can see all the way to the Snasahögar. This hike is suitable for baby buggies because you can take the cable car both up and down. Enjoy something to eat at Base Camp, Sweden's highest restaurant, fully 1274 metres above sea level.
Length of hike: 0 km
Time required: 0.5 to 1.5 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 
Tip: Baby buggy accessible. Don't miss the opportunity to picnic or dine at Base Camp. 

Hummelrundan

Easy hiking on gravel roads that's also suitable for small children. Pack some sausages in your backpack and admire the views from the barbecue area at Mörvikshummeln.
Take the VM6:an (Å31) lift up and hike (214) down to the bottom station of the Hummelliften, then take the Hummelliften (Å32) up. Descend via the Hummelliften and the VM6:an.
Length of hike: 1 km
Time required1.5 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

How fast should I go?
If you are not a regular mountain hiker, we recommend that you walk much more slowly on Åreskutan than on an exercise trail back home. Remember that the time you take is highly individual, so it makes sense to allow some extra leeway when planning. Don't forget to allow time for breaks for coffee, lookout points, photography and miscellaneous other things on the way.

WATCH OUT for cyclists!
Parts of routes 210, 211, 214 and 216 on the southern side of mount Åreskutan are also used by downhill cyclists and works vehicles. Pay attention to warning signs, around crests and bends and only walk on the marked hiking trails.

Trollstigen

Easy hike along forest paths and ordinary roads that is even suitable for your five-year-old. Maybe you'll get to see a troll peeking out between the mossy rocks and spruce twigs.
Take the funicular (Bergbanan - Å33) up to Hotell Fjällgården and hike the Trollstigen (212) along the roaring Mörvikså river. Continue to the Tott Hotel and then carry on on Rahmsväg (212) down to Åre Torg square.
Length of hike: 1.5 km
Time required: 0.5 to 1 hour
Lift opening hours: Read more 

Tip: Buy your ticket at SkiStarshop at Åre Square.

Stendal circular

An easy hike that is suitable for families with children aged ten or above. The barbecue area at Bräckebäckstjärnarna is beautifully located at the foot of the Rödkulletoppen peak and enjoys views of Åreskutan. Take the six-seater VM6:an (Å31) lift and then hike down to the bottom station of the Hummelliften.
Take the Hummelliften (Å32) up, then hike the gravel road towards Stendalen (210) to Bräckebäckstjärnarna and then on to Stendalen. Then head south towards Åre (210). Among other places, you will pass Buustamons Fjällgård.
Length of hike: 9.6 km
Time required: 2.5 to 3 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

Summit tour

From the summit of mount Åreskutan you enjoy unrestricted views in all directions. Take the cable car (Kabinbanan - Å29) or VM8:an (Å22)/Gondolen (H23) up the mountain and hike (214) to the top. This 800 metre stretch is steep in places but relatively easy. Enjoy a waffle at Toppstugan, Sweden's highest café, fully 1420 metres above sea level. Take the same way down and take the cable car back up. 

Length of hike: 1.6 km
Time required: 1.5 to 2 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

How fast should I go?
If you are not a regular mountain hiker, we recommend that you walk much more slowly on Åreskutan than on an exercise trail back home. Remember that the time you take is highly individual, so it makes sense to allow some extra leeway when planning. Don't forget to allow time for breaks for coffee, lookout points, photography and miscellaneous other things on the way.

WATCH OUT for cyclists!
Parts of routes 210, 211, 214 and 216 on the southern side of mount Åreskutan are also used by downhill cyclists and works vehicles. Pay attention to warning signs, around crests and bends and only walk on the marked hiking trails.

Nalleklippan

The view over the village and Åresjön, the lake, is a wonderful experience. This trail follows well-trodden paths and is easy enough for a five-year-old. Take the century-old funicular (Bergbanan - Å 33) up the mountain to Hotell Fjällgården. Then hike (213) up to Nalleklippan.
Length of hike: 2 km
Time required1.5 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

Tip: Buy your ticket at SkiStarshop at Åre Square.

Konjaksten - Cognac Rock

At the turn of the last century, when tourists hiked up to Åreskutan they used to stop midway at a large rock where, protected from the wind, they would have a nip of strong brandy. Take the VM6:an (Å31) lift up, then hike down to the bottom station of the Hummelliften, before taking the Hummelliften (Å32) up. Then take the stairs up the Svartberget (214) and continue to Konjakstenen - Cognac Rock. Hike up to the top station of the cable car and take the cable car (Kabinbanan - Å29) down. Don't miss the opportunity to eat at Base Camp at the top station of the cable car.
Length of hike: 1.5 km
Time required: 0.5 to 1 hour
Lift opening hours: Read more 

Svartberg hike

Take the cable car (Kabinbanan - Å29) up, hike down to Konjakstenen - Cognac Rock (214), then take the Svartberg stairs down to Mörvikshummeln (214/216). Stop to enjoy the tranquillity and the view (214). There are several possible descents from there. Take the Hummelliften (Å32) down, hike to Hotell Fjällgården (214/216), and take the funicular (Bergbanan - Å33) down to Åre Torg square. Alternatively, hike down to the VM6:an (Å31) lift, and let the lift do the work. Or walk the whole way!
Length of hike: 2.5-4 km
Time required: 2 to 2.5 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

How fast should I go?
If you are not a regular mountain hiker, we recommend that you walk much more slowly on Åreskutan than on an exercise trail back home. Remember that the time you take is highly individual, so it makes sense to allow some extra leeway when planning. Don't forget to allow time for breaks for coffee, lookout points, photography and miscellaneous other things on the way.

WATCH OUT for cyclists!
Parts of routes 210, 211, 214 and 216 on the southern side of mount Åreskutan are also used by downhill cyclists and works vehicles. Pay attention to warning signs, around crests and bends and only walk on the marked hiking trails.

Bergsgeten

Challenge your legs and lungs, get rewarded with stunningly beautiful views and pure serenity. The name of the trail means "mountain goat". It got its name because it mostly goes steeply uphill. Take the funicular (Bergbanan - Å33) and then hike up to the summit of Mount Åreskutan (215). Then continue along the (214) down to the top station of the VM6:an lift (Å31). Take the lift down if you don't want to continue the trek down to Åre Torg square.
Length of hike: 8 km
Time required: 4 to 4.5 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

Tip: Buy your ticket at SkiStarshop at Åre Square.

Ravinerna

This lovely hike, whose name means "the ravines", is named after the eastern and western ravines, which are well-known to off-piste skiers in the winter. The trail is varied, with climbs and descents, as well as flat sections. Take the VM6:an (Å31) lift up, then hike down to the bottom station of the Hummelliften (Å32). Continue upwards with the Hummelliften, hike up the stairs on Svartberget (216). Continue your hike on Totthummeln (215) to Hotell Fjällgården. Take the funicular (Bergbanan - Å33) down to Åre Torg square, or hike all the way (212).
Length of hike: 7.5 km
Time required2.5 to 3 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

Topprundan (Summit Circular)

This tour is mostly downhill. Take the cable car (Kabinbanan - Å29) up and hike to the summit of Åreskutan (214). Enjoy a perfectly cooked waffle at the summit cafe, Toppstugan, before continuing down the mountain (215) to Hotell Fjällgården. Take the funicular (Bergbanan - Å33) down to Åre Torg square or continue the hike along the (212).
Length of hike: 6.8 to 8.3 km
Time required2.5 to 3 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

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