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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! There are trails that are easy to walk with young children and tougher trails that will challenge your thigh muscles.

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. Using the lift you'll be able to get high into the mountains without effort. Once up you can then choose your hiking trail.

Make sure to keep an eye on the opening times for the lifts and keep in mind that the lifts can close due to adverse weather or technical reasons. Some lifts are only open during high season. You can't expect to be able to always take the lift back down as weather, such as wind or thunder storms, may mean the lifts have to close with little notice. Always be prepared to have to walk down.
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 do I walk?
Weather, physical ability, coffee breaks and unexpected events can significantly change the estimated time. Take this into consideration when planning your hike.

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

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.
Trail length: 0 km
Duration: 0.5 - 1.5 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 
Tips: You can also get to this location using the VM8:an (Å22) and the Gondola (H23).

Bräckebäck tarns wind shelter

An easy hike to Bräckebäck tarns (Bräckebäckstjärnarna). Choose to hike from Åre village on trail 211 towards the VM8:an mountain station (Å22) and on from there, or take lift VM8:an (Å22) up to make the hike shorter. BBQ and beautiful nature at the tarns and views toward Åreskutan mountain.
Trail length: 1 km
Duration15-30 minutes
Lift opening hours: Read more

How fast do I walk?
Weather, physical ability, coffee breaks and unexpected events can significantly change the estimated time. Take this into consideration when planning your hike.

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

Nalleklippan

Fantastic view point close to the village. Only approx. 30 minutes walk away from the Fjällgården mountain farm on trail 213 "Around Totthummeln" you'll find this little gem. Pay attention to the signs in a sharp left hand bend. Shorten the hike by taking the Bergbanan funicular (Å33) up to Fjällgården.
Trail length: 1.2 km
Duration:: 45 minutes - 1.5 hours
Lift opening hours:: Read more 

Trollstigen

Short hike along forest paths and ordinary roads that even your five-year-old can do. An experience trail with fairy tales and legends about goblins, trolls, giants and other mystical creatures. Starting from the bottom you will find the trail at the trail centre east of the VM6:an (Å31) valley station. You can also use the Bergbanan (Å33), Åre's first ever lift which is now almost 100 years old, up to Fjällgården and walk down.
Trail length: 1.5 km
Duration: 0.5 to 1 hour
Lift opening hours: Read more

Mörvikshummeln

Halfway up towards the top of the Åreskutan mountain you will be rewarded with stunning views over the Åre valley. Take the VM6:an (Å31) up and then hike down to the Hummelliften lift (Å32) and use the lift to reach Mörvikshummeln.
If you want a bigger challenge and choose not to take the lifts, you can follow the directions to Hummelrundan (Red trail). 
Trail length: 1.8 km
Duration:: 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

Stendal circular

An easy but slightly longer hike that is suitable for families with children aged ten or above. About halfway through the trail you will find one of our picnic spots: The Bräckebäck tarns wind shelter and barbecue area. See more info in the green hiking trails section. Take the six chair lift VM6:an (Å31), hike up Hummelbranten (214 b) and then hike the gravel road first downward and then west towards the VM8:an (Å22) mountain station. If you want to shorten the trail further you can choose to take the VM8:an (Å22) and then hike east on the gravel path .
Trail length: 9.6 km
Duration:: 2.5 - 3 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

How fast do I walk?
Weather, physical ability, coffee breaks and unexpected events can significantly change the estimated time. Take this into consideration when planning your hike.

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

Hummelrundan

A shorter hike that suits even younger hikers. Bring a picnic along and admire the view from Mörvikshummeln. Take the VM6:an (Å31) chair lift up and hike the steeper 214b up to Hummelliften (Å32) mountain station. Hike the same way back and take the VM6:an (Å31) lift down.
Trail length:Approx. 1 km
Duration1.5 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more

Summit tour

Up at the Åreskutan summit you can see as far as the eye can reach in all directions. Take the cable car Kabinbanan (Å29) or the VM8:an (Å22) and Gondola (H23) up the mountain and hike trail 214 to the top. The 800 meter long trail is steep and rocky in parts. Enjoy a waffle at Toppstugan, Sweden's highest located cafe - an entire 1,420 metres above the sea
Hike the same way down or choose to hike trail 214 all the way down to the village.
Trail length: 1.6 km
Duration:: 1.5 - 2 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

Totthummeln wind shelter

A perfect excursion for the family or for those who want a shorter day hike. This wind shelter is located at the highest point on the trail 213 "Around Totthummeln".
There is a barbecue area, wood storage and a fantastic view up towards Åreskutan mountain. For those who have energy left to burn we recommend continuing all the way up on the Totthummeln summit before starting the hike down again. The view is very much worth the effort. Shorten the hike by taking the funicular Bergbanan (Å33) up to Fjällgården.
Trail length: 2 km
Duration:1 - 2 hours
Lift opening hours:  Read more 

Svartberg hike

Take the cable car Kabinbanan (Å29) or VM8:an (Å22) and the Gondola (H23) up, hike down along trail 214, continue down Svartberget stairs to Mörvikshummeln (214/216). Continue hiking Stjärnvägen trail (214/216) down, or alternatively hike 214 B down to the VM6:an (Å31) and take the lift for the last bit.
Trail length: 2.5-5.5 km
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more

Skuttjärn Wind Shelter

Hike all the way from Åre village or cheat a little by taking the VM8:an (Å22) lift up. Follow trail 211 towards Stendalen. Then move on to this wind shelter located on trail (211) below the Västerskutan mountain. Harmonic nature experience with views towards Huså, Kallsjön lake and the adjacent Skuttjärn tarn.
Trail length: 14 km
Duration: 3.5 - 5 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

How fast do I walk?
Weather, physical ability, coffee breaks and unexpected events can significantly change the estimated time. Take this into consideration when planning your hike.

WATCH OUT for cyclists!
Parts of trails 210, 211, 214 and 216 on the south side of the Åreskutan mountain are also used by downhill cyclists and work 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 trail has been given its name because it mostly goes steeply uphill. Take the funicular Bergbanan (Å33) and then hike trail 213 on the side of Totthummeln mountain and further up towards Lillskutan and the Åreskutan summit. Then continue along trail 214 down to the VM6:an (Å31) mountain station. Take the lift down if you don't want to continue the hike down to Åre Torg square.
Trail length: 8 km
Duration: 4 - 4.5 hours
Lift opening hours: Read more 

Eastern summit trail

This tour is mostly downhill. Take the cable car Kabinbanan, or the VM8 and Gondola up, and hike to Åreskutan summit (214). Enjoy a perfectly cooked waffle at the summit cafe, Toppstugan, before continuing down the mountain (215) to Fjällgården. Take the funicular Bergbanan to Åre Torg square or continue hiking along the 212 trail. Eat a packed lunch at Nalleklippan.
Trail length: 6.8 - 8.3 km
Duration2.5 - 3 hours
Lift opening hoursRead more 

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