The right equipment and the right clothing are important parameters for ensuring that your trek goes well. The simplest way for us to find out if our products are working properly is to actually test them, in reality, out in nature.
What looks good on the drawing board is often a direct success. But that’s not good enough. Our products must be outstanding and this requires substantial testing before we launch them.
During our testing, we have travelled many miles, many of which have been around the town of Åre, which offers amazing experiences, and is accessible to all. Personally, we prefer untouched terrain, but it is equally important that we test our products in the environments where most of our customers will use them.
Therefore, with us, you will find high boots that protect your feet and legs from twigs, rocks and the wet bogs of the Swedish mountains. We make clothing that keeps you dry and warm even when the mountain winds blow hard. Our socks and underwear from wool are comfortable, even when you get sweaty. And our backpacks fit well and lift heavy loads if you like being out for a long time.
But we also want to show you how to enjoy an easier “pleasure hike”. Like an hour-long walk in a comfortable and airy shirt and a pair of light and comfortable hiking boots. Without a backpack or with a small one that can accommodate cameras, water and an extra sweater. Or that wonderful feeling of sitting down in Åre’s town square and just enjoying life. Maybe a bite to eat and a pleasant conversation with other hikes – an end to the day that makes the hiking experience even better.
In Åre, you will find simple hikes, as well as tougher ones. All you have to do is choose depending on your mood and ambition. Here are four of our favorites:
1. Åreskutan Loop
Time: 8–10 hours hiking.
One long day or two more reasonable distances if you choose to spend the night halfway in Huså. Camping somewhere along the way is also an excellent alternative. Follow trail 211 and enjoy the mountain vistas and
2. An easy hike with a view
Time: 3 hours easy hiking. Length: 9.6 km.
With the help of lift vm6, travel part way up the mountain. From Mörvikshummeln take trail 210 westward. Stunning views of Lake
shell jacket Atja, while on the mountain. Carry a pair of binoculars, a snack and something to sit on in the convenient backpack Cito 20.
3. The best way to the summit
Time: 3.5 tough hours. Length: 7.2 km.
A classic with many variations is to hike to the top of Åreskutan, 1420 meters above sea level. This alpine tour follows trail 215 and ends with a visit to the summit cabin café and a short and easy hike down to the gondola station, 140 meters below the top. From there take the gondola down.Equipment: Bielne Mid or Mira Mid protects the feet and ankles. Soft Merino Light, Ahke jacket and pants handle both sweaty hiking and short rainstorms. Carry Gero 20 on your back with a camera, a snack, a Fog Beanie and the warm Forsa 1/2 zip.
4. An afternoon tour
Time: 1.5 hours easy hiking. Length: 4.2 km.
Take the gondola up to the Fjällgården Hotel and Restaurant and walk trail 213 around Mount Totthummeln. Head on up to the top, enjoy the view and walk back to the gondola. Or take Trollstigen (trail 212) down into town and select a suitable watering hole – and why not on a sunny terrace?Equipment: Low and supple Liberty boots. Light Bamboo short sleeve shirt and a pair of Navigator shorts on a sunny day. An Air 37 ° jacket in your hand or tied around the waist, if it is windy on the top.