Winter Activities for a Holiday in Sweden
Here’s a bunch of great winter activities to spend your days with when your legs are tired from too much skiing!
Simply do it like the Swedes, do not ski every day. Explore more in the winter landscape. With proper clothing staying out feels good and will invigorate you.
1. Husky Express
Want to steer your own team of Huskies racing along a mountainside, lake or in the forest? Try your hand at dog sledding in Åre, Södra Årefjällen, Vemdalen, Strömsund, Bräcke, Krokom and Östersund. A must-do during winter holidays in Sweden.
2. Cross Country & Nordic Skiing
What would winter holidays in Sweden be without some cross country skiing? Almost every village in Jämtland Härjedalen has well-tended trails in a variety of distances. Many also have floodlighting so you can ski late in the evening and early mornings. To become a real star why not ask one of our ski instructors for help to improve your technique. We promise that you’ll find cross country skiing even more fun after that!
If you prefer slicing your way along on a pair of broad skis in undisturbed, wide-open landscapes, letting the fresh mountain air kiss your cheeks, we highly recommend the marked trails for Nordic Skiing in for example Storlien, Södra Årefjällen, Funäsfjällen or Vemdalen for some winter fun.
3. Snowmobile Safari
There are many opportunities to an adventure with snowmobile on a winter holiday. Go on a guided trip into the mountains, driving your own snowmobile or sharing with a friend. Most winter sports center in Jämtland Härjedalen have snowmobile companies that offer trips, from half a day to several days, with guide. Try for example Destination Vemdalen, Funäsfjällen, Lofsdalen or Åre.
4. The Land of Sápmi
The landscape of Jämtland Härjedalen is part of Sápmi, the land of the Sami. The sami have lived in this area for as long as we can remember. In Härjedalen there’s now possible to take part of an interactive introduction to the Sami culture during a winter holiday in Sweden, and learn more about the role played by the Sami people in swedish society and in the development of the region Härjedalen. The Sami park, Lopme Laante, is both in Vemdalen and Funäsfjällen. Come along on an adventure in Sápmi. Meet the reindeer, try throwing lasso and engage yourself in Sami culture with their relationship with nature. The Sami are present in other places in Jämtland Härjedalen as well and several places gives guests the opportunity to savour delicacies from the Sami cuisine, like reindeer, smoked meats, fish and berries.
5. Feed the Reindeer Experience with the Company Explore Åre
An unforgettable family adventure in the southern Åre mountains. Guests can pet and feed the cute reindeer from their bare hands with lichen. The tour includes a snow shoe hike (about 1 km), throwing lasso the sami way and making up a fire outdoors. We enjoy a lovely ”swedish fika” (coffee/thea and snacks) by the open fire overlooking the reindeer enclosure and guests are dared to taste some locally produced sami delicacies.