Travel Blogs from Are
Left Orsa and set off up north. Travelled across country, dodging intermittent torrential rain, lunch at Svenstavik. Arrived at the site of a cave, after a 200 metre steep uphill climb. The brave of the group descended into the Hoverbergsgrotan cave, lit up with coloured lights. Around the hill then on to the lookout ...
... a few feet from a waterfall, listening to the tumult of the river's descent. The beautiful countryside, together with Stockholm, put Sweden very high on our favourite country list. These few days of driving were very nice but uneventful, so I’ll leave it to the photos to tell the ...
... this is a first going up even faster !
We need to climb on top of the chair lift, open hatches, and check the tires. Yes – chairlifts drive the cable cars (chairs) using rubber tires, and sometimes they go flat. Plus they in turn are driven by belts, which also need checked. Not what I was expecting ! All OK, we signal the lower station to start the lift, and watch the console display as everything fires up, Patrick explaining some of the intricacies ...
... poor Easy – Lotta’s dog - had to be rescued ! Distracted by some scent or another, Easy dived into a gully, only to fall through the snow to the creek below ! Luckily she managed to keep her head up, and Lotta grabbed the collar and hauled her to safety. Now one very cold doggy, Easy was keen to get moving again ! Certainly an adventurous day, and once again, we were given reason to classify the Swedish as truly mad where snow sports are concerned !
... a series of transport trails that loop and weave UNDER the big runs down from Are By using tunnels –like a crazy mousetrap game. Wild and great fun on a snowboard.
Rodkullen is also where the parks are – ramps, rails, etc – so there are a LOT of snowboarders here. We work our way around to Ulladalen, the final ski area right around the side of Are – we can see where we were yesterday at Tegefjall 4 km away – uphill, unfortunately ! After ...
Other places to stay in Are
RegnbÃ¥gen 1 (BjÃ¶rnÃ¤nge), Are | 3 star hotelfrom $127
Tottvagen 111, Are | 3 star hotelfrom $153
Are Bjornen, Are | Hotelfrom $259
Are | 4 star hotelfrom $221
Torget , Are | 4 star hotelfrom $170
Box 15, Are | 4 star hotelfrom $146