Skiing in Sweden

Skiing in Sweden © Henrik Trygg

Skiing in Sweden has been on our radar for a while now. And the launch of a new weekly flight from Gatwick to Åre makes it all the more doable.

From December 11, 2016 you’ll be able to wing your way to northern Sweden. Prices start at £30.49 each way and will depart weekly on a Sunday.

Åre is in the Jämtland Härjedalen region, and if you’re going to sample skiing in Sweden, this is the place to do it. The slopes are spacious, the chalets and hotels stylish and the region is lauded for its exceptional food.

If you’re used to skiing in the big three of Europe – France, Austria and Switzerland – then Sweden offers a fascinating alternative. Here you can stay in an igloo and try your hand at ice fishing. Foodies can feast on bonfire roasted moose and cloud berries. And everyone can head into the wilderness to watch the play of the northern lights across the night sky.

Family ski destination

Skiing in Sweden - Family ski holiday

Family skiing © Niclas Vestefjell

The region is a great family skiing destination too. The transfer from Åre airport to family-friendly Vemdalen takes 1.5 hours. And a new budget transfer service will launch to coincide with the easyJet flight times.

Kids in Sweden learn to ski about the same time as they learn to walk. So the ski school instructors know their stuff. Children learn through play and are joined on the slopes by a friendly snowman (as well as qualified ski instructors, of course).

Kids (and adults for that matter) will also enjoy meeting reindeer, finding out about the indigenous Sami culture and building bonfires under the stars.

To find out more about skiing in Sweden and other winter holiday highlights, visit www.visitsweden.com and www.jamtland.se.

White Reindeer, North Sweden © Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

White Reindeer, North Sweden © Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Win a Swedish goodie bag

Enter our prize draw to win a goodie bag of Swedish gifts – we have a ski hat, a free one-day ski pass and more to give away to one lucky winner.

Fill out the form below and we’ll pick a winner on November 18, 2016 – so keep an eye on your inbox.