Last updated: 30 9 2020
Åre municipality is for those who enjoy an active lifestyle yet want to be close to well-developed municipal services, good healthcare as well as good educational opportunities.
Facts about the municipality
Size by area7,199 km²
Distance to larger towns
- Östersund 73 km
- Sundsvall 261 km
- Stockholm 636 km
Here, growing conditions are good and safe for children, societies are small, cosy and offer almost everything that is needed. Åre municipality is characterised by high occupancy and here, you will find people from all over the country and around the world. Nature, outdoor activities, the appreciated lifestyle and beautiful people, each year, attract many people to relocate here. Welcome to be one of us!
Åre municipality is located in the Jämtland County and has 10,300 residents. The central place is Järpen with about 1,550 residents. The municipality is characterised by ambition, and magnificent nature, a place you would want to live in. There are many companies within tourism that employ many people. Other major employers are the municipality with jobs in healthcare, child-care, schools, etc.
In Åre, there are many houses, rental flats and ownership flats. There are both private and municipal companies that offer nice flats, for which it is easy to register in a housing queue. The newly arrived who choose to accept the assignment to Åre municipality made by the Migration Agency or Swedish Employment Service, can receive help from Åre municipality on securing accommodation.
Language groups in the locality
There are many nationalities in Åre municipality. Apart from Swedish, many speak English quite fluently. Other languages that are spoken are Arabic, Farsi, Tigrinya, Mandarin, Thai, Persian. Somalian, etc.
In Åre municipality, there is also a Sami population that speaks Southern Sami.
Associations and organisations
There is a great variety of associations and for those who are interested in the culture, there are many activities to participate in. There is also an arts school with music, circus and dance, a cinema hall, several libraries and choirs, in the municipality.
A variety of recreational activities especially for those interested in outdoor activities and fitness, are available. We also have an adventure bath and many swimming pools, football grounds and youth recreation centres, riding schools, ice-skating rinks, illuminated jogging tracks and good water for fishing.
Many associations work actively with children and youth activities that facilitate easy integration of newly arrived families in the municipal community.
What is available in the immediate area
In Järpen, the central locality, you will find municipal services. Health Centre, integration service, schools, child care, the Swedish Employment Service and sfi (Swedish for Immigrants) as well as grocery stores and restaurants.
In Åre there are a wide range of restaurants, shops and activities like skiing, swimming, biking, canoeing, etc.
You can find cheap furniture at The Red Cross shop and café - Kupan.
In the central locality, Järpen, there is an Integration service, where you can receive help with the following:
- Clear information and support in a language that you understand and are comfortable in.
- Practical support for taking care of your flat and enjoying your stay.
- At least two days a week, you can come to the integration service's open reception, without booking an appointment. You can get support for instance in paying bills, contacting other authorities, and getting the letters and documents explained.
- An evening a week, you can get help with homework and other questions.
You can book appointments for a private meeting with the staff at the integration service and receive help from an interpreter.
Child-care is provided in most of the major villages in the municipality. When you move, we help you to register your child at the day-care home.
Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools
Primary and lower secondary schools are located in Kall, Mörsil, Järpen, Åre, Duved, Undersåker and Hallen. The upper secondary school is located in Järpen.
Sfi, the municipal adult education and adult primary education are also provided in Järpen. We also have a public university college and a range of vocational courses on restaurant and tourism.
At commuting distance from Åre you find Mittuniversitet, located in Östersund, with several types of university courses.
We have very good collaboration with the Swedish Employment Service that also provides vocational education that facilitates finding work.
Health and medical care
Healthcare centres are located in Järpen, Hallen, Åre and Mörsil. The hospital and maternity clinic are in Östersund. The public dental clinic is in Åre and Järpen
You always have the option of using interpretation service in the Åre municipality. We strive toward using personal interpreters and not via telephone.
You can travel by bus throughout the municipality and by train between Östersund, Mörsil, Undersåker, Åre and Duved.
Work and entrepreneurship
In the coming years, there will be many jobs available for doctors, preschool teachers, waiters, cooks, sheet-metal workers and electricians in Åre municipality. There are good chances of jobs being available within healthcare, welding and workshop, transport as well as forestry.