Getting from Östersund Airport to Swedish Lapland
Åre/Östersund airport lies only an about an hour from the true Arctic experiences in the north. Most people who travel from either Copenhagen, London or Stockholm to Åre/Östersund airport chose the quick route to the mountains and resorts in Jämtland or Härjedalen. Due to climate change, the winter season is getting shorter here and every season the resorts struggle with natural snow. Those looking to get off the beaten path and have a real Lapland experience need to make their way north of Östersund to the mountains in Frostviken, Borgafjäll, Klimpfjäll and Kittelfjäll. In winter these places offer powder covered mountains, affordable heliski and the northern lights. In summer the impressive Wilderness road takes you straight into the true wilderness.
All flight arrivals to Åre/Östersund airport has a bus transfer that takes you to Östersund Bus Station in around 20 mins.It is operated by Nettbus and the ticket can be bought on the bus with cash or card. From Östersund Bus Station you can take bus 45 that runs northwards into Swedish Lapland along Route 45 which is the main inland road through Swedish Lapland. Take this bus to Strömsund, Hoting, Dorotea or Vilhelmina where you can change to a bus up to the mountains of Swedish Lapland.
Check the timetable at www.tabussen.nu
In the summer, there are daily flights from Stockholm to Östersund from Stockholm. These connect to Östersund Central Station by the fly buss operated by Nettbuss and costs 90 sek. You can buy the ticket straight on the bus using cash or card. During June – August there is a train operating twice daily that goes North of Östersund into Swedish Lapland. It stops along all the towns Strömsund, Dorotea, Hoting and Vilhelmina where you easily can take a local bus into the mountains if you wish to go hiking. The train is operated by Inlandsbanan.
For buses furhter on from the train check www.tabussen.nu
At Östersund Airport all mayor rental car companies can be found. The whole list of rental car companies found can be found at the airports website.
Rental Cars at Åre/Östersund Aiport.
For rent cars check here
Get your hotel or lodge to pick you up
If you book a longer trip or a whole weeks adventure program that is offerered by several lodges and hotels they will usually include the transfer to and from the airport in Östersund, Vilhelmina or Umeå.