This winter, easyJet is going to offer direct flights from London Gatwick to the Åre Östersund Airport in Jämtland. Thus it will be easier for British winter tourists to get to the slopes of Åre and Vemdalen. Flights will be available from December 11 to April.
The winter only service will operate once per week on Sundays on an A320 aircraft. easyJet expects to carry 4,800 passengers in its first Winter of operation.
Neil Slaven, easyJet’s UK commercial Manager, said: “Åre Östersund, which is located in Sweden’s Jämtland province, is a great skiing destination and we are sure it will prove a popular service for both skiers and snowboarders looking to explore the region.”
About Åre Östersund
The city Östersund is located on the eastern shore of Storsjön lake where winter temperatures drop below freezing and create a Winter Wonderland of snow and ice. Östersund is known as “the Winter City” catering for just about any activity on snow or ice. The spectacular “Medvinden” – a 50km long-distance skating track on Storsjön lake – and the Winter Park, a lakeshore winter paradise especially for children with ice castles, ice sculptures, a huge skating rink, restaurants and cafes, are both worth a visit.
Åre is the alpine heart of Scandinavia; a one-hour transfer brings you to Scandinavia’s best downhill skiing. There´s also cross-country skiing, tour skating, ice-fishing, horse and dog sledding, snowmobile safaris and much more. This unique combination of winter sports and entertainment at some 50 bars and restaurants in northern Europe’s cosiest and trendiest mountain village makes Åre the perfect winter destination for both advanced skiers and families alike.
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Source: Swedavia Airports and JHT; photos: Swedavia Airports (featured image) and Niclas Vestefjell