Volvo Photo Locations Part 113
Historic Volvo Photography Locations Overview

1956 - Volvo Duett PV 445

1956 – Volvo Duett PV 445 at Bergbana torget in Åre Sweden

1956 – Volvo PV445 Duett

1956 – Volvo PV445 Duett at Bergbana torget in Åre Sweden

1969 - Volvo 145

1969 – Volvo 145 at Bergbana torget in Åre Sweden

2017 – Volvo V90 Cross Country at Bergbana torget in Åre Sweden

2012 - Bergbana Torget in Åre (Eniro Gatuvy)

2012 – Bergbana Torget in Åre (Eniro Gatuvy)

2012 - Bergbana Torget in Åre (Google Streetview)

2012 – Bergbana Torget in Åre (Google Streetview)

Åre Bergbana is a funicular railway located in Åre, Sweden. It is 790 metres long and runs between the town square at 398 metres and Fjällgården at 556 metres. The funicular was built as the first fixed link up to the mountain by Von Roll from 1908 to 1910 at a cost of 230,000 SEK and was inaugurated 7 March 1910.

Åre Bergbana has the status of byggnadsminne (listed building) since 22 August 2008. This includes the funicular itself, the two station buildings, a park and the so called Grottan (The Cave) — the street going from the town square station to the old railway station.

Taking advantage of the Åreskutan fell, Åre is the major center for alpine skiing in Sweden with more than 30 modern ski-lifts. It hosted the Alpine World Championships in 1954 and 2007, and the annual Jon Olsson Invitational freeskiing competition, ending in 2007. On March 9–10 2012 the Freestyle FIS World Cup was held in “slalombacken” close to the village centre.

Åre would also have been the secondary site for the alpine events of Östersund in its bid for the organization of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Bergsbana Åre Maps2

åre2 map

More information on www.skistar.com, lansstyrelsen.se and www.are360.com

Historic Volvo Photography Locations Overview