Sweden

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Sweden has thousands of  kilometers of hiking trails. The majority leads through the low, often sparsely populated regions. The landscape certainly isn't all stereotype forests and lakes, but also many places of cultural historical interest, towns, villages and countryside.

Trails are well documented and marked, and often looked after by local communities. There are huts, mostly self-service, where you can warm up by a wood-burning stove, dry your clothes and stay overnight. Hundreds of youth hostels are spread about the country, as are many small campsites popular with hikers. Maps of long distance trails are available locally. Do not expect to meet up with hordes of other hikers, and bring enough food. Walking in these low regions is good from early spring until late autumn.

Swedish mountains are a different story altogether. This is rough country, so count on alpine circumstances, and plan your walk between halfway June and halfway September. Most famous is Kungsleden, a trail up north in Lapland. It has existed for almost one hundred years and leads you up Swedens highest mountaintops. More mountainous areas are to be found further south, along the border with Norway. The STF, Swedish Tourist Club, has mountain huts at regular intervals in all these regions.

If all this isn't challenging enough for you, try roaming freely through the Lapland wilderness, without trails or huts, for instance in Sarek National Park.

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  • www.caersbart.be June 2016
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Swedisch right of public access, nature
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Trails

Regions

States

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walking in Värmland - The Lake Region of Central Sweden
  • Walking in Värmland is One Day Walks Publishing`s guide to walking in the picturesque lake region of Central Sweden. A total of 22 walks are included in the guide, ranging in length from 5.5 - 20 kilometres, thus being suitable for a wide range of walking standards. Each walk opens with an Information box detailing details about the walk,... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tärnaby - Hemavan - Ammarnäs Lantmateriet AC2
  • Mountain areas of central and northern Sweden on waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible topographic “Fjällkartan” maps at 1:100,000 and 1:50,000 from Lantmäteriet - the country’s national survey organization, with hiking and ski routes, campsites and youth hostels, etc. Relief is shown by contours at 20m intervals and enhanced by relief... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Best hiking in Sweden - Skaneleden
  • Selected hikes and walks along the Skaneleden trail The Skaneleden hiking trail is one of Sweden`s longest and best maintained. With a total length of 1 200 km, it runs through a wide range of landscapes. The coastal sections take you on a dramatic journey between rock and sea, revealing exotic sandy beaches and breathtaking views, while the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Capitool Reisgidsen Zweden | Unieboek
  • Prachtig geillustreerde reisgids met o.a. 3D tekeningen, fraaie kaarten en geweldige foto’s. Daarnaast uitgebreide achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Echt om in de stemming te komen! Groot formaat gids. Capitool Reisgids De reisgids Zweden is ideaal in gebruik vóór; tijdens en na de reis. Inmiddels is Capitool, met meer dan 100 titels, al jaren... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Värmland, ongerept en avontuurlijk Zweden - Varmland | Hem62
  • Leuke wetenswaardigheden van deze bepaalde streek in Zweden, ook met foto's en kaartjes. Weer eens wat anders dan een gewone reisgids: bijzondere invalshoeken van kenners. De auteurs: 'In deze reisgids geven wij een kijk op Värmland op basis van onze eigen ervaringen. Onze blog en website met toeristische informatie vormden de aanleiding en... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lingo
  • Whether you're a frequent visitor to Europe or just an armchair traveler, the surprising and extraordinary stories inLingo will forever change the way you think about the continent, and may even make you want to learn a new language.Lingo spins the reader on a whirlwind tour of sixty European languages and dialects, sharing quirky moments from... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lingo
  • Whether you're a frequent visitor to Europe or just an armchair traveler, the surprising and extraordinary stories inLingo will forever change the way you think about the continent, and may even make you want to learn a new language.Lingo spins the reader on a whirlwind tour of sixty European languages and dialects, sharing quirky moments from... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • ANWB actief & anders - Zweden actief
  • Wandelingen, Fietstochten en Autoroutes. Op een actieve manier de leukste plekjes ontdekken kan met deze ANWB Actief gids. ANWB Actief is d reisgids voor actieve vakantiegangers. De gids is bedoeld voor reizigers die naar Zweden op vakantie gaan en ter plekke een aantal dagtochten willen maken om de omgeving te verkennen. Dat kan met deze gids... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • ANWB actief & anders - Zweden actief
  • Wandelingen, Fietstochten en Autoroutes. Op een actieve manier de leukste plekjes ontdekken kan met deze ANWB Actief gids. ANWB Actief is d reisgids voor actieve vakantiegangers. De gids is bedoeld voor reizigers die naar Zweden op vakantie gaan en ter plekke een aantal dagtochten willen maken om de omgeving te verkennen. Dat kan met deze gids... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Letters to India
  • Dr. Tuthill began writing her exquisite travel stories in honor of her best friend, the astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who tragically perished in the crash of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003. Tuthill's first collection of stories, "Letters from Africa," lovingly chronicles thrilling safari trips taken throughout southern Africa over the past five... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Letters to India
  • Dr. Tuthill began writing her exquisite travel stories in honor of her best friend, the astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who tragically perished in the crash of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003. Tuthill's first collection of stories, "Letters from Africa," lovingly chronicles thrilling safari trips taken throughout southern Africa over the past five... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Northern Lights - Noorderlicht | Bradt Travel Guides
  • Kleine gids met praktische informatie voor iedereen die het Noorderlicht wil gaan zien. An updated third edition of Bradt's practical guide to the best places to view the Northern Lights, the only guidebook that caters to the large number of people whose dream is to see the aurora borealis. Included is information on everything from how to... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pajala
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:100,000, the Vägkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 79 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:100,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Öregrund
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:50,000, the Terrängkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 244 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:50,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Trosa
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:100,000, the Vägkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 79 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:100,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Umeå
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:50,000, the Terrängkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 244 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:50,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Helsingborg Lantmateriet 507
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:50,000, the Terrängkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 244 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:50,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Östhammar
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:100,000, the Vägkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 79 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:100,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sysslebäck
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:100,000, the Vägkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 79 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:100,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Norsjö
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:50,000, the Terrängkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 244 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:50,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ryd Lantmateriet 516
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:50,000, the Terrängkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 244 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:50,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Östersund
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:50,000, the Terrängkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 244 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:50,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ljusdal
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:100,000, the Vägkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 79 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:100,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lauker
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:50,000, the Terrängkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 244 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:50,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dorotea
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:100,000, the Vägkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 79 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:100,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Råneå
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:50,000, the Terrängkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 244 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:50,000... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vistträsk
  • Topographic survey of Sweden at 1:100,000, the Vägkartan, from the Lantmäteriet, covering most of the country in 79 double-sided maps. Please note: the mountainous regions of central and northern Sweden are not covered by this series but presented in a separate “Fjällkartan - Mountain Map” series also listed on our website.Each 1:100,000... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zweden - Stockholm Archipel
  • Stockholm is gebouwd op 14 eilanden, op de grens van zoet en zout water, midden in een Archipel van zo’n 24.000 eilandjes. In welke drukke wereldstad kun je vlakbij het centrum natuurwandelingen maken en afsluiten met een duik in het schone water? De meeste eilandjes in de Skärgården, Zweeds voor ‘scheren’, zijn te klein om lange wandelingen te... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zweden - Jösse Älv
  • Je vaart geruisloos met een gestroomlijnde kano over een rustige rivier, die in Värmland diverse grotere en kleinere meren met elkaar verbindt. Je kampeert op vrijwel onbewoonde eilandjes. Hier sprokkel je hout voor het kampvuur, vul je de pannetjes met het kristalheldere water van het meer en geniet daarbij van de lange zomeravond. Een tocht... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zweden - Köla-rivier
  • Avontuurlijke kanotrektocht over spiegelende meren en de kalme Kölarivier. Peddel in eigen tempo stroomafwaarts langs uitgestrekte wouden en vochtige venen, met af en toe een kleine nederzetting. Maak een eigen kamp op de oever en vang wat vis voor het avondeten rond het kampvuur. Geniet van de lange avonden met prachtig licht en stilte. Een... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zweden - Dalsland
  • Wandelen, fietsen en kanovaren in de provincie Dalsland, vanuit een knusse Zweedse herberg, gelegen aan het Edslanmeer. Prachtige oude bossen, de afgesleten scherenkust van het Vänernmeer en de visrijke heldere meren vormen de perfecte ingrediënten van dit Zweedse outdooravontuur. Zweden in een nuttshell! Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zweden - Dalarna
  • In het lieflijke Dalarna is het heerlijk fietsen. De inslag van een enorme meteoriet liet zijn sporen na in de vorm van het eneorme Siljanmeer, dat op mooie dagen spiegelt van geluk. In een week fiets je om het meer en maak je tussendoor een uitstapjes naar het er naast gelegen Orsameer en de zomerboerderijen van Fryksås. Over rustige wegen... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zweden - Dalarna
  • Tijdens deze winterweek in de Zweedse sneeuw verblijf je in een gezellig ingerichte houten Stuga. Je kan deze week elke dag wat anders doen, zoals schaatsen, sneeuwwandelen, langlaufen, ijsvissen of een excursie met sledehonden. Daarna ontspannen in de sauna. De Nederlandse gastheer vertelt je alles over de vele mogelijkheden in de omgeving,... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zweden - Värmland
  • Kano-avontuur door de waterwildernis van Värmland in Zuid-Zweden. Rustig varen over de glasheldere Rinnen en Värmeln, omzoomd door eindeloze wouden, langs kleine dorpjes en boerenland. Aanleggen op een onbewoond eilandje om een kampement te maken. Hout sprokkelen voor een kookvuur en dan nog even een frisse duik. De eerste avond op zoek naar... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zweden - Kattegattleden
  • Fietsen over de Zweedse Kattegattleden, van Helsingborg naar Göteborg betekent fietsen over een 370 km lange, zeer goed bewegwijzerde route, over schilderachtige weggetjes, langs zandstranden, kliffen en eilandjes en door schilderachtige vissersdorpen en natuurlijk de mooie finishplaats Göteborg. De Kattegattleden is in 2018 gekozen tot... Read more
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  • Angela089757 2016-08-16 03:26:39
  • more informtion about the Sweden trails
  • These days I have been collecting the information about the Sweden trails including the development, features, mechanism and more information about it. If you have some information about it, please send to me or provide the relevant websites. Thank you!
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