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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Rate 9.0 | 2 votes | No 4. in Europe
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  • Rate 9
  • Positive Swedisch right of public access, nature
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Trails

Regions

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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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
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
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
2015
  • Reisgids Dominicus stad-in-kaart Stockholm | Gottmer
  • Met de onmisbare Stad in kaart gidsen kom je overal! Door uitvouwbaar kaartmateriaal per stadswijk kun je alle bezienswaardigheden zo vinden. Boordevol adressen van restaurants, hotels, bars en musea. Bovendien bevatten de gidsen uitgebreide uitleg over vervoer met metrokaarten en veel tips om het échte leven in een stad te leren kennen. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids ANWB extra Stockholm | ANWB Media
  • Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met de vakantiebestemming. Globale uitklapkaart achterin, makkelijk binnenzakformaat. Ontdek Stockholm met de compleet vernieuwde reisgids ANWB Extra Stockholm! In welke wereldstad kun je nog vlak bij het drukke centrum op een door het water gepolijste rots gaan liggen... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Contains an insider's guide to Swedish culture from Strindberg to ABBA; coverage of outdoor activities with a special section on the most popular trekking routes; up-to-date accommodation and restaurant selections to suit all budgets; the hottest entertainment options; and a helpful language guide with glossary. Read more
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Belgium
  • Sweden
  • Contains an insider's guide to Swedish culture from Strindberg to ABBA; coverage of outdoor activities with a special section on the most popular trekking routes; up-to-date accommodation and restaurant selections to suit all budgets; the hottest entertainment options; and a helpful language guide with glossary. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Pocket Guide Stockholm | Berlitz
  • Helsinki Pocket Guide Berlitz is een handzaam engelstalige reisgids met bezienswaardigheden, kaartjes, hotels en restaurants Berlitz Pocket Guide Stockholm: iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Stockholm Newly updated edition of Berlitz Pocket Guide Stockholm Over 45 million copies sold... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Capitool compact Stockholm | Unieboek
  • De naam zegt het al: een compacte versie van de veel geprezen Capitool serie. Eigenlijk vergelijkbaar met veel illustraties, veel aandacht voor cultuur en bevolking en hier en daar praktische informatie. Kleine versie, handig in de binnenzak. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Norwegian Cruising Guide 7th Edition Vol 1
  • The original, most complete and most up-to-date guide for mariners to the coasts of Norway, Svalbard (Spitsbergen), and the west coast of Sweden. 800 pages in three volumes. 950 ports and anchorages. Tips on cruising northern destinations gathered by the authors during 20 years and 120,000 miles of North Atlantic cruising. Insider's perspective... Read more
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  • Norwegian Cruising Guide 7th Edition Vol 1
  • The original, most complete and most up-to-date guide for mariners to the coasts of Norway, Svalbard (Spitsbergen), and the west coast of Sweden. 800 pages in three volumes. 950 ports and anchorages. Tips on cruising northern destinations gathered by the authors during 20 years and 120,000 miles of North Atlantic cruising. Insider's perspective... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mora
  • 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
  • Svenska Högarna
  • 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
  • Voxna
  • 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
  • Västerås
  • 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 1:50,000, 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
  • Fredriksberg
  • 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
  • Alby
  • 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
  • Nas
  • 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
  • Kramfors
  • 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
  • Malung
  • 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
  • Mellerud
  • 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
  • Åmål
  • 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
  • Värnamo Lantmateriet 532
  • 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
  • Holmön
  • 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
  • Stendorren
  • 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
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking Stockholm's Archipelago
  • Travel by foot and by boat around beautiful Stockholm and its islands. Just a stone’s throw away from the charming city of Stockholm, you will find Sweden’s southernmost wilderness, Sörmland, and the sprawling archipelago of 24,000 islands spreading far out into the Baltic waters. After spending a night in ‘Venice of the North’, Stockholm,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Best of West Sweden on Foot
  • Explore West Sweden on Foot. Explore the best West Sweden has to offer on this self-guided walking holiday. The rocky west coast region of Bohuslän is a natural paradise dotted with hundreds of islands, rocky beaches and picturesque lighthouses. Combined with the appealing city of Gothenburg, and one of the most exciting foodie scenes in... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Best of West Sweden Short Break
  • Explore West Sweden on Foot. Spend a long weekend exploring Sweden’s West Coast. The rocky west coast region of Bohuslän is a natural paradise dotted with hundreds of islands, rocky beaches and picturesque lighthouses. Combined with the appealing city of Gothenburg and one of the most exciting foodie scenes in Northern Europe, this tour offers... 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
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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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Netherlands
  • Zweden - Dalarna
  • Deze winterreis voor ouders met kinderen in Dalarna betekent wintersport op z'n Zweeds. Met z'n allen in een gezellige groep schaatsen, sneeuwwandelen, langlaufen, ijsvissen en zelfs een huskytocht staat op het programma. De Nederlander Peter Lucas en zijn team zorgen voor een heerlijke winterweek en het verblijf in de knusse stuga en de houten... 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 onbewoonde eilandje om kampement te maken. Hout sprokkelen voor een prachtig kookvuur en dan nog even een frisse duik. De eerste avond op zoek... 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
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zweden - Jösse Älv
  • U vaart geluidloos met uw gestroomlijnde kano over een rustige rivier die in Värmland diverse grotere en kleinere meren met elkaar verbindt en kampeert op vrijwel onbewoonde eilandjes. Hier sprokkelt u hout voor het kampvuur, vult de pannetjes met het kristalheldere water van het meer en geniet van de lange zomeravond. Een tocht voor... 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 - Klarälven
  • Bouw samen met je ouders je eigen stoere houtvlot en zak de prachtig kronkelende Klarälven rivier af. Zwemmen, vissen, wild spotten en zandbanken ontwijken….of juist niet? Na een dag hard werken heb je je eigen vlot gebouwd en kun je dit de rivier op navigeren. 's Avonds de beste plek zoeken om aan te meren en nog een uitstapje maken met de... Read more
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  • Zweden - Klarälven
  • Bouw je eigen, zelf gebouwde houtvlot en zak de prachtig kronkelende Klarälven rivier af, dwars door het ongerepte hart van Zweden, in de provincie Värmland. De Klarälven, ofwel de heldere rivier is de enige rivier in Europa waarop dit avontuur nog werkelijkheid kan worden. De volgende dag verruil je het houten vlot voor een Canadese kano en... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zweden - Zweeds Lapland
  • Je bent op bezoek bij de familie Malmström op een eiland in de Muonio rivier, het grensgebied tussen Zweden en Finland. Je wordt niet zozeer verwend met luxe faciliteiten, maar met lange excursies in kleine groepjes waarbij veel informatie gegeven wordt over de arctische flora en fauna. Elke avond wordt onder het genot van een drankje de dag... Read more
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