10 of the Best Known Hiking Trails in Sweden (2024)

by Misfit Wanders Dani | Jul 26, 2023 | Adventure, Hiking, Lifestyles, Nature, Sweden, Traveling

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As we walked along one of Sweden’s best trails, a breeze came up and brought more life to the open grassy area. On one side, there are tall mountains, and on the other, there are thick woods that move in the wind. Hiking tracks in Sweden: Hikers are welcome in nature as long as they are respectful as they walk. Sweden’s north is mostly wild if you decide to travel there. Ten percent of the land in the country is made up of National Parks and Nature Reserves. You could say that Swedes like nature and take care of it. Because of this, it is very important for hikers to be careful with their things while they are outside. So why not go on some of Sweden’s best hikes?

Make sure you know what to do and not to do when hiking in Sweden!

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Swedish Forest

1. Kungsleden (The King’s Trail)

Distance: 440 km (273 mi.) Level of difficulty: moderate to difficult – Length: about 10 to 12 days – Coordinates: N68.286147°, E18.591137° – Address: ABISKO TURISTSTATION 2, 981 07 Abisko – Get around by train or Rent a car

As the high mountains fill the horizon, people are left with wide-open eyes. This is one of the best walks in Sweden because it has parts that are good for all types of hikers. This is Sweden’s most well-known and longest trail. The STF Abisko Touriststation is where most people start the trail. Enjoy the beauty of Abisko National Park as you begin your Swedish hiking trail journey through this area. The paths on this trail are well taken care of and are above the Arctic Circle. You can stay in mountain huts while you walk the trail. The 16 mountain huts on the STF are spread out along the trail, 10 to 20 km (6.2 to 12.4 mi) apart. It gets cold at night, so bring the right gear.

How to get There:

To get from Stockholm to the well-known starting point, you can either take a train or rent a car. If you want to take the train, you can get on at Stockholm Central stop and the trip will take about 17 hours. Or, if you drive, it will take about the same amount of time, but you’ll be on your own time instead of a map.

Use Google Maps to find out how to get there by car or train.

Helpful links for This Hiking Trail in Sweden:

www.svenskaturistforeningen.se
www.distantnorth.com

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Mats Hagwall on Unsplash

2. Sörmlandsleden

Level of Difficulty: Easy to Difficult; Length: 1,000 km (621.4 mi.), split into 2-22 km segments (1.2-13.7 mi.). – Length: About 30 minutes to 20 days – Coordinates: 59°11′N 18°18′E and 59°11′N 18°18′E. – Address: Svartbackens by 361, 136 59 Vendelso. – You can take the train, the bus, or Rent a car.

This group of trails is made up of 100 separate parts. The track is one of the longest in Sweden. It’s 627 km (389.6 mi) long, the main trail. There are loop routes and extra routes in more famous spots in the mix. The walks can last anywhere from an hour to two days. Orange lines show where these roads are. Most of the time, it’s an orange circle on a tree or pole. You will see why this is one of the best hikes in Sweden as you walk along this trail. It goes through beautiful woods and lakes.

The Tyresta National Park is where the Sormlandsleden trail begins. This trail is close to Stockholm. We got to walk along part of this track when we went to Tyresta National Park. It was lovely and full of wild places. A lot of people wanted to go there, but it still felt calm.

Check out this page to learn more about Tyresta National Park here and then start the Sormlandsleden!

How to get There:

You can drive or take the train to a bus stop. It takes about 30 minutes to get there by car, and about an hour to get there by public transit. You can take the subway from Stockholm Central and get off at Gullmarsplan. Take the number 17 train. Leave that bus and get on bus 807, which goes to Svartbackens. It’s only 350 m away.

Check out google maps for directions on driving.

Helpful Links for This Hiking Trail in Sweden

Sormlandsleden Trail

Swedish Tourist Association

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Sormlandsleden Map

3. Kebnekaise Mountain

Level of Difficulty: Hard – Length: 38 km (23.6 mi) away. – Time: About one to two days – Nikkaluokta, the starting point – Coordinates: 67.8509° N, 19.0150° E. – Address: 981 99 Kiruna – Get around by train, bus, or Rent a car

This is the tallest rock in Sweden. It has two peaks and is in Swedish Lapland. They used to be equal, but the southern ice peak is now lower than the northern one. After the ice melts, the northern peak is now the tallest. Around 1.3 miles high, it’s in the Scandinavian mountain group. You can pick between two great hiking trails in Sweden that are also nice places to climb. The Eastern way, which requires ice climbing gear, is the tougher of the two. My husband and I went on the other trail, which is called the western path. You don’t need that longer one, though. This was one of the best hikes we’ve done in Sweden so far.

We went on the Western trail, which was very beautiful. Read my article to find out what you should know before you go hiking Kebnekaise. You have to walk from Nikkaluokta to Fjallstation before you can start your climb up Kebnekaise. You can find out more about this walk here.

How to Get There:

To start climbing, you can either take the bus or your own car to Nikkaluokta. It will take about 15 hours to drive from Stockholm Central Station. It will take you about 18 hours to get there if you take public transportation. Take the SJ Regionaltåg train from Stockholm Central stop to get where you need to go. After that, you change buses in Kiruna and ride them to Nikkaluokta. To get to Kiruna by car, take the E20 and then the E4 and E10.

Learn more at google maps.

Kebnekaise Trail, Sverigestak

Helpful Links for These Hiking Trails in Sweden:

This is a Swedish climbing guide called Vandring Kebnekaise.

Kebnekaise Trail, Sverigestak & View while hiking Kebnekaise

4. Utvandrarleden (The Emigrant Trail)

Level of Difficulty: Easy to difficult – Length: 105 to 110 km (65.2 to 68.4 mi.) Round trip takes about two to three days and ends at 56.6690° N, 15.3341° E. This is the address: Grimsnas Herrgård, 365 94 Skruv – Get around by train, bus, or Rent a car

That’s right in the middle of nature, which makes it one of the best places to walk in Sweden. As you walk through the thick woods and near the clear lakes, listen to the birds sing. Enjoy the beautiful meadows with woods and walk along the stonewalls. This is marked with orange, as are many other climbing trails in Sweden. On the road, there are also signs that say Vandringsled, which means “hiking trail.” Every 15 to 20 km (9.3 to 12.4 mi), there’s a place to stay the night. You can also use the bike path that is there. People who like to walk can get a package deal, or you can go by yourself.

How to Get There:

It will take you 13 hours to take the bus from Stockholm compared to 5 hours if you drive. To take public transportation, go to Stockholm Central Station and get on the SJSnabbtåg X2000. Leave the train at Alvesta stop and board the Oresundståg. Don’t get off until you reach Lessebo station. Then, switch to bus 219 to get to Grimsnas. It will be 600 meters until you reach Grimsnas Herrgård. Get on Route 72 in Stockholm if you’re going to drive. After that, take E4 to Route 32. Kronoberg’s lan is where you need to go.

Check out google maps for info.

Helpful Link for This Hiking Trail in Sweden:

Sweden By Bike

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Utvandrarleden map of Emigrant Trail

5. Skåneleden Trail

Distance: 1,250 km (776.7 mi.) Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult It will take about 100 days, and the coordinates are 56° 18′ 8.136″ N 13° 34′ 41.484″ E – Hårsjo 1205, 280 22 Vittsjo – Getting around: fly or Rent a car

This long trail is made up of over 100 parts and 6 smaller trails. Some of the trails loop, which makes it easy to do in one day. The way is marked with orange tape. This long walk takes you through lush forests and near lakes that are very clear. Or just take a walk on one or two parts of it. Boafall-Olofstrom is one of the trail’s secret spots that you can visit. Sweden’s hiking trails always make you feel calm as you walk through nature. We didn’t have much time in Skåne. We didn’t get to try out a part of this path. But I’m going to try out some of the parts the next time we go down there! This trail is one of the best in Sweden, so I can’t wait to hike it one day!

How to Get There:

To get to these trails, you should either take a car or fly to the southern part of Sweden. It will take about 5 hours and 30 minutes to drive from Stockholm. Get on E4 and go to Skåne county.

Check out google maps for more directions.

Helpful links for This Hiking Trail in Sweden:

Skaneleden Trail

Swedish Tourist Association- Skaneleden

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Skaneleden Trail Map

6. Höga Kusten Trail (The High Coast Trail)

Distance: 130 km (80.8 mi.) Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult It takes about 5 to 7 days and the coordinates are 63°00’33.5″N 18°11’14.3″E. The address is Myntgrand 34-30, 870 32 Ullånger, and you can get there by bus or Rent a car

Listen to the birds chirping as they fly from tree to tree in the dense woods. You could also relax on the golden beaches with a cool breeze from the lakes. There are 13 different parts to this long trail, which makes it more Swedish hiking trails. As you hike up and down the hill, you’ll see different parts of wildlife. The High Coast Trail usually goes along the coast since that’s what it’s called.

There are parts to many of Sweden’s best walks. Anyway, you can only do a part of the trail or a few of them. There are different places to start, but I know the location and address, so you should be able to get to section 6. We saw some of this, and it made me want to go on more of the trail! The views of the very clear water and many types of green trees are stunning.

How to Get There:

Bus times: https://www.dintur.se/

Take the bus or train. It could take anywhere from 6½ to 9 hours, based on which route you choose. The first place you would go is Stockholm Central Station. Taking the Y bus that goes straight to Ullånger bus stop is the easiest thing to do. It’s also the fastest way to get there by public transit. You can also drive there in 5½ hours. To get to Ullånger, just take E4.

For more information on getting there, check out google maps.

High Coast Trail

Helpful links for This Hiking Trail in Sweden:

The High Coast Trail

Swedish Tourist Association- High Coast Trail

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High Coast Trail

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7. Kullaberg Nature Reserve

Distance: 70 km (43.5 mi.) Level of difficulty: Easy, Moderate, Difficult It took about five days and took place at 56° 17′ 47.976″ N 12° 29′ 9.132″. E: Kullaberg, 263 77 Molle; how to get there: Rent a car

Spend some time in a nature area that is full of exciting new things to do. The trails on this area are both easy and hard. You can hike near water and enjoy the nice views as you go through these Swedish hiking trails. The path is orange and has some bends that make it easy to go back the way you came. To find out more about Kullaberg Nature Reserve, read my article on it.

How to Get There:

The only way to get to Kullaberg Nature Reserve is by car or bike. That means you have to rent a car. It will take you about 6 hours to drive there from Stockholm. To get to Kullaberg, take E45 and E20.

Check out google maps for more.

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Kulla Lighthouse

8. The Jämtland Triangle

Distance: 47 km (29.2 mi.) Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult – It takes about three to four days – GPS coordinates: 63.1711° N, 12.3465° E- Address: Bjorkbackavagen 14, 831 43 Ostersund, 831 41 STORULVÅN- How to Get There: Fly orRent a car

You can finish this trail in three to four days because it is well marked. A lot of people love this trail in Sweden because it goes through beautiful mountains and lakes. Take a walk up a mountain and enjoy the view! Don’t forget to treat the land with care.

How to Get There:

To get here, you can either fly or renting a car if you’re coming from Stockholm. It would take eight to nine hours to drive. The fastest way to get there is to take E4. If you want to fly close, Ostersund is the closest place you can go. After that, you can get to this trail by bus or train.

Check out google maps for more info. on directions.

Helpful Links for this Hiking Trail in Sweden:

Jamtlandstriangeln (only in Swedish)

The Swedish Tourist Association

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Jamtland Trail Map

9. The Padjelanta Trail

Not too hard or too easyIt’s about 150 km (93.2 mi) away. 67.7226° N, 17.4684° E (Ritsem) is the place to go. It takes about five to six days. You can find them at Ritsem 4, 98299 Gallivare. – Take the bus, train, or Rent a car to get around.

Every cabin on this road is about 15 km (9.3 mi) away from the next one. The road is pretty nice to walk on, even though this is a long hike. Plus, the views are worth every step. One of the best trails in Sweden lets you see a lot of different scenery as you walk. You will see new things every day. If you go hiking in the spring or summer, you can see mountains, lakes, and pretty flowers. You can do berry picking while you’re hiking!

How to Get There:

It would take about 15 hours to drive there from Stockholm. If you take public transportation, it will take you about 18 to 19 hours to get there. To use public transportation, you must first get on the SJ Regionaltåg at Stockholm Central Station. Remember to stay there until you get to Gallivare C/Resecentrum. Then take bus 93 to get to Ritsem Fjallstation. There are about 200 meters between you and STF Ritsem (the starting point). If you’re driving, use Google Maps to find out how to get there.

Driving Directions from Google maps

Padjelanta Trail Map from All Trails

Helpful link for This Hiking Trail in Sweden

www.alltrails.com

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Padjelanta Trail Map from All Trails

10. Upplandsleden Trail

Distance: 400 km (248.5 mi.) Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult It takes about seven to nine days and the coordinates are 59° 46′ 25.356″ N 17° 38′ 43.044″ Kungshamn, 755 98 Uppsala is the address for E. – Get around by train, bus, or Rent a car

There are loops in some parts of this road that make it easier to get back to the beginning. Orange leaves on trees show where the trails are. While you walk through the woods, you can hear the birds chirping. There are spots on the long walk where you can build fires and grill. You can cut short parts of the long trail if you don’t have time to do the whole thing.

How to Get There:

You can either drive from where you start or take the train and then change to a bus to get there. It will take you about an hour to drive, and it will take you about an hour and a half to take public transportation. If you want to use public transportation, take the Pendeltåg 40 train. Get off at Knivsta Station and switch to bus 101. It will take you to Kungshamn, and the trail starts 180 meters away.

Take E4 to Route 263 if you want to drive. From the E18, take the Trafikplats Marsta exit and head north to Route 255 in Uppsala. Check out Google Maps for more details on how to get somewhere.

Uppland Map

Helpful links for This Hiking Trail in Sweden:

upplandsstiftelsen (About them)

www.upplandsstiftelsen.se (PDF)

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Uppland Map

Hiking in Sweden

See more of Sweden’s best walks here. Or learn more about the best gear for hiking! These are my suggestions based on my own experience. Find out more about the gear Here! Swedish also has a huge number of great hikes. From hikes in National Parks to roads that not many people know about! You can start your hiking trip in Sweden from the Hiking in Sweden page.

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