Stockholm: Self-Guided hiking in beautiful nature

Stockholm, Sweden
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About this experience

Enjoy a day exploring a Nature Reserve, a protected area, or one of the many islands in the archipelago at your own pace, without having to prepare anything. Choose from a variety of hikes when you come to collect your equipment.

Our hikes range from 6km to 13km and from moderate to challenging levels:

- A Walk in The Park
This is a fairly challenging but incredibly rewarding hike! Just 20 kilometres from the centre of Stockholm lies one of the most unspoilt areas of natural beauty in central Sweden. The area is characterised by a rift valley landscape which is typical for central Sweden but unique from an international perspective. The park extends over almost 5,000 hectares and has been protected to preserve its exceptional natural values and to safeguard its importance for recreation. You can find primeval forest here with pine trees that are 400 years old, clear forest lakes and a large number of unusual plants and animals. You can also see broad-leaved deciduous woodland, open arable land and historical buildings of cultural interest.
General information:
Distance: 13 km / Duration: 4 – 6 hours
Difficulty: 4 – challenging / Total Height Difference: 50 m

- After Effort Comfort
This is the most challenging of our hikes, and also our favourite! Once you get on your way you’ll feel as though you are in the middle of nowhere, not within close proximity to the hustle and bustle of Stockholm. You won’t be able to hear the noises of the City, instead your ears will be full of the sounds of the surrounding nature; birds singing, the wind rustling the leaves in the tree, and the sound of the earth underfoot as you hike. The scenery throughout this hike is outstanding. You will pass 5 lakes on route and are able to bathe in all of them should you so wish. A gorgeous lake awaits you when you’re finished!
General information:
Distance: 12 km / Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Difficulty: 3 – challenging / Total height difference: 430 m

- Subway to Sauna
This short hike is the closest to the City so is a perfect choice if you only have a short amount of time. The Nature Reserve you hike in, has a deep coniferous forest and some beautiful lakes. The first half of the hike is relatively easy as you traverse a large, fairly even surfaced walking path, however, the second half of the hike will require a little more effort as the path gets smaller, less even and gains and loses altitude… A gorgeous lake awaits you when you’re done though!
General information:
Distance: 6 km / Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: 2 – Moderate / Total height difference: 195 m

You'll be provided with the how, the where and the equipment at our Adventure Café, all you need is the enthusiasm and some experience. This is not a guided activity, you will be greeted and informed how to go to and from the trailhead on your own.

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  • Best time to visit

    • Spring
    • Autumn
    • Summer
  • Nearby stations

    • Stockholm Central Station
    • Stockholm Arlanda Airport
    • Port Of Stockholm

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