Sweden

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Sylarna   - by JMSenduro

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.

Trails

Regions

States

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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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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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
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
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
2009
  • Dominicus trekking in Zweden
  • In deze gids worden de mooiste wandelgebieden van Zweden uitgebreid besproken. Er is veel aandacht voor berggebieden in het noordelijke Lapland, maar ook wandelen in centraler Zweden komt ruimschoots aan bod.In dit boek zijn 27 bergwandeltochten opgenomen: 12 dagtochten en 15 meerdaagse tochten. Uiteraard worden bekende routes zoals het... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2009
  • Dominicus trekking in Zweden
  • In deze gids worden de mooiste wandelgebieden van Zweden uitgebreid besproken. Er is veel aandacht voor berggebieden in het noordelijke Lapland, maar ook wandelen in centraler Zweden komt ruimschoots aan bod.In dit boek zijn 27 bergwandeltochten opgenomen: 12 dagtochten en 15 meerdaagse tochten. Uiteraard worden bekende routes zoals het... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelen in Midden-Zweden
  • Gids met 22 rondwandelingen in Midden Zweden, de regio's Gästrikland, Hälsingland en Västmanland. Het beste van twee werelden, dat is wat je in Midden-Zweden vindt als je de natuur in trekt. Hier ontmoeten noord en zuid elkaar, hier snuffelt het grote wild - beer, lynx, wolf en eland - aan de rand van de menselijke wereld. Het koudere,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Wandelen in Midden-Zweden
  • Gids met 22 rondwandelingen in Midden Zweden, de regio's Gästrikland, Hälsingland en Västmanland. Het beste van twee werelden, dat is wat je in Midden-Zweden vindt als je de natuur in trekt. Hier ontmoeten noord en zuid elkaar, hier snuffelt het grote wild - beer, lynx, wolf en eland - aan de rand van de menselijke wereld. Het koudere,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Småland en Öland - Smaland en Oland | Odyssee Reisgidsen
  • Lang, veel te lang heeft Zweden bij veel vakantiegangers het idee opgeroepen dat het een koud land is waar mensen in berenvellen trachten zich de wolven van het lijf te houden. Bovendien had het de naam een saai land te zijn, hooguit een Walhalla voor de ultieme natuurliefhebber die zich, omgeven door wolken muggen, een weg door het bos moest... Read more
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
2011
  • Wandelgids Wandelen in Västernorrland - Zweden | One Day Walks
  • Västernorrland ligt aan de rand van Europa’s laatste wildernis; aan de noordkant begint Lapland, aan de westkant ligt Jämtland met de bergrug die Zweden scheidt van Noorwegen. Hier kwamen de Zweedse ‘kolonisten’, die steeds verder noordwaarts trokken, voor het eerst in contact met de Samen, de oorspronkelijke bevolking van Lapland. In deze gids... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Time to momo - Stockholm
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Stockholm-gids! Jij gaat Stockholm ontdekken! Uniek vanwege alle eilanden, vanwege al het water en groen. Het eigen karakter van de verschillende wijken maken Stockholm tot een fantastisch veelzijdige stad. Een bekend museum bezoeken of juist een kleine galerie, vintage shoppen in Sofo of designmerken op... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Time to momo - Stockholm
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Stockholm-gids! Jij gaat Stockholm ontdekken! Uniek vanwege alle eilanden, vanwege al het water en groen. Het eigen karakter van de verschillende wijken maken Stockholm tot een fantastisch veelzijdige stad. Een bekend museum bezoeken of juist een kleine galerie, vintage shoppen in Sofo of designmerken op... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sundsvall
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Korpilompolo
  • 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
  • Malmö Lantmateriet 501
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Falun
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Skulesogen
  • 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
  • Hagfors
  • 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
  • Mörsil
  • 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
  • Åseda Lantmateriet 534
  • 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
  • Sölvesborg Lantmateriet 510
  • 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
  • Leksand
  • 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
  • Gideå
  • 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
  • Gävle
  • 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
  • Åsarna
  • 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
  • Falkenberg Lantmateriet 521
  • 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
  • Svabensverk
  • 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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