Off-Trail Nature Stockholm Hike
Off-Trail Nature Stockholm Hike
Duration: ± 7 hours
Difficulty level: medium / adventurous
When: May – September. Scheduled department at 09:00 on Tuesday. Also bookable on other days on request. Check the calendar to see when trips run and contact us if the schedule doesn’t fit you!
For whom: For those interested in Sweden’s / Stockholm’s nature, animals, off-the-beaten-track, off-trail hiking, walking, nature reserves, forest, the outdoors, birds, virgin forest, beautiful scenery, ecology, wild foods and photography.
Off Trail Nature Stockholm in a nutshell
During this hike through the oldest and untouched forest of Sweden’s southern half, you’ll encounter enchanting forest, rich bird life, scenic lakes, tracks of moose+deer+wild boar, beaver dams, and more! This hike will take you through what once was a mighty mountain chain.
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What to see?
Environment: One of Sweden’s oldest and untouched forests, many lakes and occasional rocky terrain. We will mainly be hiking off-trail, leaving the paths behind and really exploring nature! Because of the nature reserve’s size we’ll make use of well accessible tracks as well to get to different points of interests where we can go off-track and explore the area and hike off-the-beaten-track. Some tracks are technical with lots of rocks and roots. Plenty of edible wild berries and mushrooms are to be found as well!
Often encountered wildlife: Especially rich in bird life. Commonly seen birds of interest are the pygmy owl, black woodpecker, green woodpecker, three-toed woodpecker, and many other birds. Capercaillie is also present in large numbers. Beavers are very active in this area as well, and you’ll meet their dams, houses and maybe the beavers them selves! Moose and deer are also in the area, and are sometimes seen on tours too!
- Rendez vous at the meeting point.
- Making way towards the nature reserve.
- Start off at the information point where you’ll get information about the area.
- Start the hike.
- Coffee break.
- Continuing the hike.
- Lunch break.
- Continuing the hike back to the van.
- Drop off at the meeting point.
What to bring on this excursion
- Hiking boots / hiking shoes.
- A warm sweater for mild days.
- Raincoat for rainy days.
- Comfortable (waterproof) walking trousers.
- Optional: swimming gear
Included in the hike
- Pickup and drop off from central Stockholm
- Guided nature Stockholm tour with a professional guide
- Swedish fika (coffee with pastries)
- Outdoor sitting pad
- Hiking poles
- Small group, average 3-5 travelers per guide
Other important information
- This tour involves active physical motion and being in healthy shape is therefore required.
- Not suitable for children below 14 on a scheduled departure. During a private booking there is no age limit.
Day program in detail
This is an example tour. Your guide customizes the day according to the weather, fitness and interest of the group.
Meet your guide and fellow travelers at the meeting point. Here you’ll get information about the nature Stockholm hike day’s program. A 30 minute drive will take you away from the city and into the nature reserve. Here you’ll learn about the area’s geological history, from mountain range to archipelago, animals that thrive there and more. The hike starts off at an easy accessible path. We use the park’s main roads to get from one interesting point to another where we will go off -track into nature. This way we can cover a lot more of the park’s area and see all the best things, while still enjoying a ‘wild sensation’. The hike starts with mystical virgin forest. We’ll also visit beaver dams, (and maybe even see a beaver!) viewpoints, several beautiful lakes, walk over solid granite plateau’s and enjoy a campfire lunch as well. On the way you’ll see signs of wildlife, learn more about Sweden and Swedish nature, and perhaps pick some berries too! We finish the hike entering a tiny settlement where people already have been living from the iron age. Satisfied with a fun, adventurous and educative day we make our way home.
This tour usually runs every Tuesday from May up until September, and is also is bookable on request any day during this period if Tuesday doesn’t fit you! Custom bookings on other days are also shown in the calendar. Note that student and youth discounts are only valid with student and ID cards, and that the student discount does not count for PHD students!
For the nature Stockholm tour we meet in restaurant Organic Green (the Northern marker), Rehnsgatan 24, 103 92 Stockholm. With a private tour you will get picked up from your accommodation.
Other tours in Stockholm
To increase your chance to see wildlife watching check out the Wildlife Safari. And if you’d rather spend the day on the water exploring the archipelago you might want to have a look at the Kayak Tour! Want to see the archipelago but in a less active way? Try out Sailing! If you’re into multiple-day trips we’ve got you covered as well. Check out out 3-day Kayaking Trip, the overnight 3-day High Coast Hike or our one night Nature Camping Stockholm tour.
Scheduled tours and tours on request:
Adult: 1250 SEK
*Student: 1050 SEK
*Child: 850 SEK
Custom tour: Same p.p. price, but minimum amount of guests is 4.
*Note that student and youth discounts are only valid with student and ID cards, and that the student discount does not count for PHD students!
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