SELF-GUIDED HIKING IN THE NATURAL AREA AROUND STOCKHOLM
Just on the outskirts of the City is a nature lovers’ paradise! A playground for those who love to be outdoors! There are hikes to suit everyone; easy and challenging hikes, anything from a few hours to a full day!
Enjoy a day exploring a Nature Reserve, a protected area, or one of the many islands in the archipelago, without having to prepare anything! Simply read the short descriptions below and choose which is the hike for you.
We will provide you with:
- A daypack including a detailed map, compass and a description of the hike,
- Our delicious ‘classic outdoor lunch’ to keep you well fueled and smiling.
- We will also share our local insider knowledge with you to make things easier and more enjoyable.
- During Winter we will provide you with ice grips for your shoes.
SUBWAY TO SAUNA*
Distance: 6 km
Total height difference: 195 m
Difficulty: 2 – Moderate**
Duration: 2 hours
*Please note that this hike does not include subway or sauna fees.
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 and a well deserved sauna* awaits you when you’re done though!
Distance: 10 – 13 km
Total height difference: 300m
Difficulty: 2 – Moderate**
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
If you are in Stockholm for a few days, we highly recommend you get out into the archipelago where 30,000 islands are awaiting exploration! This hike is on one of the islands out there, and will not only give you a good hike but some spectacular scenery and fabulous views. When you break for coffee or lunch you can also take a dip in the Baltic Sea and maybe observe some wildlife.
Along the way you’ll not only see pine-tree forests, rocky landscapes, beautiful beaches, lakes and marshes, but also picturesque traditional red wooden houses, harbours and ruins. This hike will give you a real insight into typical Swedish archipelago life!
Please note that the public bus ride to where the hike starts is approximately 45 minutes, so you should be at our shop around 09-10:00am to pick up your hiking kit.
AFTER EFFORT, COMFORT!
Distance: 12 km
Total height difference: 430 m
Difficulty: 3 – Challenging**
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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 and a well deserved sauna* awaits you when you’re finished!
* The sauna is not included in the price: it costs approx 65 SEK per person and you can rent towels there. It is open 10:00 – 21:00, Monday to Friday, and 10:00 – 18:00, Saturday and Sunday.
** 1- Easy, 2- Moderate, 3- Challenging, 4- Difficult, 5- Very difficult, 6- Extreme