SELF GUIDED HIKING IN THE NATURAL AREAS SURROUNDING STOCKHOLM CITY
*Price from: 290 SEK*
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; Subway to Sauna, Archipelago Hike, After Effort, Comfort!
Our knowledge, your experience!
We will provide you with the how, the where and the equipment, all you need is the enthusiasm and some experience.
We will provide:
- HOW – detailed map, compass and a description of the hike,
- WHERE – instructions how to get to the trailhead,
- EQUIPMENT –
- our delicious ‘classic outdoor lunch’ to keep you well fueled and smiling,
- hot and cold drinks,
- seat mat so you can rest wherever you please,
- ice grips for your shoes during the winter.
- We will also share our local insider knowledge with you to make things easier and more enjoyable!
PLEASE NOTE: YOU SHOULD BRING PHOTO ID WITH YOU TO COLLECT YOUR EQUIPMENT AS WE REQUIRE A COPY.
Hikes to choose from:
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 the public bus ride to where the hike starts is approximately 60 minutes, and the buses leave every hour (peak season) and every few hours (outside peak season), so you should pre book this tour and be at our Adventure Café early to pick up your hiking kit.
*Peak season is Mid June to Mid September.
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