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Hiking and Trekking Holidays in Sweden, Finland and Norway
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- 1. Discover Mountain Hiking in Lapland
- 2. Hiking on the King's Trail from Abisko to Kebnekaise
- 3. Self-guided Hiking on the King's Trail
- 4. Hiking in the National Parks of Laponia
- 5. Island Hopping and Hiking in the Stockholm Archipelago
- 6. Hiking Besseggen and Jotunheimen National Park
- 7. Hiking in the Finnish-Russian Borderland
- 8. Self-guided Hiking on the Bohuslän Coast
- 9. Hiking Across the Finnmark Plateau
- 10. Self-guided Hiking in the Jotunheimen Mountains
- 11. Hiking the Mountain Peaks of Jotunheimen
The Nordic countries have world-class opportunities for hiking, from the dramatic mountain landscapes of Lapland in northern Sweden and Jotunheimen in central Norway to the deep, quiet forests of Kainuu in Eastern Finland.
Nature Travels offers a wide range of possibilities for hiking holidays. Which tour is most suitable for you will depend on the kind of experience you are looking for - whether you would like a guided
or self-guided hiking tour, prefer accommodation in cabins along the route or the adventure of wild camping.
Hiking Across the Finnmark Plateau. Photo: GE.
In addition to our range of dedicated hiking tours, note that we also offer a number of Summer Multi-activity tours, combining hiking with other activities such as cycling, canoeing or kayaking. We also offer a wide range of opportunities for shorter and less challenging walks. For example, our choice of log
cabins, bushcraft cabins and tree houses are all located in areas ideal for day walks.
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Lapland, in the far north of Sweden, has some of the world's most stunning mountain scenery. We offer three guided experiences in this region, as well as self-guided version of the King's Trail tour.
In addition, there are two options for hiking further south, in Bohuslän on the west coast and in the Stockholm Archipelago on the east coast.
Discover Mountain Hiking on the King's Trail, Hiking on the King's Trail from Abisko to Kebnekaise and Hiking in the National Parks of Lapland
all follow sections of some of Sweden's best-known long-distance hiking paths. The King's Trail tour
includes the option to ascend Sweden's highest mountain, Mt. Kebnekaise at 2101m. Accommodation is in mountain stations and in simple but comfortable mountain cabins
along the route.
Hiking on the King's Trail from Abisko to Kebnekaise. Photo: Anette Andersson.
The two King's Trail tours have some itinerary features in common, but offer a different level of challenge. The Abisko-Kebnekaise tour requires a higher level of fitness and covers greater distances on some days. The Discover tour begins from Saltoluokta, hiking in the other direction to include some sections of the King's Trail which feature in the later part of the Abisko-Kebnekiaie tour.
The National Parks tour is a wonderful hut-to-hut hiking option with a moderate level of challenge, taking in some parts of the King's Trail but also including sections of the Padjelanta, Stora Sjöfallet and Sarek National Parks.
This is the self-guided version of the guided Abisko-Kebnekaise King's Trail tour and is offered at the beginning and
end of the hiking season (only the guided option is offered during the main hiking season in July and August). A moderately challenging hiking
tour with accommodation in simple cabins along the route, suitable for those with some previous experience of walking with a pack but still accessible
to a wide range of adult particpants. Option to climb Sweden's highest mountain, Kebnekaise, is available as an optional extra (though note that
ascents are not possible at the very beginning and end of the hiking season).
Self-guided Hiking on the King's Trail. Photo: ST Bildarkiv.
The beautiful network of islands that make up the Stockholm Archipelago is perfect for exploring on foot, with convenient boat connections between
the islands. This is an accessible hiking tour suitable for both adults and families, with overnight stops in local hostels
and guest houses along the way.
Sweden's West Coast archipelago in the area of Bohuslän also offers wonderful hiking. This is a 2-3 day tour where you can choose either a wild camping option where you choose your own camping spot each night (equipment provided) or to stay in comfortable hotels with some meals included. This tour makes a very good combination with any of our kayak tours in the area, or can be chosen as a stand-alone hiking holiday.
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Norway deserves its reputation as one of the best hiking destinations in the world. We offer guided and self-guided options in the Jotunheimen region, one of the premier hiking areas in Norway, as well as the opportunity to traverse the tundra landscape of the Finnmark plateau in the far north.
For those seeking dramatic mountain scenery and challenging hiking but with the convenience of luggage transfer between overnights, this is a very good choice. From the steep stony paths of the Besseggen Ridge to the wide Svartdalen valley, this is a beautiful and varied landscape for a week's hiking. As a bonus, staying at the simple but comfortable cabins along the route and learning something of the area's history are both real features of the tour. And if you're still feeling the urge to touch the skies, you can add a day hike to a nearby glacier summit and/or some days hiking on the nearby King's Road!
Hiking Besseggen and the Jotunheimen National Park. Photo: MON.
This is the self-guided version of Hiking Besseggen and Jotunheimen National Park, and offers a choice of three 6 or 8-day itineraries at medium, hard or hard+ level of challenge. Like the guided tour, luggage is transferred between the cabin accommodation en-route, making it necessary to hike with a daypack only. But that doesn't make it an easy trip! These tours can be demanding, especially if choosing the 8-day itineraries, which add hiking the Besseggen Ridge and climbing the Uranostind Glacier.
Our most challenging hiking tour, and one suitable only for experienced hikers, this is a dramatic programme of peak ascents taking in five peaks in three of Norway's iconic hikes - Torfinnstraversen (including the three peaks of East, Middle and West Torfinnstind), Uranostind Glacier and Falketind, staying in mountain hotel and cabins with luggage transferred between overnight locations by boat.
You'll need fitness, stamina, some basic climbing experience and a head for heights, but will be rewarding with some of the greatest mountain scenery in the world!
Hiking the Mountain Peaks of Jotunheimen. Photo: JB.
Further north in Norway is the location for our other option for guided hiking in Norway, this time with a very special twist! This is a 5-day tour in the remote landscape of Finnmark accompanied by 1-2 huskies, who help to carry some of the equipment. Along the way you will stay in simple cabins/lodges and wild camp in tents for 1-2 nights.
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That's easy! We currently offer one option for hiking in Finland, located in the east of the country near the Russian border, an area rich in wildlife and also with a fascinating cultural heritage.
Hiking in the Finnish-Russian Borderland. Photo: UT.
Kainuu in Eastern Finland is the setting for this guided tour, taking in a beautiful, tranquil landscape of forest, moorland and lakes. The tour has the added benefits of luggage transfers between overnight stops (meaning you can walk with just a daypack during the day!) and a chance to add evening bear-watching excursion where, with luck, you can encounter one of the Nordic region's most iconic and majestic animals, the brown bear.