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Our most beautiful hiking tours in Sweden


You will experience the beauty of Sweden’s nature on good, hilly paths that mostly lead along coastal forests or meadows during the walking holiday Österlenleden, 8 days. As a section of the Skåneleden, the Österlenleden long-distance hiking trail, with a total length of around 1,000 kilometres, promises wonderful moments of rest on one of the white sandy beaches and impressive natural landscapes.

Two female hikers in front of old half-timbered houses


Experience on our hiking holiday Gotaleden the west of Sweden in a particularly relaxing way – by foot. Starting from Gothenburg, you will hike on your first day's stage first to an impressive high plateau, including an ascent of Mount Getryggen, and finally to the idyllic village of Jonsered. T

Two hikers on a path next to the lake

Useful information about your hike tour in Sweden

Sweden's climate

While certain regions in Sweden area characterised by a cool, humid climate and a polar climate is encountered in the northern area, our hiking region in the south of Sweden enjoys a wonderfully mild climate, despite its geographical location. This is thanks to the cool, temperate, oceanic climate and the proximity to the Atlantic and the warm Gulf Stream. The areas in the southernmost province of Skåne are particularly mild – ideal conditions for pure, successful hiking holidays all year round. So you can enjoy the benefits of spring, summer and autumn on our walking holiday Österlenleden, 8 days and experience the peculiarities of the respective season. 

View over Moelle

Sweden's culture and tradition

Sweden is home to numerous traditions and to this day one of the most valuable countries for music exports worldwide. The internationally famous pop music group ABBA has already laid the foundation for this. A well-known festival day is the Midsummer Festival, an important celebration on the following night on the Saturday after June 21st, which can be compared to Christmas. On this holiday, people dance and sing around the decorated maypole, the national symbol of the country – in the spirit of hygge, the relaxed lifestyle of the Swedes. Lucia Festival, the day of the Queen of Lights on December 13th, is another celebration in Sweden. Disguised as the bride of Lucia in a white dress and with a wreath of twigs and candles on her head, the eldest daughter of the family brings breakfast to the bed of the family members, followed by ceremonial parades through the streets.

Midsommar festival in Sweden

The Swedish cuisine

What is served here is always fresh, regional and made from the best ingredients. But the geographical location and climate also have an influence on the cuisine. Typical Swedish dishes consist of different types of meat such as elk or game, pickled fish and vegetables are served together with the rye bread Limpa. An uncomplicated preparation, as well as contrasting flavours are the basis for a Swedish meal. And there is so much more to try than the classic Köttbullar meatballs. How about Klämma? Here the Swedish speciality Surströmming, a sour herring, is served on boiled potatoes, red onions and Tunnbröd. Or the Swedish speciality Spettekaka from Skåne in southern Sweden? A sweet pastry made form eggs, sugar and potato starch.

Swedish dish "Klämma" with Surströmming

Questions and answers about hiking holidays in Sweden

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Our hiking holiday on the Österlenleden in the south of Sweden can be experienced from March to November. The hiking tour on the Gotaleden can be booked from May to September, which is also the ideal travel period for hiking tours in the west of the country.

The fantastic hiking regions in southern Sweden are ideal for active holidays. Enjoy coastal hiking at its finest on our 8-day hiking holiday on the Österlenleden. You can experience the wonderful hiking areas in western Sweden on our hiking tour on the Gotaleden trail.

Fifteen UNESCO World Heritage sites are located in Sweden. Of these, thirteen sites are World Heritage sites, one site is World Natural Heritage site and another site is a mixed natural and cultural heritage site. Examples are the naval port of Karlskrona, the Hanseatic city of Visby on Gotland, the World Heritage Archipelago - Kvarken Archipelago, the Scandinavian-Russian meridian arc, also known as the Struve arc, Drottningholm Palace and Skogskyrkogården (forest cemetery) in Stockholm, and Laponia in Lapland including the four national parks and five nature reserves, which is registered as a mixed UNESCO cultural and natural heritage.

Fresh, local ingredients are the basis for Swedish cuisine. Be sure to try one of the country's typical specialties during your hiking holiday. These include meat dishes with elk or gamepickled fish, 'Limpa' rye bread, sour herring on flatbread or the Spettekaka dessert, a pastry specialty made from sugar, eggs and potato starch. Not to be missed is Sweden's national dish, Köttbullar, traditional meatballs with lingonberries, a creamy sauce and potatoes.

Peace, relaxation, tradition and lots of nature will accompany you on a hiking holiday in Sweden. Be sure to try the more than 100-year-old Swedish coffee break custom of a lovely cup of coffee and a cinnamon bun, also known as a Fika. On our hiking holiday on the Österlenleden, you explore the Stenshuvud National Park by foot and enjoy a magnificent view over the sea from the 97 meter panorama point – an unforgettable highlight. Right at the beginning of the hiking holiday on the Gotaleden trail you have the opportunity to visit Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden. The picturesque canals and the harbour, as well as the green avenues and numerous shops offer a nice change from hiking in Sweden.

Walking holidays with Eurohike - your advantages

Perfectly organized hiking tours

In Eurohike hiking vacations, you enjoy that extra level of service and comfort. From start to finish, our Eurohike travel specialists plan and organize your active vacation, giving you even more time to enjoy your active getaway. During your hiking tour, you can focus worry-free on what truly matters: the joy of hiking with your loved ones.

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Hikers at Lake Kaltern

Comprehensive guidance from our travel specialists

Our experienced travel specialists are available to assist you at any time, both during the selection of your tour and throughout the booking process. Your wishes and concerns are our top priority, ensuring that your journey becomes the most beautiful time of the year.

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Well-prepared travel information and route descriptions

All guests receive a comprehensive information package with detailed walking maps and travel documents including tips and information on culture, cuisine, country and people - tailored to the respective region and requirements of the individual walking tour. Every year, we review the route meticulously, and continually develop new variations that provide even more insights into the land and culture.

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Hiking in the Dachstein Mountains

Accommodations with feel-good factor

After a wonderful day of cycling, you will be welcomed in our carefully selected accommodations in the evening. We choose our accommodations with care and consideration, always with a focus on their special orientation towards active vacationers and opportunities for evening relaxation. You'll experience that extra level of comfort on our charming hiking tours, where you can enjoy even more feel-good facilities and an added touch of indulgence.

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Hiking without luggage

With us, you'll enjoy the most comfortable form of active vacation. Eurohike transports your luggage to the next accommodation every day. Leave the hotel in the morning with ease, and by evening, your bags will already be waiting at the next lodging. Experience a completely carefree hiking adventure across Europe with our luggage transfer!

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Bavaria's royal castles

Personal on-site support

Our Eurohike original tours are characterized above all by the personal touch for which we have been known for many years. For our original tours, you will be personally welcomed by our team members at the arrival destination. In an informational meeting, all details about the tour and the itinerary will be explained. Our on-site team is also available for tips and recommendations.

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