• kungsleden hike

    The Kungsleden trail in Sweden: a true Nordic hiking adventure

    Welcome to this Kungsleden trail guide! Some hiking trails you just have to do once in your lifetime. The Kungsleden Trail in Sweden is one of them. Ever since I became an avid hiker I knew I wanted to hike the Kungsleden. I honestly have no idea how I came up with the idea of walking the Kungsleden. Probably after I read about it once in an outdoor magazine. In this blog I’m telling the story of our first part on the trek: the section from Ammarnäs to Hemavan, the southern end of the Kungsleden hiking trail. Enjoy!   About the Kungsleden trail The Kungsleden Trail, or the King’s Trail,…

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    Hiking & camping in the Swedish wilderness

    After my arrival and a first night in Hotel Sommarhagen in the Swedish Östergötland region it’s time to prepare myself for the reason I actually came here, which is camping in the Swedish wilderness. Camping in Sweden is quite different than camping here in Holland. At least, the way I’m going to camp that is. Here in Sweden they have the Everyman’s Right, which is all about the right to access Swedish nature. Wikipedia also calls it Freedom to Roam and in short it means you can camp anywhere you want, at least if you stick to a certain number of rules. The Swedes call this right the Allemansrätten and…

  • Sweden,  We12bike

    5 Really cool outdoor things to do in Småland, Sweden

    “Småland – isn’t that the kids playground at Ikea?” I can hear you wonder. Yes, it is and before we went to the real Småland, this was also what first came to mind when I heard the word. However, there is indeed a real Småland, much bigger than Ikea’s children’s playground and much more quiet. In fact, it is another playground, but then for adults, who love to be outdoors and enjoy all the natural wonders southern Sweden has to offer. We’ll give your our top 5 of cool outdoor things to do in Småland, Sweden!   1. Enjoy the sunset over one of the many lakes Where we’re from,…