Off-Trail Stockholm Nature Hike
Duration: 7 hours Easy
Why we love this tour
Hike off-trail in an ancient forest and experience Swedish nature firsthand. Explore beaver dams, pick wild berries, and enjoy a delicious campfire lunch.
- Hike in one of Sweden's oldest forests
- See wild animals in their natural habitat
- Explore beaver dams
- Watch for moose and deer
- Pick wild edible berries and mushrooms
- Enjoy a campfire lunch in the forest
The abundant nature, untouched forests, wild animals, and breathtaking scenery of Sweden’s nature are waiting for you. This off-trail hike takes you through the oldest forest of Sweden’s southern half, rich in fauna, flora, and history.
In the morning we pick you up in central Stockholm and drive you deep into a nature reserve. During the ride, your guide tells you all about the area’s nature, geology, and wildlife.
When hiking, we avoid mainstream paths and stay mainly off-trail, occasionally on rocky terrain, to immerse us into the preserved environment. Because of the nature reserve’s size, at times we use local trails. Though for the most part, we trek off the beaten path.
As we move through this calm atmosphere, your guide informs you all about the forest’s plants and animals. Highly rich in bird life, you can spot pygmy owls, woodpeckers, or even the rare capercaillies, and some large mammals like moose or deer might cross our path. The many lakes and streams attract beavers, so we may see their dams and “houses” in picturesque settings. With a bit of luck, we might meet the beavers themselves!
Using our new wildlife knowledge, we pick delicious wild berries and mushrooms as we roam. When we need more than forest snacks, we take a break and enjoy a cozy campfire lunch.
We finish the hike with a visit to a tiny settlement, where people have been living since the Iron Age (that’s the 11th century AD!). Finally, your guide takes you back to Stockholm, arriving around 4 pm. The day ends with a renewed appreciation for nature and a true glimpse into the magnificent Swedish wild.
Need to know before you go
Public tours take place every Tuesday from May to September.
Private tours are available daily and run with a minimum of 4 participants. Please consult us for a price.
The age limit for public tours is 14 years and up. During a private booking, there is no age limit.
We leave at 9:00 a.m., meeting at Gullmarsplan 4, 121 40, Stockholm, close to the center. If you are a part of a private group, we will pick you up at your accommodation. The tour usually ends around 4 p.m., when we return back to our meeting point.
What to bring? You should not forget hiking boots or stable shoes, warm sweater for mild days/raincoat for rainy days, sunglasses and camera. If you have swimming gear you may use it as well depending on the weather.
Our main language is English, but French and Dutch guides are available on request for private groups.
This tour involves active physical motion and being in healthy shape is required.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation voucher.
You can cancel 4 weeks or more in advance with full reimbursement.
With every other week before the activity starts, you will receive 25% less of your payment. 4th week: 75%, 3rd week: 50%, 2nd week: 25%, 1st week: 0%.
Café String on Södermalm
Nytorgsgatan 38, 116 40 Stockholm
Provided byThe Green Trails
Reviews for this tour
18 Aug 2019
We were so happy with our hike. Ben, our guide, made it really special for us. He's very knowledgeable, he knew wild fruits and plants, mushrooms, and was as excited as we were with the hike! We hike on and off-trail, picked lots of berries on the way, went to a couple of lakes, had lunch around a campfire and had an amazing time. I recommend this to anyone keen on experiencing nature in Sweden.
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