Hiking in the Swedish mountains, round tour
Join us in the classic tracks up in the Jämtland Mountains. One of Sweden’s most popular and famous hiking areas! Four days of enjoyment, experiences and fantastic views! Meet the reindeer, the golden plover and other inhabitants. Enjoy nights that never gets real dark. We follow the hiking tracks between mountain lodges where we spent the nights.
|Groups:||Any date during season|
|Price:||from 587 EUR|
While hiking in the Swedish mountains we stay above tree level, the area where no trees can grow. It is still green with grass and flowers. The mountains are not as step as in the alps. We sleep indoors in bunk-beds and wash ourselves outdoors in the cold and crystal clear water in the rivers. We need to carry all food we need during the trip. The tour starts and ends up in Vålådalen, a small and old mountain village.
|Dates:||Individuals:||No fixed dates|
|Groups:||any date during season|
Season: 26 June – 28 September
Lodging: A double room for share in Östersund, a bed in a mountain lodge on the mountain
Get here: Plane or train to Östersund and then train and bus.
Pick up: At Vålådalen Västra (bus stop). Train and bus from Östersund
Transport: Transfer from and to Vålådalen is included in the price. Detailed travel information will be provided
Personal equipment: Hiking boots, water resistant and durable clothes, backpack for hiking. Sleeping bag or sheets for sleeping indoors, opt. sleeping pad
The guests need to carry their own food (which will be provided) during the tour
Price: 684 EUR
Alternative: 587 EUR ; sleeping in a tent (not the first night, can be chosen on an individual basis)
Included in the price:
Day I Accomodation in Östersund, Hostel or B&B
Day II Breakfast, Transfer Östersund – Vålådalen, lunch, dinner, a bed at Vålåstugorna, guide
Day III Breakfast, lunch, dinner, a bed at Gåsenstugan, guide
Day IV Breakfast, lunch, dinner, a bed at Stendalsstugan, guide
Day V Breakfast, lunch, transfer Vålådalen – Östersund, guide
Not included: Alcoholic drinks, transfer from the airport to Östersund (aprox 5 EUR with bus, 12 EUR for a taxi), Dinner day I
Choices of extras:
1.) Extra days
It is possible to experience a longer Hiking, extend the trip with one or more extra days. We will also visit Helags, the highest mountain in the region.
Price for each extra day (Hostel/tent): 99/69 EUR
2) Arrive earlier, depart later
For guests who want to experience more of Sweden there is of course the possibility to arrive earlier or depart later than in the programme. Take an extra day in Östersund or stay some days in Vålådalen.
Price: Guests undertake all extra costs themselves
Programme: Hiking in the Swedish mountains, round tour
Day I Arrival to Östersund, accommodation at a Hostel or B&B.
Day II Transfer Walking 20 km
Day III Walking 16 km
Day IV Walking 16 km
Day V Walking 13 km Transfer to Östersund. Departure
Arrival to Östersund by plane or train from Stockholm (Arlanda). Accommodation on hostel or B&B.
Breakfast at the Hostel, then transfer from Östersund to Vålådalen (08.00 – 09.45).
The guide will meet you in Vålådalen; introduction and preparations, clothes and other belongings not needed on the trip can be left here until you get back. When everyone is ready we start our walk away from the civilisation. After a couple of kilometres we make our first stop at the riverside, eat something and make necessary adjustments. After about 10 km we reach the tree line, the border between the forest and the mountains. Depending on the weather we stop for lunch in the forest or choose to get up a little higher into the open area. We continue along a small path on the side of the mountains towards the cabin. After some hours we get the first sight of it but still there is one hour walking before we get there.
Early evening we reach the cabin “Vålåstugorna” after 20 km walking, the host meet us outside the house and we get a bed to sleep in. Now it is time to relax and to take care of your feet while your guide prepares the dinner.
Before we head off for the Gåsen mountain lodge, we have a big breakfast. The stretch is sixteen kilometres, so we take it easy and stop every now and then for a snack, coffee or just for enjoying the amazing views. Along the way we look around us – both upwards and downwards – we look at flowers and plants specific for the mountainous nature. We hopefully see birds and animal that only live in these areas – if not they surely left tracks when they walked here before us. We reach Gåsen during the afternoon, in the evening we rest or decide to take a walk to the nearby summit. If you are doing the trip in June or July you can watch the sunset from the summit just before midnight.
We hike to the mountain lodge of Stensdalen and as yesterday enjoy the nature along the way, taking it at the speed we just find right. We will have a lunch break along the way, and if the weather is nice and clear we can extend it and relax in the sun. In the afternoon we reach Stendalsstugorna. We have dinner here and maybe a sauna.
The last stage back to Vålådalen is thirteen kilometres – a kind of short stretch where long parts are downhill, mostly in birch forest. The hiking starts right after breakfast that we reach Vålådalen at lunchtime. We eat lunch, take a shower and refresh so as to head off towards civilisation again.
The bus leaves at 13.10 and reaches Östersund at 15.20, well in time to catch a plane or train to Stockholm (10 km, 15 minutes to the airport).