/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Autumn along the Upland Trail

Take the commuter train from Stockholm to Bålsta, walk on soft trails through beautiful forests and small villages to a baroque castle, where you can have a “fika” at an old petrol station turned into café. The 400 kilometer long Upland Trail has a lot of unexpected trail magic.

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/ Written by Maddie Larsson

Eating out

There’s nowhere I’d rather be than in my tent by a brook in the mountains, eating freshly baked bread with a bowl of pasta and bacon, writes Maddie Larsson. Read about her path into hiking – and get some tasty recipes on the way.

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/ Written by Linda Vikström

Butter fried family ties

Having your own secret spot for picking mushrooms is like having a small place on earth that’s just for you. Linda Vikström explains how her secret mushroom garden has always been sacred to her.

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Down by the river

Photo: Henrik Trygg/Visit Sweden

Canoe from Norway to Sweden, pass through rapids and fabolous forests and end up with a double cappuccino in Sälen. It’s paddling as a treat.

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Where the wild cyclists roam

Photo: Henrik Trygg/Visit Sweden

A small village in the middle of the forrest in Dalarna. Boring soil. Boring pines. But – hey! Rörbäcksnäs has world class single tracks. Time to put on your cycling shoes and head west.

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Hiking in the southern wilderness

Photo: Sälens högfjällshotell

This year the Outdoor Academy will hike through a new nature reserve. Norra Transtrandsfjällen in Dalarna became a haven for wild animals and reindeer 2011. Today it’s being promoted as Sweden’s most southern mountain hiking area.

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