/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Next stop: the Archipelago

Photo: Henrik Trygg

I was 19 and new in Stockholm, knew nothing about the archipelago along the coast. We decided we wanted to go anyway. But where? We ended up on Utö. It’s a first-time experience of the Stockholm archipelago I share with many other people: Utö being their first stop in the coastal scenery. While there are a […]

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

The glittering prize

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We had crossed Hansta Bay (Hanstafjärden) and were on our way between the islands Gåssten and Utterkobben with our kayaks when it became obvious: the wind from the open sea was too strong. The waves grew as we tried to make our way east of Idskär to the island Borgen. My friend Lech started laughing […]

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/ 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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