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About Central Sweden

The best of both worlds: that’s what you fi nd when you retreat into the country – side of Central Sweden. This is where North and South meet each other, and where big game such as bear, lynx, wolf and moose roam around on the outskirts of the civilized world. Here, the colder, northern climate meets the milder, southern weather. You find plants from both colder and warmer regions here. The flat South with its agricultural character, flows into a sloping, rougher woodland area, where you can experience real peace, space and tranquillity. Walking in Central Sweden gives you the opportunity to enjoy the wilderness and its inhabitants, not too far away from civilization. An hour’s drive takes you from a city of 150,000 inhabitants – and all related facilities – to the peace of the wilderness, where you might just come face to face with a moose. Here, you can walk across agricultural land to a bird sanctuary and walk from a charming fi shing village along a solitary coast to a private beach. Discover the small coastal islands, or visit the dense forests where Finnish nomads settled in the 17th century. Walk in the footsteps of silver and iron seekers or discover the natural habitat of the Scandinavian bear by foot. Explore the green heart of the city of Gävle. Walk past crystal clear lakes and rivers, or even take a dip. Walking in Central Sweden provides a combination of everything beautiful that Sweden has to offer. A blend of nature and culture, of quiet and ‘busy’, from city to wilderness, from north and south, from big Swedish game to a visit to a cultural and industrial heritage that has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. This walking guide as your companion, will take you to some of the most beautiful spots. Walk, discover and experience it yourself, at your own pace!



​The guide

We have searched for the best and most beautiful walks, spread out across Central Sweden. The 22 walks is this guide vary in length from 5.5 to over 20 km, so that there is something for everyone. The walks are all existing routes, mostly marked but which have not been plotted by us. We did, however, walk, assess and describe them and we have also visualized and mapped them. All you have to do is put on your walking boots and discover the beauty of Central Sweden.Our guides are available in bookstores and at online retailers.




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Download a walk

Here you find one of the walks from our guide. (Acrobat Reader required)

Where are the walks

Overview-Central Sweden >>