ABOUT THE ADVENTURE
The High Coast Winter Hike is an adventure that takes you through the highlights of the High Coast, voted Swedens most stunning nature for the unique combination of coastal mountains, deep forests and a frozen shoreline. We set out together and you hike in your own pace carrying your equipment and tent. During the hike you will not only experience beautiful nature – you will also learn more about outdoor life from Swedens leading outdoor brands, snuggle up by fires, go ice swimming and have a great time with likeminded people. The last day we celebrate with After-Hike with live band.
Since you can choose between the longer “Classic Route” and the shorter “Pleasure Route” the adventure is suitable for both experienced hikers and curious beginners. However you need to come prepared.
– Welcome to the big Sweden adventure.
Date: 9–11 Feb 2023
Register: Registration opens Friday 28:th of October 2022 at 15:00.
Adult: 299 Euro, Under 18 years: 149 Euro
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OBS!: Use the code "earlybird" before the 30:th of November and get 50 Euro off your registraton.
Included: Amazing nature and great company. Camping at FriluftsByn before and after the adventure (wed-thurs and sat-sun), bus transport to the National Park, loan of snowshoes, map, the education”Introduction to Outdoor life in Winter”, seminars with Sweden´s leading outdoor companies, seven meals during the hike, guides, diploma and after-hike with live music.
The High Coast Winter Hike have gathered adventurers since 2014 and have become Europes largest and most popular winter hike.
THE BIG WINTER ADVENTURE
Every year both experienced hikers and curious beginners gather where we set out in our own pace to the shared nightcamps. Experince stunning nature, learn something new and have lots of fun. This is something you will remember for life.
We set out into the highlights of the High Coast of Sweden, voted Swedens most beautiful nature. Don´t forget your powerbank – you will take plenty of pictures.
You will meet some of Swedens leading Outdoor Companies who will share their experience for more comfortable times in the outdoors.
We will be app. 200 people setting of – campfire magic, ice bathing, after-hike with live music and much more.
The adventure start Thursday with an introduction course about Outdoor Life in Winter. Then we set out with busses to the start. We are back on Saturday where we finish at the Top of Mount Skuleberget before we head down to After-Hike in Vardagsrummet in FriluftsByn. Most people arriwe already on Wednesday for the pre-evening and stay until Sunday. For more detailed schedule check out Program High Coast Winter Hike 2022 >>
Most people arrive already on Wednesday to have plenty of time to check in, collect food and map. This also gives you more time to repack your backpack with the food we provide and do last adjustments. FriluftsByn will keep Vardagsrummet open for food, drinks and great company. This is the perfect start.
In the morning you can check in, collect food and map – then we start the Introduction to Outdoor Life in Winter course.
After lunch in FriluftsByn busses will take us to the start. We will then hike either the Classic Route or the Pleasure Route to Camp Tärnättvattnet where Naturkompaniet will hold a course about Winter Camping so you get a comfortable night.
The mountains are calling. After breakfast we hike through the Slåttdalskrevan and then up Mt. Slåttdalsberget for amazing views. Then the Pleasure Route continue straight down to Camp Kälsviken while the Classic Route will set out to Mt Stampberget and to a workshop with Gränsfors Axes. In the evening we all gather by the fire and those who want can go ice bathing by the Woolpower Dip.
We wake up to the silence and sore legs. Then we continue the High Coast Trail to the finish line on top of Mt. Skuleberget. The top cabin is open with waffles and drinks. In the evening the after-hike starts in FriluftsByn.
Most people stay until Sunday. Make sure you book a cabin in time or a spot in The Community Hall. You can also camp for free in FriluftsByn.
If you travel by car, dont miss the Fjällräven Outlet in Örnsköldsvik.
THE BIG SWEDEN ADVENTURE
Make this winter one to remember! Gather your friends or set off yourself to the High Coast Winter Classic – Europe’s most popular winter hike.
No previous winter experience is needed but you need to come prepared. The hike is demanding but every day you can choose between two routes.
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Day one and day two you can choose the Classic Route or the somewhat shorter Pleasure Route. Both routes start and finish at the same places and offer stunning nature. The division of participants is often 50/50 and you can set out in your own pace once you have checked out from the Nighcamp between 09:00 and 10:00 in the morning.
Questions and Answers
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. We strongly suggest you join the participant group on Facebook where there is often a dialogue before we meet at the Pre-Evening on Wednesday.
Where do we camp?
You camp in your own tent at our shared nightcamps. It will be cozy.
How tough is it?
It depends on how prepared you are. Here you find more info >>
Is food included?
Yes, from Thursday lunch to Saturday Lunch. But you bring snacks and drinks.
How many will set out?
Max 200 people. It will be spaceous, nature is huge. You hike in your own pace.
What do we eat?
Thurs: Cooked Lunch, Freeze Dried Dinner. Fri: Freeze dried Breakfast and Lunch. Cooked Dinner. Sat: Freezedried Breakfast and Lulnch. You will note food preferences in registration for the hike. You will carry your own freeze dried meals so you can eat when you are hungry. You bring your own outdoor stove and snacks, candy, coffee, tea and any other drinks you find good to have by a campfire. We get water by boiling snow.
Who will join?
Well the adventures gets fully booked and participants usually come from all over the world even though Swedes are a majority. Many are qurious beginners while others are more experienced. Some are also returning hikers. Some are friends from before while others come by themselves and join others. Imagine a nice but also challenging hiking festival with beautiful nature, a lot of fun and a friendly atmosphere.