JOIN THE ADVENTURE!

The High Coast Winter Hike has become Europes most popular winter hike for a reason. The area that has been voted Swedens most beautiful nature and the friendly atmosphere are only two reasons why many people choose to return. So bring your friends or family to an adventure you will talk about for years to come.

Having a hart time getting your friends to join? Well then come by yourself and join the others who show up by themselves. Most probably you will return home with new friendships.

The adventure starts on Thursday and end on Saturday but most people arrive already on Wednesday and stay till Sunday to join the pre-evening and the after hike.

Date: 10th – 12th:e Feb 2022

Register: Registration opens Friday 12:th of November 2022 at 15:00.
Adult: 299 Euro, Under 18 years: 149 Euro
All information about registration >>
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.

YES YOU CAN!

Of course you should join the adventure. Start by register and then join the participant group on Facebook where we do regular updates and also get to know eachother.  It is smart to plan your travels and housing in advance but also remember that you camp for free in FriluftsByn before and after the adventure. Also make sure you take a look at what equipment you need. We take care of the rest. This will be an amazing adventure.

1) REGISTER >>

Register in time. We will be 200 people and the adventure always get fully booked.

2) JOIN THE PARTICIPANT GROUP >>

Here we will update with info and tips before the adventure. It is also a great way to get to know other participants.

3) PLAN TRAVEL AND LODGING >>

Make sure you book travels in time. In the participant group many offer a seat in their car from Stockholm.

4) GET EQUIPED >>

You don´t need the latest euipment and you can probably borrow some of it. But make sure you know how to pitch your tent and manage your stove.

It might feel a bit extreme going to Sweden for winter hiking, sleeping in a tent and boil water from snow on a stove but it will be really cozy. With the right preparations it will be a great adventure and we will be there to make sure you get a great experience.

HOW TOUGH IS THE ADVENTURE? >>

About half of us who set out have never slept in a tent during winter while others are more experienced. It creates a great mix. Here you can learn more about what to expect.

COME BY YOURSELF – HIKE WITH NEW FRIENDS? >>

Many arrive by themselves which makes it easy go get in contact with others. Already on the pre-evening we start to mingle. If you plan to come by yourself – check this out!

WHEN YOU REGISTER YOU ACCEPT THAT YOU PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK

You should understand that when participating in any outdoor activity there is the possibility of physical injury. When you register for the High Coast Winter Hike you agree that you do so at your own risk and assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge the High Coast Winter Hike and the organizer from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of participating in the High Coast Winter Hike.

RULES

When you take part in the High Coast Winter Hike you are responsible for making sure that you bring neccessary equipment and are physically prepared. The tickets are non refundable so check with your insurance company. To make sure you do not leave anything essential behind we have put together a packing list consisting of items we strongly recommend you have with you so your hike will be as enjoyable and safe as possible.

 

Essential equipment

It is important that you bring equipment that will make you able to manage various temperatures and weather conditions.
Learn more: Packling List >>

Cancelation

Just as many other adventures like this your registration is not refundable. Check your insurance if you can get a refund if you have registered for an event but can not participate due to injury. In Sweden you could get an extra insurance called ”Startklar” for events like this. Of course you can sell your registration on our Facebook site.

Camping

All camping takes place in your own tent. All camping must take place by the shared basecamps – Checkpoint Woolpower and Checkpoing Fjällräven. Cabins in the National Park may be used for shelter but overnighting, cooking or borrowing equipment is not permitted.

Toilets

The toilets in the National Park may of course be used.

Littering

It is absolutely forbidden to leave any trash behind. This also applies to checkpoints, camping sites and cabins. You can leave your trash bag at the finish area.

SAFETY

The High Coast Winter Hike places high demands on your own judgement. It is not recommended that you take part if you have back or knee problems. Consider your own personal health status before taking part– hiking places tough demands on your body. We also recommend that you do not drive home directly after the hike, we recommend eight hours of rest before driving long distances.

 

First Aid

For your safety, we will have first aid personnel in the terrain and at the basecamps. They can help if you should develop any problems along the way. You can report problems at all checkpoints where all officials are trained in first aid. Officials can also contact headquarters located in FriluftsByn. However, despite these extra measures, you should be able to be hike without assistance for the majority of the adventure.

Do not take any unnecessary risks

Seriously, try not to take any unnecessary risks. Slåttdalsberget, and the viewpoints at Skåttdalsskrevan and Skuleberget are high risk points if you hike too close to the ridges. If any part of the trail feels a little risky, ask a fellow hiker for help.

Take a rest when you get tired and eat when you get hungry. Make sure you drink a lot of water. Don’t cook inside the tent, but rather outdoors and in an open area.

Mobile phone coverage

The majority of the High Coast Winter Hike route has mobile phone coverage, but some areas do not. It is therefore necessary for you to have an alternative plan for getting attention should you become sick or injured, or need to reach a checkpoint.

Equipment

You do not need the latest equipment to be able to take part on the hike, but you do need a warm sweater/fleece jacket, a sleeping bag designed for outdoor use and a first aid kit for both yourself and your fellow hikers’ safety.

If you have to discontinue the hike

If you decide that you cannot complete the hike you must inform an official at a checkpoint or call the number you will be given at the checkpoint.  In the case of an urgent accident, call 112 (SOS Alarm).

We hope that this information does not put you off coming along. Accidents are very uncommon, but you can never be too careful.