”This is the second year I arrive by myself but meet so many amazing people. You bet I’ll be back next year as well.”
Sofia Nilsson, Stockholm
”This is not a typical group-hike. Here you’ll experience the High Coast at your own pace and we all meet up in the evening at the night camps and during seminars. But there are guides along the trail if you need help with anything.”
”A big reason for coming back is the nice atmosphere. It kind of happens by itself when you set out like this.”
Paul Wright, Stockholm.
COME BY YOURSELF
– HIKE WITH NEW FRIENDS
The High Coast Hike is perfect for you if you’d like to combine alone time in nature with sharing the experience with others. Arrive on Wedensday at the Pre-Evening and the rest will sort itself out.
Experience incredible nature together with likeminded people.
Learn a few new tricks at the seminars or relax in the camp.
Chose your route each day – Regular or Pleasure.
Celebrate the accomplishment with your new found friends at the After-Hike.
Curious to see a little of what you have to look forward to? This video is only 55 sek adn will give you a little sneek peak.
COME BY YOURSELF
– HIKE WITH NEW FRIENDS
Do you like to go out on an unforgettable adventure but have a hard time gathering family or friends? Well, know what – that does not matter. Every year plenty of hikers from all over the world, from the United States to China arrive by themselves to the High Coast Hike.
Some are experienced but most are curious beginners who just like to experience some amazing nature, meet up with some nice people and have some fun.
On this page we have gathered some tips for you who arrive by yourself. You find more information about the adventure on this site and a good place to start is here:
Are you planning on bringing your friends? Check this out:
HIGH COAST HIKE
When: 3:rd - 5:th August, 2023
Where: FriluftsByn, Mt Skuleberget.
Adults: 229 euro* (2290 sek)
Youth (13-16 y) 119 euro* (1190 sek)^
Kids: Up to 12y - 79 euro* (790 sek)
Bus transports from FriluftsByn, seven meals of freeze dried food, map, outdoor seminar with Woolpower and Naturkompaniet, After-Hike, Outdoor Collective t-shirt worth (40 euro) and free space for your tent in FriluftsByn Saturday to Sunday (30 euro).
COME BY YOURSELF – HIKE WITH NEW FRIENDS
It is hard to explain the incredible nature and great community feeling you’ll experience – so we asked previous hikers. Press play to hear what they have to say.
TIPS IF YOU PLAN TO JOIN BY YOURSELF
1. JOIN THE PARTICIPANT GROUP
We recommend everybody to join the participant group since this is where we regularly update you before the hike. But if you plan to arrive by yourself then you really should join the group. Here you can post if you have space in your car – or like to join someone else. Or if you like to share a rental cabin.
Before the hike we also make a thread where those who arrive by themselves also can say ”Hi, I am from XXX and I will join the hike – I am up for some company parts of the hike”. Usually this is not too complicated and tend to sort out itself.
Ok, got it, take me to the participant group >>
2. STAY IN FRILUFTSBYN
This might just be the best tips. Believe us, you do not want to be the person leaving the After-Hike to take the bus or get into the car leaving all the fun behind. Give yourself the opportunity to stay and enjoy the feeling of having made it.
Camping with tent Saturday to Sunday in FriluftsByn is included in the registration and is the option most people go for. However, if you book in time you might also get a spot in a cabin. Regardless of where you sleep you will sleep like a baby since you will be somewhat exhausted but really happy.
Best camp site in the High Coast >>
3. COME TO THE PRE-EVENING
Most people arrive already on Wednesday to just relax and enjoy hanging out in FriluftsByn. We flip burger, might have a beer and get ready for the adventure by the campfires. We also gather to take a look at the map. This is a very natural way to get to know other hikers. It is proven to be more or less impossible to sit next to each other by a campfire and not start talking to each other. We have a lot of campfires so you can easily change spots if you like a more calm or lively campfire.
Pre-Evening High Coast Hike >>
4. WE SET OUT TOGETHER
During the High Coat Hike you carry your own equipment and tent and hike in your own pace to the checkpoint at the night camps. You decide yourself if you like to hike by yourself or join other hikers. Most people vary throughout the day. You join some people, hike for a while and share experiences, then split just to meet up again during a break. Others immediately get to know other hikers and set out together the entire adventure.
The first and second day you can chose between the Regular-route and the Pleasure-route. We all meet up in the night camps.
The Hike >>
Seminars & Workshops >>
Tips for first time hikers >>
5. SHARED NIGHTCAMPS
In the evenings we gather in shared nightcamps. Here you can choose to pitch your tent more private or among others. The first nightcamp usually starts with a refreshing swim before it is time for dinner and seminars. At the second nightcamp those who like to go hiking up Mt.Gyltberget to enjoy the views and listen to seminars.
If you like to decrease the weight in your backpack you could share tent with other participants. You get in contact with other hikers in the Participant group on facebook >>
Tips for first time hikers >>
6. AFTER-HIKE >>
Saturday and it will feel like we have known eachother for weeks. The celebration starts already by the finish by the Top Cabin on top of Mt.Skuleberget. Then we hike down to FriluftsByn, take a shower and meet at the After-Hike. Burgers, beer, live-music and a lot of fun.
Camping with tent in FriluftsByn is included Saturday to Sunday. Most people stay to Sunday to be able to relax and enjoy the company before heading home relaxed on Sunday with new friends and memories for life.
How hard is the High Coast Hike? Well we asked some of our previous hikers. Roll the tape.
HOW TOUGH IS THE HIGH COAST HIKE?
Well this is very individual and depending if you hike the Classic or the Pleasure routes. First of all, lets just say that looking at kilometers could trick you since we will hike along coastal mountains.
But we have created two routes through the absolute most beautiful spots in the High Coast of Sweden and if you come prepared and in decent shape you will be able to take the Classic Route.
However, if you are not that used to hiking with a backpack, know that you can get sore knees or a sore back or hike with children we recommend you to take the Pleasure route the first day to get a feeling of te terrain. In order to enjoy the High Coast Hike you must have hiked with your packed backpack a few times. Most people who have to quit the hike have not prepared for the hike. If you come prepared, this will be an amazing experience.
Wed: Pre-Evening >>
Thur 16 km or 8 km about 6-8h*
Fri: 13 km or 9 km about 6h*
Sat: 10 km about 4h* + After-Hike >>
Sun: Sleep-in travel home.
* Each day, add 2-3 hours for breaks, food, photographing, relaxing, swiming etc.
1. Register for the event in time as it tends to get fully booked: Registration >>
2. Plan how to travel to FriluftsByn in the High Coast. You can most likely caarpool with other hikers if you want: Travel to the High Coast >>
3. Check what equipment you have and what you mightneed to buy or borrow from a friend: Packlista >>
4. Reseeve accomodation, most chose to camp out in FriluftsByn. It is the mostd fun and efficient option: Boende >>
5. Prepare yourself: Friluftstips >>
Get to know great people from all over the world.
WHAT TYPE OF ADVENTURE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Many come by themselves and return for the great outdoor community. Others bring their friends, family or partner and combine time with eachother and getting to know people from all over the world.
Start the video to get a feeling of what you are about to experience.
COME ALONE – HIKE WITH NEW FRIENDS >>
Every year plenty of hikers come by themselves. You decide when you hike by yourself or join others.
BRING YOUR FRIENDS >>
This is the adventure you have been talking about. Since you can decide on a shorter or longer route each day you can go with the flow.
BRING YOUR CHILDREN >>
An adventure you will remember for life. Here are some tips from other adventurous families.
JOIN ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR HIKING FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD
The High Coast Hike attracts hikers from all over the world. Here are four reasons why you will love the adventure:
Over the stretch of three days you will experience the highlights of the High Coast of Sweden.
There is plenty of time for breaks and chilling with likeminded people from all over the world.
Get new skills and make outdoor life more enjoyable. We invite some of Swedens leading outdoor companies.
LOTS OF FUN >>
Get together on Wednesday and the grand After-Hike celebration with live music on Saturday.
The first two days you can chose between two routes - Classic with more views and Pleasure that brings you more time for rests and breaks. Both routes end up at the shared night camp.
You chose if you hike by yourself or in the company of other hikers.
HIGH COAST HIKE, SWEDEN
IT IS TIME FOR
Get a great overview of the High Coast Hike.