”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

We have put together an adventure that we ourselves love to embark on. This is going to be fun!

Jerry, FriluftsByn

”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.


Take your friends on a grand adventure

It’s about time you and your friends set out on that adventure you’ve been talking about. During the High Coast Hike, you will experience incredibly beautiful nature – from coastal mountains and sandy beaches to deep forests and ravines. In the evenings, we hang out in the night camps together with like-minded people from all over the world, relax by the campfire, or attend one of the outdoor courses. We conclude the adventure with a delightful After-Hike featuring live music. This is going to be a lot of fun!

On this page, we have gathered tips for those of you planning to take your friends to the High Coast Hike.
– Let the adventure begin!

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.


Check out what previous participants have to say. Roll the film.


A hike for those of you who want to experience magnificent nature and have fun together.

The High Coast Hike is an unforgettable hiking journey through the highlights of the High Coast. You decide how you want to do it – hike the Classic distance where you’ll experience more views or Pleasure where you’ll have even more time for relaxation and breaks. We take care of buses, guides, food, courses, and lots of fun activities so you can focus on the experience. During the hike, you and your friends will experience majestic mountains, deep forests with beautiful lakes, and a fantastic coastline with sandy beaches.

But this isn’t just a hiking tour; there are also courses and seminars where you have the opportunity to learn how to make your own products in wool with Woolpower and get outdoor tips from Naturkompaniet.

In the evenings, we gather in night camps and enjoy the cozy atmosphere by the campfires. Make sure that this memorable adventure happens, where you get to experience one of Sweden’s most beautiful natural areas and have time for each other.

Join in on an adventure you’ll always remember!”


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).

Registration >>

Program 2023 >>

The Details:
  • Experience the magnificent nature of the High Coast World Heritage Site together with like-minded people from all around the world.
  • We take care of all the practicalities: food, transportation, maps, courses, and after-hike activities, while you can bring your own, borrow, or rent equipment.
  • After you’ve checked in and picked up your food and map, we’ll take buses to the starting point and set out at your own pace. There are guides at the rear, in the middle, and at various stations along the hike to assist if anything happens.
  • We meet at our communal night camps where you can choose to relax, hang out by the campfires, or learn something new at courses and workshops.
  • The adventure concludes with an After-Hike at FriluftsByn, a perfect ending where you can reflect on the days and spend time with those you’ve met during the hike.
Two distances:

Classic: 16 + 14 + 10 = 40 km
Pleasure: 8 + 9 + 10 = 27 km
As we hike along the coastal mountains, the number of kilometers is not quite as relevant a measure.

Hiking per day:

Expect approximately 7-8 hours of hiking, including photo and meal breaks.

The Hike >>​

The High Coast Hike and the Pleasure distance have been completed by children as young as 4 years old, but it largely depends on you as a parent.

A perfect mix of hiking, relaxation, and community.

Experience what has been voted as Sweden’s most beautiful nature.

Embark on a three-day hiking adventure in the High Coast with friends and like-minded people from all over the world – experience the incredible nature, learn new things, and create memories for life!

The High Coast Hike is one of Sweden’s most popular hiking adventures and has been attracting both curious beginners and experienced hikers from all over the world since 2013. Welcome to a experience filled with magnificent nature, outdoor schools, and wonderful community in the High Coast – World Heritage site.


for those of you bringing your friends

1. Join the participant group on Facebook. Here, you will get to know more people who are coming alone.
2. Review the equipment you already have and what you need to buy, borrow, or rent.
3. Check out travel and accommodation. If you like company, you should stay in or near Friluftsbyn.
4. Learn how to handle the equipment you will be using and prepare yourself physically.
5. Arrive in the evening before; you will quickly get to know other hikers.
6. Familiarize yourself with the map.
7. Adjust the hike according to your daily condition.
8. Dare to ask.
9. Attend the After-Hike – one of the highlights of the adventure.
10. Experience more of the High Coast while you’re already there.


– Get in contact with other hikers who are coming alone.

Start by joining the Facebook group ”High Coast Hikers.” Here, we regularly post reminders before the adventure, and you can also ask your own questions and see other participants’ thoughts. This is also where posts with engaging comment threads usually appear:
– Where are you from?
– Who’s coming alone to the adventure?
– Does anyone have space in their car for carpooling?
You get the idea; it’s simply a forum for pre-discussion and for those brave enough to say hello to other hikers before the adventure begins.
Awesome, take me to the participant group >>


Check what you already have, then borrow, rent, or invest in what is missing.

You probably have most of what you need, but like many others, you might need to borrow a backpack, sleeping bag, and tent from someone you know. Alternatively, you can rent equipment from Naturkompaniet. If you get the urge, it might be a good time to gradually build up your outdoor wardrobe.

However, it’s important that you’ve learned how to use the equipment you’re bringing, especially your tent and your kitchen. There are guides available here that can help you. If you need assistance in setting up your backpack, Naturkompaniet is on-site. You can find tips on equipment and what is mandatory equipment here:
Equipment for the High Coast Hike>>


It’s convenient to get to FriluftsByn, where most people also choose to stay.

It is easy to get to FriluftsByn – located at the base of Skuleberget in the heart of the High Coast, World Heritage Site. This is where the vast majority of participants stay before and after the adventure, creating a wonderful atmosphere and sense of community.

Book a cabin or check in and set up your tent (tent space does not need to be pre-booked). The registration fee includes a tent space in FriluftsByn between Saturday and Sunday. You can find all the information here:
Travel, Stay, and Food >>


A few months before, it’s wise to start hiking with a backpack.

To have a great experience, it’s important to prepare your body. Strength training for your legs and back, cardiovascular exercise like jogging and cycling, balance training for improved stability, and stretching are good preparations.

It’s also important to hike with a packed backpack to acclimate your body to the load. Gradually increase the length and difficulty of your ”training hikes.” You can find more tips here:
Hiking Tips >>

Don’t make it too complicated. Gather your equipment, learn how it works, then head out and go hiking with your gear a few times a month. The rest will work itself out when you arrive at FriluftsByn and during the pre-evening.


Meet other participants, get tips for the hike, and have time to repack a bit.

Many solo participants arrive for the pre-evening on Wednesday to hang out a bit at the location. We grill burgers, perhaps have a beer, and prepare ourselves by the campfires. We also gather and go through the map.

This is a very natural way to immerse yourself in the community because it’s impossible to sit by a campfire without starting to talk to each other. We have many campfires, so it’s perfectly okay to switch to a quieter or livelier one. You’ll figure it out.
Pre-Evening for the High Coast Hike>>


It’s easy to find, and there are both guides and other hikers to ask. But it’s still nice to have control.

The hike takes place on existing and well-marked trails with clear directions, and you will receive your own map showing the area and our route. We will also go over the map in the evening.

You don’t need to be an expert or have a compass to find your way, and there are guides and other hikers to ask. But it’s still good to be in the know, so join the participant group on Facebook where we’ll go over the map digitally, or come by in the evening on Wednesday.

Route Description>>


There’s always an alternative.

During the first and second day of the hike, you can choose between the Classic and Pleasure routes. 

When it’s just you to think about – make sure to gauge what suits you best. You’ll manage the Classic if you come prepared; if you’re unsure, opt for Pleasure and assess after the first day. There’s no need for competition; the idea is for you to have the best possible experience where you can combine hiking with relaxation.


Both guides and Naturkompaniet are here to help you have a wonderful adventure.

Before you arrive, it’s a good idea to go through the program to keep track of the times. If you have any questions before the adventure, our participant group on Facebook is excellent, and you’ll quickly get answers from previous participants or those of us who are organizing this adventure. You can, of course, also email us.

On-site, there are guides who can answer your questions, and Naturkompaniet is there to assist you with equipment-related queries.
High Coast Hike Program >>

During the hike, small groups often form naturally, but there’s no formal organization. You have complete freedom to decide when you want to hike alone or join others. It has been shown that without obligations, a relaxed and pleasant sense of community develops.


One of the absolute highlights of the hike is celebrating our accomplishment.

It’s Saturday, and it feels like we’ve known the people we’ve met on and off over the past few days, if not for a lifetime, then certainly for a long time. The celebration starts right at the finish line at Toppstugan on Skuleberget. After that, we hike down to FriluftsByn, take a shower, and gather for the After-Hike with burgers, beer, troubadours, and lots of fun. Camping with tents in FriluftsByn is included from Saturday to Sunday. Most choose to stay until Sunday to relax before heading home with new friends and lots of memories.
– After-Hike >>


Kayaking, cozy cafes, and boat trips.

Lördag och det känns som vi känt de som vi mött av och till under de senaste dagarna, om inte hela livet så i alla fall en lång tid. Firandet börjar redan vid målgången vid Toppstugan på Skuleberget. Därefter vandrar vi ner till FriluftsByn, tar en dusch och möts upp på After-Hike med burgare, öl, trubadurer och massa skoj. Camping med tält i FriluftsByn ingår lördag till söndag. De flesta väljer att stanna kvar till Söndag för att kunna koppla av innan man beger sig hemåt med nya vänner och massa minnen.
– Guide Höga Kusten >>


High Coast Hike is the perfect adventure with your friends or colleauges. Together you will experience the most incredible nature, lovely evenings by the camp fire and a festive atmosphere during After-Hike. During the hike you have the chance to take part in outdoor schools, swim in the ocean and relax surrounden by stunning mouintains and  stunning views. This will be so much fun!

To experience and adventure together is really har do beat. You will love this.

The hike is organized so you’ll have time to relax and enjoy. More about the hike >>

No matter if you’re a total beginner or more experienced you will really appreciate the outdoor schools and seminars.

You will meet wonderful people from all over the world.


Isn’t it about time you went on an adventure with your friends, colleagues or you partner? Put on those hiking boots and set out to experience the highlights of the High Coast Heritages site at the same time as you’re creating memories of a lifetime together with like-minded people.

High COast HIek is a three day adventure where you carry your own gear between shared night camps where the hikers gather around the camp fires, go for a swim or take part in the outdoor schools from some of Sweden’s leading outdoor companies.

We have gathered a few tips that can make this awesome experience eve greater. An hey, if your friends don’t want to come that is fine too. Click here instead:


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).

Since it’s start in 2013 the High Coast Hike has become one of Sweden’s most popular hiking adventures and is attracting hikers from all over the world. Welcome to a great experience filled with incredible nature, outdoor schools and that communal feel you get from doing what you love with like minded people right in the heart of the World Heritage in the High Coast of Sweden.


Look up who’s interested in joining. Since High Coast Hike takes place on a set date you don’t need to go through the fuss of picking a date that works for everyone. Lock it in and register on time. Spots tend to fill up real quick.

If your friends, parnter or maybe family take too much time to decide, just come by yourself! The communal atmosphere is really great. Read more about it here:
Come by yourself, hike with new friends >>


In our facebook group you’ll receive updates about the adventure. It is definitly prefered if everyone who is joining is in the Facebook group so not just one person knows what’s happening. In this group you can also ask questions and get tips from other hikers. We will also go over the map well in advance among other things.
Great, take me to the Facebook group >>


Make the most convenient choice and stay in Friluftsbyn before the adventure. Then you are on site from the beginning and if you chose to camp the night before the event you have a great opportunity to test out the gear and make adjustments if needed. You could also reserve a cabin if you planned ahead.

A camp spot in FriluftsByn is included the night between Saturday and Sunday. We don’t recommend that you get right in the car on Saturday after hiking for three days straight, you also really do not want to miss the Ater-Hike on Saturday evening.
Best tent site in the High Coast >>


You’ll find all information you need on this website, we will also do a live in the Participation group on Facebook a week before the event. We do still recommend that you join us on the Pre-Evening for the final run through of the hike.

In a friend group there is normally that one person with all the lists and details of the trip, please make sure that everyone have a good idea of what this hike intel and what to expect. The Pre-Evening is a great time to catch up. There will be live music, great burgers, camp fires and a general really good time. Perfect relaxing start to the three fun filled days to come.
Pre-Evening at High Coast Hike >>


The morning of Day 1 we’ll set out on busses to ethe start and the you’ll hike from there at your own speed. There will be guides along the trail in case anythign would happen. During the first and second day you can chose two different routes – Regular and a somewhat shorter route we call the Pleasure route. If you are in general good health you will be able to do the Regular-route.

We will experience the High Coast absolute highlights and join forces again at the sharend night camp, relax, go for a swim, and those who like attend the outdoor schools with some of Sweden’s leading outdoor companies.
The Hike >>
Seminars & Workshops >>
Tips for first time hikers >>


The High Coast Hike is for sure a challenge, but you will also have time to take in and enjoy the many views. If either of you gets a pebble in your shoe, need to adjust the backback or make a change in clothing – stop and do that. You’ll have plenty of time and it is light almost 24/7 here in the summertime. This is not a race, its an opportunity to meet and hangout with like-minded people in breathtaking nature while having a lot of fun.

Stop and go for a swim in Tärnättvattnet and in the ocean. Have a seat and a coffee at the top of a mountain. This is what we call a beautiful life.


In the evening we meet up at the shared night camps. Here you can chose to pitch your tent more secluded or together with others. At the first night camp many go for a swim in the ocean before making dinner, relax on the cliffs and attend any of the workshops. At the second day night camp many hike to the top of Mr. Gyltberget and enjoy the views together with Naturkompaniet’s outdoor school.

As many of the hikers attending this event might not have hiked that much before, we put these tips together. Listen to these and you might sleep surprisingly well.
Tips for the first time hiker>>


During this hike you will meet guides from outdoor companies that are here for you. So please ask questions ”Does my tent look alriught?” or ”Could you help me adjust my back pack?” Naturkompaniet will join us on the hike and are pro’s on everything outdoor related.

However, do not hike in brand new hiking boots. Make sure you hiked atleast a few miles before attending the event. ALso make sure to pitche your tent a few times and that you know how to operate your outdoor stove. If you got those bases covered, this will be a great adventure.
Seminarier & Workshops >>
Tips for first time hikers >>


We don’t want to say that one of the top moments of this hike is when you reach the top of Mt Skuleberget day three. But it is a truly incredible feeling to be out for three days with all the experiences that  comes with that and then finally reach the finish line at the top of the World Heritage.

When you relaxed at the top for a while and helped cheer other hikers on we hike the High Coast Trail down to Friluftsbyn, take a shower and meet up again at the After-HIke over ber and a burger along with live music and lot of fun. You can pitch your tent in Friluftsbyn for free the night between Saturday and Sunday, so there is literally no good reason to miss out on this!
After-Hike >>


High Coast Hike is a safe, incredibly bebautiful and exciting adventure for hte whole family. Every yesra many parents come, by themself or with their partner, to expericen the World Heritage High Coast together with their kids. This is how you create moments of a lifetime.

How difficult is the High Coast Hike? We asked some of our hikers to tell us what they think.


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 >>
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 >>

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 >>

Check what equipment you have and what you mightneed to buy or borrow from a friend: Packlista >>

Reseeve accomodation, most chose to camp out in FriluftsByn. It is the mostd fun and efficient option: Boende >>

Prepare yourself: Friluftstips >>

Bring your friends or your partner on this once in a life time adventure!

Of course you can do this. Over the coarse of three days you’ll experience the absolut highlights of the High Coast of Sweden. You hike at your own pace or together with others to the shared night camps. The longest strech is about 8 hourse excluding breaks, photographing, swiming and a nap. If you this it is so beautiful here that you prefer to take longer breaks then chose the Pleaseure-route both day one and two.


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.


Every year plenty of hikers come by themselves. You decide when you hike by yourself or join others.


Every year plenty of hikers come by themselves. You decide when you hike by yourself or join others.


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.


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.


A great and memorable experience. Here are some tips.


A great and memorable experience. Here are some tips.


An adventure you will remember for life. Here are some tips from other adventurous families.


An adventure you will remember for life. Here are some tips from other adventurous families.


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.


Get together on Wednesday and the grand After-Hike celebration with live music on Saturday.


Get new skills and make outdoor life more enjoyable. We invite some of Swedens leading outdoor companies.


There is plenty of time for breaks and chilling with likeminded people from all over the world.




Incredible nature, seminars, relaxation and lots of fun!


Reserve your spot in time. Tickets are limited.


Travel, accommodation and packing list.


Good to know for an even greater experience.


Check out these videos from previous High Coast Hikes.


Get a great overview of the High Coast Hike.