HIGH COAST HIKE

The Original

Classic paths. Epic Discoveries.

Join us on the classic original hike that has attracted participants from all over the world for more than 10 years. Over three days, we experience some of the absolute highlights of the High Coast. It’s a tough challenge, but with the right preparations, it becomes a truly fantastic experience.

Beautiful Nature

Over three days, we experience some of the absolute highlights of the World Heritage Site.

Exciting Challenge

Some stages will be felt in the body, but of course, there is time for breaks and rest.

Meet new friends

A significant part of the experience is the feeling that is created along the trail and at the camps.

Camping Life

Campfires, just relaxing on a cliff, or climbing a scenic mountain. You choose.

Outdoor Schools

During the hike, we’ll be visited by outdoor companies who will share tips and tricks with us.

After-Hike

We end at the top of the World Heritage Site before descending and continuing the celebration at the Outdoor Village.

About The Original

The High Coast Hike Original route annually attracts hundreds of hikers from all over the world. Join us and experience the beautiful nature, the great atmosphere, the courses, and all the fun that happens.

Vad är the Original?

High Coast Hike – The Original is just as it sounds: the original hike that has been celebrated by hikers from all over the world for more than ten years.

What sets the Original apart from the Wanderlust distance is that we hike slightly longer distances but, on the other hand, get to experience more of the unique nature of the High Coast.

Most participants arrive on Wednesday to join the pre-evening activities, and the adventure concludes on Saturday evening with an after-hike gathering in the Outdoor Village.

Highlights:

Program

Wednesday:
Check-in & Pre-evening Activities (Optional)

Thursday:
Buses to the starting point and a hike of approximately 16 km to the communal night camp where Woolpower hosts a workshop.

Friday:
Hike of approximately 12 km to the communal night camp.

  • Opportunity for an extra experience tour up Gyltberget where Naturkompaniet holds a lecture.

Saturday:
Hike of approximately 10 km

  • Opportunity for an extra experience tour up Getsvedjeberget. Finish at the top of Skuleberget followed by After-Hike in the Outdoor Village.

Sunday:
Personal experiences in the High Coast.

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What's included?

In the registration fee for The Original, the following are included:

– Outdoor Collective T-Shirt
– Bus transport from the Outdoor Village
– Seven meals of freeze-dried outdoor food
– Map of the hike
– Seminar with Woolpower and Naturkompaniet
– Admission to the After-Hike
– Free tent spot in the Outdoor Village from Saturday to Sunday. 

What type of equipment do you need?

It’s important that you bring mandatory equipment, which includes – clothing, backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and camping stove, as well as additional items for your safety.

You should also bring snacks, coffee, tea, and other beverages. Water is available in nature.

More information:
Mandatory Equipment >>

How challenging is the Original?
The Original is challenging, but with the right preparations, you will be able to handle it. It often depends on your overall fitness combined with acclimating your body by hiking with a packed backpack before the adventure, gradually increasing the weight in the backpack step by step.

We hike 10 – 16 kilometers per day, with the first day being the longest stretch. On day two, there’s an opportunity to take a shortcut – you miss out on beautiful views, but, on the other hand, you get to hike without elevation gain as day two starts with a hike up to a viewpoint.

If you experience challenges with your knees, back, or shoulders, you can also get assistance in transporting some of your gear back to the Outdoor Village on day three, allowing you to hike with a lighter pack on the last day.

We do everything to ensure that you have the best opportunity to enjoy the magnificent nature and the great camaraderie – but much depends on how well you’ve prepared.

If you feel uncertain, an alternative could be to register for Wanderlust. While The Original has ”shortcuts” that you can take if you’re feeling a bit tired, Wanderlust offers ”explorer rounds,” allowing you to add loops if you’re feeling energetic.

Can one interrupt the hike?

During the over 10 years we’ve been organizing the High Coast Hike, few individuals have had to interrupt their hike. But it can happen.

Often, it’s because they haven’t properly packed their backpack with the gear they’re bringing or haven’t prepared their bodies by hiking with a backpack. For others, it may be an old injury resurfacing.

Regardless of the reason, the result is often sore shoulders, back, or knees, making it tough to complete The Original.

However, we do everything we can to help you continue participating in the adventure:

  1. We suggest shortcuts that allow you to miss some of the views but take it a bit easier.
  2. In some places, we can assist in transporting parts of your gear. This is possible at Entré Syd and at the second night camp.
  3. You’ll receive transportation back to the Outdoor Village where you can set up camp and receive suggestions for personal tours before meeting up with the rest of the group on day 3.
  4. You’ll receive transportation back to the Outdoor Village where you can relax and prepare for the After-Hike.

Our goal is for you to still have a great experience, even if things don’t go exactly as planned this time.

Who usually joins the hike?

The High Coast Hike attracts adventurers and leisure hikers from all over the world. From experienced hikers to curious beginners. Solo hikers to groups of friends, couples, and families.

THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO JOIN

The magnificent nature, the pleasant atmosphere, the opportunity to learn something new, and just to relax. There are many reasons to join the High Coast Hike. Click below to find out more.

TIPS FOR THE ADVENTURE

Many come alone and return year after year for the pleasant camaraderie. Others bring friends, family, or partners and combine time together with participating in the community. Here, we have gathered some tips just for you.

COME BY YOURSELF, MEET NEW FRIENDS >> 

Many come alone, but meet new hiking friends along the way.

COME BY YOURSELF, MEET NEW FRIENDS >> 

Many come alone, but meet new hiking friends along the way.

BRING YOUR FRIENDS>>

This is the adventure you always talked about that you should do. Here are our best tips!

BRING YOUR FRIENDS>>

This is the adventure you always talked about that you should do. Here are our best tips!

CONVINCE YOUR PARTNER >>

You are going to have a really great time. But let us help you with a few tips along the way.

CONVINCE YOUR PARTNER >>

You are going to have a really great time. But let us help you with a few tips along the way.

ADVENTURE WITH KIDS >>

Bring your kids along for the adventure you all will remember for a lifetime. Here are our best tips for you.

ADVENTURE WITH KIDS >>

Bring your kids along for the adventure you all will remember for a lifetime. Here are our best tips for you.