PROGRAM HIGH COAST HIKE
The High Coast Hike is an adventure through the High Coast absolute highlights with incredible nature where you hike by yourself or in the company of other like-minded people. You hike in your own pace, carry your own equipment and in the evenings everyone meet up at the night camps. Over the course of these event-days you will take part in anything from outdoor seminars to After-Hike in Friluftsbyn.
Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the hike.
Most hikers arrive at Pre-Evening to check-in, collect their map, food and to chill with other hikers before heading out.
At 8:00pm there will be a runthrough of the adventure to come where we go over everything you need to know. We will also host a digital run through in the Facebook group ”High Coast Hikers”.
You can check-in in the morning if you haven’t already, quickly after the buses will leave to the start. You hike at your own pace.
In the evening we’ll meet up at the night camp at Tärnättholmarna where you’ll meet Woolpower.
You leave the night camp between 08:00 and 10:00 am. After that you’ll hike through beautiful mountain, long beaches and deep forests. At lunch we will meet Gränsfors Bruk at Kälsviken. Then we continue to the night camp in Dal.
In the evening Naturkompaniet hosts an outdoor seminar at Mt. Gyltberget right next to the camp.
If you start hiking before 09:00 am and follow the High Coast Trail to the finish line at the top of Mt.Skuleberget you will reach the end around lunchtime.
At the top the celebration begins and we all meet up at the After-Hike in Friluftsbyn 5:00 – 11.00 pm.
A place to pitch your tent in Friluftsbyn the night between Saturday and Sunday is included in the event ticket, and most chose to stay for the After-Hike.
On Sunday morning it’s possible to get breakfast in Friluftsbyn and its usually a popular way chill way to round up these awesome days. Around lunch time most start to make their way back home. Other stay longer to get a chance to see even more of the High Coast.
IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER!
It is important that you prepare for this event and have hiked with your packed back pack before and know how to handle your own equipment, as well as respect the rules and regulations of the National Park. Below you’ll find some more information of what to know before, during and after the hike.
BEFORE THE HIKE
Go over the equipment and plan your travel and accomodation. Many chose to camp in Friluftsbyn Wedn – Thurs to be here in advance and participate on the Pre-Evening. You will get the map and your food when checking in in Friluftsbyn on Wedensday evenin gor Thursday morning.
The buses leave for the start and you’ll hike at your own pace to our collective night camps. The trails are marked well and there are guides along the path. It is very important that you check in when you arrive to the night camp and that you check out when you leave the night camp.
AFTER THE HIKE
The finish line is at the top of Mt. Skuleberget. After that we hike diwn to Friluftsbyn for After-HIke. A place to pitch your tent in Friluftsbyn is included the night between Saturday and Sunday and in Friluftsbyn there are plenty of showers and places to hangout. On Sunday you can purchase breakfst in Friluftsbyn if you’d like. This is a popular way to round up the adventure.
BEFORE THE HIGH COAST HIKE
Most arrive on Wednesday to take part in the pre-evening and to have plenty of time to check-in before the buses depart on Thursday morning. The Pre-Evening opens at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and we’ll go over the map at 8:00 pm.
- You check in at Friluftsbyn to get your map and food for the hike.
- All buses depart from Friluftsbyn on Thursday morning.
- Be there on time.
- The hike ends at Friluftsbyn. There are parking available where you can leave your car while hiking.
It is easy to get to Friluftsbyn and the High Coast Hike. From Stockholm it’s about 5 hours with car.
There are plenty of options for ackommodation both before and after the event. Just make sure you don’t miss the After-Hike.
Participants of the High Coast Hike have a special price on parking at the big parking lot right next to Friluftsbyn. You can park your car the whole event for 60 sek (ab 6 euro), usually 40 sek (4 euro) per day. You purchase your parking ticket when you check in and you’ll get a slip that you leave well exposed in the front window.
The pre-evening starts on Wednesday at 4 pm. Meet other hikers, have something to eat or drink and check in. A run through of the adventure to come is taking place at 8:00 pm in Vardagsrummet, but you will also get information in our Facebook group for High Coast Hikers: High Coast Hikers >>
Pre Evening >>
You have to check-in for the High Coast Hike. You can either do that on Wednesday evening between 4:00 – 10:00 pm or on Thursday morning between 7:30 – 8:00 am. At check-in you’ll receive your map, food and t-shirt. Remember to make room in your back pack for the food.
We will go over the map and other important information in the Facebook group for participants: High Coast Hikers >> as well as on site in Friluftsbyn at 8:00 pm on Wednesday’s pre-evening.
You can leave your well marked luggage in Friluftsbynfor 100 sek (ab 10 euro) a piece. You can pick up your luggage in Friluftsbyn during After-Hike after the hike is finished between 3:00 – 6:00 pm.
BUSES TO THE START
Buses depart to the start of the Original route at 8:30. Buses to the Pleasure route depart at 09:00.
DURING HIGH COAST HIKE
You hike at your own pace to the night camp where you check-in upon arrival. You will get all food that you need at check-in in Friluftsbyn but you bring your own equipment. Outdoor schools and seminars are arranged at each night camp: Tärnättholmarna, Kälsviken and Dal. You can refill on water along the trail.
- You check in and out at each night camp.
- You’ll have plenty of time to get ready in the morning but need to leave the night camp at 10:00 am the latest on Friday and Saturday.
- You follow the rules and regulations of The National Park >>
The hike follow well marked trail. You will get a map at check in and can map out the route you plan to hike – Regular or Pleasure. Throughout the trail you’ll meet our guides as well as at the check-in at each night camp. They can help answer any questions you might have, other hikers are usually great help with that as well.
There will be guides along the trail and at the night camps. However, this is not a hike where you walk with a guide the entire time. We prefer for you to hike at your own pace and with whoever you want to hike with. At check-in you’ll get a number to our secretariat and in emergencies you call 112. You bring your own first aid.
During the map run through on Wednesday we’ll also go over where to find water along the trail. You should carry about 3 liters with you when you start. Those who live in this area drink water from flowing streams but as an organizer of this type of adventure I have to advice you boil your water before drinking it. The water levels are completely depending on the weather in the weeks leading up to the hike.
When you arrive at each night camp you check-in and when you leave in the morning you check-out. If you do not check-in we will first search the tent site and if we do not find you there we will arrange a search of the area. So please remember to check-in and check-out each day.
During the High Coast Hike we stay att communal night camps. It is not allowed to camp elsewhere in the park. The first night camp is at Tärnättholmarna and the second at Dal in the middle of the forest. This creates that great outdoor collective atmosphere.
There are outdoor toilets along the trail and at each night camp. They will be marked out on the map. Use these but also brong your own toilet paper.
It is allowed to make a fire at certain locations. At these locations you will find fire wood. Do not take sticks from the forest to make a fire at any other spot than what is marked out.
Everything you bring with you on this hike adventure you will be able to bring back with you to Friluftsbyn. You are not allowed to throw trash along the trail so please bring a trash bag to put miscellaneous trash such as empty food bags for example.
AFTER THE HIGH COAST HIKE
The finish line at the High Coast Hike is at the top of Mt. Skuleberget where most relax and cheer for the other hikers as they reach the top. Most hikers take the High Coast Trail down to Friluftsbyn, other chose the shorter, but steeper Linbanestigen down. You could also take Cable railway before 4:00 pm. The After-Hike start at 5:00 pm. As a participant of the High Coast Hike you can camp free of charge in Friluftsbyn Saturday to Sunday.
- The finish line opens at 10:00am
- Most reach the finish around 2:00 pm
- The Top Cabin opens 11am
- After-Hike opens 4:00pm
- You camp free of charge in Friluftsbyn Sat – Sun
THE FINISH LINE
The finish line is at the top of Mt. Skuleberget with a spectacular view of the entire world heritage. Here we have a Top Cabin where you could purchase a well deserved cold beverage of your choice. You should leave the night camp in Dal no later than 9:00 am on Saturday to reach the top of Mt Skuleberget around lunch time.
We celebrate this experience together at After-Hike in Friluftsbyn on Saturday between 4:00 – 11:00 pm. You can pitch your tent in Friluftsbyn free of charge on Saturday to Sunday.
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.
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.
HIGH COAST HIKE, SWEDEN
IT IS TIME FOR
Get a great overview of the High Coast Hike.