”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
3:rd - 5:th August, 2023
Adults: 229 euro* (2290 sek)
Youth (13-16 y) 119 euro* (1190 sek)
Kids: Up to 12y - 79 euro* (790 sek)
*Register with the code "hiker" before the 30th of May to get 40 euro* (400 sek) discount and get an Adult ticket for only 189 euro* (1890 sek).
Bus transports from FriluftsByn, seven meals of freeze dried food, map, outdoor seminar with Woolpower, Naturkompaniet and Gränsfors Bruk as well as After-Hike. Outdoor Collective t-shirt worth (399 sek) and free space for your tent in FriluftsByn Saturday to Sunday.
REGISTER: Opens Friday 24th of March 15.00
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 HARD IS IT?
This question is difficult as it is so much up to each persons own ability. It actually took a bit of convincing for us to even add "kilometer per day" as it is pretty irrelevant here in the High Coast. It's equally as much about altitude meters and terrain as it is about length of hiking.
For you to ge the best possible experience we offer two different routes - the Regular route, which you can do if you are ir general good form and have hiked a little further with your packed backpack before. The we have the Pleasure route. which is great if you are a little uncertain, or if your hiking with kids or simply just want to enjoy the scenery and camp site chill even more. You can switch between the two routes each day if you wish. No matter which route you chose we end up at the same night camp all together.
The most crucial factor is wether you come prepared or not. For most hikers it is a new experience to hike with a back pack of arounf 15kg and therefore it is a good idea to test your gear before setting out on the High Coast Hike. If you test it out, know what to expect, this adventure will be a blast.
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.
*Calculate with about 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 themself and keeps coming year after year for the great outdoor community. Others bring their friends, family or partner and combine time with eachother and time with new found friends. No matter how you prefer to spend your hike, here are a few tips.
COME ALONE – HIKE WITH NEW FRIENDS >>
Many come alone but join in the great outdoor community and new found friends. Check this out.
BRING YOUR FRIENDS >>
Your know that this is an adventure you guys will remember for a long time. Here are the best tips.
CONVINCE YOUR PARTNER >>
Trust us, this will be a memorable experience. But let us give you a few tips.
HIKING WITH KIDS >>
It works great to bring your kids on this adventure. Chose the Please-route instead of the Regular route. Check it out here!
A UNIQUE HIKING EXPERIENCE
The High Coast Hike attracts hikers from all over the world. Here are four reasons why you need to join the adventure:
Over the stretch of three beautiful days you'll experience the High Coast absolute highlights. Here is everything you need to know about the hike.
GET NEW SKILLS >>
Attend seminars with some of Sweden's leading outdoor companies and get great tips on how to make every part of the adventure the most enjoyable.
LOTS OF FUN >>
Chill pre-party on Wednesday followed by a the grand After.HIke celebration with live music on Saturday. This will be a lot of fun!
JUST CHILL >>
A big part of the experience is that you get time with yourself, each other or your new found friends, depending on how you prefer to spend your time. Many end up choosing a mix of all of them.
This is the adventure you've been waiting for. Come by yourself, bring your family or friends.