BEFORE THE HIGH COAST HIKE
Most hikers arrive already on wednesday to take part in the pre-evening and to camp in FriluftsByn in order to wake up just next to where the busses to the start will depart. Pre-evening in FriluftsByn opens at 16:00 and we will go through the map at 18:00 and 20:00. Camping in FriluftsByn between wednesday and thursday costs 190 sek but is included between saturday and sunday.
You check in at FriluftsByn.
Most hikers arrive on Wednesday.
Buses will take you to the start.
The hike ends at the top of Skuleberget just next to FriluftsByn.
It is easy to get to the start at FriluftsByn. You find all travel information under ”Preparations”
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WHERE TO STAY
There are plenty of options on where to stay before and after the hike. You find all info under ”participation”.
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If you arrive with car you can park your car at the FriluftsByn carpark for 50 sek for the entire hike. Just make sure you place the ticket visible in the windshield. You pay and get your ticket at the check-in.
We open the pre-evening at 16:00. Meet other hikers, get something to eat and drink, join the map-check and get plenty of time to check-in and get your food. Food from 18:00 (Pre-book at firstname.lastname@example.org) Pre-evening closes at 22:00.
You check in during the pre-evening between 16:00 and 22:00 on Wednesday or on Thrusday 07:00 – 08:00. During check-in you collect your food, gas and map.
We will go through the map during the pre-evening on wednesday at 18:00 and 20:00 at the ”square” and at 19:00 and 21:00 on the lower campsite. On thursday we will go through the map at 07:30.
You can leave well marked luggage in FriluftsByn for 100 sek per item. You can collect your luggage when you are back in FriluftsByn for the after-hike between 15:00 and 18:00.
DURING THE HIGH COAST HIKE
You carry your own equipment and tent and hike in your own pace to the shared nightcamps. You collect map, food and gas at the check-in. Outdoor-schools and seminars are held at Nightcamp Tärnättholmarna, Kälsviken and Nightcamp Dal. You can refill water during the hike, these spots are shared at the map-check on wednesday and thursday morning so you get the latest information.
- You need to check in as you reach the nightcamp.
- You have plenty of time but you need to get going latest 10:00 on Friday and Saturday morning.
The High Coast Hike follow well marked trails with clear signposts. You also get a map with the route when you check in. Along the trail you will find staff to guide you if you need any assistance. However you need to make sure you know where you are by now and then looking at the map.
There will be guides hiking in the front and in the far back as well as in the middle and at the nightcamps. However most of the time you will be with your friends or by yourself. You will get an emergency number to call if you need assistance.
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We will point out where to find water during the map-check.
As you reach the nightcamps you need to check in with the guides on site. You also check out in the mornings. This is how we make sure you have arrived safely. This is one of the things you will have to remember. If not we will first search the campsite and then arrange a search and rescue along the trail.
During the High Coast Hike we camp at shared basecamps. The first night is spent on Tärnättholmarna and the second night on the fields in the woods of Dal. The shared campsites create a great atmosphere.
There are toilets on regular basis along the trail and at the nightcamps. However bring your own toiletpaper.
There are no bans of stoves in 2019 as in 2018 so everyone can use stoves. (In 2018 there were major drought in Sweden so there was a ban on all sorts of flames)
Everything you carry with you into the High Coast Hike you bring with you to the finishline. No littering is allowed so please bring a small rubbish-bag.
AFTER THE HIGH COAST HIKE
The High Coast Hike finish on top of the mighty Mt. Skuleberget with amazing views over the World Heritage Site. Here you can enjoy food and drinks in the Top Cabin while we applaud eachother across the finish line. Most people hike ”Höga Kusten Stigen” down to FriluftsByn but you can also hike a shortcut along the lift or take Höga Kusten Liften down to FriluftsByn. The after-hike start at 16.00.
Participants of the High Coast Hike camp for free in FriluftsByn between Saturday and Sunday.
- The finish opens at 10:00
- Most hikers have crossed the finishline by 14:00
- The Top Cabin opens at 11:00
- The After-Hike opens at 16:00
- You camp for free in FriluftsByn Saturday to Sunday.