Thanks to Sweden’s right to roam (‘Allemansrätten’), you’re allowed to stay the night in a tent, provided your chosen spot is not too near houses or in protected land such as certain nature reserves.
Safety informationThe route is mainly along dirt roads, paths, tracks and secondary tarmacked roads. When walking along roads without pavements or cycle paths, please walk on the left side, facing the direction of traffic and be aware of oncoming cars.
Part 6 of the Viking Trail joins the Upplandsleden trail. From there on you need to follow signs and directions for Upplandsleden. The complementing colour markings for the Viking Trail are dark red and appears together with the cross of St Olav.
Please remember to replenish food and drinks at the more longer stages of the trail. There is usually drinking water and public toilets by the churches. Look for signs for safe drinking water.
You can read about your rights and responsibilities according to everyman's right.
In case of emergency or illness call 112. Healthcare information for minor ailments can be found by calling 1177 or visiting 1177.se on the internet.
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Welcome to contact our Tourist Information in Roslagen.
Historically, pilgrims used to walk in the footsteps of St Olav from Novogorod in Russia, through Finland and Sweden, to Nidaros in Norway, today known as the city of Trondheim.
EquipmentHow do I estimate the time it will take me to walk the distance? About 3 kilometers per hour is a realistic estimate, but time should be added to make room for stopping at a nice vantage point. It is during the breaks, while you are enjoying nature, that your batteries will be recharged for further walking.
Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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