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Pilgrim Trail Stage 17

Helgonleden, The Saints Trail, Färila to Hovra

Pilgrim Trail · Hälsingland
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  • The Church of Färila
    / The Church of Färila
    Photo: Elisabeth Andersson, Paxwalk
  • / Flottarstigen
    Photo: Färila,
m 250 200 150 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Hovra Vandrarhem Kakfén, Färila
From the Church of Färila, the trail runs down through the centre of Färila. Near the campsite you will find the Fleet Path (Flottarstigen) that follows Ljusnan – an amazingly beautiful stretch! Flottarstigen is the crown of the hiking trails in Färila – with the sound of rushing streams and the sights of green-glowing nature. You might also get a chance to spot beavers in the area.
Distance 16.9 km
4:14 h
70 m
47 m
204 m
136 m
From the Church of Färila, you walk through the centre of Färila, with the grocery stores, patisserie, pharmacy, etc. The road leads down to the beach of Ljusnan, the campsite, and there you will find Flottarstigen. Follow it to the turnoff road that leads to the hostel in Hovra – Hovra Vandrarhem.


About Flottarstigen (in Swedish)

The trail runs on the south side of Ljusnan, following the river. The trail is marked with orange markings on the trees, and in some cases posts.


The stretch of Flottarstigen (in Swedish)

Brochure on Flottarstigen (in Swedish)

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Ulf Sighede
Update: December 13, 2019
Highest point
204 m
Lowest point
136 m

Rest Stop

Hovra Vandrarhem - Hovra Hostel
Kakfén, Färila

Safety information

Bring a lunch pack and something to drink!


61.800954, 15.847656
61°48'03.4"N 15°50'51.6"E
33V 544686 6852297


all notes on protected areas


61.800954, 15.847656
61°48'03.4"N 15°50'51.6"E
33V 544686 6852297
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Pilgrim Walks

  • 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • Religious objects and material as required

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Pilgrim ID card
  • 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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16.9 km
4:14 h
70 m
47 m
Highest point
204 m
Lowest point
136 m


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