Rating in Sweden
$ 1156

Sweden walking holiday, self guided

Self-guided trekking+walking
Self-guided trekking+walking
min $ 1156
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Stockholm
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1156 — max $ 12856
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  • Itinerary

Description

Highlights

Self guided walking | Easy walking | 24-hour emergency backup | Stockholm | Tullgarn Palace to Trosa | Stendörren nature reserve and Sandvik beach | Nynäshamn island | Häringe nature reserve | Nåttarö, Ålö and Utö islands | Fjärdlång island

Description of Sweden walking holiday, self guided

The pristine countryside of Sörmland and the wonderful Stockholm archipelago lie right on the doorstep of the Swedish capital and make the perfect destination for a walking holiday. This eight day self guided tour hops through a handful of Stockholm’s 24,000 beautiful islands and leads you to the lakes, castles and lovely seaside towns of the Sörmland region. You’ll be travelling by water as well as on foot, using the network of boat routes that connect up this beautiful part of Sweden.

This is a chance to experience Sweden at its most beautiful. Drink in the quiet as you hike along hidden trails, discovering a real sense of wilderness. Highlights include walking through Stendörren Nature Reserve, drinking in the fresh air as you travel by boat between the islands of the Stockholm archipelago and swimming in the Baltic from unspoiled and secluded sandy beaches.

There is plenty of culture to enjoy, too, as you visit Tullgarn Palace with its huge sea views and explore colourful, history-rich Trosa. For Swedish summer life at its most buzzing, you’ll visit the popular island of Utö and as this walking holiday begins and ends in Stockholm, you can make time to check out the Swedish capital, too.

You’ll stay in hotel standard accommodation with private facilities. This tour is suitable for children aged 12 years and over. Please enquire about younger children. Families and groups can take advantage of special prices, too.

PRICE INCLUDES: HOTEL x 7, BREAKFAST x 7, BOAT RIDES X 7, BUSES AS DETAILED, SPA x 2 DAYS, BAGGAGE TRANSFERS, PRIVATE BRIEFING, ROUTE NOTES & MAPS, 24 HR EMERGENCY SERVICE
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Itinerary

Day 1:IN STOCKHOLM; Today you can choose to hike through Stockholm’s unique Ecopark - the world’s first National Park to be located within a bustling city. The Ekopark is a green oasis combining cultural heritage and natural features. Hike through ancient forests, visit palaces and bathe from waterside rocks - right here, in the city centre! (Accommodation: Stockholm, Meals: None, Optional activities: Hiking)
Day 2:TULLGARN PALACE to TROSA Today you are transferred to Sörmland and the impressive Tullgarn Palace, an 18th century royal palace located on the seashore with magnificent views. You then hike southwards enjoying the coastal scenery of the hiking path. The hike follows the Sörmlandsleden hiking trail, passing forests and open countryside, wonderful viewpoints and Kömote beach for a quick swim. Your hike ends at the seaside town of Trosa - a seaside village surrounded by a marvellous archipelago. (Hiking distance; Tullgarn to Trosa 12-19 km (easy-moderate), Accommodation: Trosa, Meals included: Breakfast)
Day 3:TROSA to STENDÖRREN to SÄVÖ to SANDVIK to TROSA: Today you are transferred to Stendörren nature reserve, an archipelago recognised for its distinct feeling of peace and tranquillity. Here you hike across the many islands using their intriguing system of suspension bridges. You are then taken by boat the short way to Sävö island nature reserve to continue your hike along the Sörmlandsleden around the island. The boat then takes you back to the mainland, and you hike on to Sandvik beach, from where you are collected and transferred back to Trosa. (Hiking distance; Stendörren to Sävö to Sandvik 12 km (easy), Accommodation: Trosa, Meals included: Breakfast, Boats included: Studsvik to Sävö 15 mins; Sävö to Trosa 20 mins)
Day 4:TROSA to NYNÄSHAMN; Today you have a free day in Trosa to visit the village, harbour, church and museum. Then it is a boatride to Nynäshamn, in the Stockholm archipelago. This evening, you can take an evening walk enjoying the long daylight hours along Nynäshamn’s best kept secret, ‘Strandvägen’ – a small winding coastal road. Here you enjoy stunning views across the cliffs over the open horizon. Your accommodation tonight is along Strandvägen with an exceptional waterside location. (Hiking distance; no fixed distance, Accommodation: Nynäshamn, Meals included: Breakfast, Boats included: Trosa to Nynäshamn 3hr)
Day 5:NYNÄSHAMN to HÄRINGE to NYNÄSHAMN; Today you take public transport to Häringe nature reserve, located on a coastal peninsula. It is a region of manor houses, giant oaks and picturesque bays. The birdlife is rich, and white-tailed eagles are common. Häringe manor dates from 1657. The oval room in the sea wing was furnished for Greta Garbo, a regular guest at the manor. This evening you can have a well-deserved rest in the hotel’s spa looking out across the ocean! (Hiking distance; flexible 10-15 kms, Accommodation: Nynäshamn, Meals included: Breakfast, Bus/train included: Nynäshamn to Häringe & return (40 mins each way)
Day 6:NYNÄSHAMN to NÅTTARÖ to ÅLÖ to UTÖ; Back on the boat today from Nynäshamn to Nåttarö island with its vast sandy beaches and viewpoint over the archipelago. Then a short boat trip over to Ålö with yet another deserted sandy beach and wonderful fish restaurant offering local delicacies. You are then transfered to the main village on Utö. Utö enjoys a typical archipelago scenery with forests, open country, smooth waterside rocks and hidden white sandy beaches. Gruvbyn village had an iron mine which was worked as early as the 1100s and is open to visitors. The village buzzes with life in the summer months. (Hiking distance; Nåttarö & Ålö 12 km (easy) Accommodation: Utö, Meals included: Breakfast, Boats included: Nynäshamn to Ålö 1 hr)
Day 7:UTÖ to FJÄRDLÅNG to STOCKHOLM; After a free morning on Utö to explore the north of the island, you island hop over to neighbouring Fjärdlång - a remote island deservedly declared a nature reserve. Don’t miss a trip to the island’s highest point for spectacular views across the archipelago. Then it's an impressive cruise back to Stockholm, as you watch the archipelago change from the remote outer islands to the more inhabited regions near town, with the homes of the rich and famous lining the water front. (Accommodation: Stockholm, Meals: Breakfast, Hiking distance; (flexible) 10-15 kms, Boat; Utö to Fjärdlång @ 30 mins, Boat; Fjärdlång to Stockholm @ 3 hrs)
Day 8:IN STOCKHOLM; See day one for information about self-guided hiking trips in Stockholm. (Meals included: Breakfast)
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Responsible Travel
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