Best hiking in Sweden – Skåneleden
The Skåneleden hiking trail is one of Sweden’s longest and best maintained. With a total length of 1 200 km, it runs through a wide range of landscapes. The coastal sections take you on a dramatic journey between rock and sea, revealing exotic sandy beaches and breathtaking views, while the hills offer lush green beech forests, fascinating rock formations and abundant wildlife. And the lakes in the north-east of the county give you a feeling of the wilderness, with its characteristic seclusion and silence.
The book presents a hand-picked selection of the best of Skåneleden in the form of 29 hiking tours – from easy half-day walks to more taxing multi-day tours. The emphasis is on routes which are accessible by public transport. The guide also contains a wealth of information on Skåne’s cultural history, local legends and Nordic folklore.
The authors are freelance journalist Caroline Alesmark and nature guide Kenneth Joelsson. Caroline regularly writes about cultural history and nature. This is her fifth book; her previous publications include a children’s guide to Skåne. Kenneth has long experience of the Skåneleden trail. He guides hikers both on Skåne’s hills and through European mountain areas, and has a particular interest in the connection between the natural environment and personal wellbeing.