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The High Coast Trail & Skuleskogen

€940 per person

Nowhere else in the world has the elevation after a period of inland ice been as high as at The High Coast (Höga Kusten). This dramatic change of land is unique and this is the reason why this area is on UNESCO: s world inheritance list since year 2000. The High Coast Trail (Höga Kusten leden) runs right through this magnificent nature, from Hornöberget in the south to Örnsköldsvik in the north. This walking experience includes woods with singing trees as well as panoramic views. You will pass breathtaking rocky coasts, peaceful creeks where you can go swimming, characteristic mountain pastures and exciting nature reserves. Nowhere else in Sweden will you be able to walk as high up and as near the coast as here. This walking tour offers you the possibility to walk the first 60 km of this 129 km long trail. Vandra will provide you with a packed lunch each day and transport your luggage. This will make your walking even more pleasant and make it possible for you to concentrate on the beautiful nature. Vandra will also make sure that a nice meal and a warm bed will be waiting for you at the end of each day along the “The High Coast Trail”.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    7 Days I Tour Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
  • What is included
    Accommodation in small B&B and hotels, incl. breakfast, 5x lunchpacks and 5x dinners (2 Lövvik and 1 Mannaminne and 2 Skuleskogen); Detailed route notes and maps; Luggage transfers; Transfer: Härnösand – Hornöberget, Ullånger – Skuleskogen and Skuleskogen - Docksta; Emergency hot line
  • What is not included
    Drinks, other meals and transfers, personal expenses, insurance
  • Best period
    June, July, August
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Day 1 – Arrival in Härnösand
After checking-in at your B & B you might want to explore Härnösand. Murberget, the biggest open-air museum of Sweden, is well worth a visit. This museum was founded by Theodor Hellman, who during decades collected buildings as well as objects with connection to this part of Norrland. We then suggest that you finish this day with a dinner at the quay in the Guest Harbour where you can enjoy the street life as well as the marina.
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Day 2 – Hornöberget - Lövvik (3hrs, 10km, +360/-380m)
After a good night’s sleep and a generous breakfast our local agent will take you north to the great bridge of High Coast, where you also will find the starting point Hornöberget. Before you start your walk along the The High Coast Trail you will get further information and a packed lunch. This trail will take you on a walk along the old coastal country road to Nyadal. You will then continue by passing over Svartnorasundet by the bridge Lövviksbron before turning into the wood. This first day´s walk is not very long but partly strenuous because of its many up hills and down hills. When you arrive in Lövvik you will be well taken care of. After making yourself at home you will be served dinner on a beautiful glaced-in porch. If you have strength left you might want to finish the day by a final climb to Strandberget where you can enjoy a magnificent view over mountain and sea.
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Day 3 –Lövvik – Lidebro/Östanö (4,30-5hrs, 18km, +540m/-560m)
After a delightful breakfast out on the porch, where you often are served fresh seasonal berries from the surroundings, you will be more than ready for today’s walk. You leave the Bed & Breakfast and follow the trail for a short while along the road. Approximately two kilometers walk from Lövvik, you’ll have the opportunity to leave the trail for a visit at Valkallen. This is a famous mountain, that is 240 meters high, where you will get the most beautiful view of The High Coast. From this point you will be able to see the mouth of Ångermanälven, the famous bridge of The High Coast and the nature reserve of Storön. The path via Valkallen connects to The High Coast and then continues to Halsviken, where the trail reaches the ocean. The trail follows the coastline and you have multiple opportunities to find wonderful places where you can rest and enjoy the scenery. You then reach Grönviksfjärden, where you’ll leave the coast. The trail then follows a road until you reach Fjärdbotten. Where it’s also possible to take a well-deserved break. It then continues along a path through woods and swamps until you reach a forest road, which takes you to the end of the road at Tybettjärnen. From here the trail takes you uphill, you will pass over Kotrångberget and Jon-Nilsberget. The trail goes through more woods and bare rock to Lidnipan. Here you can leave the track and make a short detour to Nipstugan, a perfect place for a rest and enjoy the majestic views over the High Coast. The last part of this day of walking goes down to Lidebro and further on to your accommodation in Östanö.
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Day 4 – Lidebro/Östanö – Häggvik and Mannaminne (4hrs, 15km, +340/-315m)
After another delicious breakfast it is time to leave Lövvik. Your host will give you a lift to Eden, just north of Lidebro. Today´s walk is easy and lingers its way alongside beaches, coves and capes. As the trail leaves the coast it will continue through talking woods and through agricultural districts. When you reach Ånge you will leave the trail to continue on a gravelled road, at late summer bordered by colourful flowers, to Häggvik. On your way to Häggvik you will pass the scenery over Gaviksfjärden and Vågfjärden that, after the elevation, became a lake. Just before Mannaminne you will be passing by Wedins salting-house where they used to produce fermented Baltic herring and perhaps an enthusiast could still smell the fish. Mannaminne at Häggvik is your final destination on this sector. This is a rather odd and original place. First of all you will notice the Chinese dragon and when you arrive you will be surrounded by lots of houses and heaps of objects. This place is the life-time achievement of Anders and Barbro Åberg and could be described as something in between a museum and an art gallery. Before dinner you will have time to walk around and explore it yourself.
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Day 5 – Mannaminne – Ullånger and transfer to Skuleskogen (5hrs, 17km, +470m/-490m)
After breakfast you continue your walk north on a country road. This road takes you alongside Vågfjärden and through a beautiful open landscape towards Nordingrå. When you reach the church In Nordingrå you will be joining the The High Coast Trail again. Soon after this you will pass Köringsberget, where you have the option to make an extra climb to get a superb view over Vågfjärden. The trail will take you through a changing landscape. You will be passing flat rocks, agricultural land and finally walk through dense spruce wood. Before you reach Ullånger you will pass Ringråberget and Erikskojan. In Ullånger you pick up your luggage and onward travel with privat transfer to Skuleskogens Pensionat. After a check-in at the Pensionat you perhaps you would like to make a short walk or just relax before the dinner is served.
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Day 6 - Skuleskogen (5-15km)
After breakfast you will get a packed lunch from the host. You have the full day to explore the fabulous and legendary Skuleskogen . There are several hiking options and hostess at the accommodation proposes you some nice hiking routes. One of the options is to hike to “Slåttdalsskrevan” from the south which is an exciting experience. Please take up to the Slåttdalsberget north of crevice where you have magnificent views to the picnic. When you return in the evening with a mind filled with heavenly prospects and monoliths served a good dinner and maybe a good story .
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Day 7 - Departure
After breakfast, you will get a packed lunch and have the opportunity to take an additional hike in the area or it's time for the journey home. The guesthouse's hostess transports you to Docksta from where you take a bus.

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Price
940 Euro/person
Single room supplement
140 Euro (sgl room not possible at Skuleskogen)
Group size
Min. 2 persons
Tips
The tour is offered to a maximum group size of 4 pax due to limitations in one of the accommodations. Possible travel period should fall within these dates for 2019: 1/6 – 11/6, 24/6 – 16/7, 29/7 – 14/8 and 26/8-26/9. Taxi transfer Sundsvall airport – Härnösand: SEK 975:-/car with space for maximum 4 persons. Pick up time between 08.00 – 15.00. If other arrival time to Sundsvall airport please contact us for price

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