The Sörmlandsleden Trail

€695 per person

The Sörmlandsleden Trail is a 1000 km long hiking trail in Sweden, sweeping through a landscape of great variety. This particular walking program explores the most southerly part of Sörmland, starting in the coastal town of Nyköping, and leading you through open landscapes, dense forests, wooden footbridges, stunningly beautiful lakes and beaches. The hiking trail is well marked, and you’ll find many resting places along the way. You will be walking through natural landscapes and see places of great historical and cultural impact.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    5 Days I Level: 2/3 (of 5)
  • What is included
    Accommodation in hotel and traditional guesthouse (in Nyköping - hotel (en-suite rooms); in Nävekvarn (private rooms; shared bathroom), incl. breakfast, 3x picnic lunches and 2x dinners (Nyköping); Detailed route notes and maps (incl. GPS tracks); Luggage transfers; People transfers: Nyköping/Nävsjön (Day 2) and Ålbäck/Nyköping (Day 4); Bus Oppeby/Nyköping (Day 1) and Nävekvarn/Buskhyttan/Nävekvarn (Day 3); Emergency hotline
  • What is not included
    Drinks, other meals and transfers, public transportation, insurance
  • Best period
    May, June, July, August, September, October
Day 1. Arrival in Nyköping (8km; 2hrs)
Nyköping is a town approx. 100 km south of Stockholm (good train and bus connections (almost every hour), appr. 1hr ride). Norrköping is another good starting point to travel from with trains every hour (appr. 40 mins ride). Check for more information about train time. Bus/taxi from Skavsta Airport is also convenient, taking only 10-15min. Your hotel in Nyköping is appr. 10min walk from the bus station and 20-25min walk from the train station.
Nyköping is a historic city with a vibrant harbour. Those who arrive early can opt for a short walk already on their arrival day. The suggested route follows the picturesque Nyköping River from the harbour through the town centre and on to open countryside. You will pass by many interesting sights along the way including Nyköping's landmark - the Nyköpingshus castle, the Hållet nature reserve, Slabro rock carvings and bridge after bridge, each with their own story to tell. Your introductory walk will end at Oppeby, from where you can take the public bus back to Nyköping.
Day 2. Nyköping - Lake Nävsjön - Nävekvarn (18km, 4,30-5hrs, +200m/-200m)
The first official walk of your self-guided hiking tour starts with prearranged transfer, which will drive you to the beautiful Kiladalen region and lake Nävsjön - a popular destination for outdoor activity. Think of that when you walk through the Nävsjön nature reserve and the 250-350 years old pines surrounding you. First on the list is a loop around the lake, hugging the shores and offering plenty of places to swim and views to admire. After completing it you will continue along the Sörmlandsleden towards Nävekvarn. The walking trail now takes you through calm beautiful forest as you make your way towards the shore of Bråviken. Take your time here to enjoy the views before descending into Nävekvarn itself, also rich in mining history. Nävekvarn is a true hiker's paradise thanks to the many Sörmlandsleden trails that start and end here in the little village.
Day 3. Nävekvarn - Buskhyttan - Koppartorp - Simonberget - Nävekvarn (10-14km, 2,30-4hrs)
Take the public bus from Nävekvarn to Buskhyttan. There start walking for about 4 km to Koppartorp. A selection of hiking loops start here, which can fill your day. One loop takes you around the foot of Kummelberget hill, another loop takes you through a former mining district, and the third loop takes you up to Simonberget hill where you can enjoy spectacular views across the countryside. Once back down from the heights of Simonberget you can walk over to Koppartorp, a district rich in culture and history where you can visit the local folklore museum, church dating back to 1620 and mining museum from the 14th century. An immaculately preserved piece of history. Then a short walk takes you back to Buskhyttan, where you board the bus back to Nävekvarn, where you can spend the afternoon exploring the little island Skäret on Nävekvarn's doorstep.
Day 4. Nävekvarn - Ålbäck - Nyköping (18km, 4,30-5hrs, +300/-300m)
Today's scenic hiking starts directly from Nävekvarn. Your walking route follows the spectacular Bråviken coast, enjoying some coastal scenery from both the water's edge and from the hilltops all along the way, with mile-wide views. This is a beautiful stretch of coastline of which the Sörmlandsleden trail takes maximum advantage. Take a break from the walk to enjoy the handful of beaches that you pass by. An organized transfer will meet you at the end of the day's hike and transfer you back to the busy harbour at Nyköping.
Day 5. Departure day (+ short walk)
Your short hiking adventure has come to an end. If you have some extra time though, then you can follow the Sörmlandsleden trail towards the Lindbacke-Svanbacke nature reserve and Ryssberget nature reserve, both with beautiful viewpoints over Kiladalen.


695 Euros per person in twin/dbl room (16/05-17/10, Thursdays only!)
Single room & Solo Traveler supplement
N/A (min. group size: 2 pax)
Departures on Thursdays only (!) between mid-May and the end of October. The ground varies from small paths and forest roads to smaller village roads and shorter sections along country roads. Sörmlandsleden is very well marked with orange coloured squares/circles on trees, posts and signs marked with the text “Sörmlandsleden” and also S arrows. Do not forget mosquito repellent as insects will be present inside the woods and close to the water reservoirs.
Accommodation in hotel and traditional guesthouse (in Nyköping - hotel (en-suite rooms); in Nävekvarn (private rooms; shared bathroom), incl. breakfast, 3x picnic lunches and 2x dinners (Nyköping). In Nävekvarn the options to dine out are limited. During the high season you can use the local restaurant at the harbour. If you travel in the shoulder season, arrangements for dinners/lunchpacks will be done by our local partners specifically for you (these meals are not included and are payable locally), so a little flexibility will be expected from the clients too (so far this scheme has worked great). The guesthouse has a large kitchen and lounge area available to all guests.

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