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Hiking with dogs

If you want to enjoy the great outdoors with your four-legged friend, there are a few things to keep in mind. But don't let that stop you. With a little bit of planning you can go hiking with dogs all over Sweden. Which is lovely, because they are the perfect walking companions. Dogs are welcome at more than 200 of STF's accommodations.

Each STF accommodation specifies on their page whether pets are allowed or not. Just make sure to ask about their availability. Dogs can stay with us at no extra cost in the mountains, but we may charge a fee in the rest of the country. Book now and get ready for an adventure with your best friend.

1 March – 20 August

During this period, dogs are not allowed to roam freely. There are often leash requirements in place to protect nesting birds, mammals with their young ones, or reindeers on pasture. In national parks and nature reserves, dog management is often particularly restrictive.

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Mountain hiking with dogs

Hiking in the mountains with a dog is a special experience for both you and your four-legged friend. Of course, you can choose to camp during your trip, but you can also choose to stay comfortably and cozily at our mountain stations and mountain cabins.

At our mountain stations, you and your dog can stay in a private or shared pet-friendly room for an additional fee (service dogs are exempt from the additional fee). These rooms are limited in number, so it’s important that you book a pet-friendly room in advance. It will be indicated when you book online whether these specific rooms are available or not. If no pet-friendly rooms are available, please try another date or a different accommodation.

You can also stay in our cozy mountain cabins in the wilderness. All cabins have special dog rooms that can be booked in advance by selecting the dog option when you book. The addition is mandatory for those wishing to bring their dog. Only one person in the party is guaranteed space with their dog in the room; the remaining persons in the party may be placed in another part of the accommodation. Since the room can accommodate several dogs, it’s important that your dog is accustomed to interacting with other dogs in a small space.

You specify the number of dogs via the messaging function when you book online. If no pet-friendly rooms are available, please try another date or a different accommodation.

Useful information

So what is most important when hiking with dogs in Sweden? Read up a bit in advance, be flexible and show consideration. We also recommend that you learn more about the right of public access. Adjust the hiking distance according to your dog’s age, breed and overall health. Remember to bring bowls for water and food, as well as a hands-free dog leash (often consisting of a a waist belt and the leash itself). That way you can focus entirely on enjoying nature.

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