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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

You can always go camping in the mountains, but it is more comfortable to stay at an STF Mountain station. Sleep sweetly in a private, or shared, pets/dog-friendly room. Keep in mind that there are only a limited number of rooms allowed for pets/dogs, so it is important that you book these in advance. When you book online you will see if these specific rooms are available or not. If no rooms allowed for pets/dog are available, please try another date or accommodation.

For a true sense of escape, the other alternative is to spend the night at an STF Mountain cabin. There are always pet-friendly rooms, but these cannot be booked in advance. We try our best to make sure that your dog can stay in the cabins. However, the rooms are popular and subject to availability. If there are many dogs on a cabin site at the same time, the cabin manager may sometimes need to share a group so that one person can sleep with the dog and the others in the group can sleep in another room.

We recommend that you bring a small tent if you really want to sleep next to your dog.

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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