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The Höglandsleden trail

Follow Höglandsleden across the high country of Småland. The trail offers the beauty of the countryside with everything from deep forests to cultural heritage. There is no true wilderness here, but long sections of the route in Vetlanda municipality are through relatively uninhabited regions. Skurugatan east of Eksjö is similar to Slåtterdalsskrevan in Höga kusten, and there is a deep canyon in Vikskvarn, a few kilometres from Bodafors. Around here you can also find truly high beech forest.

Cultivated land dominates much of the route, and the undulations ensure that you both gain and lose many metres in altitude. Expect reasonably demanding hiking on some parts of the trail. The trail is marked on the terrain map produced by Lantmäteriet, and with this in your hand you can be sure of a pleasant trip.

Anebyleden is a detour from Höglandsleden that runs north-west from just north of Eksjö to Öserum, close to Gränna. Summary stage descriptions and maps with details of wind shields and other rest sites are available. The amount of detailed information differs from one municipality to the next. In particular, digital information about Sävsjö and Vetlanda is limited, and these should be contacted by telephone or e-mail.

If you keep to the northern half of the trail, it is reasonably easy to reach the route without a car. You pass through, for example, Nässjö, Bodafors, Eksjö, Sävsjö and Ingatorp. The stretch in Eksjö municipality is well documented, and that from Nässjö to Mariannelund also has good maps and descriptions. Furthermore, information concerning the trail from Nässjö to the border with Vetlanda municipality is readily available. Anebyleden is a detour that runs north-west from Eksjö to Öserum, close to Gränna. Summary stage descriptions and maps with details of wind shields and other rest sites are available.