The Sörmlandsleden trail
Sörmlandsleden is 1000 kilometres of beautiful rambling and hiking through the cultural landscape of Sörmland, full of history, deep forests, rugged rocky knolls and dark glittering lakes. The trail is a true beauty with everything from open landscape to wilderness, large and small lakes, historical remains and meandering coastline.
Sörmlandsleden, which was created as long ago as 1973, was Sweden’s first lowland trail, and is still one of its longest. It starts almost in the centre of Stockholm, at Björkhagen, and passes not only through areas of natural beauty but also through towns such as Eskilstuna, Katrineholm and Nyköping. It is possible to take day-long trips, choose a few special stretches, or take the complete trail in one go.
The terrain is highly varied, some parts offer reasonably demanding hiking while others are easy “Sunday strolls”. Don’t be surprised if you’re balancing on wooden planking across a swamp at one moment, and at the next enjoying the view across the glittering Baltic Sea. Some of our hostels are strategically located close to the route. These are perfect to use as starting points or as comfortable resting places between hikes.