Find a Trail


As I come from Sweden, I’m no expert in trails outside my country. So I’m gonna start with listing som links that could be useful if you want to hike here in Sweden. Then I’ll also list some links to other trails in the world that I have on my bucket list!

If you have any tips on trails or websites about hiking, send me an email at info@wilderness-stories.com

Sweden

Lantmäteriet

This is a detailed, typographic web map over all Sweden. You can just zoom in to the area you’ll visit or that you want to hike in and see if there’s any hiking trails close. Marked hiking trails are marked with pink on the map. Here you’ll find a complete list and explanation of the symbols on the map. If you find a map in a store that you can buy, this is the map you get, but online it’s free and it covers all Sweden!

Swedish tourist association

The english version is unfortunately very limited and you almost only get suggestions on bookable activities. But it might be good to start here, to get an idea on what you can find here and then start to research the trails yourself.

Kungsleden

The most famous hiking trail in Sweden is the 425 km long trail Kungsleden/The Kings Trail. Unfortunately I haven’t found any good website in English, but this is a overview map of it. I’m sure you’ll find some information if you google it.

If you want links to specific Swedish trails, you can find some here. The information will be in Swedish in most cases though.

The rest of Europe

North America

South America

Africa

  • Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. infomap

Asia

Oceania

Me who runs the blog

... is Linda Åkerberg. I'm a 32 years old photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more about me here

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Someone once asked me if I didn't loose track of the days hiking the PCT. My answer was 'No, it was actually the opposite, I could easily recall the days, even months back. We just didn't call them by the name we use in "normal life". In the wild we simply referred to them after what made them special.' This is for example a pic from "Fog Day" (or as all the others would call it, May 6) last year. 
PCT, mile ~426
How do you prepare for a hike on a trail you never been on before? Read about my second step in my preparation for Everest Base Camp trek: Setting a time schedule, at wilderness-stories.com (link in bio)
Pic from PCT mile ~1973, in one of the weirdest landscapes I've ever seen: the lava fields in Oregon.
Passing the 2600-mile marker on the PCT was a big thing for me. Being the last 100-marker with only 50 mile to go it was clear that I was gonna complete the entire trail. Now I've seen that I've also passed 2600 followers here on Instagram! I'm so happy for all of you and that you want to follow me on my adventures! Hearing from you, meeting you and hear your own stories is what keeps me going - so from the bottom I'm my heart, THANK YOU! ❤️
One year ago today, on June 5th 2016, I summited my very first mountain, Mount Whitney on a side trail of the PCT. With its 14505 ft / 4421 meter it counts as the highest mountain in the "lower 48" (the U.S. except the 2 states of Alaska and Hawaii). It was a bit tricky in the snow, but we all made it! I know there's a lot more snow in the Sierras this year so I wish all the thruhikers of 2017 all the best and also want to send them a reminder to stay safe. If Whitney feels to risky when you pass it, you can always do it later. The mountains won't go anywhere. ❤️
If you have a dream or something you really want to do, it can be a little bit scary to make it happen. We make up ideas about why now isn't the right time, why it's better to do it later. But the truth is that there's no better time than right now. Don't push forward your dreams. Make them happen. ☀️
Me after my first full day of kayaking last week. It was a bit scary and on this pic I'm super tired but so happy at the same time because I finally did it! And it was so much fun!
If there's something you feel like trying, just do it. Don't make up excuses for why now isn't the best time. Yesterday I rented a kayak and crossed through the islands in the Stockholm archipelago for the very first time. I moved here 13 years ago and I can't believe it's took me so long to do this! 
Good side with the story though: It's never to late.
2:30 in the morning and the sun is slowly rising over the Baltic Sea. I just love those bright summer nights. ❤️
Spent the whole day yesterday in the beautiful Nacka nature reserve just outside Stockholm. It's amazing how fast you can get out in nature, even in such a big city as the capital of Sweden! From the stockholm central station it's less then a 30 minutes drive and with the metro it will go even faster!
Tried a new form of workout yesterday: I put my backpack on and cycled to the store for some grocery shopping. 15K and 15kg on my back surely made me feel both good and exhausted afterwards!

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