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Sweden's varied nature is best explored on foot. The Sörmlandsleden long-distance hiking trail alone is about 1000 kilometres long and divided into 92 stages. To get to know the diversity of the landscape, you don't have to cover hundreds of kilometres. Even a single day trip can unite swampy moors, damp birch forests, dry coniferous forests, white sandy beaches and granite humps along the coast. There are also a few castles along the way.

For Sweden Experience Tours I have chosen special hikes that meet different requirements. From a 3 km half day tour, with a stop at a local café and optional museum visit, to a 12 km long hike, there can be found something for everyone. Partly we move on marked paths, partly on unmarked paths. On the spot I will of course give you information about the landscape we will walk through, about animals and plants as well as culture and history of the region.
Guide Stefanie mit Gästen in Stendörren, guide Stefanie and guests in Stendörren
***Please click on the respective picture below to get to the photo album of the tour***
Around Nävsjön

On this 8 km long hike we walk around the Nävsjön, an approx. 80 ha large lake near Nävekvarn. In the nature reserve Nävsjömossen we discover unique moorlands and wetlands with a high biodiversity. The hike is mostly along forest paths and without major differences in altitude. The unusual shape of the lake offers a lot of variety and numerous bathing opportunities in the bays.

Nävsjön
Starting point: parking at Nävsjön

Distance: 8 km

Duration: full day

Difficulty: easy

Particularities: Nature reserve Nävsjömossen, moorland, high biodiversity, bathing sites
Coastal hike Bråviken

This coastal hike is extremely varied. The Högudden viewpoint is 60 metres high and offers wonderful views of Bråviken, a bay created by glacial erosion. On the steep coast we can see two glacial potholes before we reach the formerly inhabited "robbers cave". If you want, you can climb down on a rope. A short but steep descent brings us to a picnic place with a great view over the bay.
Grillplatz mit Blick auf die Bucht Braviken
Starting point: Parking Skenäsleden, Café Säterdalen

Distance: 8 km

Duration: full day

Difficulty: demanding

Particularities: great view of the archipelago islands, glacial potholes, robbers cave

Furholmen and Nynäs Brygga

A very special landscape awaits us on the Furholmen peninsula. The meadows, some of which are used as cow pastures, and the adjacent wet meadows are separated from the sea by a reed belt. A light forest of hawthorn, blackthorn and wild apple offers a flowering splendour in spring. Numerous water birds can be observed from the observation tower. Along the coast we walk to the small harbour of Nynäs, where we finish the tour with a picnic.
Wanderweg Trobbostigen, hiking path Trobbostigen
Starting point: Parking near Nynäs Brygga

Distance: 3 km

Duration: half day or full day (combination possible)

Difficulty: medium

Particularities: Lookout tower on the coast, bird watching, swampy pasture landscape with hawthorn, wild apple, sloe and rose hips

! This short hike can be combined with a visit to Nynäs Castle or other hikes in the immediate vicinity !
Finnmossen

Off the tourist paths we explore the varied and impressive landscape of Finnmossen. Granite humps overgrown with pine trees border directly on the high moor, where we can recognize the traces of former human activity. We have a picnic on the shore of Lake Horssjön. In summer, don't forget to bring your swimming suits, as the moorish dark but clear water invites you for a bath.

Finnmossen Naturreservat
Starting point: Horssjö, Aspa

Distance: ca. 3,5 km

Duration: half day

Difficulty: medium

Particularities: varied moor landscape with traces of former peat extraction, hike on unmarked trails
Femöre Island

Forests and pastures form a contrast to the rocky coastal landscape. It is not unusual to see white-tailed sea eagles and when the weather is fine the sea invites you for a swim. The Femöre fort, a military complex built during the Cold War and kept top secret for a long time, can be visited at the far end of the "Femörehuvud". Since the nature reserve is crossed by numerous paths, hikes of different lengths are possible.
Femöre Leuchtturm, Femöre lighthouse
Starting point: parking Femörehuvud

Distance: variable, as desired

Duration: half day or full day

Difficulty: easy/medium

Particularities: Femöre fort, "Waffle-Café" with waffles according to own composition

! A must is a stop at the café "Skärgårdsvåfflan", where you can buy fresh waffles in all imaginable flavours !
Nature Reserve Stendörren

In Stendörren you can explore the archipelago islands on foot. Several islands are connected by suspension bridges so that you can walk out into the archipelago. There are many marked trails, but you can also climb over the rocks as you wish. In summer it's beautiful to take a bath in the shallow sea. The Naturum is an information centre where you can also see exhibitions.
Hängebrücke in Stendörren, hängbro, suspension bridge
Starting point: Parking lot Stendörren

Distance: variable, as desired

Duration: half day or full day

Difficulty: medium

Particularities: numerous suspension bridges between the archipelago islands, Naturum information center
Labro Ängar Nature Reserve

In direct proximity to Nyköping, and therefore easy to reach, lies the nature reserve Labro Ängar. Here we come across a cultural landscape that has been shaped by centuries of use. Reed belts, rough meadows and mixed forests, some of which were also used as pastures, ensured the survival of the people in former times. Today this unique landscape is home to an extraordinarily high variety of plants, insects and birds. The nature reserve is crossed by numerous paths that allow hikes of varying lengths.
Wanderweg, hiking path, Labro Ängar
Starting point: parking lot Labro Ängar

Distance: variable, as desired

Duration: half day

Difficulty: easy

Particularities: frequent sightings of white-tailed eagles and ospreys, very high biodiversity in general, giant pothole, observation tower


Circular hike from Nävekvarn

This hike is particularly varied. Initially, the trail, lined with blueberry bushes, leads through pine forests and over mossy granite rocks. Through mixed deciduous forest we finally reach the coast, where the nature reserve Nävekvarns Klint offers great views of the archipelago islands. Passing by wet meadows grazed by cows and through rural residential areas we reach the harbour of Nävekvarn. Optionally the hike can be extended by 1 km on the offshore island. In the café at the harbour we finish the hike.
Aussicht über die Schäreninseln
Starting point: car park at the entrance to Nävekvarn

Distance: 10 km

Duration: full day

Difficulty: medium

Particularities: particularly varied landscape

from Mörkö to the Tullgarns Slott

This hike combines nature and culture. It leads through birch and pine forests, whose soil is covered with moss and ferns, and over flowering meadows. On the coast we can see the remains of an old castle, which was used to guard the adjacent estuary. In today's Södertälje this offers a direct connection to Lake Mälar. Passing by ancient oaks, the path leads us to Tullgarn Castle, which can be visited on request.
Landschaft entlang Sörmlandsleden, landscape
Starting point: one-way hike, start Mörköbro or Tullgarns Slott
Distance: 12 km

Duration: full day

Difficulty: mostly easy paths, but endurance required

Particularities: very varied, remains of a "Fornborg" along the way, Tullgarns Slott with café for refreshments (only open in summer), castle visit possible
Strandstuviken Nature Reserve

The nature reserve Strandstuviken, southeast of Nyköping, is characterized by mixed deciduous forest and extensive beach meadows. These play an important role as resting, nesting and feeding places for the rich bird life, which can be observed from the newly built lookout tower. Over the years, 250 bird species have been sighted in this area. Hikes of varying length and difficulty can be undertaken here. It is possible to walk on gravel tracks or across meadows and beaches in easy terrain.
Strand und Blumen im Strandstuviken Naturreservat, beach and flowers
Starting point: parking lot Strandstuvikens Havsbad

Distance: variable/as desired

Duration: half day or full day

Difficulty: very easy/easy

Particularities: Observation tower for birdwatching

Koppartorp and Simonberget

Here we combine nature and culture. In the former mining village of Koppartorp there are numerous buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. The church was even built in 1620 and is Sörmland's only wooden church. The mining museum tells the story of the mining of ore at that time. In the immediate vicinity of Koppartorp lies the Simonberg, which offers a great view and is protected by a nature reserve. If the ascent is too steep for you, you can also walk down along the steep face.
Aussicht vom Simonberg, view Simonberget
Starting point: Tunabergs Kyrka or car park Simonberget

Distance: variable/as desired

Duration: half day

Difficulty: easy in Koppatorp, ! The ascent of the mountain doesn't take long, but it is steep and requires surefootedness and a head for heights !

Particularities: Mining museum, impressive view from Simonberget!
! Please note: This is only a selection of the tours possible in this area. Do you have a special request and have not yet discovered the right offer? Please contact me by phone or email! I will try with pleasure to make your wish tour possible for you!
© Stefanie Schlosser 2020
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