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introductory to moderate
Activities
  • self guided walk
Accommodation
  • 4 nights hotel / B&B
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 Days£780GBP

Overview

Trip Code: IST

Trip highlights


  • Connect with the diverse landscapes and historical villages along the Sormland Trail
  • Explore the untouched coastline and peaceful beaches on the Baltic Sea
  • Relax in the colourful and charming seaside villages saturated in Swedish culture
  • Discover the landmarks of Nyköping including historical Castles and Rock-carvings
  • Observe the beauty of Lake Nävsjön and the surrounding ancient pines

The Sörmlandsleden or Sörmland Trail is a 1000 kilometre long lowland hiking trail extending from Stockholm south to Nyköping and beyond. The trail passes through the coastal and countryside landscape of Sörmland packed full of history, small and large lakes, dense forests and rocky seaside vistas. Created in 1973, it is still one of Sweden's longest trails. On this trip, sample the highlights of the southern section of the trail over 5 days beginning from the historical harbour city of Nyköping. Including the spectacular pristine Lake Nävsjön, trails through ancient pine forests and sections of the route with far-stretching views of the countryside, the trip captures the essence of this diverse and interesting trail. A highlight is the rich culture and history unique to the area with ancient ruins and charming villages dotted along the well marked trail. There are opportunities to swim at beaches along the Bråviken coastline, spot a variety of bird species in the unspoiled forests and stop for picnics beside glistening lakes. To truly appreciate the local culture, stay in handpicked eclectic B&Bs and guesthouses and embrace the warm character of the region through its genuine hospitality and classic Swedish cuisine.

Countries:

Sweden

Starting Point:

Nyköping

Finishing Point:

Nyköping


The bustling harbour town of Nyköping is an easy one hours train journey from Stockholm. On arrival, drop your bags at your first night's accommodation leaving the remainder of the day to explore. The planned walk follows the picturesque Nyköping river from the harbour through the town centre and on to open countryside. Marvel in the many interesting sights along the way including Nyköping's landmark - Nyköpingshus castle, Hållet nature reserve, Slabro rock carvings and many historical bridges, each with their own story to tell. After crossing open countryside your walk then ends in Oppeby, where you can take the bus back to Nyköping. This evening take a stroll through the lively harbour and enjoy its vibrant atmosphere. Walking distance: 8km / 5mi

Meals:  D

The day begins with a morning transfer from your hotel to the beautiful Kiladalen region to Lake Nävsjön - a popular Swedish destination for outdoor adventure. Starting with an 8 km loop around the lake, the trail hugs the shores and offers plenty of places to swim and absorb the views. After completing the loop, continue on the Sörmlandsleden towards Nävekvarn through a peaceful forest to the shores of Bråviken. As you weave your way along the shoreline, you will begin your ascent to Nävekvarn Klint hilltop where you can enjoy far-stretching views back across the Baltic sea. Take your time here to enjoy the views before descending into Nävekvarn, a seaside village rich in history. Nävekvarn has become a walker's paradise thanks to the many Sörmlandsleden trails that start and end in this quaint little village. Walking distance 17.5km / 11mi

Meals:  B,L

Today you take the bus from Nävekvarn to Buskhyttan. There is a short 4km walk from Buskhyttan to Koppartorp, where there is an array of walking loops you can explore. One route takes you around the foot of Kummelberget hill or enjoy a bit of a challenge and take the ascent up to Simonberget hill where you can enjoy spectacular views across the countryside. On returning to Koppartorp, wander through the district rich in culture and history. You might choose to visit the local folklore museum or mining museum dating back to the 14th century, a glimmer of the town's history. Return by bus to Nävekvarn. This afternoon you might enjoy exploring the little island Skäret on Nävekvarn's doorstep. Walking distance 14km / 8.5mi

Meals:  B,L

This morning your walk will begin from your B&B in Nävekvarn. The route will follow the spectacular Bråviken coast, enjoying coastal scenery from both the water's edge and from hilltops along the way, with endless views. This is a beautiful stretch of coastline and is considered one of the most scenic days on the trail. Feel free to take a break from the walking and relish in the handful of beaches along the way. A transfer will meet you at the end of today's hike and return you to the harbour town of Nyköping. Walking distance 18km / 11mi

Meals:  B,L,D

Depending on your time of departure today, you may enjoy a walk along the trail towards Lindback-Svanback & Ryssberget nature reserve, with beautiful view points over Kiladalen.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


Inclusions

  • 4 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 2 dinners - Continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, cheese, often eggs and meats, coffee, tea and juices.
  • 4 nights in comfortable hotels / B&Bs on a twinshare basis with ensuite facilities on 2 nights and 2 nights with shared facilities
  • Information pack including route notes and maps (1 set per room booked), GPS Tracks.
  • Luggage transfers on days 2 and 4, 1 piece maximum 20kg
  • Internal transfers Nyköping/Nävsjön (Day 2), Ålbäck/Nyköping (Day 4)
  • Bus transfers Oppeby/Nyköping (Day 1), Nävekvarn/Buskhyttan/Nävekvarn (Day 3)
  • 1 afternoon tea/’fika’
  • Sörmlandsleden membership
  • Emergency hotline

  • Travel to and from Nyköping
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Guide – this is a self-guided walking holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you book a single room
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Transfers if you need to skip a stage
  • Hotel taxes if applicable – payable directly to the hotel
  • Items of a personal nature

Suitability

introductory to moderate

2

The walking is graded introductory to moderate (2) grade with daily walks of between 2 and 6 hours along well marked trails with some small ascents. The accent is on keeping a relaxed pace to take in all of the attractions, with time to stop and take photos. You will need a reasonable level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure.


Departure dates

Thursdays from 16 May to 17 Oct

Notes

Note:
Due to transfers this trip is not suitable for solo travellers. It can be possible for single travellers to book on a date which already has bookings. Contact our team for more details.

Priceper person from

£780GBP

Options & Supplements*
  • Nykoping superior room upgrade pp twin shareGBP£21
  • Single supplementGBP£170
*Prices listed are per person

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