7 of the best places to go wild camping in Sweden this summer

6. Skåne
The county of Skåne is situated at the southernmost point of Sweden, and is home to the cities of Malmö, Helsinborg and Lund. There you can hike the Skåneleden Trail, a 118 kilometre path that stretches all over the beautiful countryside, along the coast and country roads, on ridges, in beech and pine forests, and through white beaches. You will find many sites for wild camping, and shelters along the trail.
How to get there: You can take a bus from Örkelljunga to Åsljunga. Once off the bus, you’ll soon be on the trail.
Stenshuvud park in Skåneleden. Photo: Conny Fridh/imagebank.sweden.se
7. Kungsleden

Kungsleden (The King’s Trail) is a hiking trail in northern Sweden (Lapland), between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south, and is about 440km long.

It passes through Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe. You may even meet wild animals along the way, including reindeer, bears, small mammals and some birds.

The path was designed in the late nineteenth century to make the landscapes of Lapland accessible: large rivers, imposing mountains, birch forests, alpine heaths…You will have no problem finding a place to camp in such a place. Note that due to the weather the trail is considered practicable and ideal for camping from the beginning of June to the end of September.

How to get there: The most common places to start the trail are Abisko, Vakkotavare, Saltoluokta, Kvikkjokk, Ammarnäs and Hemavan. You can take the train, plane or bus to Abisko, Kiruna or Lulea according to your point of departure.
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