Wild Hike Cabin


A hiking adventure through Sweden's southernmost wilderness. 

Follow the Sörmlandsleden hiking trail as it winds its way through troll-like virgin forest trails lined with ancient trees and lush green and white mosses. The hike takes you past the Marviken lake system as well as lake Klämmingen, a long line of narrow lakes that were used by the Vikings as they travelled between their capital on Birka and the Baltic sea. Climb up the cliffs that line the lake shores and enjoy beautiful views across lakes and forest as far as the eye can see. 

Appreciate the calm and beauty of the mighty forest that surrounds you. 


Itinerary

Day 1: Läggesta → Åkers Styckebruk → Mellan Marviken → Lake Klämmingen

Transfer from Läggesta to Skottvång Mine & Museum
Hike from Skottvång to Laxne passing Stenhuggarmon view tower, Marviken lakes, Marviken & Klämmingen viewpoints

Before setting off on your hike, take some time to explore the beautifully preserved former iron-ore mine at Skottvång Gruva. Stocked up with plenty of food and water for the day you head off on your hike. Your first point of interest is Stenhuggarmon view tower - with its 14 metres it towers over the sea of treetops all around. Dare to climb it and you will experience a true sense of wilderness. 

You then head down to Mellan-Marviken lake where you have spectacular views up and down the narrow lake. Hike up the steep cliff that borders the lake and enjoy the reward of stunning lake and forest views. The area has its own unique character because of its geological history - the mountain split in two and as a result Lake Marviken is today bordered by 50 metre high cliffs.

After Ulvsätterberg hill, Glådran lake and beautiful viewpoints from Björndalsbergen nature reserve you come down to a dirt track at Lövviken. Here you come off the Sörmlandsleden and follow the dirt track for about 1 km to your cabin in the woods!

Accommodation: Laxne, cabin
Meals: Dinner
Hiking Distance: 17 km


Day 2: Lake Klämmingen → Fräkenberget → Gnesta

Transfer from cabin to Sörmlandsleden
Hike from Laxne to Gnesta passing Fräkenberget view tower, Axsjön lake, Klämmingen viewpoint, Klämmingen beach & Kattnäs Church

Once you have finished your breakfast, you say farewell to your cabin and take a short transfer to the start of the Sörmlandsleden. Once back on the trail you pass a series of beautiful viewpoints over slender Klämmingen before continuing towards Stora Kvarnsjön lake on your way to Fräkenberget hilltop with view tower. If you didn't dare climb the view tower at Stenhuggarmon then don't miss your second chance now with the somewhat lower Fräkenberg view tower, enjoying Gnesta's highest point. And you will be rewarded with just as amazing views!

Continue following the orange markers passing lake after lake as you make your way through this remote, roadless environment. Detour to one final viewpoint, with spectacular views across lake Klämmingen, stretching into the distance. Enjoy the peace and calm for one last time!

You now head down to the lake and pass by the Klämmingen beach area where you may well be tempted to take a dip before heading continuing your hike passing Kattnäs & Frustuna churches and Södertuna manor, to Gnesta where you can travel onwards with commuter train, train or bus.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Hiking Distance: 21 km


Accommodation

LAXNE
The Lodge
This cosy log cabin is from the late 18th century and is located in the deep forest only a short distance from Klämmingen lake. The room has a luxurious 180 cm continental bed and tea and coffee-making facilities. A modern standard shower room is available. Please note that this is not en-suite but will be for your use only. Breakfast, bed linen, towels, bathrobe and slippers are included. Outdoor grill is available for your use.
The lodge is located at 'Gården' at PilgrimsRest wellness center. Sauna and massage can be booked separately.


Level

The hike follows mostly forest trails. Undulating terrain throughout with some steep climbs up to viewpoints.
Good physical condition required to complete the full 40 km trail.
Good hiking shoes recommended.

The hike is approximately 20 km each day. Distances can be shortened each day if necessary. To be discussed at time of booking.


Dates

This trip is available in May, June, September & October on Saturday & Sunday.
This trip is available in June, July & August on Saturday & Monday.


Prices

SEK 1,795 per person


Price Includes

Route notes and maps (2 days)

Transfer Läggesta/Skottvångs Gruva (day 1)

'The Lodge' cabin x 1 night
Linen, towels, dressing gown & slippers included
  
BBQ dinner at cabin (day 1)
Breakfast (day 2)
Picnic lunch (day 2)

Transfer cabin/Sörmlandsleden (day 2) 


Optional extras

Baggage transfer service:
Day 1 baggage transfer Skottvångs Gruva to lake Klämmingen camp @ SEK 150 per person
Day 2 baggage transfer lake Klämmingen camp to Stockholm accommodation @ SEK 150 per person


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