Top 10 Hiking Routes in Jämtland Härjedalen

There are hiking routes all over Jämtland Härjedalen and many alternatives for those who wish to explore the fells and forests on foot. Find the places where the orchids are the most abundant, the waterfalls flow the most and the views are simply stunning. Hike or run on or along bogs covered in flowers or up on peaks with the bare alpine environment where the snow hardly melts despite the arrival of summer. Take a walk along the rivers and lakes or just spend some time quiet in a serene valley.

The Best Hiking Routes in Jämtland Härjedalen

Adventure Sweden guides you to ten of the best hiking routes in Jämtland Härjedalen – pack your rucksack, tighten your laces and head out in the nature!

St Olavsleden – To Contemplate

Be a modern pilgrim and hike parts of the pilgrim path whenever you have the time or spend about a month and walk all the way between Sundsvall and Trondheim (564 km) in one go. We promise you there will be time to contemplate. Start in Sundsvall – Östersund – Krokom – Åre – Tröndelag, Norway. 

Mittåkläppen – For the View

The road leading to the hike is an adventure in itself, but do continue up to the shieling Djupdalsvallen (private road from Bruksvallarna where you pay a road fee). Choose between the easy or the steeper hike up to the top 1212 m. a. s. l. This is also called “Guldtur 7b” of all the Golden hikes of Destination Funäsfjällen.

Fettjeåfallet – For a Shower in the Waterfall

Glittering and alluring, a 60 meter high waterfall 2 km from the parking at Klövsjö Ski Area. The waterfall is perfect for a refreshing shower on a hot summer day. There are four more waterfalls around in Destination Vemdalen.

Åreskutan – Accessible High Fell Terrain

Take the cable car up on mount Åreskutan and walk the last 800 meters up to Sweden´s highest situated café 1420 m. a. s. l.

Jämtland Triangle – The Beginners Fell Hike

Walk with a light pack along the classic hiking route between the mountain stations of Storulvån, Blåhammaren and Sylarna (managed by Svenska Turistföreningen / the Swedish Tourist Association). The hike takes three days and you do not need to bring food or sleeping bag if you don´t want to. There is even the possibility to sit by a set table at these three mountain stations with culinary highlights from the region. Read our adventure on the Jämtland Triangel »

Rogen – A Completely Different World

The Rogen morane with long winding ridges and long lakes is a fascinating landscape for hiking and paddling. Svenska Turistföreningen (the Swedish Tourist Association) keep overnight cabins in the area for your comfort. You can walk a roundtrip for three days or walk straight to the lake Rogen and stay there for day hikes. Read our adventure on Rogen »

Frostviksfjällen – When you Want to be Alone

There are few marked trails in Frostviksfjällen. Go where your heart desires from the Wilderness road (Vildmarksvägen) over the plateau Stekenjokk or start by the sami church village in Ankarede and follow the marked trail towards the waterfall Lejarfallet.

Ansätten – The Flower Mountain

Join botanists from all over the world up to the top of mount Ansättfjället. There are around 405 species of plants and orchides along the way! There will be signs helping you to see some of the rare plants and there is guided tours which you can join to get more out of your hike.

Andersön – An Exotic Island Full of Stories

Not far from the city of Östersund and yet exotic with its trees shaped by hard winds sweeping in from lake Storsjön. You can find lots of traces from settlements dating back to the stone age if you look closely. There once where efforts to build a fortress to protect the region from invading Norwegians on this island, prehistoric graves and there are stories of violent battles fought on the ice just outside the island. There are marked trails all over this nature reserve and there are set places for you to have a bbq with friends along the shores. Make sure you leave nothing but foot prints! More about Andersön »

Helags – Sweden´s Southernmost Glacier

National Geographic recommends this hike too. The hike 12 km up to the cosy mountain station (managed by Svenska Turistföreningen / the Swedish Tourist Association) is easy. Relax by the fire and enjoy a hearty meal to prepare for the 2 km climb up to the summit 1796 m. a. s. l. the next day. Or do a day long roundtrip along the summit edge of the mountain looking down on the glacier. From here you can hike further into the fells of Jämtland Härjedalen or return back to Ljungdalen. Read our adventure on Helags »

Vandringsleder Jämtland Härjedalsfjällen
The trail system between the cabins and mountain stations in the Swedish mountains of Jämtland Härjedalen. Distances in kilometers.
Dead falls in Ragunda | Photo: Niclas Blom
Hiking by Döda Fallet in Ragunda. Photo: Nicklas Blom
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