Thanks to an external sponsor, there will be no charge for hiking the Via Suecia from January 1st 2023. At the same time, the Trail Pass and stamps will be scrapped. The support function will be cancelled at the same time in favour of support to Ukraina.
Constantin Hauzeneder hiked the trail last year, but due to the pandemic was forced to stop in Abisko. This year he came back to finish it. He reached Treriksröset in good order and kept on hiking to Nordkap which he reached on the 10th of September. Congrats!
At last, the authorities gave a green light to start socializing again after the pandemic was declared over (sort of). So many of us had waited for this! There have been even more hikers trying on the longest trail in Sweden than before, both paying thru-hikers and section hikers and a few hiking for themselves.
The Trail was revisited by the founder at the beginning of the year, and there will be some minor changes later. A film shoving the complete trail is under construction and is planned to be released in the spring of 2023 on the YouTube channel. Happy trails!
We welcome Rudolf Danielsson from Åkersberga, Sweden who has decided to take on the Via Suecia three year challenge. We wish you all the best and happy trails!
When you need to resupply in Grövelsjön, there is this family run store/shop called Fjällbua. It’s run by Pelle och Haydie Andersson. We just got news that they store camping gas if you need to buy that.
There are many showing interest in hiking Via Suecia, both as a thru-hike and in sections. Thats awesome! We are thrilled to be your best support ever on your journey.
The first beta-test of our coming app is done. We’ll look into the feedback and keep on making it even better. Launch date could be late March/early May.
The first out hiking Via Suecia is starting January 14th. Posting will be on Facebook.
Remember – we are a non-profit member driven organisation. For hikers by hikers.
See you all on the trail!
We are happy to announce that the work on our hiking app is so far that we asked some of our friends to beta test it right now. It will be a smartphone application much in the spirit of the Guthook Guides. We work to include a set of tools needed for thru-hiking—a map, guidebook (eventually) and water reports. It will function off-line and crowdsource updated information about trail conditions, trail angels and campsites when online. We hope to have it ready in early 2022.
We are happy to announce that finally we have got a bank account. Paying your membership, support or merchandise is now easy-peasy!
Our Swish numer is 123 135 88 60.
Our IBAN is SE88 8000 0819 1901 4132 8625 and the BIC is SWEDSESS.
Thank you for your support.