Frequently asked questions

Feeling confused? We have put together some of the most common questions from our visitors before and during their visit in the High Coast.

 

How do I get around in the High Coast?

You can access some of the greater sights and attractions by bus and train but to get the true experience of the High Coast we recommend you to get around by car. Read more about how to get around in the High Coast here.

 

How do I get to Ulvön island?

To get to Ulvön island you can travel with any of the shipping companies. Höga Kusten-båtarna depart from Ullånger, Docksta and Mjällom while Örnsköldsviks Hamn & Logistik depart from Köpmanholmen.

 

Can i swim, hike, bike, and roam around wherever i want in the High Coast?

Yes, pretty much! When you move about in the Swedish nature, generally The right of Public Access (Allemansrätten in Swedish) applies. This law is unique to Sweden and protects every person’s right to move freely and enjoy nature. It allows you to walk on privately owned land, swim in privately owned waters and to pick wild flowers, mushrooms and berries. This law is one of the reasons why Sweden is such an attractive hikers destination. Nevertheless, there are rules to be aware of and to follow; you are not allowed to harm land or property, you are not allowed to pick protected flowers and plants, you are not always allowed to light a fire and let your dog run free. For more detailed information on what you can and can not do, visit this site.

 

Where do I search for accommodation in the High Coast?

Here! At www.hogakusten.com, the official visitors guide to the High Coast, you can find a lot of options for accommodation. Contact us if you need any help!

 

Where can I rent kayaks or canoes?

You can rent canoes at Lappuddens Friluftscenter or at Sollefteå Camping. Kayaks are available to rent at Bönhamn Kajak, Friluftsbyn, Lappuddens Friluftscenter and Hemsö Kajak.

 

Where can I rent a bike?

You can rent a bike at Sollefteå Camping, Lappuddens Friluftscenter and Resklara.

 

How do I get to the High Coast Trail starting point?

The High Coast Trail can be hiked in both directions which means there are two starting points, Hornöberget and Örnsköldsvik. At the starting point at Hornöberget there is a large parking lot where you can leave your car during the hike, at no charge. It's also possible to go there by bus. Bus no. 50 from Härnösand or Örnsköldsvik stops right at the start. You can search for bus timetables at DinTur. The starting point in Örnsköldsvik is located at the main square and is easy accessible by car, train or bus.

GPS-coordinates to the starting point at Hornöberget and Örnsköldsvik.

 

Where can I stay and eat along the High Coast Trail?

There are cabins along the High Coast Trail for sleeping. They are free to use to everyone. There are also hostels, hotels and holiday villages along the trail. Grocery stores can be found in Nordingrå, Ullånger, Docksta and Köpmanholmen as well as some smaller kiosks at Lövvik and Skoved. Read more about the High Coast Trail and all sections here.

 

I would like to order a hiking trail guide, how can I do that?

The High Coast Trail hiking guide can be ordered here.

 

I would like to order maps and brochures, how can I do that?

You can order the High Coast map and magazine (swedish) from www.sverigeturisten.se. If you require something else, please contact us.

 

Am I allowed to camp anywhere in the High Coast?

In principle you are allowed to camp anywhere you want as long as you don't disturb the surroundings. There are restrictions in nature reserves. In Skuleskogen National Park you are only allowed to camp at certain places.

 

2-days hike, where should I hike?

If you would like to hike in the High Coast but preferably not too far, section 8-10 of the High Coast Trail are perfect. Start at Mt. Skuleberget, hike to the Skuleskogen Nationalpark and end in Köpmanholmen. From there you can go back to Skuleberget by bus.

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